Overkill’s The Walking Dead: Grant VFX Breakdown By Goodbye Kansas Studios

Overkill’s The Walking Dead: Grant VFX Breakdown By Goodbye Kansas Studios


You’ve met Aidan and Maya! And now it’s time for our third character trailer for Starbreeze’s upcoming game “Overkill’s The Walking Dead”. This time we meet Grant: A determined man with true grit. Set in a grim and dire situation Grant finds refuge in the one and only abandon the car in the middle of nowhere. A full CG monologue where he has time to ponder about is past.

In October 2018, the trailer won “Best Game Cinematic” at Animago Awards.
See how we created the trailer in the VFX breakdown below




Goodbye Kansas Cinematic Team
Director: Fredrik Löfberg
Art Director: Gustaf Holmsten
VFX Supervisor: Henrik Eklundh
Animation Director: Jonas Ekman
Executive Producer: Jörgen Lilja
Producer: Thomas Oger

Lead Character artists: Daniel Bystedt
Character Modeling: Sandra Isaksson, Jonas Skoog, Adam Sacco, Mario Baldi
Lead Facial Modeler: Jonas Törnqvist
Facial Modeler : Anneli Larsson, Jonas Skoog
Character Look Development: Henrik Eklundh, Jonas Skoog, Daniel Bystedt, Sandra Isaksson

Lead Environment Artist: Gustav Alexandersson
Assets Modelers: Magnus Andersson, Philip Sandström, Erik Hallberg, Frans Åkerman
Lead Environment Look Development : Jesper Bardhamre, Hannes Drossel
Look Development Artists: Jesper Bardhamre, Kristian Zarins, Magnus Andersson, Philip Sandström, Frans Åkerman

Lead Lighting Artists : Kristian Zarins, Hannes drossel
Lighting and Rendering: Erika Johansson, Hannes Drossel, Sandra Scholz

Lead Rigging: Peter Jemstedt
Lead Character FX : Ludvig Eliasson
Facial Rigging : Nils Lerin

Lead Animator: Jonas Ekman
Lead Facial Animator: Goran Milic
Animator: Jonas Forsman
Motion Editor: Mattias Lindkvist

Lead FX: Max Öberg
FX Artists : Ludvig Jonsson

Technical Director : Simon Rainerson

Lead MattePainter and Concept Artist: Mikael Widegren
Concept Artist : Teo Mathlein

Lead Compositing: Calle Granström
Compositing Artist: Peter Blomstrand
Editor: Peter Blomstrand

Pipeline: Erik Johansson, Emil Ferdinandsson

Sound design: Redpipe
Sound designer: Joakim Kristensen

Grading : Martin Steinberg

Goodbye Kansas Studios Capture Division
Head of Mocap Studio: Anton Söderhall
Motion capture Specialists: Samuel Tyskling, David Grice, Nils Aulin, Marko Marinkovic
HMC Operator : Sigtor Kildal
Scan Operator : Roger Sundberg

Performance Actors:
Grant : William Hope
Hero Walker: Seth Ericson
Walkers: Nicklas Hansson

Client: Starbreeze
Producer: Hampus Gross
Writer: Thomas Conroy
Executive Producer: Saul Gascon
Art director: Joakim Ericson




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