The Online Community Of Christian Geek Central


    A (Not Completely) Negative Review Of Spirit Blade

    Share

    Paeter
    Admin

    Posts : 3483
    Activity : 5019
    Geek-Cred : 50
    Join date : 2010-02-17
    Age : 38
    Location : Mesa, AZ

    A (Not Completely) Negative Review Of Spirit Blade

    Post  Paeter on August 20th 2012, 11:06 pm

    Oh well. Can't please them all.

    (Not Completely) Negative Review


    _________________
    -Seek The Truth!

    www.spiritblade.com

    Hackmodford
    Tech Admin
    Alliance Director

    Posts : 653
    Activity : 797
    Geek-Cred : 7
    Join date : 2010-02-16
    Age : 38
    Location : Mesa, AZ

    Re: A (Not Completely) Negative Review Of Spirit Blade

    Post  Hackmodford on August 21st 2012, 11:50 am

    I agree with the musical bits but am not sure why he didnt like the sound design. Totally unfair to review something he didn't completely listen to IMHO...


    _________________
    Click to Listen



    Goozex: Trade Videogames and save money!

    DNArington

    Posts : 547
    Activity : 731
    Geek-Cred : 28
    Join date : 2012-02-01

    Re: A (Not Completely) Negative Review Of Spirit Blade

    Post  DNArington on August 22nd 2012, 11:07 am

    When I first started listening to SB I thought it was pretty weird having a musical, Sci-fi audiodrama, but you won me over before the end! Smile

    Hackmodford wrote:Totally unfair to review something he didn't completely listen to IMHO...

    I agree, if you are going to properly review somthing you must finish it in it's entirety.

    Paeter
    Admin

    Posts : 3483
    Activity : 5019
    Geek-Cred : 50
    Join date : 2010-02-17
    Age : 38
    Location : Mesa, AZ

    Re: A (Not Completely) Negative Review Of Spirit Blade

    Post  Paeter on August 22nd 2012, 1:16 pm

    DNArington wrote:When I first started listening to SB I thought it was pretty weird having a musical, Sci-fi audiodrama, but you won me over before the end! Smile


    Glad to hear! I've know for awhile that the music aspect is a bit of a stumbling block for a good number of people. As I look back, I still like the idea of blending sci-fi action with dark electro-industrial music performances. When I set out to create Spirit Blade Productions, I wanted to immediately establish the expectation of wild, experimental creativity, in contrast to the norm in Christian art, "Christianized" knock-offs. So in that regard I think I succeeded, as the Spirit Blade package as a whole is pretty far outside the box.

    But having said that, I would still go back in time if I could and just do the "sci-fi/electro-industrial/action-musical" thing with one short project, rather than commit to a trilogy's worth that serves as the flagship of the company.

    I've been considering the idea of going back, sometime after SB3 is released, and creating a "digital only" release of the trilogy that removes the songs, making subtle changes in editing and dialogue to account for the changes, and offering those alongside the existing versions. I would wager that versions without the songs will stand the test of time better, as musical scoring doesn't sound dated as quickly as popular music. But we'll see. One project at a time. (Or in my case, 10 projects at a time.) Wink


    _________________
    -Seek The Truth!

    www.spiritblade.com

    Hackmodford
    Tech Admin
    Alliance Director

    Posts : 653
    Activity : 797
    Geek-Cred : 7
    Join date : 2010-02-16
    Age : 38
    Location : Mesa, AZ

    Re: A (Not Completely) Negative Review Of Spirit Blade

    Post  Hackmodford on August 22nd 2012, 1:45 pm

    That's an interesting idea... as much as I'd like to see/hear it. It almost feels like you're not sticking to your guns if you do something like that. Maybe the same mixed feelings of the star wars special editions?


    _________________
    Click to Listen



    Goozex: Trade Videogames and save money!

    WhiteBoy
    Moderator

    Posts : 684
    Activity : 801
    Geek-Cred : 12
    Join date : 2010-06-29
    Age : 43
    Location : Arkansas

    Re: A (Not Completely) Negative Review Of Spirit Blade

    Post  WhiteBoy on August 22nd 2012, 2:36 pm

    Hackmodford wrote:I agree with the musical bits but am not sure why he didnt like the sound design.

    Actually the sound design is something he praised. I don't know much about production craft, so maybe I'm wrong on the terminology but I think the thing he was complaining about is mostly the sound editing.

    DNArington wrote:When I first started listening to SB I thought it was pretty weird having a musical, Sci-fi audiodrama, but you won me over before the end!

    Same here. At first I thought "Huh??" Then I came to appreciate the musical interludes for their uniqueness as well as the music itself. I like the genre-bending for the novelty if nothing else.

    Hackmodford wrote:That's an interesting idea... as much as I'd like to see/hear it. It almost feels like you're not sticking to your guns if you do something like that. Maybe the same mixed feelings of the star wars special editions?

    This is exactly my thoughts when I read your post, Paeter. "Uh, oh. Paeter's going 'George Lucas' on us." Smile While I liked the special edition Star Wars, and there were many aspects that were indeed better, I bet there would inevitably be a "Han shot first" moment somewhere in there. Maybe not for me, but for someone. I would recommend just focusing on the future of SBP, not the past and looking back. There are dated things with all old movies I love, but I still love them for what they are.

    Paeter wrote:When I set out to create Spirit Blade Productions, I wanted to immediately establish the expectation of wild, experimental creativity, in contrast to the norm in Christian art, "Christianized" knock-offs.

    I agree with this and is one of the things I like the most about Spirit Blade... the company and the community. Keep pushing things creatively, Paeter!


    _________________

    tmorrill

    Posts : 335
    Activity : 405
    Geek-Cred : 20
    Join date : 2012-02-04
    Age : 29
    Location : Portland, OR

    Re: A (Not Completely) Negative Review Of Spirit Blade

    Post  tmorrill on August 22nd 2012, 7:35 pm

    For me Spirit Blade had to grow on me a bit.

    Personally, I'm not a big fan of fantasy type fiction, so the Spirit World type stuff took a bit longer to grow on me. I always thought the voice work was very talented and I found the Christian-moments (Merick's conversion and conversations with Isaac both when he was alive and dead) to be amazing and more than made up for any other misgivings I had about the drama.

    The music I fell in love with right from the start and have listened to parts of it at work when I'm in the kitchen by myself.

    Sponsored content

    Re: A (Not Completely) Negative Review Of Spirit Blade

    Post  Sponsored content Today at 3:12 am


      Current date/time is December 4th 2016, 3:12 am