misc Can I use videogames as a source of filmmaking and cinematography inspiration?

sfoster

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My favorite game has a short film competition every year so it definitely inspires.
They just finished the 33 million dollar international tournament this weekend.

 
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pedramyz

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of course they can. Both of my screenplays have been hugely inspired by video games. I am a gamer myself. For me the ones that influenced me the most are : Bioshock trilogy, Dark souls trilogy, Bloodborne, Halo,.. .

We have movie adaptations of video games these days. Prince of persia, Warcraft, assassin's creed, Hitman, Silent hill, Angry birds, Tomb raider, Mortal combat, and a ton more.
 
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seanmannion

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Whatever inspires you whether it is video games, comics, paintings, films, the news, or whatever. It's all valid. Inspiration comes from all over. I'm not much of a video games guy myself but I can totally see how they could inspire film ideas and approaches.
 
Thanks everybody for your kind comments! I might had not express myself clearly. I meant inspiration in a more technical than conceptual way. For example The fully sequence shot God of War or the smooth character transitions from gta v.
 

HU_Nathan7

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I got my start making Halo machinima Back in 2005 like the one below. And it’s definitely inspired every film I’m done since.
 
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Adam Alake

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For sure. If you take a look at series like Metal Gear Solid or Deus Ex, it's hard to not see the source of cinematic inspiration contained within!
 

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