Naughty Dog Animator Makes Dante's Inferno Fan Film "Dante's Redemption"
Naughty Dog’s Senior Cinematic Animator Tal Peleg is a huge fan of Visceral Games’ 2010 action game Dante’s Inferno, so much so that he animated and directed “Dante’s Redemption,” a fan-made short film. You can check out the short, which stylishly details Dante’s journey into the bowels of Hell to rescue his beloved Beatrice from the hands of Lucifer, below.
At the beginning of the video, a note from Peleg explains that part of what he wanted to do with “Dante’s Redemption” is capture the raw physical power and martial skill of Dante. The action-packed short film certainly accomplishes that, featuring an unstoppable Dante doing battle with Hell hounds, knights, and even Death himself.
Naughty Dog’s Tal Peleg was the Senior Cinematics Animator on The Last of Us, and has worked on numerous other projects in the video game industry and beyond. Peleg was also the Senior Animator for Visceral Games’ Dead Space 2, and a Character Animator for the 2009 Jim Carrey film A Christmas Carol. Peleg handled all the directing, animating, lighting, compositing, editing, and matte painting on “Dante’s Redemption” himself, having others help with rigging and modeling.
For more of Tal Peleg’s impressive work, check out his website. For more info on “Dante’s Redemption,” including an upcoming “Making of,” check out the Facebook page. For more beautiful video game animation, check out this recent fan-made trailer put together using only The Last of Us Remastered’s Photo mode.