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The Ruins of Mi'ren

What happens when you wander too far off the beaten path?

The Ruins of Mi'ren (SD)
The Ruins of Mi'ren (HD)

Thoughts

This old video of ours was probably the most impressive video from before the Markley Bros. Entertainment era. It was originally released April 9th, 2008. It took a total of twenty-five days to complete from conception to finished product, which included an enormous amount of software programming to make the effects possible. The CGI alone took ten solid days to render. On a supercomputer. (Not a desktop.)

It is a little dated, but we're all still proud of it, so here it is. (In HD, no less!) Enjoy!

--Alex

Original Post

What happens when you wander too far off the beaten path?

Finally!

I only announced this short film three weeks ago, but it seems like an eternity to me. It took us 25 days from start to finish to complete this film, (including 10 days to render the CGI) and it's quite possibly the coolest thing our team has ever accomplished.

So go ahead and watch it, get excited because it's way more awesome than you expected, then put a copy on your iPod and share it with all your friends. :)

Of course I have too much to say about a project this huge. The sheer volume of language becomes meaningless. So for once I'll just let the finished product speak for itself.

ttyl!

--Alex Markley

P.S. Feel free to conjecture in the comments about what exactly happens at the end. ;)

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Comments

Lilly's picture

Woo!

I've always liked this video a lot (heart)

I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest- Owl City

Beautiful!

This has always been one of my favorites. And now it has HD AWESOMENESS! :-D

Everything looks perfect from far away.

Alex's picture

Thanks!

Thanks for the compliments, gals! It means a lot to me. :)

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

Amazing!

I remember that this was what you guys were doing to keep busy during a blizzard! I'm always so blown away by what you accomplished with so little to work with. And by the stunning good looks and acting ability of the leading man! Seriously, he looks so sincere! I'm also in love with the music. And the whole look of the thing is so real and Myst-like. I've always loved this one!

You guys rock!

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

Susie Markley's picture

I love this one. ^.^

Gabe's acting is stinkin' crazy-good. And I love the music. Makes it _so_ cool! And I love the effect of Gabe disappearing.

#HowManyLicksDoesItTake to change a lightbulb?

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