COMPLEX OPENING COMMERCIAL FOR THE »CITY OF DREAMS« BY DIRECTOR PHILIPP STOELZL
The City of Dreams is one of the largest entertainment and casino resorts in Macau, China. This new complex features an underwater-themed casino and four luxurious hotels. One of the main attractions is the Dragon’s Treasure show at The Bubble. The 10-minute visual extravaganza tells the story of the Dragon Pearl and its mysterious powers as experienced by each of the Dragon Kings.
Assigned by LUG in Berlin we supported the extensive City of Dreams opening commercial with complex 3D scenarios. As the commercial is drawn as a fly-through spot we had to connect the real shots seamlessly with the fully computer generated ones. During the commercial production the resort and its environment were still under construction. For this reason only very few real references existed. Especially the full cg exterior shots we worked on required a lot of imagination on how the City of Dreams would look like when everything is finished. What kind of vegetation, what kind of surrounding area or how could the interior of the hotel-rooms, lobbies and shops look like, were just a few questions that needed to be answered.
Needless to say that the Dragon’s Treasure show, the main attraction of the giant 360° dome cinema, can’t lack an opening spot, too. So after we had found all the answers to the exterior questions we started to work out a potential part of the dragon show starring two of the dragon kings hunting after the legendary dragon pearl, staged in a surreal underwater world made up of ice and stone.
Melco PBL Entertainment
LEAD POST PRODUCTION
LUG Animation und Bildgestaltung
Leif Arne Petersen