I am currently in the early stages of developing a business proposal for investors and prospective employees many of whom don't currently know much about video games. I have been asked to provide a sample or teaser to give people an idea of what our studio will be producing.
The trailer or teaser would be approximately 15-30 seconds long and we would like it to reflect the cinematic qualities of the final product. (PS3 Killzone 3 quality footage for example) I'm not a game developer myself so at this point I'm stuck with what to do next.
So my question is who would I need to contact to do this? Are there Australian studios that do this kind of work? - Do people have anyone they would personally recommend for this kind of job?
My apologies if this post would be better off in the art section.
There are tonnes of local studios that can do this for you. Buy a copy of [url="http://www.dmw.com.au/"]Digital Media World[/url] at your local newsagent and rummage through their list of digital animation and effects studios. These studios do animation and effects for commercials, films, and games as well. For example..
[url="http://www.act3animation.com/"]Act 3 animation[/url] did the short film for Tantalus (Melbourne game developer) called Anaka.
[url="http://www.animallogic.com"]Animal Logic[/url] did the rendered stuff for Krome's Ty, the Tasmanian tiger. They did some effects on The Matrix amongst lots of other things.
Other notable studios are [url="http://www.iloura.com.au/index.html"]Iloura[/url] and [url="http://www.animagrafx.com.au"]Animagrafx[/url]. They're all versatile enough to do whatever project you throw at them, and I'm sure a Killzone 3 quality reel would be no problem. These studios probably demand big dollars for their work though.
Probably worth talking to [url="http://www.kalescentstudios.com/"]Kalescent Studios[/url] as well.