Digic Pictures

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Digic Pictures is a Hungarian 3D animation studio specializing in the production of 3d animated game cinematics CGI . Digic also provides motion capture services at its own fully equipped studio, Digic Motion.

Digic Pictures
Type 3D animation studio
Genre Game cinematics, VFX productions
Predecessors Games Unlimited (2001–2003)
Successors Digic Pictures
Founded 2002 (2002)
Founders Andrew G. Vajna, Rabb Sándor Alex
Headquarters Budapest, Hungary
Products Game cinematics, VFX, Commercials
Services production of 3D animated intro movies & trailers for computer games
Employees 120
Divisions Digic Motion
Website www.digicpictures.com

Profile[edit]

Digic Pictures is a computer animation film studio which produces full 3D animated shorts and visual effects, in association with video games, feature films or commercial advertisements. Digic's productions have earned the studio global recognition with game trailers and intro movies which were screened at Siggraph CAF Electronic Theater, or awarded with Siggraph's prizes.[1] In June 2011 Digic's Assassin's Creed: Revelations trailer became the most viewed video on top gamer community portals.[2][3][4] and won Video Game Awards' Best Trailer of E3. Digic also provides motion capture services at its own motion capture studio, Digic Motion.

History[edit]

The history of Digic Pictures goes back to December 2001, when the first members of the later animation company have joined the video game developer company called Black Hole Entertainment. Digic Pictures, as the cinematic department of Black Hole, produced animation sequences for RTS games developed by Black Hole. Back in 2002 Digic produced five high quality full 3D cinematics -Intro, Outro, Human, Beast, Fallen- for the EA game called Armies of Exigo that was completed by the beginning of 2003, and was the first Hungarian project ever to make it to the selection of Electronic Theater, one of the most prestigious selection of the 2003 Siggraph Festival / Conference, that introduces the world's leading computer animation projects. Spurred on by Hungarian-born Hollywood producer and co-owner, Andrew G. Vajna, the studio got involved in the production of 60 VFX scenes of the American blockbuster Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and impressed "even the most prestigious professional forums bringing a good name of ... the world of the developing professional Hungarian computer animation".[5] Since 2006, Digic Pictures has turned from feature films to major video game developers, and kept on producing animated shorts for gamer audiences, including intros, outros, trailers and teasers for Warhammer, Darksiders, Assassin's Creed, and Mass Effect episodes.

Digic Motion[edit]

Digic Pictures has its own motion capture studio, Digic Motion. Based in Budapest, Digic Motion's capturing equipment consists of 16 mocap cameras of 16 megapixel VICON T160[6] capturing up to 2000 frames per second.

Credits[edit]

Spread out on 2200 square meters and located on Hajogyari sziget, Budapest, Hungary, the studio has a team of more than 110 artists. Their latest cast officially published is of February 21 2012[7]

Publisher clients include Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, THQ, Sony Europe, 2K Games,Namco Bandai, Capcom, Sega, Funcom, KONAMI

Game developer clients include Bioware, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto, Firaxis, Vigil Games, Obsidian, Gearbox Software, Bizarre Creations, Ninja Theory, Mercury Steam

Game cinematics[edit]

