Level Up is a new movie set to premier on Wednesday, November 23rd on Cartoon Network, later to be followed by a TV series. What makes it of interest to our readers is the fact that the lead characters accidentally release an MMO boss into the real world. MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller had the opportunity to speak series creators Derek Guiley & David Schneiderman about Level Up. Read on and then set your recorders for Wednesday's movie premier.
What was it like blending the in game footage with the live action footage?
Derek: It was incredibly important to us that this game look like something we’d all want to play. So often we see games on TV that look just awful and as a gamer, it throws me right out of the show/film. It’s all pretend to me at that point. The VFX folks at Turner used the Unreal engine to create the game for the film and series and did a fantastic job. We did a day’s worth of motion capture for the game stuff. The actors who do that work are incredibly talented. As far as our actors reacting to the game as they played it... they had no idea what the finished product was going to look like, but luckily, they all play games as well so you buy their reactions.
Read more of Garrett Fuller's Cartoon Network's Level Up Interview.