Promotion Team Forum
Salathe wrote:Alright well... Guess im in charge of this then
So the video we currently have is alright. *I* loved it, but *I* play illarion, so seeing all the new features and getting a sneak at the new music was great! But to a potential player, the video will come off as dull and uninteresting. And while I think the music is great, it wasnt created for a promotion, it was created as background music to fit to a certain area, and it really doesnt fit with the video IMO. The video outlines features that the VBU has that the current build doesnt, so it leaves out some really nice things which we have now, but stay the same (or similar) in the VBU. Most of the images have one person doing plain things. And the video doesnt even show a glimpse of the biggest aspect of this game... the RP!
Any trailer of illarion has to have this in every single clip of the video, it is why we all play the game, no one here plays illarion for the amazing smithing system, or the immersive fighting system ;D. So for any video made, I will need 5-10 players helping out creating scenes.
Now... either I can start with a video for what we currently have to get as many players ingame before the VBU as we can, and then release a new video or promotion when the VBU comes out... or we can just wait until the VBU comes out. I've no problem starting on what we have now.
The video should start off by featuring a character who has just started on the island, and shortly outline his experiences in an ongoing story while showing all the features we have. And a good draw for the video would be to take an event that has already happened in game. For whatever reason, the first one that comes to mind is dravish sacrificing arynne to become a lich. For example... the video shows the text "Create your own story" and begins with an clip of the player meeting people and saying why he came here. Then mention crafting and show the char beginning to mine/collect wood and then begin crafting. Then a text along the lines of "get involved" and follow it with a clip of another char rushing to ask for help to save arynne, the main char accepts. "explore a vast world" the group of chars going to save arynne set off with various clips of the desert/mountain/swamp/etc. "Fight for good" players show up and stand off against drahken and ravish. "Fight for evil" Dravish kills arynne and drahken gives him some evil power. "Wield magic" Show mages beginning the fight with some of the amazing magic graphics =D. Some text about melee fighters that I cant come up with and show players beginning to jump in and continue with this fight scene and create interesting scenarios that can happen when involved in a quest fight (fighters being back to back, running down a hallway to create a choke point for fighting a dozen demon skeletons, etc...).
Anyway... a really simple storyboard... but you get the idea, people need to know this is a RP game where players can get involved in very interesting storylines, and showing that through a video is very easy =).
Now If I could be pointed in the direction of where to see what kind of music we have available, that would be great. It would be good to use music that is being made for Illarion, but typically background music for games isnt what you want to use for a video like this... but I have no idea what music has been made! And I can also use BFM Digital, which has been more than friendly enough to let me use their music for videos i've already made and posted on youtube. These guys specialize in trailer music and have had their stuff shown in MANY trailers (Lord of the rings, star wars, transformer, pirates of the caribbean...). Since this isn't for profit it's very possible they'll let me use their music again. Something similar to this would be good for what I have in mind... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On1xDRWqc1E
And i've got some nice ideas for the VBU video as well, since i used to be on the VBU team. But i'll keep quiet on that one since there are some nice surprises coming with it =D.
Anyway... let me know what you think, or if a video for the current build is necessary. If so, all I'll need is some GM help for the scenes and 5-10 people to fill in on the scenes. Should only be 1 days work to get all the clips I want.
Ah yes, forgot to mention that. I was thinking there should be 2 different videos with the exact same content, just each in a different language. Having both languages in one universal video is gonna be like a clusterfuck and mildly confusingDjironnyma wrote:Raena - she will help us mostly with translations she speaks native german but also very good english.
Of course, but from the few pieces I've heard, it is mostly ambient music which is not ideal for a promotion. I did also ask at the end of my post for directions on how to get my hands on that music =)Jupiter wrote:Do you know that Illarion will have its own music?Salathe wrote:Finding a quality song we can legally use (or has a cheap license)