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WoW Moviewatch: Castle in the Sky

And now for something a little old-school and awesome. How old-school? Well, Castle in the Sky was released by Zimtower back in 2009. At three years old, this video is still a little bite-sized taste of awesome.

This is what Zimtower himself had to say about the video:
Everyone has their own fantasy, their own place to get away from the stresses of life, a place where they have lived another childhood. But in this case, Daleran seems to be a nice castle in the sky.
For all that the glory days of Dalaran are well behind us, I still revisit the floating city to enjoy its sense of wonder and magic. Even if you don't want to visit it in-game, maybe Castle in the Sky will help you enjoy it.

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WoW Moviewatch: Gnome Fukkireta

It's not incredibly often that you see such a mesmerizing meme make its way to WoW machinima, but it does happen. This video is a great example. Simply called Gnome Fukkireta, the video was created by Zimtower.

If the video doesn't make a lot of sense, don't worry. You're not alone. It was created as a response to the Fukkireta meme, it seems, and shares all the incomprehensibility of its memetic cousins. I worry about the gnome, though; it seems she'd get dizzy doing that for long.

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WoW Moviewatch: Castle In The Sky


Castle in the Sky
by Zimtower is a short, sweet and beautiful music video. It's somewhat referencing Dalaran as a castle in the sky, but is really more focused on the idea of a "happy place" where each person can revisit their own childhood. And yes, that's totally a reappearance from the fun gnome from Cloud 9.

It's a pretty short video, so I wouldn't recommend trying to read too much into it. However, Zimtower has done an amazing job animating his gnomes so that they actually line up against the song's lyrics. The video is beautiful, with a whimsical color palette that serves to magnificently reinforce the song's message.

Ultimately, this is a great video. I had a fun time watching it, and expect it to be one of my go-to "pick me up" films in the future.


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WoW Moviewatch: Cloud 9 by Zimtower

Tipster Dread Raven dropped us a note about Zimtower's music video Cloud 9. The tip labled the video as amazing. I admit, I was nervous about that word at first. The last time I got a tip labled that way was for BLIND, and that can be a hard one to measure up to. Also, just as importantly, we did a gnome-based video yesterday, and sometimes our readers have a low gnome-to-nongnome tolerance.

But when I fired up the video and started watching, I was enthralled. Zimtower's work to animate the singer was astounding. Face and body movements are well-tuned and expressive. You can see her eyes behind her gnomish goggles. The soft glow of scenery and motion-capture are all beautifully done, giving the video an overall ephemeral quality.

The song itself fits perfectly. While it's not my genre of music by preference, the strong bond between visual and audio has cemented "Cloud 9" as something to live in my iPod. Zimtower said the video was about joy. I was skeptical, but the sense of serenity and peace during the movie really did bring that across. I admit, I thought the music video was, in fact, amazing.

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