25 May 10

Avatar Days

Posted on 25th May 2010 by admin in professional work

Hello all. After a long time under-wraps for various reasons I can finally bring this one out into the fresh air! Fans of World of Warcraft, this one’s for you.

This is a short film I worked on a while ago called “Avatar Days”. What makes it a little bit special is that the whole thing from filming, to vfx right through to compositing was done inside 4 very sleepless days and nights. I was part of the team on this one alongside John O’ Connel, Will Sharkey and director Gavin Kelly.

The documentary follows 4 MMORPG players talking about their online persona’s as we see them go about their daily lives against the dreary backdrop of an overcast day in Dublin city…as their Avatars!

This one picked up a few awards along the film festival circuit and was definately a fun one to work on. The bottle of “Kick” the Mage is holding in the queue is the same one that kept me awake helping make this sucker.

EDIT: Big thanks to Danny O’ Dwyer from CitizenGame.co.uk for featuring this on their front page. Cheers man!


Also available on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9TEdGbvtnc


All work completed at Piranhabar.

8 Comments »

  1. It’s a fantastic movie. I tried to spread a word abut it in the WoW community by tossing up a post at my WoW blog. It’s the least I could do.

    http://www.pinkpigtailinn.com/2010/06/new-documentary-about-wow-players.html

    Comment by Larísa — June 1, 2010 @ 6:08 AM

  2. Thanks Larisa. I’m really glad you enjoyed the short! Cheers for the blog post, most appreciated.

    Comment by admin — June 1, 2010 @ 10:37 AM

  3. [...] impressive when you consider that the team shot, animated, and edited this in less than four days! According to Kelly, Avatar Days has already picked up a few awards along the film festival circuit, [...]

    Pingback by Game Retail Store » Avatar Days: World Of Warcraft In Dublin — June 2, 2010 @ 12:08 AM

  4. Just wanted to let you know that we’ve spotlighted your team’s video in a blog post as well! :)
    http://www.wowhead.com/blog=158395

    Excellent work!

    Comment by Miyari — June 2, 2010 @ 4:26 AM

  5. cheers, it was a collaborative effort.

    Comment by admin — June 2, 2010 @ 11:06 AM

  6. Really liked it. I’m a big WoW player myself (two level 80’s working on ICC), and it was nice to see stuff like this put out by what I assume are professionals. It’s a look at video games and their consumers that you don’t really see all too often. Kudos!

    Comment by Mike — June 2, 2010 @ 9:06 PM

  7. awesome movie i really like it.
    You guys did great job – sound, voices, video, animation. and only for 4 days. Outstanding!

    Comment by Alex — June 3, 2010 @ 12:04 PM

  8. Guys – i bad know english -super x10 – i try to make video but It is a masterpiece!
    Let’s communicate later – super

    Comment by Anton — June 7, 2010 @ 5:00 PM

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