Kojima shares photos of another photogrammetry session

Today Kojima shared some new photos of a photogrammetry session taking place at the studio. Some of the pictures (the one with the head full of markings) resemble photos he showed us a few months ago, so it looks like he’s once again working with a female actress today.

“Hideo Kojima & Yoji Shinkawa today.” – Ayako

On another photo you can see a rack full of clothes, and there’s also one with the same rack, but this time empty. Perhaps Kojima has captured some different outfits during this session. When talking about his capture session, Guillermo del Toro explained how he had to put on several different outfits to be captured into the game.

Another interesting thing can be found on this picture. Notice the different poses outlined on the sheets hanging on the wall, likely used in the capturing process.

A lot of fans are expecting Kojima to show up next month during Sony’s E3 Media Event with a new Death Stranding trailer, possibly revealing the female character who will be in the game. The event will take place on June 12.

He also posted some new photos of the Kojima Productions office from earlier last year (May 23rd 2016), when they just moved in.

“I started my small studio in 2015.12. with 4 of us incl myself & my PA. Ppl made fun of us saying what could only 4 could do? We’ve moved to the current office in 2016.5.23 but meeting rooms, kitchen, & the hallway’s done early this year, it’s been almost 1 yr.” – Hideo Kojima

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter (1,2,3), Ayako Terashima Twitter

  • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

    Very Off Topic:First the wonder woman critics reactions and this . Way to make a person excited ! + Covenant released . Can’t decide whether to watch it,GOTG 2 or lost city of z

  • Lex Radu

    Now everyone is analyzing the legs, and coming with theories!

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      Get ready for some more analysis videos from YongYea and PythonSelkan.

      • Lex Radu

        Yeah, these 2 are great!

        • Lex Radu

          @DiamondDogesTom98:disqus For entirely different reasons!

  • Lex Radu

    Speculation: Is Gal Gadot.

  • NegaScott128

    OT: Can we talk about Alien: Covenant? Because I’ve got some things to say about Alien: Covenant.

    • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

      They sure buttfucked the lore in covenant. But I loved it . Use spoiler tags and we can discuss about it if you want.

      • Lex Radu

        Have you forgot she is Wonder Woman? She could just fly!

    • Go ahead.

    • Gatsu

      I saw it yesterday and think it was really awesome :D. Had creepy moments. Some parts of Covenant felt weird though, but I don’t remember 100% what happened in some of the previous movies.

      Fassbender ftw.

      • NegaScott128

        I’m glad you were able to enjoy it. Sadly, I wasn’t.

        Well, okay, that’s not entirely true. I had a good time laughing at all the stupid crap.

        I wrote a whole list of stuff that I hated, but Disqus screwed up and lost it all, and I don’t feel like writing it again. Which should go to show how many stupid, nonsensical things happen in this movie.

        I just hope this movie kills Ridley Scott’s prequel plans, because I am so done with his crap. Give it to Blomkamp, give it to Zack Snyder, give it to Michael Bay, I don’t care, just get it away from Ridley Scott so he can’t f_ck it up any further.

        • Movie was absolutely terrible. Probably the worst Alien movie and I’m so pissed right now as an Aliens fan.
          Ridley Scott is now George Lucas of 2k17.
          Unnecessary lore, Alien Fassbender the movie, cliche horror tropes and so on. Even Aliens in these movies were not realistic with CGI effects, they were done very well but felt so fake.
          It is beautiful though but everything else is just even worse than Prometheus…

          • NegaScott128

            I was also shocked by how bad the effects were. The budget was lower than I expected (just under $100 million), but even then, the aliens looked awful. I think it’s a great microcosm of the movie itself, actually: way more effort was put into the Engineer world than the aliens, just as the film focuses far too much on the endless monologues about God and creation than on the thing that the movie is named after.

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            111 dollars is under 100 dollars ! WTF

          • Full Options

            If there was one things to attack on this movie, I would not aim the effects which were very nice imho. I would rather mention some small unwanted fan-service sequences and few inconsistencies in the script instead. But I had a real great time watching it as a quite “confirmed” Alien fan.
            Alien has a lot more to tell than classical horror movies such as “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”, “Nightmare on elm street” series or stuff like that.
            I think trying to dig the origins of Aliens through engineers go in maybe not the best directions for some, nevertheless I think it is cool to depict Aliens as not just “space cockroaches”, but a kind of side-effect of Engineers military technology.

          • NegaScott128

            The effects are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the problems I have with the movie. Some scenes looked okay, but others (the backburster, some shots of the Xenomorph) are really terrible.

