15 August 2019 | 22 Comments
If you’ve been reading my daily Tapestry design diary posts, you’re already familiar with the aesthetic of the game.
I worked with illustrator Andrew Bosley and sculptor Rom Brown to create this mostly-realistic-yet-slightly-whimsical style, largely inspired from the start by the fact that Rom sculpts miniatures out of clay by hand.
Due to this style, I wanted to try something a little different for the teaser trailer for the game. Usually I work with the very talented Josh McDowell to create an all-digital video, but for Tapestry, I turned to stopmotion animator Ben Doran.
The result is the video below, which I’m really happy with. Ben was a delight to work with. I sent him a script for a previous video and some highlights for Tapestry, as well as a pre-production copy of the game, and he took care of everything else (plus voiceover by Eric Summerer).
I’m sure this isn’t the first stopmotion video used to announce a new game, product, or project, and I’d love to hear about other examples in the comments. If you’re a creator, I think the takeaway here is that there are a variety of techniques that can be used to create a teaser trailer–there isn’t just one right way to do it.
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