Forza 5

Microsoft was planning to produce FilmSpeed, a film designed to communicate the epic feat of how a game designer conveys the ultimate exhilarating sense of speed and power for consumers – experienced by so few in real life – for Forza Motorsport 5 on the soon-to-be-released Xbox One. Studio@Gawker created a stunning 5-part behind-the-scenes vignette series to tease FilmSpeed and generate buzz for the powerful gaming experience.

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Forza 5

FilmSpeed put Tanner Foust behind the wheel of a McLaren 12C to speed 120mph around the world's fastest 680-frame zoetrope and capture the Forza Motorsport 5 McLaren P1 one frame at a time. The vignette series, hosted by Top Gear's Rutledge Wood and published on Xbox's YouTube channel, explored the principles and mechanics of the film – from building a zoetrope to equipping the McLaren 12C as a powerhouse production car – and how the process leant to the creation of the highly-anticipated, fully-immersive experience of Forza Motorsport 5.

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Each video rolled out on Jalopnik and Kotaku to show how the most cutting-edge film technology can lend to the most cutting-edge gaming technology to provide car lovers and gamers alike an experience like no other – Forza Motorsport 5. Reader excitement increased when project contributors – including Foust, Wood, and former Jalopnik Editor-in-Chief Ray Wert – joined the discussion below each video to share further insights and details about the experience.

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