            The fanservice is really out of control, too. And it’s not just Alien fanservice, either – there’s a lot of Blade Runner callbacks too. It’s a really bad idea to start your movie by reminding the audience of another movie that’s not even in the same franchise.

            The problem with explaining the Xenomprphs is that it takes away from the mystery and the… well, alien-ness of the creatures. Not only that, but having the creator of the Xenomorphs be a lame self-insert OC like a bad fanfiction is just about the worst possible direction they could’ve gone in.

          • Full Options

            Many Xenomorphs shots are awesome nevertheless.

            Crossing franchises are often under the form of just small winks, and can be sometime appreciated / welcomed in movies. Like C3PO red arm btw.. 😉

            That’s a common reaction out there but it has not yet been confirmed that David actually deserve that much credits for Xenos even if he calls them “his creations”. To me and so far, he is just farming them through his genetic mutations experiments. I am not a taxonomist expert on Xenos but Neos or the one at the end of Prometheus are fairly belonging to the same family of species like Great White Sharks and Tiger Sharks.
            David did not “created” much things here. Keep considering him as no more than a bugged Weyland early model, traumatized that engineers killed his creator, aside snatching his head.

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            Ah ! Here comes our cynical nonsense-spouting guy . Missed you

          • Well, I’m first of all the guy that can’t enjoy every movie out there because you know, not all of them is fantastic or Oscar worthy.
            It’s the worst Alien movie, ofc if you enjoyed Prometheus you probably like it.
            But again, I don’t enjoy absolutely everything that Hollywood tries to make these days and I don’t enjoy every AAA title Ubisoft or EA makes.

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            Haha know. You’re hipster who has no idea what he’s talking about . Ever since that map incident I’d always have a few suspicions about you but saying this is the worst alien movie proves how much of an idiot who has no idea what he’s talking about . That in itself is fucking factually incorrect

          • Full Options

            Hey Jatin could you change your tone, a bit ? You may disagree with Golgari but stop personally attacking, and worse, insulting him. That’s not fair and quite impolite, I would suggest you apologize because none of his lines were against you personally.
            Thanks mate.

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            Busted..
            Like he needs to chill . So much negativity because of a movie . The worst alien movie ? Wtf . I bet a billion bucks he has a 4chan account

          • Full Options

            But he is attacking the movie, not you personally. You may use your energy to defend the movie instead.

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            I spent all of my energy defending it on reddit. Not wasting my time on cynical people

          • NegaScott128

            He won’t listen. He never does. Best to block him.

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            You must be new here 🙂

          • First of all a small warning for you. This is not the first time you attack people with insults, I ignored it for a very long time. But this time I’m giving you a warning. If you will attack anyone again, not just me, you know what is coming. I’m serious. Please understand.

            About the movie. I’m not the only one on this hate train:

            For me it is the worst movie, for you maybe it is the best one. That is your opinion and the discussion is always open.

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            You just posted a video from the say guy who thought suicide squad was fucking awesome . You’re just randomly picking people who hated it

          • and I disagree with him on the Sucide squad too. I thought it was not good.
            I showed you this person to prove myself that not everyone enjoyed this movie and I’m not alone in this.

            I hated it. I disliked everything about this movie even though it was beautiful.

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            Have you watched resurrection? You should . Just to show how wrong you were . I do agree that the xeno should have been removed. Also care to remind me how to use spoiler tags coz I got a few paragraphs to say about that shower scene

          • Full Options

            Nothing to deal with your argument right here, but I just watched Joe’s review between parenthesis and Joe is as accurate with Alien than he was with GZ. He act as a click-bait slave, not objective. Plus he sound like a spoiled kid crying for a happy-end, totally missing Alien point, and definitely not serving critics. I mean “all characters meant to die”… I thought he was an Alien fan, how could he be so shocked. And the rest of his video is in pure subjective invectives that destroyed any kind of credibility I could have for this true piece of shit (xD). Satisfied people at least admit some problems but Joe plays Joe here. How he dares share his points in a that cheesy manner. Ridley Scott could make mistakes, Joe makes himself like able to teach Scott how to work. I agree we may try to expose some critics to Scott’s work but doing it like that sound just really Jar-Jarish. He should stick to game reviews, and even though… xD I am ready to discuss with unhappy Alien fans, but he is just severely displaced here. Total garbage, I still feel infected by his review.

          • Full Options

            Even Aliens in these movies were not realistic with CGI effects, they were done very well but felt so fake.

