Behind the Scenes of the Starcraft 2 Cinematic Trailer


An interview recently showed up on the Starcraft 2 website with Nick Carpenter, cinematic creative director for Blizzard. In the interview, he discussed why the team decided to focus on a single marine for the teaser:

“When you click on that button to build a marine, what does that mean? Actually showing the marine being built gives us an exciting opportunity to show that in the StarCraft universe, even something that’s normally very mundane can have a truly epic feeling to it.”

He also revealed that the marine in the teaser will actually be part of the game‘s story:

“…As we were coming up with the concept for the teaser cinematic and fleshing out the details for the marine portrayed in it, that marine evolved over time into a character, named Tychus Findlay, that features prominently in StarCraft II. Ultimately, the creative process involved with working Tychus into a certain role in the plot and fleshing him out helped us give him even more character depth in the cinematic.”

He also goes into how cutscenes will be integrated into Starcraft 2 and the technology behind them. It’s certainly an interesting read.

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9 Comments on Behind the Scenes of the Starcraft 2 Cinematic Trailer


On June 4, 2007 at 2:33 am

i can’t find the interview anywhere on the site.


On June 4, 2007 at 3:47 am

Where is the original interview? It seems the official website wasn’t updated at all :/.


On June 4, 2007 at 9:30 am

I can’t find the original interview too? Strange


On June 4, 2007 at 9:47 am

While the main SCII page does not seem to have been updated (I looked and none of the pages linked from the main page show the interview either), a Google search of a random phrase taken from the quotes cited from the interview reveal this as the first hit:


On June 4, 2007 at 10:27 am

Sorry about that. I forgot to include the link. It should be in the article now.


On September 8, 2007 at 6:49 am

you know the marine at the top

you wouldn’t believe me but my brother christopher beaumont drew that picture i’m his 11 year old brother


On September 8, 2007 at 6:50 am



On September 8, 2007 at 6:51 am



On March 19, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Hey i like this game