Monday, March 3, 2008

First Mini-Trailer of A Time to Die

I've created my first video of the A Time To Die campaign - it is a small video of a few minutes where the player runs and fights throughout Red Larch in Chapter One. I wanted to see how easy it would be to make a video trailer. I used Fraps (fraps.com) for the initial video capture and then used Windows Movie Maker to compress and edit the movie file. I uploaded it to YouTube.com and embedded the code here so you can watch the video. Only took me a whole day to figure out how to do this, thanks to Amraphael and Ayrin on the forums for their advice.! :)

** Update! I discovered how to record the video with sound, here is an updated video trailer below **

15 comments:

Jclef said...

Lady E, that's awesome! The areas look sweet and I see a lot of interaction going on. Did you add any sound to this? Song or whatever? I can't hear anything.

Thanks for sharing!

Liso said...

So cool! I'm ready to play! This turned out great! I did the dancing in the tavern :) need to add some sound for us! So we can grove to the scenes :)

Liso

Ladyelvenstar said...

Hey Jclef and Michele! Thanks for watching the video and I'm glad that you liked it. Okay, I am trying to figure out why the sound doesn't record since there is definitely music in the tavern and the fights would be more dramatic with sound! LOL... stay tuned. ;)

Ree said...

This is great. Looking forward to be able to explore your areas and get to know all these people. Too bad about the sound though, may have to edit the settings in fraps. I'll be keeping a further eye on your work though, so keep it up :)

SirChet said...

All Right!!

Looks Great, the areas appear to have the LadyE touch for realism, (the textures look really good)
Maybe you should have someone test some of these areas, I'm sure you could find someone willing to do so...;) (hint hint)

Ladyelvenstar said...

Hey Jonny, I don't what I did to it but now the sound works. I've recorded more footage and did a new video for everyone to watch...I appreciate your feedback!

Chet, you know you'll be first to test them when the files are ready! Thanks for your compliments... :D

Delak said...

The video looks great.

Liso said...

"Chair dances to the Inn Tunes" Great the sound it working. Made it worth a second run through and then some!

Looking forward to playing!

Ladyelvenstar said...

Thanks, Delak!

Michele - don't break a leg dancing in your chair! LOL... I am glad that you are enjoying the trailer. :)

Amraphael said...

Want to play it now! *jumps and wave my arms* The areas look so alive. Great stuff Lady E!

Ladyelvenstar said...

Thank you so much for that comment, Amraphael - I was hoping that the module would look alive! That is exactly the atmosphere I was trying to achieve. :)

Lance said...

Hi Lady Elvenstar,

The video shows you have a gift at designing areas by the looks of things. Really atmospheric from what I saw.

Can't you upload video directly to your blog by the way? (Without having to use YouTube.)

Ladyelvenstar said...

Thanks for the compliments on my design work - that is very encouraging! Yes, I could upload the video directly, but it is easier to track views using YouTube.com :)

Ernie Noa said...

Very nice job on the trailer. Looks like it's going to be great.

Ladyelvenstar said...

Thanks, Ernie! Now, if I could just finish it and release it already. LOL! I'm always tweaking an area or rewriting the dialogs. :)