            Golgari, I think many shots with Neos and Xenos were also absolutely stunning in terms of rendering.
            I agree the movie was obviously rushed under its cinema cut so maybe an up-coming Dir cut could hopefully solve some inconsistencies. The pace look impaired in various areas and the script credibility can be fragile at various points, yes, but the movie managed to grab my attention in a quite fun manner. It was really entertaining for me (at least).
            I was perplex out of theater, but far from disappointment.

          • For me this movie was beautiful as hell. This is Ridley Scott movie. But the story and the lore there made me so mad and it was unnecessary. And it is officially a canon (because Ridley Scott), that drives me insane. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore… Aliens come to our planet and eat us, please! I can’t stand it…. ;….;

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            If they come I will give them a ticket to Russia and your address.

          • Full Options

            The HC part of me felt this a bit I must admit, however, in the end the overall experience was very pleasant. So yeah, Ridley is playing with all the toys in his box but I really prefer him over anyone for taking care of the franchise. ;D

        • Gatsu

          Shame that you couldn’t enjoy it. When I go to cinema I’m pretty much always able to enjoy watching the movies I see and that’s how it should be. Especially when the tickets aren’t really cheap :).

          • I hated this movie even though it is beautiful. Probably the best looking sci-fi movie of the year, but I hated it.
            I did not expected this movie to be a semi sequel to Prometheus and I disliked that movie.

            P.S. Also, Life is Strange 2 is in development. Yaay! 😀

          • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

            Life is strange = La la land
            I don’t need to say more .
            Except one word .
            “Overhype”

          • Gatsu

            Yeah I’ve been waiting for LIS2 announcement <3 ;). Sadly not gonna see it in E3 though :(.

        • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

          Goochi goochi goo chestburster?
          The flute scene was great . I don’t remember any other stupid hilarious moment

    • radun

      Yeah, saw it last night as well.

      Not a “bad” movie, but seriously missing well developed characters and especially, a strong climax. The bad guys (all of them), and the entire situation really felt menacing and that’s a win for the movie, but there is no pay off in terms of confrontation between the protagonist and antagonist.

      I don’t mind the revelations regarding the lore but it’s really starting to feel like they are trying hard to push in front, stuff that should remain in the background. I guess it’s part of the curse that any sequels suffer from. Cameron was very insipred to switch the genre for Aliens, thus avoiding stuff like this.

      Another thing that really really bothered me is that you somehow HAVE to know that those Youtube videos are mandatory to fully understand some plot elements. That a big step in the wrong direction in my book.

  • Full Options

    Waiting for E3 feels like
    http://i.imgur.com/DNsXXq9.jpg

    • Gatsu

      Every time xD

      • Full Options

        ;D Looking forward the trailer party ! xD !!
        BTW, do we have clear schedule ? Is it going to be Tuesday 13 ?? 😀

        • Assuming that whatever Kojima will show will be at Sony’s event, it’ll be during the night between 12 and 13 for us Europeans. The show starts at 3 AM. 😛

    • Batzi

      Just an FYI, that woman who is being mo-capped is definitely not Stefanie Joosten, given that Stefanie was flying from the Netherlands to China when the shooting happened.

      • Full Options

        Hi Batzi, not sure if you wanted to answer to me, but I never said it was Stef this time. 🙂 I am not even sure if it is a girl even if they show a feminine reference dummy because they have apparently only one on this table so I guess they could use it for capturing both male and female subjects, but chances are high a girl’s mesh was 3D scanned.
        I am also wondering if they’ll use the character in the next trailer, but the schedule is tight for polishing all this. If so they’ll probably use some usual Koji-Magics to pack all this up. 😀

        • Batzi

          I was not replying to anyone just wanted my comment to be visible 😛

          I think we will see the female actress in the next trailer next month! Could be one of the 2 female actresses that seem to be in the game or he will show both! Who knows?

          • Full Options

            I see.. ;D

            https://media.giphy.com/media/sURCRshAEZzO/giphy.gif

            Looking forward to see the name(s) below Mads in the trailer.
            Will you attend, you the Giant Man ? 😀 If yes, don’t forget to bring your MG rom cartridge and good luck for getting it signed !!

          • Batzi

            Not going to E3 but will be in LA on the last day of E3 though.

  • Tom Brearley-Smith

    “he’s once again working with a female actress today.”
    In that case, please be Emma Stone or Emily Blunt. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5729dc94f6e906eb0d64cf9ca4ad1d28c31dccd029a620866cadb47d5977da93.jpg

    • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

      I would prefer the latter tbh

  • InternecivusRaptusStrikesBack

    Owing to the comments I made yesterday, I have made the conscious decision to delete my disqus account. Cheers everyone
    -Leguy

    • I can’t finish some of the games I’m playing this year and you are showing me this awesomeness… With amiibo. Celica face is a bit derpy, but overall such a solid package.
      I want this too.

