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Created for the Darklight Film Festival, Avatar Days follows four World of Warcraft players through their daily lives as they share details about their online persona and playing habits. The really neat thing is that each of the players is replaced by their WoW avatar as the camera follows them through their daily haunts. The special effects are subtle, but work to great effect…


Above: Watch Avatar Days. If you’d like to see more films from the director, you can visit his website 

Jun 1, 2010



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  • hagapluza - June 2, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    well put together, i rather liked it and everyone is an escapist at heart but i quit WoW for eve online
  • Rika - June 2, 2010 3:13 a.m.

    I thought it was very well done, but I would have liked to see more of the contrast between in game and real life. Most of the real life scenes were just walking or standing in lines, which is okay, but not the only possible use of contrast. There was only a little about families or jobs, and i think it could have been more interesting if it had more. And I also would've liked to see a woman in there, or perhaps even a kid. That's part of the thing with Wow, the in game population is almost as varied as IRL. (at the very least it would've added variety to the voice overs.)
  • gamedreaming - June 2, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    looking forward to this new section World of Warcraft's Cataclysm. It is said that warcraft gold is essential , welcome to visit http://www.wow-gold-team.com/ to get your weapons.
  • jianmei39 - June 2, 2010 12:12 a.m.

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  • MrGeppetto - June 1, 2010 10:53 p.m.

    Would you look at that... somehow I missed "ths." Learning to spell is tough, but you'll get there, buddy.
  • MrGeppetto - June 1, 2010 10:36 p.m.

    @MikelRapearse "Boring" only has one g. I believe you mean "video." "Sucks" has no q... or x. And your massacre of the word "stupid" is delightfully ironic.
  • theschwartzb - June 1, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    I play WoW on a regular basis and that video was too nerdy for me (it seemed to me these guys play on RP servers).
  • AFTERLIFEJOSH - June 1, 2010 9:39 p.m.

    That was pretty cool.
  • WickedSid - June 1, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    That was great, the music is what totally drew me in combined with the VO and the Lighting, it makes for a great short film.
  • batman5273 - June 1, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    cool!
  • MikelRapearse - June 1, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    BORINGG! ths vedio is crap, beacuse WOw suckqxs Also Avatar is stuepid The movie and the anime
  • Fallen_Pumpkin - June 1, 2010 8:29 p.m.

    That video is amazing... I loved it! But now when I look in the mirror I'll imagine my character! :P
  • Cropes - June 1, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    This was very well put together, but a lot more dramatic than it should have been. Imo.
  • bluscorp - June 1, 2010 8:08 p.m.

    I hate WoW, but that video is frigging good.

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