Update & Behind the Scenes

Greetings all!

First of all, Happy Halloween! Hope you all have a fun and scary night!

For those that might have noticed, yes, I am changing the theme... again. This is a temporary theme until I make a custom background for the blog again instead of just a plain white background.

For those interested, here is some behind the scenes of Path to Redemption with some pretty pictures.

I recommend you watch the video first if you haven't!

The whole idea for this video started with people battling with heavy armor and from there it developed into what you see here. Finding the song by larrynachos, which fitted perfectly for the theme I was going for, everything just fell into place.

In total it took about a month to get done and only had three locations we filmed at.
The prison I build myself and is a very basic hallway and room with some added light sources to give a bit more dark/dungeon feeling to it.

The second location is the scenes where the house is burning. This was filmed at The Dragon Empire of Uhre and have already changed since I filmed the scene. The owner had to change his land but was very helpfull and left that area as it is seen in the video until I finished filming. Big thank you goes to Rik Sullivan for that.

The last location is Misty Mountains owned by Tymus Tenk. I filmed a small scene in one of Tymus's regions before and he was nice enough to let us use magic spells and smoke on the region, so a big thanks to Ty for that!

Costumes was probably the most difficult thing to find this time surprisingly, as I was sure finding good medieval armor can surely not be that hard... I was wrong. In the end I think the armor that can be seen in the machinima worked out perfect. Fun trivia: The project name was "Project Armor" due to the difficulty at the start to find nice armor.

I tried filming this one slightly different by using more close ups, wide angles and moving the camera with the action faster. I think it worked out pretty well, so will try it out a bit more in the next machinima I do.

That is mostly it for this machinima. In December we will hear how it did in the The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible competition.

Blog to you all soon!