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WoW Moviewatch: The Devil's Gun: Prelude

The Devil's Gun: Prelude is the first installment of a new, narrative driven series of machinima by Kidsake. Filled with dolorous voiceover and Kidsake's powerful visual style, The Devil's Gun looks like it could be a huge breath of fresh air in recent machinima. Designed to tell a story and do some world building, we don't see videos like this very often. Kidsakes described it as a post-apocalyptic western fantasy based on a Pathfinder game he'd once run; that certainly sounds like legitimate geek cred, there. I can't wait to see where this goes.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Devil's Gun prelude

Kidsake got famous for these stylistic diorama videos. While the technique's not unheard of, it's not something that we saw around the machinima parts. The method lent an air of gravitas and ponderousness to the WoW subject matter that was fairly unique. But it's been a while since we've seen one of these videos from Kidsake. And then he released this prelude to The Devil's Gun along with a promise that the final would be complete soon. I'll admit that I'm pretty excited. Check out the video and I think you might be, too.
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WoW Moviewatch: I am the Warlock!

Work warning: A couple of f-bombs and some hardcore imagery -- nothing perverted; it's somewhere between Slayer and a Chick tract.

This video by the erudite Kid Sake could easily be confusing for many folks. It's somewhere between a parody and a love letter. This is what Kid Sake had say about it himself:
My homage to the metal videos of the 'Satanic Panic' era (late 70s, early 80s) where the devil and his demons were hiding behind EVERYTHING. After-school specials told us how evil DnD was and churches held record and book burnings regularly.

What better way to pay tribute to the likes of Dio, Iron Maiden, etc then using Dave Grohl's love letter band to the metal of that period, Probot. And what better singer to mesh it all together than Jack Black.
Ultimately, I am the Warlock is nothing else if not an astounding display of Sake's skill at putting together the imagery and graphics of machinima. The video is smooth and attractive, and it flows incredibly well. Sure, I can see some folks being put off by the imagery, but the skill with which it comes together is remarkable.

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WoW Moviewatch: Hiszi, Chapter 1

This movie is a little different from what we normally cover on Moviewatch, although it includes a familiar face. This movie is a PVP and leveling diary created by Kidsake, whose videos like A Westfall Drama and God's Gonna Cut You Down are already fairly popular around here.

Hiszi, Chapter 1 isn't very long, clocking in only a little over 3 minutes. While I'm normally not enamored of video diaries, especially of gameplay, Kidsake did a pretty good job of capturing my attention and keeping it. I think it might be the somewhat surreal opening or the awesome background music.

Like I said, this video is definitely a little different from what we do around here, but it's worth checking out
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WoW Moviewatch: A Westfall Drama

After looking at Heroes by Kidsake last week, I wanted to take another pass at A Westfall Drama. The video enjoys a lot of the same mystique, but A Westfall Drama manages to capture a sense of loss, misery, and grief.

The music is Goddamn You, Jim by the Felice Brothers. I hadn't been aware of the song until I heard it in this video, and my hat's off to Kidsake for using such original music. The poetry of the lyrics and haunting voice supplements the video very well, matching both the tone and ponderous narration.

Kidsake really does amazing work. It's worth the wait between each of his videos, but I can't help but to hope for more.
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WoW Moviewatch: Heroes

It's been a long time since we've heard from Kidsake. His music video for God's Gonna Cut You Down received huge acclaim among machinima fans. The use of Johnny Cash as musical background, coupled with unique and interesting visuals, thrilled many of us.

Kidsake's back with a new video called Heroes. It's a shout-out to his friends and fellow WoW players, featuring a large series of character vignettes set to Peter Gabriel's cover of Heroes. This surprisingly moody, brooding piece actually reminds me of Kidsake's other videos. He definitely brings a thoughtful, enigmatic feel to his videos.

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WoW Moviewatch: God's Gonna Cut You Down

Since there's been talk about non-rap, non-pop machinima lately, I wanted to take the opportunity to again share God's Gonna Cut You Down. This is actually one of my favorite videos in recent years; the song's cut from a different cloth, and the visuals are amazing.

Kidsake really did something amazing with this machinima. He managed to tell a haunting, interesting story without breaking out into obvious narrative. And while I'm obviously a lavish Johnny Cash fan, I think I can say without bias that the music was a perfect choice for the video's themes.

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WoW Moviewatch: PLATE

I tend to shy away from featuring too many previews or trailers because you never know if the advertised video will actually ever come to fruition. However, Kidsake has a pretty good reputation, and his previous work is well-loved enough that I thought I'd take a chance. As you can see, the video for PLATE just looks awesome.

Kidsake's work has always been beautiful and haunting. God's Gonna Cut You Down is still one of my favorite mood pieces. I'm eagerly looking forward to PLATE, as I'm excited to see what he'll do with it.

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WoW Moviewatch: A Westfall Drama

Kidsake is back with another beautiful machinima. This one's called A Westfall Drama. I think the general flow and narrative of the story will be clear to most viewers, but I still enjoyed a lot of the specific character vagueness in the movie. Kidsake has really done a lot to bring art and interpretation to his work.

I especially enjoyed his ongoing use of interesting music. In God's Gonna Cut You Down, Kidsake made great use of Johnny Cash lyrics. In A Westfall Drama, he uses the Felice Brothers' Goddamn you, Jim. The poetry of the song's lyrics are powerful against Kidsake's animation and presentation. I continue to be impressed by this style, and hope to see it developed even further in the future.


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WoW Moviewatch: God's Gonna Cut You Down

I hope this signals the beginning of a trend in seeing Johnny Cash-related machinima. God's Gonna Cut You Down is WoW music video for the song of the same name performed by Johnny Cash. This is the first machinima created by Kidsake, which makes it even that more impressive.

The imagery and flow of this video is awesome. I love the techniques Kidsake used in this video. The color images contrasted against the grainy black-and-white film is a powerful tool, and I like that the still-frame cutouts give the audience a chance to really check out each portrait.

Johnny Cash was an amazing musician and brought a lot of depth to the folk song. I think Kidsake did the song justice with his video. The moody, somber colors all speak to the same kind of pensive, threatening tone used by Cash, and the violent battles are complimented by God's Gonna Cut You Down's fierce and unyielding lyrics. Ultimately, this video is just great stuff, and I look forward to seeing more Cash songs turned into video. Kidsake, obviously, should be well received and hopefully he'll keep creating new films.


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