As most of you have seen by now, the first official Thief trailer has been released! On the off-chance you haven't seen it yet, check it out on the Thief YouTube channel, right here.
Today also marks the launch of our very first EM Community video, where we take you behind the scenes for a look at our studio and the creative processes of our teams as they craft the games you love. In our premiere episode, we're very excited to introduce you, the Thief community, to Mr. Romano Orzari - the voice of Garrett.
I talk with Romano about just how he got inside Garrett as a character, and the rigors of playing the role of THE Master Thief. Plus, I talk with Narrative Director Steven Gallagher and Audio Director Jean-Christophe Verbert about finding the perfect vocal fit for Eidos-Montreal's imagination of Garrett. Watch below!
In addition to being a close physical match to Garrett, Montreal-born Romano brings years of experience to the role gained by acting for the majority of his adult life. His list of credits include the starring role in the Gemini-winning TV series "Omerta" – a huge hit in his home province of Quebec – plus dozens of other leading roles that have scored him an impressive array of awards throughout the years. Orzari is also fluent in English, French and Italian. We captured some behind-the-scenes footage during his last mocap session with GameOn located right here in Montreal:
The whole cast comes together to shoot a crowd scene.
Romano gets feedback from Steven on his performance.
Full-performance mocap records body language, facial expression and voice all at once.
The view from the console, with face feeds, lines and a view of the whole scene.
Hope you enjoyed todays coverage! Got a suggestion for our next EM Community video? Leave us a comment below and let us know what you’d like to see! For more on Thief, make sure you subscribe to the official Thief YouTube channel and like Thief on Facebook!