Dragons Dogma

Scoring Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma video game trailer

Though not a gamer myself, I really enjoy the genre of video game trailers – full of action, suspense, cliffhangers, and surreal panoramas. Along with composer and guitarist Michael Elsner, I just finished writing the trailer for Capcom’s 2012 release, Dragon’s Dogma.

The piece is a dark grungy set of overlapping textures, featuring a brooding overdriven guitar, a weirdly filtered piano, some punctuating orchestral hits and swells, and a driving beat created by some filtered loops laced around a live drum kit.

Here is the trailer for Dragon’s Dogma:

Although I haven’t played the game yet, I’m very impressed with the design; the visuals are stunning.

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...and now sparklingthreads is planting earworms in my head... https://t.co/xcdFfRHPwy
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It's like sparklingthreads is living inside my head. https://t.co/rWk2C2Os7w
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Not a whole lot of sessions going on, so I had to step into my friend @danlutz's private session with @louiepalmerdrum. #50waystoleaveyourlover https://t.co/zZj3012VtG
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Finally taking the plunge: backing up with SuperDuper -> Mojave -> Catalina in the hopes it'll clear up some longstanding issues. #Mac #Upgrade