Press Release from Studio Nouveau
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- Culver City, CA -- Studio Nouveau, a cinematic and 3D animation production studio, is pleased to announce their recent completion of the game cinematics for the highly-acclaimed video game RESIDENT EVIL 5 for Capcom, a leading game industry publisher.
Studio Nouveau is an L.A.-based visual effects and animation studio providing 3D animation for film, games and broadcast with access to the most talented Hollywood VFX artists and animators. Studio Nouveau has earned a reputation for exceptional development of motion capture technologies and methods that helps directors become quickly acclimated to working with virtual actors and sets.
Studio Nouveau founder and CEO Frank Bonniwell has worked on blockbuster Hollywood films such as POLAR EXPRESS, MONSTER HOUSE, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, and working in the role of Technical Director directly with James Cameron on his film project, AVATAR.
Capcom's RESIDENT EVIL 5 represents the latest installment of the series and boasts the stunning visual quality and engaging gameplay now possible on next-gen video game consoles. The RESIDENT EVIL series has generated global sales of 24 million. RESIDENT EVIL 5 released on March 13, 2009 in Japan, and March 13, 2009 in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game consoles.
Studio Nouveau's proprietary motion capture and animation production methodology and pipeline allowed live action director Jim Sonzero (Pulse) to bring traditional directing techniques to the Resident Evil 5 production. Based on Sonzero's needs, Studio Nouveau's technical team developed a pipeline for a virtual camera allowing a digital DP (Director of Photography) to use traditional cinematography methods on the RESIDENT EVIL 5 cinematics.
Bonniwell adds, "It was a great honor and privilege to work with a company of Capcom's stature and history on one of the premiere video game franchises of all time. Here at Studio Nouveau we're all playing Resident Evil 5 and are thrilled to see our work come alive in the game."
Studio Nouveau works on long and short-term projects creating full CG motion capture and hand-key framed film production for live action and animated films, game trailers and cinematics, commercial and broadcast clients and more.
About Capcom Entertainment
An industry leader in the video game industry for 25 years, Capcom's legacy of historic franchises in home and arcade gaming are testaments to an unparalleled commitment to excellence. Blockbuster franchises like RESIDENT EVIL, STREET FIGHTER, LOST PLANET, BREATH OF FIRE and the ever-popular MEGA MAN series set the standard in creative innovation, character development and unsurpassed gameplay. Capcom is involved in all areas of the video game industry and has offices in Tokyo, Osaka, California, England, Germany and Hong Kong.
About Studio Nouveau
Studio Nouveau is a visual effects and 3D animation production studio created to bring a higher level of Hollywood production experience and expertise to companies inside and outside the traditional Hollywood Studio system. With the democratization of digital technology, Studio Nouveau is excited by the possibilities offered in games, new media and independent film production.