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Category: Mashterpiece Theater

2016
29 Feb

This is a short and charming vignette about a girl and her companion. Also, robots.

audio: “Reborn” by Thomas Bergersen
video: ReCore E3 Announcement Trailer

28 Feb

Prepare to fall out of the sky. The opening cinematic to Halo 5 Guardians is one of the most intense beginnings I’ve seen in video game, and “Flight of the Silverbird” by Two Steps from Hell feels like it was written for it. The slow opening allows for light dialogue to set the stage, then the music builds to match their flight, the battle, and their escape. Out of all the things I’ve edited, this is definitely one of my favorites, and it’s currently my most popular video on YouTube.

audio: “Flight of the Silverbird” by Two Steps From Hell
video: Halo 5: Guardians Opening Cinematic

22 Feb

This is (among other things) an attempt to use musical themes to represent certain factions, a la John Williams. The heroic main theme represents the humans, and it makes multiple appearances each time they come on screen. But if you listen closely you can hear that not all is well with this particular group of humans. Very early in the video, for example, you’ll hear the change in the melody that coincides with the revelation that the beasts they are subduing are actually a family. The humans clearly see them as sub-human, which sets the stage for the rest of the story.

audio: “Strength of a Thousand Men” by Two Steps from Hell
video: Asura Online Cinematic Trailer

5 Feb

Animal whisperings intoxicate the night
Hypnotize the desperate, slow motion light
Wash away into the rain, blood, milk and sky
Hollow moons illuminate and beauty never dies

audio: “Blood, Milk, and Sky” by White Zombie
video: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

13 Jan

This video was based on a short film that Rob Zombie created for Assassin’s Creed Unity, a video game that focuses on the French revolution. I combined it with a White Zombie remix by Charlie Clouser for obvious reasons. You almost forget the two weren’t made for each other.

audio: “El Phantasmo and the Chicken-Run Blast-O-Rama” by White Zombie
video: Assassin’s Creed Unity Presents: Rob Zombie’s French Revolution

6 Jan

Warning: This video has blood, violence, partial nudity, a redhead, and an evil witch. ‘Tis not for the faint of heart.

audio: “Real Solution No. 9 (Mambo Mania Mix)” by White Zombie
video: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt from CD Projekt Red

2015
24 Dec

This is just a first draft. It was mostly just a test, a learning experience. It was one of the first videos I edited, and it was also the first time I tried using a rock/metal song.

audio: “The Outsider” by A Perfect Circle
video: Dishonored 2 – Official E3 2015 Announce Trailer

9 Dec

The original version of this video is incredibly powerful. Set to layered imagery and well-crafted voiceover, this is the kind of Star Wars story everyone wants to see. I wanted to try setting it to music for a few reasons: it has visual themes that both imitate and contradict with Star Wars canon, it’s a relatively obscure franchise, and there is no spoken dialogue to work around. The ending of the song and the video both have a sustained ending that is usually one of my pet peeves: the mindless fade out. I’ve always held the obnoxious opinion that if you can write a beginning then you can write an ending. In this case, the fade out is intended to build anticipation and leave the viewers with questions.

audio: “Rada” by Thomas Bergersen
video: Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire – “Sacrifice” Trailer

29 Nov

Witness the glory of one woman’s fearless dance with the devil by the pale moonlight.

audio: “Age of Gods” by Thomas Bergersen
video: Angel Stone Official Cinematic Trailer