I've just completed a Line Rider feature film, with a runtime of over 50 minutes, set to an entire album of music. I don't think I've fully settled into that reality just yet.
I started this project nearly 18 months ago, with the idea to creating an album-length track with arcs and motifs over longer periods of time, using a relatively simple and accessible trackmaking style, instead of trying to pack as much intensity as possible into a 1-3 minute video. Honestly, I think I succeeded. I'm very proud of this work, and I think it serves as a thesis of sorts on the untapped artistic potential of unscened trackmaking in Line Rider. It aims to legitimize the medium as an artistic tool and inspire others to create new works of art with Line Rider.
In addition though, I hope This Will Destroy You is meaningful for everyone, regardless of how much you know about Line Rider, and whether or not you're interested in understanding the details of how it was made.
It'll be on Sunday (July 23) at 2:00 PM, US Central Time (GMT/UTC -5), right when the track is publicly released.
Seth Chapman (OTDE) and will be skyping while watching the video in its entirety. We'll post the video link for everyone and give a countdown so those watching can start the video when we do and watch it with us. Afterward we'll probably hang out and chat for a bit, and answer any questions. Everyone is encouraged to come join the party!
EDIT: The watch party happened, it was great, you can check it out here:
One more thing - I'd like to address my patrons directly. Hey there, wonderful humans :) You made this, the largest artistic endeavor I've ever completed, possible. You have kept me going through some of the toughest months of my life, in pursuit of my artistic dreams. Knowing that there are people out there who appreciate what I do, enough to send a little money my way every time I finish a project, has such a huge impact that I am struggling to find the words to thank you. But thank you.
Enjoy This Will Destroy You.
Long live Line Rider!
- Ben / Rabid
Check out the band that created the music (also named This Will Destroy You): http://thiswilldestroyyou.net/