Guild Wars 2 - The Living Soundtrack from AJ Thompson on Vimeo.

This is a behind-the-scenes video I edited together (from literally hours of misc footage) for a look at the scoring/recording of music for Guild Wars 2 second season of Living World content.

Shot over the course of several days, our composer (Maclaine Diemer) got the treat of a lifetime as his work was performed and recorded by a full live orchestra. This feature focuses on two of the pieces in particular from the sessions, while being narrated via the interview with Maclaine himself.

Fun Fact: This project was in danger of being cancelled due to time management and assets showing up extremely late. As a result, this video was put together from around 8 hours of misc, unstructured footage in less than a day. I’m particularly proud of what I was able to put together.

My Credits: Editing, color, finishing/delivery.

Timelapse: June 25th 2014 from AJ Thompson on Vimeo.

The sunset in Seattle was particularly pretty this night, and I was lucky enough to have a decent view from home again. This is about 9 hours in 35 seconds, and I added some audio touches as well for “atmosphere” :)

Guild Wars 2 - The Battle for Lion’s Arch Teaser Video (ESRB) from AJ Thompson on Vimeo.

The city of Lions Arch lies in ruins. Players are tasked to save the city and the showdown with a long-time villain finally happens.

My role: Video planning, capture, editing, VFX/color, delivery.

Time-Lapse: February 19th, 2014 (Factoria, WA) from AJ Thompson on Vimeo.

A 6-ish hour time-lapse shot from my company offices in Factoria, WA.

Created by: AJ Thompson

Music: A Warm Place (Nine Inch Nails, Copyrights held by respective owners)

Time-Lapse: February 19th, 2014 (Factoria, WA) from AJ Thompson on Vimeo.

A 6-ish hour time-lapse shot from my company offices in Factoria, WA.

Created by: AJ Thompson

Music: A Warm Place (Nine Inch Nails, Copyrights held by respective owners)

Time-Lapse: February 19th, 2014 (Factoria, WA) from AJ Thompson on Vimeo.

A 6-ish hour time-lapse shot from my company offices in Factoria, WA.

Created by: AJ Thompson

Music: A Warm Place (Nine Inch Nails, Copyright held by respective owners)

Time-Lapse: February 19th, 2014 (Factoria, WA) from AJ Thompson on Vimeo.

A 6-ish hour time-lapse shot from my company offices in Factoria, WA.

Created by: AJ Thompson

Music: A Warm Place (Nine Inch Nails, Copyright held by respective owners)

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