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Intelligent motion pictures. Uninteractive recreations. Presentation Cinematic Games ... Extraordinary approach to construct anticipation. Case from: The Lambs' Silence. Parallel Editing: ...
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Introduction – Who Are We? Marty Stoltz Studio Cinematic Director, Midway Chicago Mortal Kombat: Deception/Shaolin Monks, Psi-Ops, The Suffering: Ties That Bind, Sanitarium Richard Rouse III Director of Game Design, Midway The Suffering, The Suffering: Ties That Bind, Drakan: The Ancients\' Gates, Odyssey, Game Design: Theory & Practice

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Introduction – Cinematic Games What are "True to life Games?" Often individuals mean: Better/more cut-scenes Better story/exchange More specially scripted Over-the-top Hollywood activity

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Introduction – Cinematic Games Heavily stacked term Avoid "Hollywood Envy" Don\'t need Interactive motion pictures Un intuitive recreations

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Introduction – Cinematic Games Our meaning of "Artistic Game Design" Draw from silver screen\'s 100-year-old library of methods Integrate these gadgets into real gameplay Not simply duplicating, extends our medium

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Cinematic Technique #1: Rim Lighting Used to "pop" a character from the foundation environment Can likewise be utilized for particular enthusiastic impact Example from: Bride of Frankenstein

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Rim Lighting: Gameplay Application Useful in third-individual amusements where the symbol ought not vanish in a dull situation Slightly farfetched, but rather that is OK Sometimes alluded to as "Edge Lighting" Example from: The Suffering

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Cinematic Technique #2: Camera Following a Character When following a character, standards of photography apply to the silver screen Obey the guideline of thirds Avoid "PC" camera moves Example from: Goodfellas

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Camera Following: Gameplay Application With a third-individual diversion, dependably keep the character surrounded fittingly Avoiding growing dim/making the symbol vanish Balance player control with great shot structure Example from: Max Payne 2

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Cinematic Technique # 3: Slow Motion Many movies have utilized moderate movement to accentuate the excellence/ruthlessness of a scene Can likewise be utilized to moderate/revive an occasion where the group of onlookers won\'t see Simulates genuine emotional occasions appearing to be moderate Example from: Aliens

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Slow Motion: Gameplay Application Lots of recreations have beautifully utilized moderate movement as an amusement technician or a FX segment Slow movement can likewise be an apparatus for narrating Could likewise be utilized all the more quietly Example from: FEAR

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Cinematic Technique #4: Subjective P.O.V. Regularly numerous non-practical impacts can be joined to make the group of onlookers see a scene from a specific character\'s POV Effects include: FOV conformity, moderate movement, misrepresented lighting, screen channels, sound blend Example from: Raging Bull

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Subjective P.O.V.: Gameplay Application Used for exacting tactile changes: Drunk ( GTA ) Drugged/Stoned ( Rise of the Triad/Narc ) Dream Sequences ( Max Payne ) Shell Shocked ( Call of Duty ) Could be utilized all the more inconspicuously to show passionate condition of the fundamental character

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Cinematic Technique #5: Parallel Editing Inter-cuts two scenes that are going on in the meantime Great approach to construct anticipation Example from: The Silence of the Lambs

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Parallel Editing: Gameplay Application Underused strategy in diversions Not the same as plot-driven cut-aways Perfect for separating long navigational areas, if kept short & fast Has to be done painstakingly to not disappoint or befuddle the player Example from: Karateka

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Cinematic Technique #6: Split Screen Similar to parallel altering, yet distinctive pacing Can be utilized for tension or enthusiastic juxtaposition Example from: Kill Bill

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Split Screen: Gameplay Application Also underused in amusements Excellent for in-diversion narrating Do not constrain the player to eagerly watch various perspectives at the same time Example from: Indigo Prophecy

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Cinematic Technique #7: Building Tension Keep the pace altering however keep up a general course Don\'t be reluctant to back things off in an activity succession Use sound to keep the gathering of people nervous Example from: Alien

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Building Tension: Gameplay Application Design amusement mechanics in ways that will give the player some data, yet not every last bit of it Motion sensor in Marathon and AvP Radio static in Silent Hill 2 Audio plan in System Shock recreations Interactive music ideal for building pressure in gameplay

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Cinematic Technique #8: Emotional Setup This method separates the obstruction that secures the crowds\' feelings and finds them napping Can make a thrill ride impact Example from: 28 Days Later

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Emotional Setup: Gameplay Application Perfect skill for scripted/very controlled recreations Many diversions do a few (yet can accomplish more) Tricky to do amid gameplay, yet more powerful than in slice scenes Important to make the enthusiastic control feel legitimate, not self-assertive

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Cinematic Technique #9: (Mis)Leading the Audience If crowd makes sense of the story: exhausted If group of onlookers can\'t make sense of anything: confounded (Both are awful.) Hitchcock said: group of onlookers likes to be one stage in front of the story Mislead group of onlookers far from what will really happen Example from: A Clockwork Orange

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(Mis)Leading the Audience: Gameplay Application Games have dull mechanics Players anticipate that them will work reliably Thus players are helpless to being deluded Be cunning/naughty by they way you misdirect, yet don\'t go for "unfair attacks" Example from: The Suffering

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Questions? Contact: Marty: mstoltz@midway.com Richard: rr3@paranoidproductions.com Final slides accessible at: http://www.paranoidproductions.com/writings.html

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