Dance, Voldo, Dance

Dance, Voldo, Dance is a machinima-based music video produced in 2002 by Chris Brandt.wikipedia
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Chris Brandt

Dance, Voldo, Dance is a machinima-based music video produced in 2002 by Chris Brandt. In February 2002, Chris Brandt and Jesse Reklaw played Soulcalibur during a party hosted by Landry Walker.
He turned his attentions to film making and video in 2000, creating the celebrated Dance, Voldo, Dance in 2003, the award-winning short film Closing Time in 2005, and the critically acclaimed feature documentary Independents in 2007.

Voldo

The video, created using the fighting game Soulcalibur, features two players both controlling the character Voldo, using existing in-game animation to have the characters perform a synchronized dance to the song "Hot in Herre" by musician Nelly.
*Dance, Voldo, Dance, a machinima-based music video featuring the character.

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It was also nominated at the 2005 Machinima Film Festival awards for Best Virtual Performance, and served as part of an exhibit for the San Jose Museum of Art. At the 2006 Machinima Film Festival, Machinima.com founder Hugh Hancock and Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences founder Paul Marino cited Dance, Voldo, Dance as one of the first examples of machinima-based music videos.

Machinima

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Dance, Voldo, Dance is a machinima-based music video produced in 2002 by Chris Brandt.

Music video

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Dance, Voldo, Dance is a machinima-based music video produced in 2002 by Chris Brandt.

Fighting game

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The video, created using the fighting game Soulcalibur, features two players both controlling the character Voldo, using existing in-game animation to have the characters perform a synchronized dance to the song "Hot in Herre" by musician Nelly.

Soulcalibur (video game)

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The video, created using the fighting game Soulcalibur, features two players both controlling the character Voldo, using existing in-game animation to have the characters perform a synchronized dance to the song "Hot in Herre" by musician Nelly.

Hot in Herre

Hot in Here (Basement Beats Remix)Nelly – Hot In Herre (US #1, April 16)
The video, created using the fighting game Soulcalibur, features two players both controlling the character Voldo, using existing in-game animation to have the characters perform a synchronized dance to the song "Hot in Herre" by musician Nelly.

Nelly

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The video, created using the fighting game Soulcalibur, features two players both controlling the character Voldo, using existing in-game animation to have the characters perform a synchronized dance to the song "Hot in Herre" by musician Nelly.

The Village Voice

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Several sources such as The Village Voice have praised the video for its choreography and presentation, while several books and college professors have cited it as a notable example of machinima animation in lectures on the subject.

San Jose Museum of Art

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It was also nominated at the 2005 Machinima Film Festival awards for Best Virtual Performance, and served as part of an exhibit for the San Jose Museum of Art.

Jesse Reklaw

In February 2002, Chris Brandt and Jesse Reklaw played Soulcalibur during a party hosted by Landry Walker.

Landry Walker

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In February 2002, Chris Brandt and Jesse Reklaw played Soulcalibur during a party hosted by Landry Walker.

Move Bitch

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When the party music changed to "Move Bitch", Brandt noticed a consistent time interval for all of Voldo's motions, and had the character's movement follow the beat of the music.

Homoeroticism

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Noticing that everyone was entertained by the homoerotic nature of Voldo's animation, Brandt decided to develop a music video.

PlayStation 2

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Development of the choreography was completed the next day, and the following five days were devoted to producing the video at five-hour intervals for each day, while the music played through the television via a PlayStation 2's audio cable.

Kiss (Prince song)

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Using this as the audio track, they were able to complete the project easily, and after editing the video Brandt released two versions online, with the latter utilizing the song "Kiss" by Prince.

Prince (musician)

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Using this as the audio track, they were able to complete the project easily, and after editing the video Brandt released two versions online, with the latter utilizing the song "Kiss" by Prince.

G4 (U.S. TV channel)

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Interest was shown by G4TechTV, MTV, and Microsoft to feature the video on their respective media; however, they hit complications with both the copyright holders of Soulcalibur, Namco, and Nelly, whose agents wanted $100,000 to license the song.

MTV

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Interest was shown by G4TechTV, MTV, and Microsoft to feature the video on their respective media; however, they hit complications with both the copyright holders of Soulcalibur, Namco, and Nelly, whose agents wanted $100,000 to license the song.

Microsoft

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Interest was shown by G4TechTV, MTV, and Microsoft to feature the video on their respective media; however, they hit complications with both the copyright holders of Soulcalibur, Namco, and Nelly, whose agents wanted $100,000 to license the song.

Namco

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Interest was shown by G4TechTV, MTV, and Microsoft to feature the video on their respective media; however, they hit complications with both the copyright holders of Soulcalibur, Namco, and Nelly, whose agents wanted $100,000 to license the song.

Machinima, Inc.

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At the 2006 Machinima Film Festival, Machinima.com founder Hugh Hancock and Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences founder Paul Marino cited Dance, Voldo, Dance as one of the first examples of machinima-based music videos.

Strange Company

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At the 2006 Machinima Film Festival, Machinima.com founder Hugh Hancock and Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences founder Paul Marino cited Dance, Voldo, Dance as one of the first examples of machinima-based music videos.