Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Bittersweet Game

The rise of homegrown SFX continues with this resonant riff on World of Warcraft in RL -- what gamers refer to as "real life":

Avatar Days from Piranha Bar on Vimeo.

From the creator:
This is short film I worked on a while ago called "Avatar Days". What makes this one special is the fact that it was filmed, vfx'ed and comped all in just 4 days. It was made as part of the "4 day Film" catagory in the Darklight Film Festival.

It follows 3 MMORPG players taking about their online persona's. As they tell their stories we see them go about their everyday lives against the mundane backdrop of city life...but as their Avatars.

Pretty damned great for four days' work. Restores one's faith in humanity, even while showing the downside.


Master Fu said...

The video is private. Wish I could see it.

Mark Netter said...

Fixed with new embed -- thanks for the heads-up!

Master Fu said...

That was pretty damn impressive.