Cassandra is in training, aspiring to be an Athenian fighter like her older sister, Sophitia. She thinks she's ready for some action and wants to follow her sister on her journeys. Sophitia however doubts she is ready and tests her abilities in a dueling match with swords and shields. Being the overprotective older sibling, Sophitia wants her sister to advance slowly so she decides to teach her a lesson in humility by unleashing the power of Hephaestus, the god of forge and fire and Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Little does she know Cassandra also has a trick up her sleeves, having the same power of divinity running in her veins.
This is my second short film using the in game camera (during replays) from Soul Calibur IV (PS3 version). It was a little easier doing this the second time around in terms of composing the shots and working around the camera. Mastering the audio in post production however was a bit of a challenge. There were too many things adding to the background noise such as sounds from streaming water, birds, wind, and everything else chirping in the Athenian landscape. I had to fiddle with each audio track sequence using an EQ and some filters and I wasnt really happy with the initial results (either having too much distortion, noise, or too little sound fidelity). But eventually got it working. Enjoy!
Update: An HD Remake/Director's Cut of this video is now available.
Soul Calibur IV - Cassandra's Training
Release Date: October 20, 2008
Cast of Characters: Cassandra Alexandra, Sophitia Alexandra