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  • Recore + “Reborn” by Thomas Bergersen

    Mashterpieces

    This is a vignette about a girl and her companion. Also, robots. Audio: https://youtu.be/sHDQAHOAAwY Video: https://youtu.be/D2xgu4QnYA0

  • Asura Online + “Strength of a Thousand Men” by Two Steps from Hell

    Mashterpieces

    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.

  • Detroit: Become Human + “Cry” by Thomas Bergersen

    Mashterpieces

    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. The following videos include the original teaser, the short film that inspired the trailer (but mostly the game), and a behind-the-scenes look at how the original concept came into being. https://youtu.be/Pelrr__9qx8 https://youtu.be/sQ4BB7vpJgo https://youtu.be/kvnt0yCwvYg

  • Knights of the Eternal Throne + “Illusions” by Thomas Bergersen

    Mashterpieces

    An instant-classic short film about the power of love and power itself. I started with the cinematic trailer for the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion to Star Wars: The Old Republic. It's arguably one of the best stories in the entire Star Wars universe, and it only takes seven minutes to tell it. For this mashterpiece, I set it to Thomas Bergersen's "Illusions" because they had similar peaks and valleys, themes, and basically just seemed to belong together. Source Audio: https://youtu.be/Y1qzm3UUTrg Source Video: https://youtu.be/LbpDxrew4A0

  • Halo 5 Guardians + “Flight of the Silverbird” by Two Steps from Hell

    Mashterpieces

    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 videogame, and "Flight of the Silverbird" seems made for it. The slow opening build allows for light dialogue to set the stage, then the music builds to match their flight, the battle, and their escape. Like many of these mashterpieces, Two Steps from Hell's music that was created for things like this. It's easily one of my favorites, and it's currently the most popular on YouTube.

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity + “None Shall Live” by Two Steps from Hell

    Mashterpieces

    A story like Romeo and Juliet, except they kill anyone standing in their way. I've been a fan of the Assassin's Creed series for a long time, though I didn't actually play them until the third or fourth had been released. After hearing Patrice Desiléts (the original creator of the series) give his account of the franchise's birth, I love the series even more.

  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls + “Before Time” by Thomas Bergersen

    Mashterpieces

    "Even in the heart of Heaven, angels can still feel fear." video: opening cinematic from Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls audio: "Before Time" by Thomas Bergersen

  • Dishonored 2 + “The Outsider” by A Perfect Circle

    Mashterpieces, Music Videos

    This is just a first draft. It needs a lot of improvement, but it works for now. audio: "The Outsider" by A Perfect Circle video: Dishonored 2 from Bethesda Softworks

  • Knights of the Fallen Empire + “Rada” by Thomas Bergersen

    Mashterpieces

    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: Knights of the Fallen Empire

  • Ender’s Game + “Our Destiny” by Thomas Bergersen

    Mashterpieces

    One thing I've learned from obsession is that there's a fine line between a blessing and a curse. In this video, Ender and his team plunge headlong into battle to win the ultimate game. audio: "Our Destiny" by Thomas Bergersen from the album Sun video: Ender's Game (2013)

  • Destiny: The Taken King + “Dragonland” by Thomas Bergersen

    Mashterpieces

    This is an epic song about a land of dragons set to an epic cinematic about a world of destiny. It's the fourth music video I've created using this one album. I think I might be obsessed. audio: "Dragonland" by Thomas Bergersen from the album Sun video: opening cinematics from the video game Destiny: The Taken King

  • Tomb Raider + “His Brightest Star Was You” by Two Steps from Hell

    Demos, Mashterpieces

  • Bedtime

    Graphics