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Keyframes by: :iconseerum: :iconjeffreylai:



If you've played Battleborn today then you've no doubt seen this scene.

I was privileged with the task of directing the cinematics that play in the game's story mode. This particular sequence wasn't easy to pull together, but I feel it was worth it. :nod:

It was lovingly referred to as "Walt's Tower" during production.

Additional Credits:


Animation Character Design: greenestreet
Direction & Compositing: LD Walker
Wind FX animation: Jay Luo
3D Modeling: David Chung a.k.a. dchung
3D Animation: Alok Joshi
BG Sky: Rob Joseph
BG Textures: Jarreau Wimberly a.k.a. reau
Color Design: Mike Chung a.k.a. balloonwatch

This animation was made using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe After Effects CC 2015, TVPaint, & Maya
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:iconleonairoria:
LeonAiroria Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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:iconsatoshi444:
Satoshi444 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh me gosh. Almost feels like I'm watching a short movie! And I Love it! Nice piece of work mate!
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student Filmographer
jesus dude, that is some frigging awesome animation work XD
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:icondeuxdubstep:
DeuxDubstep Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Omfg I wish I could pay you to teach me or something that was so smooth and epic. HOW AND WHERE DID YOU LEARNNNN
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:iconkonjur:
Konjur Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
HOT FIRE
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:iconshemarspidle:
shemarspidle Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
Man....Im speechless....this is just straight BADASS!! You're of my inspirations man
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Haha. Thanks, man. This one was definitely a team effort.

I'll keep stepping it up where I can. :nod:
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Filmographer
This was probably one of my FAVORITE sequences from the entire animated piece. You really hit a home run. This is some S tier quality work man! Those transitions and her expressions are on point.
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Filmographer
That means a lot. Thanks, JC.

Will keep doing what I can to step it up from here. :nod:
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:iconsykosan:
sykosan Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Man. Wow! So proud of you right now. Terrific work !
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, man. Wasn't easy to pull together. I'm happy that you got a chance to check out some of it. :nod:
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:iconzayarts:
Zayarts Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
so dope!!!
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:icondantiscus:
dantiscus Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
We miss these kind of animations ;w;
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:iconalbatrossk12:
AlbatrossK12 Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So. Bloody. Epic!
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:iconarumansoru:
Arumansoru Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG. Its stunning, so beautiful. My eyes are crying tears of joy. I think i love you.
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Haha. Thank you for the kind words. The joy you felt was not misaimed. :XD:
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:iconarumansoru:
Arumansoru Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Be proud of your art. I'll be watching!
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:iconlifelion:
LifeLion Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was born 7/25/1968. I never developt a gaming passion growing up; I got into cartooning. So I've never played the game, but I
have watcht the video. It's great! One question: Was this video produced/made entirely in the USA? Thanks in advance.
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Filmographer
It was made in different parts of the world. This particular sequence brought together France (for keyframe animation), India (for 3D work), and even New Zealand (for the FX animation). Storyboard, cleanup, color, and compositing were done in the U.S.

This pattern isn't consistent for every shot, but it does reflect the fact that it was a global effort that didn't lean toward any one nation outside the U.S.
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:iconone-eyehitomi:
One-eyeHitomi Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Student General Artist
oh, YOU did that?? I just saw that video today, its awesome! XD
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:iconwillymutuku:
WillyMutuku Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
just awsome 
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:iconvonny88:
Vonny88 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Digital Artist
MAN these  camera movements in these animations are ridiculous! That is definitely a huge area where I fail at lol. Anyways, awesome job! 
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Wow, man. It's been quite a while since I heard from you, Von! Hope all has been well.

Well, I could stand to improve at it, too. Seerum makes it look too easy. Haha.
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:iconvonny88:
Vonny88 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016   Digital Artist
 I knowwww lol. I've been ghost for a while and not that active on DA. All is definitely well though. 

OMG, so I just looked at some of Seerum's animations and they were Awesome!!!! I Definitely can't wait to play with some advance camera movements in my animations. 
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:iconadamblower:
AdamBlower Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Isan art book coming out too?
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Not that I'm aware of, but the studio will be sharing behind-the-scenes and groundworks material as time progresses. :nod:
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:iconadamblower:
AdamBlower Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sweet! looking forward to it :) (Smile) 
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:iconsupersmashnash:
SuperSmashNash Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I am SOOO glad I found your page! I played the Beta and my friend bought the game and told me to watch this considering I'm studying animation and this is the COOLEST thing I've seen in forever. You guys did such an awesome job. I'm so bummed it took me awhile to find the people who worked so hard on it. Did you guys animate this at 24 fps on 3's? Because I love that choppy style going on. Looking forward to whatever future work you guys make :)
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:icona-thonx:
A-thonX Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am in love here. This is just so fuckin epic!
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:iconemmi-kat:
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Filmographer
My favourite band wrote a song for Battleborn!
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional Filmographer
You mean Deltron 3030? Yeah. They did great. Saw them perform a little over a week ago. :nod:
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:iconemmi-kat:
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Filmographer
No, I meant Steam Powered Giraffe. They did Montana's theme.
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Aha! Count me as corrected for that.

(I also saw them perform about a week ago. :XD:)
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:iconemmi-kat:
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Filmographer
They were all at the release party, right?
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Yep. Exactly. :D
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:iconemmi-kat:
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student Filmographer
Hope you had fun!
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:iconk-naille:
K-naille Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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alexsanlyra Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
((o.O)) .... FUCK YEAH!
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:iconandrosm:
androsm Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
shitttttttt sooo dynamic, great job
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:iconwillymutuku:
WillyMutuku Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
COOL!
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:iconfaithfeather:
Faithfeather Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
:3 that was kewl !
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:icona-fox-of-fiction:
A-Fox-Of-Fiction Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa! Holy shit! Do you and the two guys who made this take commissions?
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Filmographer
We're all pretty swamped with work, unfortunately. Won't be able to take any commissions for a while.
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:icona-fox-of-fiction:
A-Fox-Of-Fiction Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, just checking, and was curious how much you guys charged for actual animation and the like.
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:iconjasmination:
Jasmination Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it! I thought I saw the animation before XD
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Haha. I'm surprised by how much it has gotten around already. I saw videos on Youtube twenty minutes after the game was released. :XD:
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:iconsu5anlee:
Su5anLee Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
So amazing that you got to work on Battleborn! And the animations are stellar as always. :D
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Oh, wow. It's been a while since I've seen you pop in. :omg:

Glad that you found your way back over to these parts. Haha. It's still a little dusty, but you know where the animation is. :XD:

And, yes! It was quite the opportunity to get to direct the cinematics. Been a lot of good vibes this week after all the silent struggling to bring this work together. Hard not to smile about it.
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:iconsu5anlee:
Su5anLee Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I've been quiet nowadays. Hoping to get back in the swing of things in dA. Did you get to meet with the Gearbox team in Frisco? :excited:
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:iconthatld:
thatLD Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I did. It was a great time. Met them last Friday. :la:
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