# Film Release date Publisher Developer Genre Awards & Screenings
1 Armies of Exigo January 15, 2003 Electronic Arts Black Hole Entertainment Intro Listed for screening at Siggraph 2003 Electronic Theater, San Diego, USA
2 Armies of Exigo July 1, 2004 Electronic Arts Black Hole Entertainment Outro
3 Armies of Exigo Human July 1, 2004 Electronic Arts Black Hole Entertainment Short
4 Armies of Exigo Beast July 1, 2004 Electronic Arts Black Hole Entertainment Short
5 Armies of Exigo Fallen July 1, 2004 Electronic Arts Black Hole Entertainment Short
6 Warhammer: Mark of Chaos May 18, 2005 Namco Bandai Black Hole Entertainment Teaser
7 Warhammer: Mark of Chaos May 30, 2006 Namco Bandai Black Hole Entertainment Intro Listed for screening at Siggraph 2006 Electronic Theater, Boston, USA[8]
Gametrailers.com Top 100 Trailers of All Time No. 64.
8 Universe at War Earth Assault August 21, 2007 Sega of America Petroglyph Trailer
9 Warhammer: Battle March August 30, 2007 Namco Bandai Black Hole Entertainment Intro
10 Infiniti October 10, 2007 Pai International Short
11 The Secret World series Puritan December 2, 2007 Funcom Funcom Short
12 The Secret World series Firestarter February 10, 2008 Funcom Funcom Short
13 The Secret World series Grifter March 25, 2008 Funcom Funcom Short Gametrailers.com Top 100 Trailers of All Time No. 78.
14 The Secret World series Zuberi April 20, 2008 Funcom Funcom Short
15 Aliens: Colonial Marines May 13, 2008 Sega Gearbox Software Teaser
16 Darksiders: Wrath of War December 21, 2008 THQ Vigil Games Intro
17 Darksiders: Wrath of War June 23, 2009 THQ Vigil Games Trailer
18 Alpha Protocol April 15, 2009 Sega Obsidian Trailer
19 Assassin's Creed 2 June 2, 2009 Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal Trailer Best Technical Prize at Siggraph Asia 2009, Yokohama, Japan[9]
Best Post-Production Award at Animago Award 2009, Berlin, Germany[10]
Most viewed trailer in June 2009 by Gametrailers.com
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2009 Electronic Theater, Yokohama, Japan
Listed for screening at Siggraph 2010 Electronic Theater, Los Angeles, USA
Top 100 Trailers of All Time No. 03.
20 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands May 26, 2010 Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal Intro Listed for screening at Siggraph 2010 CAF, Los Angeles, USA[11]
21 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood June 14, 2010 Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal Trailer Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2010 Electronic Theater, Seoul, South Korea
Listed for screening at Siggraph 2011 CAF, Vancouver, Canada
Gametrailers.com Top 100 Trailers of All Time No. 81.
22 Civilization V September 21, 2010 2K Games Firaxis Games Intro Animated Com Award’s Technology Prize at 18. International Trickfilm Festival of Animated Film 2011, Stuttgart, Germany
Best Technical Prize at Siggraph Asia 2010, Seoul, South Korea[12]
Best Post-Production Award at Animago Award 2010, Berlin, Germany[13]
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2010 Electronic Theater, Seoul, South Korea
Listed for screening at Siggraph 2011 CAF, Vancouver, Canada
23 Dragon age 2 August 17, 2010 Electronic Arts Bioware Trailer Nominated for Animago 2011 Best Post-production Award, Berlin, Germany
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2011 Electronic Theater, Hong Kong, China
Listed for screening at Siggraph 2011 CAF, Vancouver, Canada
24 Mass Effect 3 December 11, 2010 Electronic Arts Bioware Teaser Most viewed trailer in December 2010 by Gametrailers.com
Top User Rated Gametrailer of All Time 2011 by Gametrailers.com
Listed for screening at Siggraph 2011 CAF, Vancouver[14]
25 Assassins' Creed Revelations June 6, 2011 Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal Trailer SPIKE Video Game Awards: Trailer of the Year 2011
Best Post-Production Award at Animago Award 2011, Berlin, Germany
Gamespot: Editor’s Choice - Best Trailer of E3 2011
Gamespot: Reader’s Choice - Best Trailer of E3 2011
Gametrailers.com - Best Trailer of E3 2011
1Up - Best Trailer of E3 2011
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2011 Electronic Theater, Hong Kong, China
Top 100 Trailers of All Time - Gametrailers.com No. 29.
26 Mass Effect 3 - Take Earth Back February 19, 2012 Electronic Arts Bioware Trailer Best Post-Production Award at Animago Awards 2012, Berlin, Germany
Animated Com Award’s Technology Prize at 20. International Trickfilm Festival of Animated Film, 2013, Stuttgart, Germany
27 Assassin's Creed 3 June 4, 2012 Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal Trailer G4Tv Best Trailer of E3, 2012
Gametrailers.com nomination for Best Trailer of E3, 2012
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2013 Animation Theater, Hong Kong, China
Listed for screening at Siggraph 2013 CAF, Anaheim, USA
28 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 June 4, 2012 KONAMI Mercury Steam Trailer Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2013 Animation Theater, Hong Kong, China
Listed for screening at Siggraph 2013 CAF, Anaheim, USA
29 Splinter Cell Blacklist June 4, 2012 Ubisoft Ubisoft Toronto Trailer
30 HALO 4 Prologue November 5, 2012 Microsoft Studios 343 Industries Intro cinematic Nominated for Animago 2013 Best Trailer/Opener Award, Berlin, Germany
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2013 Electronic Theater, Hong Kong, China
Listed for screening at Siggraph 2013 CAF, Anaheim, USA
31 HALO 4 Infinity November 5, 2012 Microsoft Studios 343 Industries Cut-scene cinematic
32 HALO 4 Epilogue November 5, 2012 Microsoft Studios 343 Industries Cut-scene cinematic
33 HALO 4 Ending November 5, 2012 Microsoft Studios 343 Industries Outro cinematic
34 Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag announcement trailer March 4, 2013 Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal Trailer Nominated for Animago 2013 Best Trailer/Opener Award, Berlin, Germany
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2013 Animation Theater, Hong Kong, China
35 Watch Dogs "Exposed" E3 June 10, 2013 Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal Trailer Best Trailer/Opener Award at Animago Awards 2013, Berlin, Germany
Animated Com Award’s Technology Prize at 21. International Trickfilm Festival of Animated Film, 2014, Stuttgart, Germany
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2013 Electronic Theater, Hong Kong, China
36 Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag E3 trailer June 10, 2013 Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal Trailer Nominated for Animago 2013 Best Trailer/Opener Award, Berlin, Germany
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2013 Animation Theater, Hong Kong, China
37 Assassin's Creed Unity E3 trailer June 09, 2014 Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal Trailer
38 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare November 04, 2014 Activision Sledgehammer Games Cut-scene cinematic

