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New Member To The Development Team – (Toshihiko Masada – Animation Director)

This month we are happy to announce a new member to the Shenmue III team—Toshihiko Masada. Toshihiko stands on the forefront of the animation industry, with experience as Animation Director, Animation Choreographer and Artistic Director.

 

His work on “The New Batman/Superman Adventures” won him an Emmy award in 1997.

 

For Shenmue III, Toshihiko will be doing the storyboarding for the cut scenes that will appear in the game. Today we would like to give a look into some of the work going on at this stage.

 

During the storyboard process, what will be in the scenes, and how that material will be depicted is carefully thought out. Especially important here will be the depth perception of the shots to ensure proper depth cueing, and from what/whose perspective the shot will be taken.

 

Another key point that will be focused on will be to bring out Shenhua’s personality, showing her charm, free-spirited nature and childlike innocence.

 

This process is and an important one so the ideas and context of the scenes are fully conveyed to the rest of the production members.

 

At the storyboard stage, the characters are given their expressions, which will be augmented with changes to the background to effectively bring home those traits.

 

Taking Charge Real Time Story Boarding

 Taking charge of the real-time movie storyboards is Toshihiko Masada.

Breathing Life into the Story Toshihiko Makesr Ryo Run

Breathing life into the story, Toshihiko makes Ryo run with the wind at his heels.

Yu Suzuki Drawing Up Shenmue Story Board

The depth perspective and camera work unique to 3D games are added into the storyboards as well.

Shenmue 3 Storyboarding

Everything from slight changes in expression to cuts of whole cities, the world of Shenmue III begins to materialize here.

 

 

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Bertie Wiseman

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Bertie Wiseman

Hey guys I would like to remind you we now have Official Shenmue500K APP for Android Phone Users, to make it even easier for you to keep track Shenmue 3 News.

Please visit this link to Download 500K APP:

If you would like to share your own Shenmue experience or you have worked on your own fan art or a project. Please get in touch Use our Contact Form

In order for Shenmue 3 to be the best game we could want, remember to make a PayPal Donation at Shenmue 3 Slacker Backer Campaign if you missed out during the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter – (https://shenmue.link/order/) It’s a great way to show support and become part of gaming history there are still stretch goals to be reached.

Created this website for the 3rd Shenmue500K Group this website will also play role in supporting shenmue.link.

Will also bring you all the latest – (Shenmue III News, Updates from the Community and many Interviews from Yu Suzuki and partners and maybe even odd article from myself) – Regarding Shenmue 3 Development over the next 2 years.

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