Tuesday, April 14, 2009

In For A Penny – Part 2 (by Selserene)

My dear friend and collegue Selserene has finally finished In For A Penny – Part 2 "The Thorne of Rose Street". Previous movies of the IFAP series are:
In For A Penny – Prologue
In For A Penny – Part 1 "On All Eight"

Selserene is one of the top machinima creators to be found on the net. Her movies are special, incredibly stylish and with so much love for details, that you can watch them countless times still finding new stunning things you weren’t aware of before.

The IFAP series are chapters of a thrilling story of love, lies and intrigue. Thayle, a charismatic (and definitely straight) male bloodelf, who is being hunted by the law for the murder of the Chief of police, tries to find a way to clear his name. The singer Leda, his secret lover and only witness of his innocence, has her own ways to deal with things, and not even Thayle himself is able to see what is going on behind those beautiful eyes of his girl. Leda is by far not the only mysterious person in this film noir, and as the story proceeds more and more hints are to be discovered by the viewer.

The voice acting for Leda (Selserene) and Thayle (Cranius) is outstanding and the music choice as well as the sound design fits very well.

I was stunned when I got to watch part two and am excited to see how the story will develop further.

See for yourself:

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Saturday, April 4, 2009


My first blog post on my first blog… yay!

So, I’m a Swiss machinima director, mostly making music videos using World of Warcraft.

That said... Cranius asked me ten days ago if I was willing to help him with filming a music video for the song “Ulduar”. He sang this parody of Timbaland’s “The Way I Are” together with Summergale, who also wrote the hilarious lyrics.

The first time I heard that song I was just... hm... let’s say stunned. Although that doesn’t quite express how I felt. Anyway, I knew I just heard some pure awesomeness, with very professional voices and sound design, that would be a huge hit.

It goes without saying that I accepted this challenge.

It was an insane week of filming with Cranius at night and editing the scenes at daytime; sleep had to wait because we wanted to have it done before the actual Ulduar patch was here.

We filmed on several servers, including the PTR for Ulduar scenes, transfered and leveled chars and Summergale recruited guildmembers to help. Although it was hellishly stressful, I had a great time making that video.