Thursday, June 5, 2008

204 - Chilled Escapism






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OMFG NO!

FFS, ANOTHER "PEOPLE WALKING"-VIDEO!!11 CAN'T YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE GOD DAMNIT! FOR EXAMPLE SOMETHING WITH A PLOT??+++!!11

No, not really, no.

At least a murloc is killed.

I got some suggestions to make a (musically) slower paced UE-styled video quite a long ago, around the releases of UEv2 and v3. Making the video would be the easy part, finding the correct song was an other thing.

While browsing through my mp3 collection, I found this gem from 2005, "Out of Asia (chillout mix)" by Electroheadz. This song was the correct style and correct length. As usual I had other candidates for the soundtrack, but for this movie Out of Asia won the race.

I wanna add that on this video there is not a single WoW model viewer scene, everything is done with good old in-game filming.

As for the visual effects, I created an effect chain consisting of this and that. Just a bit more clearly put, every scene uses the same set of effects. Their amount was modified from scene to scene just to make sure that things are not too light or dark.

Now I really, really should get started on my machinima for the Worldvide Invitational contest.

40 Comments:

At June 5, 2008 at 5:39 PM , Anonymous Norswap said...

Great work ! As always.
If you do some more escapism stuff, it would be great to see a bit more color (tough this one should not have looked better with more).

 
At June 5, 2008 at 5:50 PM , Blogger Vilaeryn said...

This was fantastic ! The music is perfect. Well, I am biased as I love asian based mixes, but I thought the flow and timing went well with the video. I also appreciate the in game filming. Map edits et.al are very cool and really can show off some amazing machinimaking skills, but sometimes it is nice to slow it down and go back to basics. ^^I'll have to watch a few more times to pick a favorite scene.

All in all very relaxing, the title says it all. =)

-Vil

 
At June 5, 2008 at 5:51 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

There were no map edits at all :)

 
At June 5, 2008 at 5:59 PM , Blogger Ash said...

Awesome work once again!
I really love the "in-game only" content, and Chilled Escapism was really great...
Now i only wonder what the wowisider readers are going to say about it. :P

well anyway.. GL with your machinima for the Worldvide Invitational contest. :)

 
At June 5, 2008 at 9:20 PM , Blogger Olibith said...

Very Nice escapism Baron !
But how can you chill when the WWI is in 11 days !!! Are you insane in the membrane ??? Go tiger GO !
:D
Got your train tickets ?

 
At June 5, 2008 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Vilaeryn said...

when I was referring to your map edits I was referring to your other work. Et al = and others. Meaning your other work shows off your skills but sometimes simple works aka in game filming.

Sorry if I wasn't clear.

 
At June 6, 2008 at 1:41 AM , Anonymous Tim-GameTube said...

Gratz!
I liked this one a lot :-)

6k viewed on GameTube so far...

 
At June 6, 2008 at 4:18 AM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

Oli: No tickets :(

I'll just swim to the WWI event!

Tim: Whoa, that is indeed a nice number at the start!

 
At June 6, 2008 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Destructle said...

Hmmm... no WCM post? It's so disappointing to have to find quality work the 'roundabout' way. lol. Excellent job, as always.

 
At June 6, 2008 at 1:17 PM , OpenID oprawindfury said...

Hey Dude, when i saw this video my jaw just dropped it was so amazing. The combination of the music and the old style film transitions and effects just flew together like a river, after i watched it i felt so ... calm :P but dude awesome video 11/10stars.
i do have one question at 1:00 on the youtube version (not sure if is different on other sites) you where at this or of altar thing where the clouds started turning and twisting and i was wondering where that was at, if you could give me a rough description or exac map Co-ords that would be awesome!! thanks and keep up the GREAT work.

 
At June 6, 2008 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Bullshitmaster said...

yay, that's really cool.. and the music is also better than the music you've used in your other escapisms :X =D

 
At June 6, 2008 at 6:23 PM , Blogger Vilaeryn said...

Baron, would it be possible for you to post/make some nice wallpaper screenies for usage from Chilled Escapism ? There is so many great scenes, it is hard to pick a favorite. (plus, it would be nice to change out my desktop. I still have the B.elf guitarist from I'm So Sick on my desktop ^^)


pretty please and thank you !

*hugs*

-Vil

 
At June 6, 2008 at 6:49 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

Vil: OK! Will do, stay tuned :)

 
At June 6, 2008 at 7:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i tried to Download your music "out of china" but i don't find it on internet.

can you help me ?

i founded your vidéo very relaxing, i love the melody etc etc.

 
At June 6, 2008 at 7:54 PM , Blogger Ash said...

