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Battles Tell a Story in SEGA's Explosive Company of Heroes 3 Trailer from Platige Image


Studio provides casting, filming, digital VFX work and CGI scenes in spot for latest instalment of the real-time strategy game

Battles Tell a Story in SEGA's Explosive Company of Heroes 3 Trailer from Platige Image

Platige Image has developed the trailer for the real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 3, released by publisher SEGA. The Platige team handled all aspects of production, besides sound and music - casting, filming, digital VFX work, and CGI scenes.

Company of Heroes 3 is the latest instalment in the franchise of real-time strategy video games set in the WWII period. The latest Company of Heroes trailer blends live-action footage with VFX to offer an interpretation of real-life events that took place in the 1940s during the North African campaign.

"The project was truly a unique opportunity for us because we could draw on our core competencies in animation and direction and our broad experienced in film production. It ought to be noted that our live-action film was a complex undertaking, unfolding across the realms of traditional cinematography, post-production and VFX, and CGI and animation. Each of the aspects had its own discrete requirements," said producer Hanna Drewek.

Director Tomek Suwalski adds: "In the CGI trailer we showcased a heroic military action, but this time we're focusing on the civilian aspect of the war. We witness a girl - Berber Jew, caught in the crossfire while carrying a gift back to her hometown. Company of Heroes is a tactical war game, yet the brand is exceptionally self-aware, and talking about the devastating aspects of the war is part of the story, especially with military conflicts escalating around the world."

Additionally, filming in Dubai's desert proved to be quite a challenge due to unpredictable weather conditions. The Platige production team drafted the shot list to enable the crew to move swiftly and effectively around each location. Filming involved various textbook cinematography techniques, with cameras mounted on Steadicam rigs, drones, cranes, and even on sand buggies.

"It was a great project and a field test for Platige Image's production and filmmaking capacities. Entrusting us with producing the announcement for a flagship title and then allowing us to pursue the production in such an unconventional manner is a testament to the confidence that SEGA, one of the biggest video game publishers in the world, has in our abilities," remarked producer Hanna Drewek.

The live-action trailer produced by Platige was unveiled July, 12th, 2022 while Company of Heroes 3 is stated for a 2022 release. 


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Platige Image, Thu, 25 Aug 2022 12:50:00 GMT