Here is the progress of fight scene from the last cinematic for Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We’ve been changing timing few times so you can see there are many differences between 1st animation pass (which I got from layout team) and the final. Director came up with few new ideas during animation process so I had to incorporated it:
– taking the cloak off and pushing the chieftain
– making ard sign broader and much stronger
– fat guy was pulling the line but now he tries to hit the girl
– slim bandit flies away because of ard’s power
– faster knife cuts
– moving hold in the end before leaving the scene
I’ve spent 6 weeks on this shot, hope you like it :).