Sunday, February 06, 2011

Blur Animation Reel 2010



I just took a look on the Blur Studios website and have been having some fun looking through the stuff there. The above is from You Tube (obviously) - quality is better on the Blur site.

12 comments:

Spencer said...

Great stuff!! Lots of these are cinematic trailers for computer games, Brink, Bioshock 2, Dantes Inferno (that one is actually an ingame cutscene), Halo, Mass Effect 2, Prototype and The Force Unleashed 2, the current star wars game. I love that workshops are taking the time to make these excellent trailers for games now that the technology is far better than it used to be. If you liked these, you may want to check a few more out. They are mainly sci-fi/futuristic, and i think you will enjoy them, paticularly the second one, for Deus Ex Human Revolution. The game is heavy on physical augmentations, think of your heavily boosted characters. There are more but as this is one of my geek subjectsi dont want to look like too much of a weirdo :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbM-1uxuRJs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq5KWLqUewc

Fader209 said...

I love that full trailer for Mass Effect 2 with Shepard, Grunt and Thane kicking some Collecter ass!

I knew Spencer had to comment on this post lol it was just to geeky not to =P
BTW dude I will be picking up Dead Space 2 as soon as possible, money is a bit tight at the moment so I'm waiting a week or so for the price drop.
That Bulletstorm looks mighty tempting too....

Nuno said...

Great reel, Neal, those guys from Blur know their business. The Firefall clip is my favorite. :o

Spencer, the first video, with that sweet music, is sickly! Hehe! Now, the second clip is pure gold, just had to save the video to watch it more carefully -- lots of nice SF elements to be enjoyed. ;)

mr-maigo said...

Wow, I hadn't realized they've grown so much over the last year or 2. Looks like they've done EVERY good bit of animation this year.

spaceoperaghost said...

Wow, I didn't realize Blur did so many trailers for various game studios. They've done an excellent job. I had the pleasure of seeing the SW:TOR trailers on the big screen at PAX Prime last year, it was awesome.

I don't recognize the game/film from second cut in the reel, right after the goldfish. Anyone know what it is?

Neal, do you play any of the games, or do you prefer Video/books for your entertainment?

Neal Asher said...

For loads more clips like this go here: http://vz2.blur.com/work

spaceoperaghost, I know myself well enough to avoid games like these. If I got hooked on them I'd never get any work done.

Spencer said...

Do you mean the one with the chicken? Thats the opening cinematic from fable 3 :)
The fiery one is Dantes Inferno. If Neal ever played something like Mass Effect we'd probly end up waiting 5+ years for his new book releases :)
One more vid for any who liked all these other various links. I cant help myself!!! S

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDL9peZxeTs

Nuno said...

This type of posts is very dangerous, guys. Don't tempt the man with these games, we're risking our daily literary fix. :P

spaceoperaghost said...

Spencer- I mean the one with the kid with the sword and the monster, in the woods. It looks a bit Torchlight-y but I couldn't locate a Torchlight trailer on the site. I think the guy with the glowing arm and the chick with the staff are from the same clip but damned if I can find where it's from T_T

Nuno: He has access to the internet. If we lost our daily literary fix it wouldn't be entirely our fault :p

Nuno said...

True true, you got a point! :))

Neal Asher said...

I'm still managing not to get hooked on games. Maybe that's a good thing in that my fiction remains unaffected by them. We have, however, bought a Wii - good way to burn of calories if you've ever aped Michael Jackson!

Jebel Krong said...

mass effect 2 was awesome, the blur trailer is the icing on the cake: the mocap and animation in particular were stunning (especially on the aliens). the halo wars cut-scenes/trailer blur did was also awesome - great to see that universe realised so spectacularly. i just wish they'd go all out and do a full-length 60-90 minute movie on one of these properties.