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  • Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

    Hi.

    As you know , Ilkka Villi is Actor of Alan Wake . I had an great interview with him and it's done from www.bazicenter.com .

    Direct Link.
    Enjoy it.


    1- How you doing these days Ilkka ? Alan Wake is nearly to release and
    everyone knows him with your face ?



    Iím doing very well, thank you. Itís only about a week until the release of
    Alan Wake and Iím really excited about it.





    2- It's 6 years after Alan Wake revealed. How do you feel about alan ?




    I myself have been involved with Remedy and the Alan Wake project for almost
    five and a half years now, so it really has become something very special
    for me as well. A big part of my work for the game I have done during this
    last year and I have to say I really love working with the guys from Remedy
    Ė they are very talented, ambitious, nice people and excellent to work with.
    So all and all I feel privileged and fortunate to be part of Alan Wake.



    3- What is the different between acting in Movie and a Game ? which one
    is harder ?



    I find both of them to be quite hard in their own way. The largest part of
    work I did for Alan Wake was for the cinematics of the game, which are
    actually quite close to a movie. But acting in a game is often very
    technical, there are a lot of things to consider. It really is quite a
    puzzle Ė the final result is built from so many little pieces. We did the
    body motion capture in one place and the face motion capture in another. I
    also often had to match my acting with the voice of another actor (Matthew
    Poretta). The acting was always done in a closed studio and many times I was
    there just by myself, so it required a lot of imagination. The key thing for
    me was to prepare really well for each motion capture shoot. But although
    the technology used in video games these days is very cool and advanced, it
    still canít quite convey all the little nuances of human emotions. Itís
    really interesting to see what the future holds in that respect.



    4- isn't hard to face acting when alot of stuff are in your face (facial
    Motion-capture) ? how did you get over it ?



    The motion capture markers on the face werenít really what made it so hard Ė
    it was all of the things I mentioned in my previous answer. The hardest part
    with the face markers was for the guys to get them on in the morning and off
    after a long day of work.



    5- It's funny that you are a writer too , like Alan Wake. what are you
    writing usually ?



    Well, I wouldnít really call myself a writer these days. I have previously
    worked as a journalist and written some stuff for TV, but nowadays Iím fully
    concentrating on acting. But maybe some day Iíll be able to actually finish
    a movie script. I do know a thing or two about that writerís block that
    Alanís also suffering from...



    6- do you have any common with Alan Wake ?



    Hmm, besides the writerís block? Well, I do think we look quite the same...
    Maybe I sometimes have a similar short temper as Alan does, and also some of
    that sarcastic sense of humor. But all in all I think Iím fortunately a much
    happier and more of a trouble free person than poor Alan.



    7- How did you get Alan Wake acting job ?



    I was picked by an agency here in Finland that finds actors for movies,
    TV-series and so on. Then I got a call from Sam Lake and went to visit the
    guys at Remedy. Thatís how it all got started.



    8- how is the working with Remedy ?



    As I said earlier itís been fantastic! They are a great group of very
    talented people and they put their heart and soul in what they do. They have
    treated me very well and appreciated my work efforts for the game.



    9- Do you playing videogames ? can you talk about this ?



    The truth is that I havenít been a big gamer myself so far. I have played
    the Max Payne games though. And I sure will play Alan Wake very soon!



    10- What is the biggest diffrent between Movies and Videogames?



    It seems that those two are getting closer to each other all the time. Video
    games almost look like movies these days. Many games are being made into
    movies and vice versa. What makes games so special is of course the
    interactivity Ė being able to control the protagonist and really put
    yourself in his or her place. But Iím a big movie enthusiast myself. I love
    the collective experience of watching a great movie in a full movie theatre,
    with the whole audience basically breathing in the same rhythm. Games on the
    contrary are often played alone. At the same time I have to say that Iíve
    never seen people so devoted to a movie as they are for certain games such
    as Alan Wake for example. People have been talking about the game and
    speculating every little detail about it for so many years before itís even
    released. I think thatís great.





