“Mordy Koots does not fear war. War fears Mordy Koots.” – Mordy Koots
There were a number of really good shows submitted in the Best VFX category for 2010 Streamy Awards consideration, representing everything from practical FX shot work to totally immersive environments. Mordy Koots, an Australian entry, was my favorite among the more immersive types.
The creators of “Koots” bill the show as a “MOGIE”, short for Movie Over Game Integrated Environment. That is, a show which uses video game environments for virtual sets and environments with live action composited over it. In Koots kase, I mean case, the mogie is a WWII-era sitcom, using game elements licensed from the “Heroes over Europe” and “Blazing Angels”.
The green-screen work is pretty good, and the overall look and feel of the show nothing short of stunning … Oh, yeah, and it’s funny, well written, and well acted too, so … hey, bonus. (Only kidding friends … I’m not that much of an FX-first geek … Not really.)
Check out the trailer in the viewer, than go over and hit the Mordy Koots web site for more info and episodes. The show’s creators are really taking the show to the streets (er, Intertubes?) with their efforts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking vehicles, as well as offering an iPhone app for viewing episodes.