On April 25th 2010, the RIdPEF decides to start a big project : a video of about twenty minutes, in order to show the creative side of this community. A little like a machinima, a little like a technical demo, a little like Snoman or the MC-Addicts videos. In short, breaking WoW for a purely aesthetic purpose.
☕ Getting hands dirty ☕
Over the years, some content piles up, handcrafted with love. As we gather IRL annually, conversations on the subject keep coming back, and working groups sometimes emerge spontaneously. All this will result in some of the most beautiful scenes of the movie. The community gets involved intermittently, producing content and tools.
☕ Release : March 2023 ☕
However, the process is quite slow. This is not surprising : every cut of the film is an entirely handcrafted scene in World of Warcraft. A 3 seconds cut often requires four or five hours of work, and sometimes a lot more. The project often seems to be dead, motivation decreases over time. Then comes summer 2017, and the question arises : "so, this thing, do we quit or make it for real ?". The decision is made : we will go all the way.
From August 17th 2017 to the present day (April 29th 2018), more than 8 years after the project began), several hours of hard work occur every day.
☕ Coffee Induced Dreams ☕
And voilà, we can at last show you the result of this relentless work. In total, the project has required a lot more than a thousand hours of collaborative work and tools development. This project is considered as the culmination of our work on the game World of Warcraft.
We also want to thank the whole modding community around the game, for the knowledge and tools gathered over time, and more specifically : Adspartan (for his Multiconverter and work on Noggit), Alram (for the wiki hosting and his work on the minimaps), as well as Schlumpf (for his huge reversing and documenting effort over the years, his contribution to many tools and among them Noggit, and for helping everyone).
irc.quakenet.org / #ridpef
In case you would like to see behind the scenes, you will find here a short video that shows some shots were made: youtube.com/watch?v=Es2nvAgdk94