Lance – Not Originally Moviestorm
When originally conceived several years ago, the plan was to produce Lance the Freelance Ambulance Driver in Antics3D pre-viz software. This is one test scene created in Antics3D. Turns out, the engine at that time was just too stiff. (Watch the final Lance here.)
Once Antics was ruled out, I thought very hard about doing the film in Grand Theft Auto IV, and actually went so far as to location scout and do some test footage. Ultimately, that idea was ruled out for copyright reasons as well as difficulty performing effective lipsync and getting custom content into the game.
The only regret I have in going with Moviestorm is, GTA IV really got my imagination going as far as having the film take place in a large, thriving city – an aesthetic difficult to create in Moviestorm. Also, I’d have had a lot of fun with the driving sequences (and probably would have had a lot more of them).
All in all, though, I’m very happy with the decision to go with Moviestorm, because it does the dialogue so very well.