Xbox/Ryse: Son of Rome's "Explosion"
This game trailer depicts the Rome known by the soldier Marius, the protagonist in the video game. We see characters carved into elaborate pieces of stone statuary moving through a mysterious void together and assembling themselves in a stunning reverse explosion choreography into the form of a statue of a hero. The stone renderings evoke classical high relief storytelling and sculptural forms like the Trevi Fountain. Visual effects house was Ntropic, which produced for agency twofifteenmccann.
Production Company: Ntropic Immaterial, director. Visual Effects: Ntropic Immaterial, director; Andrew Sinagra, creative director; Babak Radboy, designer; Rob Hubbard, VFX supervisor; Mark Wurts, CG supervisor; Dustin Zachary, lead modeler; James McCarthy, modeler; Pasha Ivanov, Jason Mortimer, VFX artists; Jeremy Ontiveros, Val Sinlao, lighting; Ruel Smith, animator; Hatem Ben Abdallah, Julian Fitzpatrick, compositors; Michael Shores, producer; Jim Riche, exec producer/head of production; Tom Wright, managing director. Music: Human Audio: Lime Studios Joel Waters, Rohan Young, mixers.