The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes CG teaser

Snow lands on top. Devastudios was invited to craft a fully CG teaser trailer for this highly anticipated prequel to The Hunger Games. Starting with just the icon on the cover of the novel, we storyboarded this piece as an eerie introduction to a treacherous world, where both songbirds and snakes are creatures to be wary of. Over the course of the piece, what begins as surreal frozen forest dramatically transforms into a gilded but dangerous place, as the ice shatters violently and frozen animals come alive. The iconic book cover is also brought to life with a rose branch, songbird and venomous snake forming the backdrop for the main tile.

Devastudios created all of the visual elements of the piece. We started shooting the previs with stand-in characters and branches while the hero animal models and environment were being sculpted and rigged. Next we added character animation, choreographing the performances to introduce the world in mysterious macro shots, then carefully revealing the characters. Our designers then created the ice shattering effects and polished the look of the snow, frost, gold, and the iconic main title lockup. WildCard AV masterfully handled editing and audio for the piece. The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes will be in theaters in 2023.