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Outerlands


A Documentary Series

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Outerlands


A Documentary Series

THE PEOPLE AND CULTURE OF VIDEOGAMES

A NEW KICKSTARTER FROM AREA 5. SUCCESFULLY FUNDED! : bit.ly/outerlands

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The Last of Us


Naughty Dog / Sony

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The Last of Us


Naughty Dog / Sony

GROUNDED is now on Amazon Instant and YouTube- for FREE!

Naughty Dog, creators of the multiple-award-winning Uncharted videogame series, were set to make a huge impact with their latest creation. An unusual studio with a unique, collaborative approach to videogame development, they needed an equally collaborative production team.

The Documentary

A feature-length exploration of the game's creation, GROUNDED: Making the Last of Us is a love letter to the trials of exploring new territory. There are no road maps or guide books for creating a new world. The only way through is to fail—over and over again. This is the story of how a team of artists, musicians, programmers, writers, actors, filmmakers, playtesters, and a lonely UI designer—came together and pushed each other to build something larger than themselves.

 

The Series

Through the course of five, short documentary episodes, key features of The Last of Us  are shown.

 

The Beauty of Abandonment  

A wordless study of the world, events, and characters through the lens of art. Set to a musical score from composer Gustavo Santaolalla.

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I Am Street Fighter


Capcom

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I Am Street Fighter


Capcom

I Am Street Fighter: 25 Years of Inspiration

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN FULL. WATCH BELOW.

For one of the longest-running game franchises in history, Street Fighter creators Capcom needed something exceedingly special to accompany the release of their 25th anniversary edition of the game.  AREA 5 produced, shot, edited, and finished a documentary that spans three countries, more than two decades, and tells the story of how a game not only birthed an entire genre, but changed the lives of a generation. More information in the blog post.

 

Compressed Schedule

With only four months from conception to completion, AREA 5 finished the documentary in time for its inclusion in the 25th Anniversary boxed set.

 

Localization

AREA 5 is no stranger to foreign shoots and leveraging local talent. Thanks to expert partner 8-4, Ltd.,  we think no one will notice that we don't speak Japanese.

Research

We pulled together a shooting schedule that featured a powerful selection of subjects and locations in a matter of weeks.

 

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Call of Duty


Activision

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Call of Duty


Activision

An Ongoing Relationship

The most successful gaming franchise in history requires top quality, speed, and security in everything associated with the brand. AREA 5 has been on board as a go-to production company since the release of Call of Duty® Black Ops in 2010. From concept and pre-production planning through to the final product, AREA 5 has completed dozens of productions hand-in-hand with Activision and the incredible staff of the Call of Duty® development studios.

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Team


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Team


Jason
Bertrand

Matt
Chandronait

Ryan
O'Donnell

Cesar
Quintero

Rick
Curnutte