The Beatles: Rock Band Intro

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The Beatles: Rock Band Intro

Postby Chevalier Bayard » Wed 14 Jul, 2010 00:43


This is clearly not a novelty but since I saw the intro short movie for The Beatles: Rock Band, I thought about dedicating it a topic here. As I've made friends discover the game only a few days ago and saw their jaw falling watching this intro, I decided I really had to start that topic and, here I am :)

For this Harmonix chose Pete Candeland who had already worked with them on Guitar Hero 2 and who finally, among his work in animation department had directed Gorillaz's music video for "Clint Eastwood"and "Rock the House". These two videos had let quite an impression at the time they were broadcast, yet The Beatles: Rock Band is even better as you can see it right now :)

No surprise then that this short received the award for best advertising or promotional film at Annecy Festival 2010 last month ! (see ? I'm not THAT late! ;) ).

Amazing how they could manage to make a synthesis of The Beatles' both career and influences in such a short movie! This price was clearly deserved and I salute all the team with my two thumbs up !! Image

Full credits:
Client: Harmonix/MTV and Apple Corps
Harmonix Music:
Art Director - Ryan Lesser Project Lead – Josh RandallProducer – Pete Maguire
Apple Corps:Music Producer- Giles Martin
Production Co: Passion Pictures
Writer/Director: Pete Candeland
Producer: Debbie Crosscup
Co-Development Producer: Anna Lord
Executive Producer: Hugo Sands
2D Character Design/Development: Rob Valley
CG Character Design/Development: Ree Treweek [of Shy the Sun]
2D Animation Director / Layout: Rob Valley
CG Animation Supervisor: Wes Coman
Head of CG: Jason Nicolas
VFX Supervisor: Neil Riley
Technical Direcor: Julian Hodgson
Editor: Dan Greenway, Jamie Foord, Lee Gingold
Storyboarding: Brendan Houghton, Rob Valley
Matte Painting / Backgrounds: Alberto Mielgo, Daniel Cacouault, Lukasz Pazera, Jim Bowers, Alan Aldridge
Key Animators: Rob Valley, Jerry Forder, Pete Dodd, Daryl Graham
Assistant Supervisor: Dave Burns
Character Assistants: Alan Henry, Brent Odell, Jay Wren, Mitch Wilmot, Constantinos Demosthenous
FX Animation: Simon Swales, Jane Wright, Chris Knott
Toonz: Tim King, Megs Dore
2D Coordinator: Crystal Crompton
Anmation test check: Tony Clarke
CG Modelling: Ian Brown, Adam Dewhirst, Cesar Nunes, Mario Ucci
Rigging: Chris Dawson, Francois Pons, Julian Hodgson
Animation CG: Chris Welsby, Vincent Aupetit, Dony Mahmood
Animation FX: Jamie Franks
Texture \Lighting\ Rendering: Tommy Andersson, Quentin Vien, Guillaume Cassuto, Claire Michaud, Antoine Moulineau
Lead Compositing: Johnny Still, Niamh Lines
Compositing: Stephane Coedel, Ed Salkeld, Lee Gingold, Luke Carpenter
Dailies Editor: Daniel Florencio
Directors Assistant: Giles Dill
Technique and Software: Traditional 2D for the Beatles/Crowd; XSI for CG, AFX/Nuke for Comp
Telecine: Rushes

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Re: The Beatles: Rock Band Intro

Postby coolfrog » Sat 16 Jul, 2011 18:06

lol nice

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