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This scene was pre-rendered in 3dsmax as it was simply easier to pull in the vfx and distortion.  It does blend in nearly seamlessly with the game visuals.

As with all Summoner 2 cinematics, I was responsible camera work, choreography via rough character animation, and implementation into the game. Each Summoner 2 cinematic averaged about 3 days of total work.

In hindsight, most of these scenes could improve from better pacing.  There is a notable lack of anticipation and dramatic pause.  Furthermore, the animation is extremely rough exhibiting neither the realism of motion capture nor the personality of key frame.  However, under the limited timeframe and staff capacity, I still view these as a creative accomplishment.