Friday Top 5: Fanmade Videos

Thought I would change it up a little bit in this week’s Top 5.  There are a tonne of fan created videos out there, from using comedy skits, to music parodies, to some great original stories.  I’ve been introduced to some quality work, and discovered some others on my own.  So today, I present to you the five that stand out the most for me.

5. Kingslayer
This is an interesting look at how new hotness becomes old news. A great look at the Northrend content being a ghost town on nearly all counts. Also, the song is amazing. I’d think nothing of popping it on a CD for in the truck. Lance R Lindley did just a phenomenal job.

4. Boom De Yada
It’s almost to the point where I think this video’s overplayed…almost. Irdeen Productions took the (at the time) popular Discovery Channel promo video and applied it to World of Warcraft. But it’s not just a parody, it’s a phenomenal project that stands on its own merit and digitally surpassed the original it was based on.

3. Divided Soul
Both this video and the next one on the list I owe to Gauss for introducing them to me. Divided Soul is one of those incredibly well told stories, and one that you know well…or you’ll think you do. Once you’ve watched it and figured it out, go back and watch it a second time to truly appreciate it and understand the whole thing.

2. Craft of War: Blind
Again, thanks to Gauss for showing me this one. It’s also been featured on WoWInsider a few times and for just reason. Perculia knocks this one out of the park in Kill Bill fashion. As a fan of Onyxia, I absolutely love how the character was presented here.

1. The Hunt: Trailer
Good things can come from just clicking on random videos on the sidebar of YouTube. I can’t even tell you what other WoW related movies I was watching when I decided to check this video out. It had actually been a couple of years since I’d seen it, but I’ve never forgotten it. Start to finish, it screams Hollywood Blockbuster but in a good way. Great song selection in the background and phenomenal voice work. Tracking it down again I’m pleased to see the movie itself was finally released last summer.

So there’s my personal favourites.  I could’ve easily have included some Oxhorn, or Crendor, or even some of the other great music videos (original or parody), but these were the ones that stood out -especially The Hunt.

6 thoughts on “Friday Top 5: Fanmade Videos

  1. mataokashaman April 13, 2012 / 8:50 am

    I have seen Blind- those are fantastic – brilliant post – now to go get some popcorn and re-watch!

    • JD Kenada April 13, 2012 / 8:22 pm

      After I get my overtime, housework, and judging duties out of the way tomorrow I plan to watch The Hunt start to finish. 🙂

        • JD Kenada April 14, 2012 / 8:39 pm

          I’ve a post in the works where you have no idea how much truth there is in your words…

  2. Navimie April 14, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    That video The Hunt: Trailer was magnificent! I wish I could be so talented!

    • JD Kenada April 14, 2012 / 8:38 pm

      Same….still haven’t sat and watched the movie yet though. >_<

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