@Anonymous.
The song used in this movie are: Out of Asia (chillout mix), not "out of china" :)

 
At June 6, 2008 at 8:08 PM , Anonymous Hugh "Nomad" Hancock said...

Good stuff! As always, I love the Escapism series - really evocative.

I'd like to see a bit more colour, though - you seem to have been going through a grey/brown phase of late, with the exception of Kake Buk Island.

 
At June 7, 2008 at 12:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to get the song somewhere?

thx
Cern

 
At June 7, 2008 at 1:45 PM , Anonymous Tim-Gametube said...

Ok, Frenchies liked this vid! :-)
12,5 K viewed so far on GameTube...

Most of the comments were it had been blogged were of this kind : "wow, peaceful video, nice music, felt cool :-)"

 
At June 7, 2008 at 2:06 PM , Blogger Windcape said...

Superb work as always.

Are you showing up in France as well, or are you just submitting the video?

 
At June 7, 2008 at 3:02 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

@ Hugh: More colors in the future - but not in the next one (the WWI entry). I'm thinking of making it completely B&W.

@ Cern: yea it is, most of the digital download stores (Beatport, Trackitdown, CDJShop etc) which sell electronic music should have it.

 
At June 7, 2008 at 3:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity, how did you get the flying mount to work in Azeroth?

 
At June 7, 2008 at 3:47 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

@ Anonymous: You need a private server using the Ascent software.

Then you need to make a macro which mounts you on a flying mount, puts the flymode on and voila.

 
At June 7, 2008 at 3:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also wondering about the flying mount in Azeroth. I'm guessing you edited your image files in the MPQ to load a Engineering mount instead of the gryphon? Or private server, I suppose.

 
At June 7, 2008 at 8:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

what´s this for a sword was the gnome have on the back @ 02:42.

Thx.

Best regards
Nico

P.S.: Nice video, nice music .. excellent work. Thx

 
At June 7, 2008 at 8:34 PM , Blogger anon said...

at 4:35 the song seems to change.. what is the name of that song?

 
At June 7, 2008 at 10:39 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

To the two last questions:

#1 - The sword is Frostmourne.

#2 - The end credits song is "Selfmade Executable" by AMJ

 
At June 7, 2008 at 11:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"FFS, ANOTHER "PEOPLE WALKING"-VIDEO!!11 CAN'T YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE GOD DAMNIT! FOR EXAMPLE SOMETHING WITH A PLOT??+++!!11"

^ this

 
At June 8, 2008 at 1:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonderful, great work!

 
At June 8, 2008 at 5:11 PM , Anonymous Insanara said...

Great work, got to be among the best video releases this year. And I honestly agree with your point of view on the type of gamemedia released. Beautiful editing, loved the chill mix but might have been better with a smoother transition between the clips.

 
At June 8, 2008 at 10:11 PM , Blogger thomas said...

i have exams tomorrow
this totally chilled me out

<3

 
At June 8, 2008 at 11:52 PM , Anonymous Clic said...

A gem. Though i pity that poor murloc, RIP little one.

 
At June 9, 2008 at 1:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/10 editing and flavor.
1/10 content

 
At June 9, 2008 at 4:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job! :) I like your video very much.

How do you make the camera movements look so smooth? When I turn the camera in a circle + slow movement while frapsing, it will not look good at the end. Any hints? :) Thanks in advance.

 
At June 9, 2008 at 5:14 PM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

@ latest anonymous: it is the ImprovedCamera (or Cameraplus, I always mix those two) addon which allows the smooth & sexy camera movements.

 
At June 9, 2008 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Ara said...

Wonderful... I enjoyed it at its fullest !

 
At June 9, 2008 at 10:24 PM , Anonymous Prophecyzero said...

loved it. it was well done. i only have one complaint. I liked the pirate hat with the appature science logo on it on the gnome rogue. other then that, GJ!

 
At June 10, 2008 at 9:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that ..... was..... pimp.... but what and where was the pillar thing where it looked like the maelstrom in the sky?

 
At June 10, 2008 at 9:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that ..... was..... pimp.... but what and where was the pillar thing where it looked like the maelstrom in the sky?

 
At June 11, 2008 at 12:18 AM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

The pillar thing was a Dire Maul vortex game object which I had placed into here'n'there (STV in this video mostly). It's an emulator trick.

 
At June 12, 2008 at 4:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing video, I cannot help but keep watching it over and over again. I espacially love the music. I can't find it anywhere, I tried the places you mentioned, but can't find it. Would you mind sending it to me or something? I'd appreciate it.

-Digital Abuse

 

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