Category: Mashterpiece Theater

December 9 2015

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

November 29 2015

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

October 31 2015

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.

audio: “Cry” by Thomas Bergersen
video: Detroit: Become Human – Teaser

October 28 2015

“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.

audio: “Our Destiny” by Thomas Bergersen
video: Ender’s Game (2013)

October 27 2015

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.

audio: “Dragonland” by Thomas Bergersen
video: Official Destiny: The Taken King Prologue Cinematic

October 26 2015

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.

audio: “In Paradisum” by Thomas Bergersen
video: Samsara by Ron Fricke

October 22 2015

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.

audio: “Worlds Collide” ft. Nicki Taylor
video: “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons

October 9 2015

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.


audio: “Starchild” by Thomas Bergersen
video: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – End of an Era

October 3 2015

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.

audio: “Final Frontier” by Thomas Bergersen
video: Shurima: Descent into the Tomb & Shurima: Rise of the Ascended from League of Legends


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