“Harmonix “Rockband”” by Candeland

  • ©Pete Candeland



    Harmonix “Rockband”


Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Passion Pictures


    In this cinematic trailer for the opening of the highly anticipated music videogame “Rock Band,” an animated band thunders through the American desert landscape in a battered old car trying to reach rock stardom. Directed by Pete Candeland and with music by legendary rock gods Deep Purple, the trailer pays tribute to the classic rock music video genre. The lead singer casually climbs onto the windscreen to give his performance and the rest of the band follow before they are thrown into their souped-up tour van. The van speeds up a narrow mountain road,they take a hairpin bend too fast, and both band and van are catapulted into the air …

Additional Contributors:

    Client: Harmonix Music
    Product: Rock Band
    Art Director: Ryan Lesser
    Production Company: Passion Pictures
    Producer: Anna Lord
    Executive Producer: Hugo Sands
    Storyboard and Design: Rob Valley, Nelson Yokota, De Paula Lima
    CG Line Producer: Jason Nicholas
    Senior 3D Artists: Stu Hall, Antoine Moulineau
    CG Previz and Camera: Wes Coman, Nick Symons
    CG Animation: Wes Coman, Nick Symons, David Sigrist, Raul Moneris, Chris Welsby
    Character Modelling: Mario Ucci, Matt Westrup, Nick Savy, Stu Hall
    Rigging: Daniele Niero
    Environment/Vehicle Modelling: Ian Brown, Marc Dinocera, Raymond Slattery, Daniel Sweeney, Craig Maden
    3D Artists: Vincent Thomas, Marc Dinocera, Simon Reeves, Claire Michaud
    VFX Artists: Elisée Cesarotti, Marc Di Nocera, Nuno Conceiao
    Compositing: Niamh Lines, Lee Gingold, David Lea
    Matte Painting: Lukasz Pazera, Max Dennison
    Director’s Assistant: Giles Dill
    Lip Sync Motion Capture: Image Metrics
    Motion Capture: Centroid
    Runners: Romek Sudak, Belle Buckley, Caroline Jones, Michael Sofoluke
    Editors: Jamie Foord, Lee Gingold, Daniel Greenway
    Telecine: Damien Van Der Cruyssen, The Mill London
    Music: “Highway Star,” Deep Purple

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