LOTRO Update 11 Fan Trailer

May 10, 2013

Community, General, Videos

It is not every day that you get to work with an amazing voice artist and actor like Middle-Earth Network Founder, Tyler Michael Jonsson but that is what I found myself doing this week to create this trailer.  I had already written the script to sound a certain way but thankfully Tyler took it in a slightly different direction and got really into it and that made it sound far better than I could have imagined.  It is a really rewording thing to write something on a page and have an actor bring it to life.  I already had the music picked out before Tyler did the voice and actually had him listen to it while he recorded.  I feel that this allowed for a much more authentic performance as it is really hard to be listening to the voiceless music while reading the script and not want to start yelling it out.

Pineleaf also made an appearance in this as the Lore Master that joins us as an ally.  I have to give him a lot of credit as he had very short notice and yet still was more than willing to help.  The video itself was easy enough to capture but I did learn that orcs don’t like living camera men as we both died many times to bring you this information about the death st…I mean Wildermore.

This is the first time I have worked on any kind of a trailer and I have to say that it was a ton of fun to make this and I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it.  I really am thankful to LOTRO and its players for creating such an amazing community to play and create in.  Thanks!

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12 Responses to “LOTRO Update 11 Fan Trailer”

  1. TSU Says:

    Great work …enjoyed lots…

    ‘Cold is coming’ reminds me that ‘winter is coming’ in Game of Thrones…


  2. haldare of gilrain Says:

    Death by Snow and Sword…’cool’ forgive the pun! Can hardly contain my excitment! Enjoyed the fan video would love to see more of these.


  3. Zyngor Says:

    Nice job – it gave me chills in more ways than one…loved the voice work!


  4. Mandura Says:

    0:55, anyone else noticed that that guy is holding the hammer the wrong way? xD


  5. Spridra Says:

    This is my favorite video you have made so far brother. Make many more of these and maybe include me in the next one…


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