Monday, January 05, 2009

The Craft of War: Blind

Now, I've liked machinima since right before it got the label "machinima." (Machinima is animation using a video game's engine.) I used to watch RedVsBlue all the time, and still do occasionally. If you haven't seen a RedVsBlue episode, please stop breaking big rocks into small rocks and ask the warden if you can visit the computer room.

Yesterday, I came across something that blew my mind. It's a machinima short made with the World of Warcraft game engine, but... well, it's just incredible. It's The Craft of War: Blind by Percula. Here is his triumph:

The Craft of War: BLIND from percula on Vimeo.

Percula admits he used to work in animation -- it's pretty obvious by the quality -- but says this is only his second creative endeavor for public viewing. (The first is lost forever apparently) He has also said that he's been between jobs for a few months now.

After seeing this video, there is no way that this person will lack for money anytime in the near future.

Grats, Percula, for this mesmerizing video. The music choice and usage were perfect, and your storytelling impressive. Please keep on making these videos. If it's more about the two rogue characters, great! If you plan to do a mini story on each class in turn, even better.

My only request is that you do warriors next.

Thanks again, Percula!

Yep, I'm gonna have to watch it again...

1 comment:

John Gray said...

cracking scottie picture on your blog!
we have two and I wish i could photograph them so well!