RPC 2010

Friday, August 6th, 2010 | Backstage, Cast, Common, Team | Comments Off

RPC 2010 LARP rox

The bad volcanic cloud was almost responsible for the cancellation of the camera test in Cologne. Not only me but also Thomas Bengtsson an Mark Laursen from Ensidia couldn’t catch their flight. But I was the lucky one to get the last seat in a train to Cologne, so after a hot 8 hours 35° train ride I was able to join Liq and Protec from Ensidia at the RPC 2010. I was very happy to drink a cold beer with Hans after the odyssey. My Intention was to shoot Ensidia while  showraiding at the Buffed booth and test my new 5D Mark II camera setup. After few attempts Ensidia managed to kill the Lich King. Thus satisfying hundreds of spectators arround the buffed booth. It was a pity that Nessay and Kungen couldn’t join me but nevertheless it was a very nice experience to see the colorful community of roleplay @ the RPC (digital and analogue representatives) . Especially the LARP fans are very photogenic like you can see in the posted media.

After two days of shooting elves, orcs, jaggers, stromtroopers, raiders and interviews with Liq, Protec, Bernd Holtmann, Tyrania and many more I left the spot again in a crowded train to Vienna. The next trip was scheduled to Copenhagen and Gothenburg where I should shoot the private side of Thomas Bengtsson the most famous WoW player of all time. BTW: If you want to check out the German ZDF Blog entry in which I already write about the experience with our Swedish celebrity then go here. In few days you’ll find a short impressions clip and more pics of the RPC here. Be sure to revisit.

Thomas and his Gothenburg

Post edit: Here our cameratest.

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Gamescom is past…

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 | Backstage, Cast, Common | 3 Comments

…but effects the present .-) On Sunday evening I escaped completely exhausted from the Gamescom exhibition. After one Day of doing nothing (No not nothing: I jumped in a lake and I read my emails). I finally arrived back in the office. Now I am able to present some superb trophies from the great hunt. While the most people were equipped with NCSoft bags and inflatable Conan Swords, I managed to get the following stuff from there:

  • Convention exclusive figure ‘Questgiver Fleet Master Seahorn’
  • Blizzcon exclusive gift ‘Murloc Space Marine’ will be sold on ebay
  • An extraordinary autograph on my mousepad
  • I know already, what I am doing with all this stuff. Fleet Master Seahorn will be a gift for a special buddy who also is going to appear in our documentary but couldn’t attend as far as I know the Blizzcon (20000 guests got one of these there). The ‘Space Marine Murloc’ will be sold on ebay instead of accompanying my Deathknight Obagra on his adventures(/cry). Blizzards’ CEO Mike Morhaine told the audiences that this little nice digital pet is worth more than a small car. I need the money to cover the expenses in Cologne .-) So thanks to Blizzard for making this possible.

    The last and the third thing already decorates my bedroom walls. The mouse pad shows some autographs of the best WoW guild on our lovely Earth named ‘Ensidia’. And yes, there you can read a personal message from the most famous WoW player. But see yourself! By the way,  I don’t take any offers from other Daniels trying to obtain this piece of glamour ß-)

    The reason for my visit in Cologne was to film Ensidias appearance on the Gamescom. The Focus was on Scarab Lord ‘Kungen’ aka Thomas. Here I also made the acquaintance with Hans (liQ), Bernadette (Tjani), Phil (Mek, here a link to his Gamescom blogentry), Markus (Mackzter) and Max (Fenira). Hey, It was great fun working with you guys and also spending the Saturday evening in an amusement arcade (just imagine after being brain washed on the huge Gamescom). Big shout outs also to liQ. Thank you helping me arraning all the appointments and interviews. And thx to all you guys carrying arround my heavy camera stuff, so I could focus on filming you.

    My next Blogentry will show some pics of the Gamescom. Fist of all I have to ingest (the new trendy word for the good old word “capture”) the footage. So don’t hesitate to revisit L2L soon.

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