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Resto4Life interviews Druid artist Andrige

I could have sworn that we interviewed Andrige here on WoW Insider, but I can't seem to find it in the archives, so I guess Resto4Life beat us to it. Phaelia has posted an interview with the artist (and machinimist) behind some of the best WoW fan art out there, and to the surprise of no one I'm sure, he seems like a fun, down to earth kind of guy.

He talks about his fascination with both the Horde and Druids, why he loves Feral, and what he's been up to lately -- he's planning to do a piece of the Night Elf bear and Tauren cat fighting each other, which should be awesome. He's also awaiting the art change in Wrath of the Lich King -- like a lot of players, he's tired of the sci fi and can't wait to get back into the old sword and sorcery style. He wouldn't turn down a job at Blizzard (who would?), but he humbly says that he's got a lot of work to do before he steps up to that level. Good for him. Finally, he shares some good advice about how to make machinima (the script for his film was actually written by a few people on IRC), and a few good ideas about Druid forms. A "Runic Wolf" -- I love it.

Nice interview, and good to hear from the guy behind the art.

Filed under: Druid, Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Virtual selves, Fan art

Shifting Perspectives: Share your delight in Tree of Life!

Every week, Shifting Perspectives explores issues affecting druids and those who group with them. This week John Patricelli, the Big Bear Butt Blogger, brings you a fun challenge for Restoration Druids specced for Tree of Life.

Since this column has been dominated by news of the Ferlol kind lately, I thought this week would be a good time to bring some true leafy fun into the mix.

I am still working avidly on a gearing for Karazhan list for Restoration Druids, with research and insight provided by Bellwether of 4 Haelz, with full expectations of having it ready for you to enjoy next week.

In the meantime, here is a wonderful opportunity for Treelovers to show their Bark is stronger than our Bite.

Phaelia, the mind and heart behind Resto4Life, decided that Arbor Day was the perfect time for Resto Druids to let their imaginations bloom.

To that end, she has issued an Arbor Day Challenge to all of you Trees out there.

More about the challenge, and the fun you can have, after the break!

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Filed under: Night Elves, Tauren, Druid, Fan stuff, Virtual selves, Classes, (Druid) Shifting Perspectives

WoW Moviewatch: Mr. Lonely (previously Heart of the Wild)

Update: Andrige, as you can see in the comments, has asked us to not post his movie -- he says that it wasn't done (though the movie was publicly available, and still is at the link below). So instead, we've decided to bring you an oldie but a goodie today: Mr. Lonely, based on a song by Akon (that has one NSFW lyric in it). We'll see Heart of the Wild here again when it's ready to go.

Believe it or not, at 13 minutes, this isn't the finished movie. Andrige, the creator of Heart of the Wild, has a 40 page script that he estimates will fill an hour and a half of movie time! Apparently he's even adding chapter links to the main video as he goes along! He describes the film as taking place during the invasion of Qiraji, but with his own twist to the story.

Heart of the Wild is a beautiful machinima, where Modelview characters aren't the main focus, however there are some things to point out. There is a lot of text to read on the screen, and sometimes, it's not easy to read it. Voiceovers and voice acting would solve this problem if done right, or at the very least, he could make the text stand out more against the backdrop. This series has the potential to become wildly successful, so keep your eye on it!


If you have any suggestions for WoW Moviewatch, you can mail them to us at machinima AT wowinsider DOT com.

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Filed under: Machinima, WoW Moviewatch

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