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Evgenia Lotin
The Process of Creating a Dream World from Idea to Post-production (on the example of Short Movies Based on the Warhammer Fantasy Universe)
Media Production in Creative Industries
(Master’s programme)
At all times people with pleasure escape from reality into fictional worlds. Popular fantasy universes become commercially successful; to expand and retain the audience of a setting exploited recognizable attributes of such a fictional world, its characters and events. The type of media involved in the creation of a fantastic universe becomes the starting point for the emergence of other products within one media franchise.

This study is devoted to the creation of works on the fantastic universe of Warhammer Fantasy Battles. This setting is gaining popularity in Russia, thematic public in social networks there are thousands of participants, but their content is mainly borrowed texts and pictures. There are no web-series based on this world today, although the brightness of images and detailed attributes of the universe make it cinematic.

This work describes step by step the creation of a work within the fantastic universe, representing a kind of manual, which can be an example and help for other HSE students and young professionals wishing to implement similar projects.

The creative part of the project is a comedy web series based on the world of Warhammer - "Webhammer Parody Series". At this moment three series are created, and in total it is planned to let out ten episodes, each of which differs not only unique history and characters, but also style in which it is removed. So the first series was staged short sketch, the second was shot in the genre mockumentary, and the third in the style of silent movies. In the future, it is planned to make episodes in the genre of reporting, debates, TV shop, etc. A variety of styles will not give the audience bored, and would become a hallmark of the series.

The first series of web-series "Webhammer Parody Series" has already had success with viewers both in Russia and abroad.

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