An ancient creature is disturbed from his sleep. One brave king must battle the beast.
A simple 3D animation turned into a full movie trailer
Ian Berger made a cool animation that compelled me to get involved.
One afternoon I walked past the 3D pit at work and saw all of the animators huddled around Ian's (ian-berger.com) desk. I stepped into the crowd to see what all of the interest was about. The team were trying to work out a way for this dragon animation to breath fire. As I watched it play down. I realized I could do something really cool with this. I asked if I could take a crack at it.
I added in some fire. I stepped back and was like "That's pretty sweet!" A friend jokingly said you should add in a burning village in the background and my director-brain took over. I wrote out a simple script and started comping some title cards. I had some help from another friend Julian.
I started recruiting other folks I worked with to help. My long-time collaborator and name twin, Matthew L. Fisher (matthewfishermusic.com) agreed to whip up some music magic and the next thing we knew we had ourselves a fake movie trailer.
The trailer music I composed for "The Tale of the Norwood Dragon" won best trailer for The Gold Movie Awards!! Congrats team! #thetaleofthenorwooddragon #music #filmcomposer #composer #composing #epicmusic #trailermusic #trailer #medievil #dragon #dragons #cinematic #filmscore #studio #orchestra #symphonyorchestra #filmtrailer #movietrailer #goldmovieawards #goldmovieawards2017
Final Audio Mix
Mike Jansson took this project to another level with some sound design and a final mix.
Once I started to realize we were going to have an actually finished trailer, it occurred to me that there had to be festivals and contests that feature trailer. Guess what, there are! We even won a couple!