The faction war reaches its inevitable climax at the gates of Orgrimmar as Alliance soldiers stand together with Saurfang’s rebels against the Banshee Queen.
For this cinematic, I came on early to create a 360 degree cyclorama digimatte to be used in all of the shots of the sequence. It had the sky of Durotan, and the background mountain scapes that was anything beyond the army. I did some additional work on the cliffs of Orgrimmar after lead Fabio Zungrone worked on it, and painted in the blasted sands look of the ground on the top down shot of deceased Varok. I also did lighting/compositing on shots after I completed the matte paintings while also continuing to tweak them on a shot by shot basis until the end.
Lighting lead by Erich Burchfield
DigiMatte lead by Fabio Zungrone
Art Direction by Chris Thunig
Directed by Marc Messenger
Produced by Taka Yasuda
Breakdown of the crowds, environment model of the Orgrimmar gates, lighting, comp and the digimatte of the background.