The game environment that I chose to film was from the game Far Cry 3; released December 4th, 2012. I chose to film this game environment because the environment described in few words is chaos in paradise. I thought it would be interesting to show the audience footage that captured the hectic, violent, and tense full situations the character of the game must face. The music track that I decided would compliment and contrast with the footage best is the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” covered by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. I chose this song because I think the Hawaiian style music fits with the setting of the game, and how the message of the lyrics contrasts with the game footage. I think the contrasting lyrics show how the characters of Far Cry 3 have become desensitized to violence thus making them think they’re life in the game is beautiful.
I made my video by using PC recording software to record some of my gameplay footage of Far Cry 3. I wanted to film a variety of action scenes and landscape so I used some of the missions in the game to recreate these scenes. I then used windows movie maker to piece all of the clips together and add the music track. I learned many things from this project. One of them being able to coordinate how the scenes were made. In a way I had to choreograph my character’s movements on paper before playing each scene so that each scene flows and doesn’t seem improvised. Another thing I learned was being able to effectively create a message utilizing visual and audio. It was necessary that I chose the right music and the right scenes to capture the purpose of my Far Cry 3 footage.