    11- Last year was a great year for you . You worked on 3 project (if im
    right) . what are you doing right now ?



    Iíve been lucky enough to work in many very different fields of acting in my
    career. Lately Iíve been doing some theater. Some new movie projects are
    also on the way.



    11- lately i watched Brigh Falls first episode . why didn't you playing that
    . Harry Garrett show was fantastic.



    All Iím going to say about the Bright Falls series is that you should watch
    all six episodes. I think they have done a pretty awesome job with it, and
    itís a great prequel to the game itself.



    12- how is the working with Sam Lake ?



    Sam is a fantastic guy! Very intelligent, sympathetic and with a great sense
    of humor. I really admire him as a writer and I think he has created
    something very special with Alan Wake. We have had some great conversations
    about Alan with Sam.



    13- Ilkka you know Finnish , English , Spanish . Did you ever think about
    working outside of finland ?



    Above all Iím just hoping to be able to play interesting, versatile
    characters with depth. If that sort of acting jobs would come from outside
    of Finland I definitely wouldnít mind.



    At last i should say congratulations Ilkka you did one of the biggest acting
    in game industry and your Movies are great. I wish you luck.


    Thank you very much! Iím very happy that you appreciate my work. I hope you
    all find that Alan Wake has been worth the wait and really enjoy playing it!
    When it's all dark...light is so precious, just like the darkness

  • #2
    Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

    Nice interview thanks

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    • #3
      Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

      Shouldn't he know swedish too? After all, finns have had to learn swedish for some years

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      • #4
        Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

        thx
        Germany loves Alan Wake :D

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        • #5
          Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

          Originally posted by Stark Viking View Post
          Shouldn't he know swedish too? After all, finns have had to learn swedish for some years
          It's something a lot of Finns are very good at flushing out of their brains. I know I've been very successful at that. =) (Mostly, it's just that I never have to use it, because whenever I meet Swedes, we just speak English.)
          Story Team Manager at Remedy. Like the occasional stupid remark? Follow me on Twitter: @MikkiRMD

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          • #6
            Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

            He looks like a great guy.

            Thanks for the interview
            Alan... Wake up

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            • #7
              Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

              Nice interview. THX
              I'm back.

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              • #8
                Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

                Originally posted by MikkiRMD View Post
                It's something a lot of Finns are very good at flushing out of their brains. I know I've been very successful at that. =) (Mostly, it's just that I never have to use it, because whenever I meet Swedes, we just speak English.)
                Finnish swedish sounds cool, so re-learn it again^^

                Heja Remedy!

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                • #9
                  Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

                  Originally posted by MikkiRMD View Post
                  It's something a lot of Finns are very good at flushing out of their brains. I know I've been very successful at that. =) (Mostly, it's just that I never have to use it, because whenever I meet Swedes, we just speak English.)
                  You know most of the forum is norwegian??
                  And you know what happens if you cant speak norwegian....
                  ROUDHOUSEKICKTOTHEMOOON!!
                  I'm back.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

                    Nice Work
                    Last edited by Томми; 05-05-2010, 09:07 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

                      Originally posted by Томми View Post
                      کارت عالی بود حمید! :d
                      that mean nothing

                      حميد = name
                      بود = mean nothing
                      كارت = mean nothing
                      عالى = also mean nothing

                      thats arabic letter with meanless word

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

                        that mean nothing

                        حميد = name
                        بود = mean nothing
                        كارت = mean nothing
                        عالى = also mean nothing

                        thats arabic letter with meanless word
                        not arabic, its persian sentence, This means including = nice your work hamid.
                        Last edited by Томми; 05-05-2010, 10:09 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bazicenter Interview with Ilkka Villi

                          as a persian, i'm very proud of you hamid
                          all of you're works are great.

                          everybody believe me, he's genius

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