Not too long ago my friend Ben Dai found out that someone posted up our student film on YouTube.com. After searching around I was surprised that it has actually been posted 4 to 5 times already by different users. I was also surprised that people have posted many positive comments. It also seems that some people had some questions about this film, so I decided to use this blog to post some facts about it:
-Made by Ben Dai and Bruno Velazquez during the 2000-2001 Fall Semester at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia CA.
-The film was inspired by charcters found in novels written by R.A. Salvatore which include Drizzt(Dark Elf),Bruenor (Dwarf), Wulfgar (Barbarian), and Entreri (Assasin).
-As many of the Drzzt fans have noticed, we took several artistc freedoms in the portayal of the charcters as well as with the actual events as compared to the novels.
-The film was originally posted on Motionzoo.com
-This is a traditional 2-D film and was put together using Pothoshop and After Effects
- Ben Dai works for Blizzard entertainment and is part of the Cinematics team. I just completed work on God or War 2 for Sony Computer Entertainment.
- This film helped my break in to the game industry.
We really appreciate the comments made by everyone regarding our film and if there is more interest we would like to someday team up again and perhaps make a 3-D version this time. Please feel free to post some questions here and I will be happy to answer them.