yU+co, Ubisoft To Craft CG Trailer for Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Perhaps the most memorable sequence in the trailer features a long, continuous take set during a high-speed car chase on the Los Angeles freeway. The camera, in Tarantino-esque slow motion, follows the path of bullet as it’s fired from the shotgun of the main DEA agent, through the rear windshield of the cartel’s SUV and into the back of the driver, resulting in a spectacular crash and ball of fire, containing both real and 3D elements.
''To make this project come together meant partnering with Ubisoft in a way you don't often see between client and creative studio,'' Carol Wong, yU+co Executive Producer, says. ''They showed a lot of trust in us, especially given the new technology we were using. Together, we were extremely focused on making this trailer as powerful and effective as we could. You can see that in the final piece, which creatively stands head and shoulders above most videogame trailers out there.''
In other yU+co news, the company is currently working on main title sequences from two of this summer’s blockbuster releases – ''Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'' (Disney), due out May 20; and Warner Bros. ''Green Lantern'' slated to open June 17.
Recognized as an industry leader in visual design and motion graphics with offices in Hollywood, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, yU+co. (www.yuco.com) specializes in main and end titles for film and television, visual effects, TV show opens and network graphics packages, theatrical logos, game cinematics and commercials. For more information, contact Director of Business Development Dianna Costello (323-606-5050, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Project: “Call of Juarez: The Cartel” trailer (:90)
Production/Design/Animation: yU+co, Hollywood, CA
Creative Director: Garson Yu
Animation Director: Richard Taylor
CG Supervisor: Andrew Honacker
Executive Producer: Carol Wong
Producer: Sarah Coatts
Associate Producer: Ryan Wilk
Project Coordinator/Asset Manager: Jacob Medendorp
Rigging TD: Amy Hay, Joe Spadaro, Juan Carlos
Lighter: Andy Lewis, Jeremy Lei, Luis Cayo
Hair/Cloth TD: Vincent Delay
Hair TD: Chris Christman
Character Animator: Hunter Brown
Compositor/Designer: Gary Garza
Compositor: Stevan Del George, Joel Ashman, Rick Makoul
Character Modeler/Texture Artist: Samuel Perez, Leo An
FX TD: John Roumieh, Karen Smith
Editor: Jason Sikora
VFX Editor: Mike Parks
Motion Capture: Just Cause Productions, Marina Del Rey, CA
Facial MotionScan: Depth Analysis, Sydney Aus. & Culver City, CA