      • Yep, it wan’t cheap though, bur well, you do get some nice stuff.

      • Gatsu

        I can’t finish some either, just not enough time >_<…

        • Doesn’t help that many games take so long. Yakuza, Horizon, Zelda, all of them are huge games that take many hours. Great titles though!

    • Gatsu

      Wow thats so nice :O…

  • NegaScott128

    https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/866577437450149888

    Even more hints that Stefanie Joosten will be in Death Stranding. Not sure what Benadryl Cumberbund and Fassbender’s Baby are doing there, but it’ll probably be “explained” at E3.

  • Lex Radu

    Off-Topic: Tragic news today, Zack Snyder’s left Justice League, and let Joss Whedon to finish the Movie, when his 20 years old daugher commited suicide!

    I feel extremely sad by this news, had to share it with you guys, even if it’s off-topic.

    My thoughts and my prayers are with him and his family!
    https://i.imgur.com/hAmb9n4.gif

    • Full Options

      That’s horrible.. I have a friend who lost his daughter in a scooter accident.. Around same age.. Nobody can handle this and it always happen to people that are not supposed to deserve it, if any should do so..

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      That’s a damn shame. I send my sincerest condolences. No parent should ever outlive their child.

  • Full Options

    The Saint Roger Moore passes at 89. RIP HM’s Commander Bond.. 🙁
    https://twitter.com/BBCNewsbeat/status/867008135046803459

  • NegaScott128

    Ed Boon (co-creator of Mortal Kombat) is the next speaker confirmed for E3 Coliseum.
    https://twitter.com/E3/status/867121442181271552

    There will also be a “behind the scenes look” at Call of Duty WWII.
    https://twitter.com/E3/status/866730396364537856

  • MrVux007

    *Off-topic*

    So apparently in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie,Jack Sparrow is back in playing Johnny Depp 😉

    Now don’t get me wrong,the first movie is one of my personal best movies of all time,second and third one were quiet fun to watch with my crew,while the fourth one…well i will just pretend that one doesn’t exist.

    In the first 3 movies Jack always appeared to be the most stupid person in the room,while in the end of (almost) everything he does he ends up being the wittiest if not the most clever of them all(and ofc most entertaining character of them all).

    Now take that away and what do you have left? A drunken buffoon,who has more luck then brains.I get it he is out of his prime years,but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t have changed his character a bit without losing *much* of his wit and cleverness.It would seem they are focusing too much on comedic side of the movie and less on what made the first movie so special.

    I’m yet to watch the movie tho,so these are not my final thoughts on it.

    Have you guys seen it and what did you think about it?

    (keep it spoilers free)
    https://viralviralvideos.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/10/Savvy-GIF.gif

    • radun

      The first one is a truly great movie in all aspects. It was such a good movie that all the sequels ride on its shoulders, and will continue to do so until the actors will be too old to play in them.

    • NegaScott128

      I think you might be the first person I’ve ever met who has a deep love and respect for the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Sure, a lot of people watched them, but nobody ever seemed to really care much about them. It was just a series that offered some decent entertainment for a few hours.

      Unfortunately, I think it’s this lack of real investment that’s going to sink the new movie. It’s both been a really long time since the last film (6 years, if you can believe it) and yet not long enough that the new one can be a nostalgic throwback like Star Wars or Jurassic Park. Ironically, it’s in a very similar situation to Alice Through the Looking Glass from last year, which was one of the biggest bombs of the summer. Most people I’ve talked to just aren’t interested in another Pirates movie. Of course, people said the same thing back in 2011, and then the fourth movie made a billion dollars. So maybe this movie will just do absurdly well despite the lack of pre-release hype.

      • MrVux007

        Mind you,I have deep love and respect ONLY for the first one,while 2nd and 3rd were just fun to watch cuz they were nowhere near the quality of the first one.

    • Gatsu

      I’m gonna see it on Friday and I know I’ll enjoy it <3. I really like the previous movies, they're a lot of fun to me.

  • Just sharing this so you guys have something to laugh at
    http://imgur.com/a/HyeND

  • NegaScott128

    https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/867545577768210432
    I have no idea what type of camera this is, but it seems like a very complicated setup. I don’t think Kojima would use a setup this complex if it’s just for reference photography, but I’m not drawing any conclusions yet.

    Although…

    I did recently watch a dev diary for Hellblade (the next Ninja Theory game) which talked about incorporating live-action footage into the game world.

