1. The Craft of War: BLIND


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    Hello again everyone. About a month ago, due to a mistake on Vimeo's part, the original posting of BLIND was removed and even my account got deleted. Vimeo has apologized so everythings fine now, sort of. Unfortunately the account couldn't be restored to its original state. All of the comments, links, number of plays, and such were all lost. I apologize to anyone inconvenienced. It's a real shame because there were over 1,000 comments lost and dozens of sites linking the original video. BLIND can be viewed elsewhere but I favored Vimeo because they track plays per day. The first day of release it got 457 plays on Vimeo. The next day it got 25,400 plays! The third day it got 248,000 plays! Ending up with over 1.6 million plays before deletion. I'm kind of proud of those numbers. Not bad for an unknown guy posting his first video online. Just to be clear so BLIND isn't mistakenly deleted again, BLIND is not a gameplay video. It's a rendered animation that's similar to many CG films and television shows. The animations were made by me in a 3D application. I used game assets so I guess you could refer to it as a machinima in that sense. Most likely few people will watch BLIND here since the old link went dead but I'm reposting in case someone comes back. -------------------------- update November 1, 2009 Hey everyone, I thought I'd give an update since I still get plenty of people asking about future videos. Currently I don't have any plans to continue with The Craft of War. I've been delaying letting people know this because I didn't want to disappoint. I had thought people would forget about BLIND after a while but there seems to be a steady stream of new WoW players that see the video and ask about a continuation. Why won't I continue? It has to do with me being laid off from work earlier this year. I had to focus on finding a job so I quit WoW because, I'm sure you would agree, playing WoW takes up a lot of time, lol. Since my forced break from WoW I've lost my interest in playing although I still visit the WoW blogs and am still part of the officers mailing list for my guild. Maybe I'll find something that'll motivate me to play again. :) I think I'd have to start playing again in order to be motivated to make more The Craft of War videos. --------------------------------------------------------- update - August 1, 2010 Hey everyone. I've replied to a few emails about this but I figured others might want to know that I've been working on another animated short. Like before I'm working on it in my spare time so it's still a long way from being done. I'm attempting to create my own characters along with the animations so this is a more ambitious project than BLIND. This new animation may not be as popular as BLIND because it doesn't involve WoW but it will still be awesome. There will be action and there will be robots. Thanks, Percula percula.craft@live.com credits: song "Hide and Seek" by Namie Amuro World of Warcraft models, music, sounds by Blizzard Entertainment story, animations, editing, choreography by Percula

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    • Avatar Days


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      This is short film directed by Gavin Kelly ( http://www.piranhabar.ie ) I worked on a while ago called "Avatar Days". What makes this one special is the fact that it was filmed, vfx'ed and comped all in just 4 days. It was made as part of the "4 day Film" catagory in the Darklight Film Festival. It follows 4 MMORPG players taking about their online persona's. As they tell their stories we see them go about their everyday lives against the mundane backdrop of city life...but as their Avatars. There was a team of people on this with director Gavin Kelly leading the troupe. I worked on the 3d characters along with John O' Connell and Will Sharkey. John O' Connell was 3D Lead. CREDITS: Directed by Gavin Kelly Produced by David Burke Production manager Marc Long Director Of Photography Fergal O' Hanlon Editors Paul Giles, Damien O' Connell 3D Animation Lead John O' Connell 3D Animation Will Sharkey, Cormac Kelly RED Camera Kindly Supplied by "The Production Depot" Music by Steve Lynch at StellarSound Digital Transfer Technial Assistant Cathal McHugh Compositing Arron Ingles, Declan MacErlane Ex Piranhabarian Fabricio Lima features as a World of Warcraft obsessed interviewee on this one also! Work completed at Piranhabar. http://www.piranhabar.ie For more bits I worked on check out: http://www.rightpsyche.com

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      • Nur ein Spiel


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        Ein Dokumentarfilm über Fantasyrollenspieler. Das Ziel meiner Dokumentation ist es, die Faszination von Rollenspielen auch Nichtspielern zu erklären. Anders als im deutschen Fernsehen üblich, wollte ich keine von Sucht oder Amok bedrohten Freaks vorführen, sondern porträtiere "normale" Menschen, die von ihrer Leidenschaft erzählen. Mehr Infos zum Film gibts hier: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nur-ein-Spiel/133488743341952?v=info Produktion, Regie: Michael Schilhansl Erzählerin: Nina Ahrens Kamera: Klaus Thurnbauer, Michael Schilhansl Ton: Markus Dobler Schnitt: Grete Liffers, Meik Schwalm Musik: Kai Rosenkranz - Originalsoundtrack Gothic3 http://www.gothic3soundtrack.com/

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        • The Raid - Trailer


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          • Chilled Escapism


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            A chillout video. No plot, no point.

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            • Overwolf client demo


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              Overwolf is a software client that adds a rich layer of functionality to any PC game. It offers tons of FREE in-game apps like video capture and screenshots, an in-game browser, multi-chat, gameplay tracking and much more – so that players will never have to hit ALT+TAB and leave their games. Overwolf’s Appstore is great place to discover new games, get exclusive game offers, and find cool gaming-related social information about their friends.

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              • You can trust Blazing Boost - WoW and LoL Boost


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                Blazing Boost is the most trusted boosting service. Boost now at www.blazingboost.com

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                • Final Warcraft VI [Remastered Version]


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                  This movie is a WoW machinima version of the Final Fantasy VI ending cinematic (from the PlayStation version). The version you are watching is a remastered cut featuring the original opening texts + Final Fantasy music.

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                  • No Point: Stretching Time


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                    How wrong can one fishing trip go? Find out it in this movie which mixes model changing and surrreal fantasy with varying movie genres from action to drama. I have no explanation for the plot - it is up to the viewer to interpret it in his or her own way. "No Point: Stretching Time" has been a project which I've worked on for a year.

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                    • Busted


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                      A World of Warcraft machinima by Baron Soosdon & Pinkhair. This is a love story of two lovers, Fluffypuff the gnome and Titanhoof the warrior in the middle of a Warsong Gulch battle. Love, romance, action.. And more love, romance, action! First place winner in the Synergy contest held by warcraftmovies.com

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