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Digital Domain and Mothership on Medal of Honor

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Electronic Arts taps DD and Mothership for Linkin Park video and in-game content for Medal of Honor Warfighter

Digital Domain and Mothership on Medal of Honor


Digital Domain and its commercial production company Mothership have produced the emotional new music video from Linkin Park, “Castle of Glass”, created for the launch of Electronic Arts’ Medal of Honor Warfighter game. The piece features live action, gameplay, cinematics and sophisticated CG video. The game is released on October 23.

Teams at Mothership and Digital Domain were deeply involved in production of cinematics and content for the Medal of Honor Warfightergame itself when EA asked them to partner and produce Linkin Park’s video, working with Directors Drew Stauffer and Jerry O’Flaherty.
True to the Medal of Honor philosophy, “Castle of Glass” highlights the emotional realities soldiers and their families face far from the battlefield. Stauffer and O’Flaherty developed the concept around the all-too-familiar story of a child learning from a military officer that his father has been killed in battle. While his life is torn apart, the military community surrounds and supports him through the overwhelming process of healing and rebuilding. 
Mothership and Digital Domain worked with the directors to shoot live action dramatic sequences and Linkin Park performing against green screen. Digital Domain created ‘the void,’ an otherworldly place representing the chaotic state of the child’s mind, complete with violent storms that rain shattered glass. They also created a completely computer-generated version of the live-action living room shot for the piece, which cracks and shatters around Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda as the emotional core of the story breaks loose. Gameplay action was captured and virtual humans in the cinematics were created by Digital Domain and Mothership in the company’s in-house virtual production studio. 

To view a making-of click here

Title: Linkin Park “Castle of Glass” Music Video
Directed by: Drew Stauffer & Jerry O’Flaherty
Client: Electronic Arts
Executive Producer, Medal of Honor: Greg Goodrich                                   
Director of Post Production: Drew Stauffer                                    
Production Company: Mothership
Directors: Drew Stauffer & Jerry O’Flaherty                               
Chief Executive Officer: Ed Ulbrich                                           
Executive Producer: Rich Flier                                            
Head of Production: Scott Gemmell                                     
Producer: Tiffani Manabat                                  
Line Producer: Kim Monaco                                        
Director of Photography: Pete Konzcal                                       
Visual Effects and Animation by: Digital Domain 
Chief Executive Officer: Ed Ulbrich                                           
Executive Producer: Rich Flier                                            
Head of Production: Scott Gemmell                                    
VFX Supervisor: Richard S. Morton                              
CG Supervisor: David Liu                                            
VFX Producer: James Taylor                                      
VFX Coordinator: Katryna Shattuck                               
Matte Painter: Dark Hoffman                                     
Digital Artist: Brandon Webb                                   
Digital Artist: Michael La Fave                                 
Digital Artist: Christopher Romano                          
Roto Artist: David Wilson                                      
Roto Artist: Heidrun Haroldstottir                          
Roto Artist: Marcel Martins                                    
Lead Nuke Compositor: Barry Berman                                     
Nuke Compositor: Lenz Kol                                             
Nuke Compositor: Peter Sidoriak                                     
Nuke Compositor: Dave Takayama                                 
Nuke Compositor: Scott Hale                                           
Tracking: Michael Lori                                        
Tracking: Roxanne Zuckermann                        
Tracking: John Aghassian                                 
Tracking: Eugene Colescott                               
Online Editor: Lisa Tomei                                          
Editorial by: Whitehouse Post
Executive Producer: Joni Williamson                                   
Editor: Josh Bodnar                                       
Assistant Editors: Shane Ried & Collin Davis                  
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Digital Domain, Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:39:46 GMT