WWB Documentary Trailer



When C4w3 asked me if I'd like to be involved in the creation of a WWB Documentary I didn't hesitate to say yes, of course, duh. Even though my plate is overflowing with EVE projects, I couldn't pass up a chance to lend a hand. (I have serious issues with saying no apparently.)

With the G-Fleet event only a few short weeks away, we needed a trailer as soon as possible. So I sat aside yesterday to work on it. I've cut trailers before, including two for other documentaries, so I'm rather well versed in how difficult they can be. Distilling a theme, or conveying a message in a short amount of time can be rather challenging. Especially when there are more cooks in the kitchen. I once cut a trailer for an Academy Award winning documentary director that took a month to finish. That was a nightmare, or at least that is what I thought. When it was over she gave me one of the nicest compliments I've ever received. Even so, that trailer was a tough one.

Luckily, in this case, I was pretty much left to my own devices. Which is both a blessing and a huge amount of pressure. WWB is a complicated piece of history that has many and varied root causes, story lines, players, and potential outcomes. But essentially it all boils down, in my mind at least, to one powerful narrative. So that narrative is what I choose to focus on in the trailer. And for those that might still consider me overly 'grrr Goons', let me politely remind you that I could have easily used the word "Fail" instead of "Fall". But I didn't. To do so seemed grossly unfair, because EVE is an on-going story that has yet to be finally written.

I was lucky to stumble on the music track for this over on AudioJungle, when I heard it I knew it was the perfect track. After that, everything else just started falling into place.

Looking forward to this project. I hope you enjoy the trailer.



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    1. I can't be bought Gevlon and you should know that. C4w3 is a good friend and I help out with Care4Kids as much as I can. When he asked me to help him with this I said yes. Just as I would have said yes to any one else that bothered to ask. That's all this is.

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    2. This is one thing with my long time deals with Rixx I know he didn't do for money. And as a creative guy as he is he does exactly what is expected, when asked to assist and give a hand his use his incredible mind to come up with beautiful projects. And we can't deny for a short trailer is a well done deal.

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    3. And a little info Gevlon. I just saw this comment from Mr IWI (Lenny) himself on Reddit:

      Lenny_Kravitz2: The man himself 28 points 2 hours ago
      Just to give everyone an idea on the scope of this project: we have video makers from both the Imperium and MBC sides working on this, over 1Tb of video footage and 800 pages of material collected from various sources on what all happened during the war. FCs, alliance/coalition leaders, and others are going to be interviewed (yes even Mittani).
      This is a pretty huge project with people on both sides working very hard to put out a product that is as unbiased as they can make it. We hope you all enjoy it once it is finished!

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    5. Your tinfoil is always appreciated here m8, you should come join me for an After Hours podcast sometime. That is an invitation btw.

      I was against the introduction of RL$$ into Eve from the beginning, I don't make the rules however. All I can do is continue to promote the game that I still enjoy playing. I'll leave all the tinfoil conspiracy gossip to those much better prepared to engage in it.

      I will however freely admit that I don't mind writing history or of watching those that abused the meta game for a decade get destroyed by that very same meta game.

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    7. Just a small reminder that you commented on my blog. Which you are welcome to do anytime.

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    8. My bad. So I un-commented your blog and promise to never do it again.

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  2. Interesting, Bobmon over at Eve News24 claims he made the trailer (http://evenews24.com/2016/09/02/world-war-bee-the-documentary-trailer/).

    Quoting him, "This is a promotional trailer I made for a project that I’m involved with to produce a doc regarding the events surrounding World War Bee". Perhaps he ought to change his wording to 'we'?

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    1. Indeed, but the credits show Eveoganda. So we need slap Bobmon for not making this clear.

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    2. To be fair, the description comes directly from my YouTube channel. But I have asked that he slightly tweak it to make that more clear.

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  3. I thought the text was just a TAD dark, but other than that, as with virtually everything you do, very nice job!

    Large I was watching it thinking, "Bob! I wish I could do videos like this!" And then afterwards I figured out you'd made it and my mind went, "Ah. Of course!" :)

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    1. Total judgement call on the text, I went back and forth a lot on the lighting. Eventually you just have to make a decision and move on, lighter just seemed wrong somehow. Plus darker made my particles stand out more :)

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  4. Just like any COD trailer. Dun Dun Dun Duuuuun cut cut cut Dun Dun Dun Duuuuun cut cut cut

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