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.
Category: Mashterpiece Theater
Deep inside me, I could feel something different, a gentle and warm whisper telling me that I am…alive.
Today, my muse was an android. This video was created using the song “Cry” by Thomas Bergersen and the teaser trailer for Detroit: Become Human by Quantic Dream. I wasn’t aware of this game until I went hunting for this trailer, and it led me to a fascinating story of how Detroit: Become Human came to be. First, there was this short film, which was created entirely using a video game engine. Then that led to the production of this trailer that spawned the creation of this video game. Then I found it and set it to Thomas Bergersen’s “Cry” from the album Illusions.
“The way we win matters.”
One thing I’ve learned from obsession is that there’s a fine line between a blessing and a curse. When I first created this video, I had no idea I’d spend the next few years of my life doing dozens more like it. Just like Ender.
This is a new kind of dragon.
This is the fourth music video I’ve created from this one album. I think I might be obsessed.
This is what happens when I can’t sleep because a gorgeous song and mesmerizing video are floating around in my mind. I have been obsessed with Thomas Bergersen’s album Sun, which came out exactly one year before I discovered it. And I have always considered Ron Fricke’s Baraka as one of my all-time favorite films. This video was edited together using “In Paradisum” by Thomas Bergersen and excerpts from Ron Fricke’s film Samsara, which was a follow-up to Baraka. Witness the mesmerizing Tibetan Buddhist tradition of creating and destroying mandalas made from colored sand.
At the time I decided to create this video, it was during the lead-up to the 2015 League of Legends World Championship. The previous year’s tournament had a music video and theme song that was really memorable. This year, for some reason, they had a theme song but no video for it. So made one. I used the video from the previous year and set it to this year’s theme.
I stayed up way too late last night creating this, but it was so epic that I just couldn’t stop myself.
1 Thomas Bergersen’s “Starchild”
1 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Mix all ingredients in a bowl made of adobe, add plenty of herbs, and make sure there’s plenty of heat.
The tragic fall of Shurima was nothing compared to the tragedy of its rise from the grave.
This was my very first mashterpiece, which has been a hobby* of mine for the past few years. At the time, I was just immersed in League of Legends because we were traveling around with Strawburry17 for our series Unlocked. It wasn’t until after I completed this video that I realized this could become a regular thing. I definitely didn’t expect it to grow into a full-blown obsession.
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