In yesterday’s blog post about the rival video, I briefly mentioned that I asked five different musicians to compose music for the video. You may be wondering why I gave the same task to so many different people! The reason is because there is never a guarantee that a volunteer will be able to finish a task that they have been given. Sometimes they have to stop contributing to the project because an important job came up, or because they need to study for exams, or because of family issues / health issues, or because they simply lost interest in the project. All of these things are perfectly understandable! Volunteers are generously helping me out of the kindness of their hearts, and have no obligation to do anything I ask them to do. As a result, I often give the same task to multiple people, to increase the chances that least one of them actually finishes the job.
In the case of the rival video, out of the five musicians that I asked for help, only two of them actually finished the job. (The less-than-50% success rate demonstrates why it’s necessary to hand out the same task to multiple people.) This means that I had to make the very difficult decision of deciding whose music would actually be featured in the video. For the “Official” music video, I chose to use the track created by the talented Taylor Ambrosio Wood.
The Damprog Music team also completed a track for the Rival Introduction Video. It’s a really great track, and I don’t want it to go to waste, so I’ve uploaded an alternate version of the Rival video featuring Damprog’s music. You can check it out here:
In addition to the alternate rival video, there is one more thing to mention today. The official website’s “Characters” page has been updated with 10 additional characters!
Who are these folks? Head on over to the Characters page to learn more about them! Just be aware that some of them won’t have very much information in their profiles, because some things are meant to be a surprise…