I was born into a family that owned an arcade, so some of my first memories were playing Ms. Pac Man and Track and Field. I was 7 when the Nintendo Entertainment System was released. So I’ve been an active gamer for longer than Millennials have existed. Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed is a project I was fortunate to have been a part of, one we’ve been working on for the past two years. I’m so glad everyone finally gets to see it.
Two Steps from Hell recently released another album, and it continues the tradition of truly magnificent scores of the past several years. Though the album landed in the final month of 2016, I’d say that “High C’s” is probably the lead contender for song of the year. But more on that later. For now, take a couple minutes to experience one woman’s struggle to fight back her almost literal demons. I set this short trailer from Ninja Theory’s Hellblade to Two Steps from Hell’s “Inferni” from their new album, Vanquish.
Even in the heart of heaven,
angels can still feel fear.
audio: “Before Time” by Thomas Bergersen
video: opening cinematic from Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls
In anticipation of the next installment of Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, I started playing with different songs to see if I could make anything work. Not surprisingly, it’s rife with powerful visuals that can tell a story and get a point across in as few frames as possible. So it all works great together. I used footage from the original four trailers (one for each main character) and blended them into a single video.
This is a short film about the power of love and power itself, set in a galaxy far, far away. It is arguably one of the best stories in the entire Star Wars universe, and it only takes seven minutes to tell.
This is a “mashterpiece” of the cinematic trailer for the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion to Star Wars: The Old Republic and the song “Illusions” by Thomas J. Bergersen. After a bit of tweaking, I realized that the two pieces just belonged together. It is currently my most popular video on YouTube with almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.
Capcom hired Mediajuice to edit and remix three great trailers for Umbrella Corps into a single epic trailer. This was the result. It was going to be shown in toy stores, so it had to be rated E. Making a trailer for a first-person zombie-slaying competitive shooter isn’t easy when you have to keep it kid-friendly. Still, I think it turned out great.
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 give his account of the franchise’s birth, I love the series even more.
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.
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