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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