Amazing Resident Evil Village motion capture video shows how they brought Lady Dimitrescu to life
A new behind the scenes video shows off the cut scenes of Resident Evil Village, including Lady Dimitrescu motion capture.
And yes, actress Maggie Robertson does wear a massive hat. It’s called “committing to a role”, people/
The video features comparisons between the motion capture and the final scenes, giving fresh insight into the remarkable performances behind the game’s deliciously campy caricatures.
Now you can see for yourself the creation of some of Resident Evil Village’s most iconic scenes, from Lady Dimitrescu’s contained rage, to her daughters revelling in “man blood”.
It also includes some pre-visualisations of the development team acting out scenes in pre-production, which makes for an amusing counterpoint to the final results.
Robertson has also been tweeting some behind-the0scenes images, including how Lady Dimitrescu’s actual height was marked.
How the sausage gets made part 2: This is what we used to mark Lady D's actual size and eye lines. Clearly, she's grumpy after chasing people around the castle all day. 💅 #thegrumpystandin #LadyDimitrescu #ResidentEvilVillage
(check out that hat tho. It's a look 😏 💁) pic.twitter.com/I7g6f8K2L8
— Maggie Robertson (@maggiethebard) May 10, 2021
Clips of the fascinating video have also gone viral on Twitter.
the making of resident evil village pic.twitter.com/Su1RiJEKsl
— best of video games (@bestofvidgames) May 9, 2021
Released last Friday (6 May), fans have been going wild for Resident Evil Village – the latest in the long-running horror series.
You can check out our review of the game here: “It’s not always scary, but Resident Evil Village is among the series’ best games. It offers spectacle and thrill in equal measure, with a deliciously gothic twist.”
Social media has been awash with cosplayers showing off their best looks. As ever, the internet is thirsty for the big tall vampire lady.
Drag streamers Deere and Eevolicious both streamed the game on Twitch dressed as the game’s iconic women.
— DEERE (@dearDEERE) May 8, 2021
— DEERE (@dearDEERE) May 8, 2021
— Eevo (@Eevolicious) May 9, 2021
Other fans also dressed as the vampire lady and her daughters, or shared their fan art of the characters.
🖤✨ Happy Mothers Day! ✨🖤
~by make it Resident Evil Village~ pic.twitter.com/AADipgE11n
— ✨ Byndo Gehk ✨ (@byndogehk) May 9, 2021
YALL GO THANK @maggiethebard FOR BRINGING LADY D TO LIFE
— Andi (@iandipen) May 10, 2021
Resident Evil Village stream tonight!
First time playing for both of us!
— ✨💖Sarah Fong Plays👾💖✨ (@sarah_fong_tho) May 9, 2021
I had an amazing time playing and streaming on launch day in my cosplay! Lady Dimitrescu is everything I'd hoped for and more. Here's my new dress! Thank you @maggiethebard for bringing Our Lady to life 🍷❤️🏰 #LadyDimitrescu #ResidentEvilVillage #ladydimitrescucosplay pic.twitter.com/maPJ4bfRWX
— Linds @ Castle Dimitrescu 🍷🏰 (@LadyofRohan87) May 8, 2021
It’s not just Lady Dimitrescu though. Now that the game is out in full, fans are also delighted to see another villain, Heisenberg, getting some thirst treatment.
Heisenberg note: "We wanted to make a cool gray-haired character."
I love you, CAPCOM design team pic.twitter.com/Lp04hmbawT
— Capcom Shill Extraordinaire (@InariAlter) May 9, 2021
ok hear me out… karl heisenberg pic.twitter.com/xTZpRd5qhV
— lala⁷ 🔪🧈 (@fyourchanel) May 8, 2021
— 毛可🍯 (@aktcloris) May 8, 2021
Everyone has always talked about Lady Dimitrescu. But allow me to offer: Lord Karl Heisenberg. pic.twitter.com/VsnEu1GlT5
— riv. | check pinned 📌 (@qulcotix) May 9, 2021
Broke: I want Lady Dimitrescu to step on me
Woke: I want Karl Heisenberg to step on me pic.twitter.com/tFlcVSONfq
— Kaneko Art (COMMISSIONS CLOSED) (@RyanPuffsArt) May 9, 2021
But do we need to compare? Or is there room for both? Bisexuals can certainly agree.
me watching dimitrescu and heisenberg pic.twitter.com/r2gEcBNixZ
— 💫🎀 💒 🎀💫 (@princessxemnas) May 9, 2021
— Anni 🐝 (@astralb3rry) May 8, 2021
One thing’s for sure, Resident Evil Village has certainly made a big impact.