The following video is a collaboration of sorts. A while ago one of my corps mates, Esqui, sent me a little something called the "Wrecking Shots Prayer." Soon after writing it, he sent it to me and asked me to do an audio for it. I did, but it seemed flat when I listened to it. That's when the real work began.
I came up with the idea of doing a video for the prayer. There were two obstacles though. First, I have a terrible video card so the fraps I take comes out very low quality. Second, I'm not that good with Sony Vegas and only knew a few tricks. In my usual way, I found a way around all that.
You Tube has become a saving grace when it comes to EVE Online. Some of the best tutorials for the game are on You Tube. I found this to the same for Sony Vegas and also for obtaining great footage. I learned a few new tricks from the tutorials, but my You Tube loitering didn't stop there. For inspiration I started watching the trailers.
That's when it hit me. Why do I need to fraps new stuff, when there's great video footage already out there. As I watched the EVE Online trailers, I realized there were scenes that went perfectly with the prayer. Though CCP Game's use policy I was able to borrow those scene. As for the actual fraps footage, that I knicked from a fellow corp mate Black Jesus. He has a fraps FTP dump for the corp.
Then there's the music. For that I have to give thanks to MadeLoud.com and Exordium Project. MadeLoud.com is a royalty free music site where budding artists can publish there work and offer it for free or paid downloads. Sometimes you have to sift though a lot of "interesting" works, but you do come across some gold. Thought chance I found the track "Black Apocalypse" by Exordium Project. It was a good song, but not what I was looking for. I went to their page and there was only songs. The moment I heard " Demon Music Box" it all came together for me.
I should also mention that the Thrasher footage is a High Sec Hulk gank that the corp did a little while ago in the Placid Region. Those ganks have been a lot of fun (for us of course, not the Hulk pilots). It was also Black Jesus' first hulk gank.