Gaming Industry Production growth
We just can’t seem to get away from Gaming. Since producing a film about Gaming for Google and YouTube last year, we’ve already had a bunch of projects directly connected to this ever growing industry. Germany is definitely an international powerhouse in the field of Gaming and the trend towards more production work in this area is really starting to show.
First we did production service on a mini-doc about champion gamer, Fatih “Gob B” Dayik in locations all over Germany including Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt. He and his team take part in eSport competitions which are held in huge stadiums sometimes with more than 150,000 spectators (bigger than the Superbowl) and streaming to tens of millions of viewers. You can see the finished film below.
Next was a Gaming project as part of an international shoot for game developer Cloud Imperium Games with locations including Paris, and London. We handled the Frankfurt shoot on a profile piece about their ground breaking computer game “Star Citizen”. We shot on two ARRI Alexa Minis and the film was directed by music video legend, Mickey Finnegan. Mickey directed the legendary LMFAO video – Party Rock Anthem which has over one and a half a billion views on YouTube! (thats billion not million). The DOP from the USA absolutely loved our German made GFM (Grip Factory Munich) dolly we supplied him. If GFM ever need an endorsement they should definitely give him a call! The film was destined for Gamescom, the biggest video games trade fair in the world held in Cologne every year since 2009.
This leads nicely to our other gaming project which was actually shooting a reality TV show at Gamescom for the gaming giant, Wargaming and their flagship game, “World of Tanks”. Yes, a reality show about gaming, it was inevitable, right?