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Title: YouTube teasers?
Post by: matthijs on June 19, 2008, 03:17:19 AM
Some friends of mine - Ole Peder GiŠver and Martin Bull Gudmundsen - have written an RPG called "Itras By". It's in Norwegian, so it's probably not very accessible to most people here - but what's interesting is that they've made a teaser video for the game. This is pretty common in Nordic LARP circles, but I don't think many RPGs have done this before.

You can see the teaser here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwCequ9rKdc).


Title: Re: YouTube teasers?
Post by: Steve Segedy on June 19, 2008, 06:04:55 AM
That's a really interesting and creepy video, made more so by the fact that I don't understand any of the voice-over.  Warning to others: there is some NSFE (Not Safe For Eyeballs) mess in the middle.

We did something similar for the Shab-al-Hiri Roach (http://youtube.com/watch?v=rjVKiGSheYI), which I think works well as a no-budget trailer for the game.  I'd love to see more of this sort of thing-  it's a great way to get across the tone and theme of a game, without getting into the details just yet (that's what demos are for).


Title: Re: YouTube teasers?
Post by: Matt-M-McElroy on June 19, 2008, 07:20:11 AM
The guys at 12 to Midnight recently made a couple of videos for their Steamworks product:

http://12tomidnight.com/2008/steamworks-trailer-2

http://12tomidnight.com/2008/steamworks-book-trailer/

You can also post your videos over at http://www.book-trailers.net

Regards,

Matt


Title: Re: YouTube teasers?
Post by: northerain on June 19, 2008, 11:31:01 AM
Any info on how it was made?
It looks like a lot of old stock footage, but it's a lot better than what I've been seeing online.


Title: Re: YouTube teasers?
Post by: matthijs on June 19, 2008, 11:34:15 AM
A lot of the old footage is from Un Chien Andalous (or however it's spelled), an old surrealist movie. The rest, I don't know...


Title: Re: YouTube teasers?
Post by: Christoph Boeckle on June 20, 2008, 06:40:17 AM
Really nice!

Some footage is from La CitÚ des enfants perdus (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112682/) (also quite surrealist). Aren't there any risks with copyright?

I'd be very interested in reading an AP of Itras by, Matthijs!