A Hoard of VFS Grads Add Magic to the World of Warcraft

By VFS Web Team, on June 10, 2016

Warcraft, based on the popular online-role-playing game World of Warcraft, opens in theatres today and stars Travis Fimmel (Lothar), Toby Kebbell (Durotan), Paula Patton (Garona), Dominic Cooper (Llane Wrynn), and Ben Foster (Medivh). The film has already soared to record in China, making a two-day total of $90.6 million-$92.2 million. Yes. It beat Star Wars

Historically, films based on video games have had a difficult time finding the right balance between mediums. There are certainly some exceptions, but why is it that many fall short? Is it because Hollywood doesn’t understand video games? Do movies break away too much from the source material? Or is it simply that films can’t quite offer audiences the immersive environment that games can? Whatever the reason, it certainly does not dull the appetite of game enthusiasts and film lovers alike.

The director of Warcraft, Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), approached his adaptation with great sincerity – an exercise in serious high fantasy.

We would like to congratulate graduates from Sound Design for Visual Media, 3D Animation + Visual Effects, Film Production, Foundation Visual Art + Design, and Classical Animation for adding to the scope of this film. They are:

Adam Yaniv  (Animator)
Millar Montgomery (Boom Operator)
Marc Roth (Cg Generalist)
Abdullah Ecirli (Digital Compositor)
Diego Piccinato (Digital Compositor)
Jeremy Ezekiel Penker (Digital Compositor)
Rene Allegretti (Layout & Matchmove Artist / Matchmove Artist)
Cedric Lo (Lead Animator)           
Vivek Karmarkar (Lead Compositor)
Kristin Sedore (Lighting Td)        
Ferda Ayaokur (Matchmove/Layout Td)
Alvaro Gasco Jaraquemada (Modeller)
Shivas Anthikkat (Paint & Roto Lead)   
Alan Fregtman (Pipleline Td)      
Paul Kalkman (Production Assistant)    
Dustin Shea (Production Assistant)       
Petar Milacic (Senior Technical Artist)   
Magdalena Dadela (Visual Effects Artist)          

Check out a sample of their amazing work in the trailer below!

Congrats, all!

*If we've missed any alumni in this post, please email us at social@vfs.com and we'll be happy to update!