    Now, I’m not saying Kojima is going to attempt something like this in Death Stranding, but it is an interesting idea to consider. Maybe this would help work around some of the actors’ schedules, or maybe DS will have hallucination segments similar to Hellblade and it would be less hardware intensive to play an FMV than to try and do some effect in-engine. Just something to consider.

    • Full Options

      From the camcorder model standpoint, I’d say it is a Sony HDC 4300 (~40 000 $) able to shoot 2x slow-motion in 4K
      https://d38zhw9ti31loc.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/hdc4300_tripod.jpg

      It definitely looks like the 4300’s which can likely acquire stunning shots, but a 4800 (~130 000 $) would have been cool since it can shoot at up to 480 FPS in 4K so very cool for slow-motion at 8x in 4K:

      http://resourcemagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Sony-HDC-4800.jpg

      http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/broadcast-products-system-cameras-hd-system-cameras/hdc-4300/overview/

      http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/broadcast-products-system-cameras-hd-system-cameras/hdc-4800/overview/

      • NegaScott128

        Hmm. Assuming you’re right, then yeah, it’s definitely not for reference photography.

        • HideoTube, now in 4K!

        • Full Options

          Not sure at all what he is doing with it. Could be from shooting a HideoTube episode, as Nyxus said, to even mocap / percap because there are various very efficient techniques including the use of normal cameras such as this one, depending the kind of shots you want to achieve.
          For example, virtual cameras are the top of the line over normal cameras for shots like travelings with facial capture, but if you need to shoot more fixed / static plans you can use traditionnal markers (you need 2 or more cameras, though).
          There are also new very efficient marker-less techniques with a single camera, becoming quite mature / accurate thanks to various researches in this field.
          Check this 5 years old Siggraph presentation :

          • NegaScott128

            Interesting. What benefits would this have over traditional motion capture?

          • Full Options

            I’d say mainly budget / time at first glance but those techniques are sometimes not suitable for more complex shots.
            Marker-less save a lot of time because you don’t need to mess with positioning them nor the dedicated suit.
            But yeah, you may drastically optimize your budget by decomposing your type of acquisition, and using different techniques depending the scene’s space requirements.

    • Lex Radu

      “Sony”

      Holly sh*t, he’s on the Metal Gear Movie!

    • Lex Radu

      Updated: “Sony”

      Holly sh*t, he’s on the set of the Metal Gear Movie!

      • NegaScott128

        You know you can just buy a Sony camera right? Heck, even most Sony films don’t shoot on Sony cameras. Ghostbusters 2016, for example, was shot on an Arri Alexa. It’s more likely that, since Sony is funding Death Stranding, they either gave him the camera or let him have some sort of discount, and that’s why he’s using it.

        Also, there’s an Edit button right under your posts. You don’t have to make a new post just to correct something.

        • Full Options

          Arri is a great manufacturer. RED propose also quite awesome models too.
          http://www.red.com/
          Sony may also develop some awesome new models since they always were in the business.

        • Lex Radu

          Dude, Context, that’s all i’ll say!

          • NegaScott128

            The context of what? The context that the movie hasn’t even entered full production yet? The context that nobody’s even been cast yet? The context that Kojima using a Sony camera doesn’t mean he’s on a Sony film shoot?

          • Lex Radu

            That he recently met with Jordan, and Jordan is already working on the script, and i see no other reason Kojima would get a professional Sony Camera if not for a Live Action Movie!

          • NegaScott128

            “Working on the script” =/= “Shooting the movie.” The MGS movie is not going to start shooting for a while, and I and other posters have mentioned several reasons why Kojima might have the camera. That you choose to ignore them speaks only to your annoying need to spout conspiracy theories.

          • Lex Radu

            I’m pretty sure by the end of the year we will get some of the casting!

          • NegaScott128

            Even if we get some or even all of the cast announced by the end of the year, they won’t be shooting until 2018. Why would Kojima be working on the film if it’s not even close to shooting? What, he’s gonna take time off from Death Stranding to supervise camera tests?

        • Lex Radu

          PS: I deleted the previous comment to not edit it.

    • radun

      I remember that live action scene from…i think … Enslaved? It was right at the end and it was >embarrassingly< bad. That level of artistic quality ?Noooo, thank you X_x

      Knowing Kojima, he would probably find ingenious ways to use this in a game though (he already used live action sequences in MGS series before, in meaningful ways).

      • NegaScott128

        The way they’re using it in Hellblade is way beyond what they did in Enslaved. And again, there’s no way of knowing if Kojima is even attempting this sort of thing. He could be using this camera for any number of purposes.

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