VFX & Commercials[edit]

# Film Release date Client Genre Awards & Screenings
1 Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines May 1, 2003 C2 Pictures, IMF Visual effects
2 Children of Glory October 23, 2006 C2 Pictures, Flashback Productions Visual effects
3 ESET for Android November 5, 2007 MARK BBDO Commercial
4 Assassin's Creed 3 October 19, 2012 Ubisoft Commercial
5 AMD "Be Invincible" June 10, 2013 Advanced Micro Devices Commercial Nominated for Animago 2013 Best Postproduction Award, Berlin, Germany
Listed for screening at Siggraph Asia 2013 Animation Theater, Hong Kong, China
6 Assassins Creed IV Black Flag Tattoo TV Spot October 6, 2013 Ubisoft/Mistress Creative Commercial
7 Watch Dogs TV Commercial May 05, 2014 Ubisoft Commercial

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siggraph's awards and programs at http://www.siggraph.org/programs/awards
  2. ^ Gametrailers at http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-trailer-best-of-e3/716602
  3. ^ Gamespot at http://www.gamespot.com/special-feature/best-of-e3-2011/special-achievement/index.html?page=5
  4. ^ 1up at http://www.1up.com/features/best-of-e3?pager.offset=2
  5. ^ As per Alias Systems Corporation at http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?linkID=14271593&id=6870577&siteID=123112
  6. ^ As featured on the VICON website at http://www.vicon.com/products/t160.html
  7. ^ Members of the crew for Mass Effect 3 - Take Earth Back at http://www.bitfilm.de/club/member.php?bitfilm_user=&page=fd&id=124292&fid=3942&type=&file_type=&pitch_id=
  8. ^ http://www.animationcenter.gr/modul/news/article.php?storyid=214&sel_lang=english
  9. ^ http://www.siggraph.org/asia2009/for_media/releases/SAPressRelease4_CAF.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.festivalfocus.org/news.php?uid=584
  11. ^ http://www.siggraph.org/s2010/for_media/siggraph_2010_news_releases_release_10
  12. ^ http://www.siggraph.org/asia2010/search/node/digic%20pictures
  13. ^ http://www.animago.com/en/hall-of-fame/2010/awarded-entries-2010/
  14. ^ http://la.siggraph.org/events/siggraph-2011-computer-animation-festival-electronic-theater-screening

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