Somewhere in a secluded arctic region of the north pole, a forgotten elderly wise man looks out to an old ship wreckage and starts to reminisce to happier times long ago. He remembers the days when he was master and teacher to several students in the art of weapons fighting who have long moved on to find their own path towards destiny. There is a feeling of accomplishment and satisifaction in passing on what he knows. Yet to one there is only regret, remorse and painful sorrow to the fate of one of his beloved students who fell to evil and thirst for power. But their is hope, for the child (daughter) of this fallen one will carry on his legacy, perhaps succeeding where the father failed.
It was very near to the winter holidays so I figure it be fitting to make a seasonal "Christmas" video. So who else to include but Santa himself? Of course, the plot above doesn't follow the series' canon in any way except with the reference to father-daughter relationship between Cervantes and Ivy.
Since I was pressed for time, the challenge was to make a short video with little or no dialogue and yet still be able to convey emotion and carry at least something akin to a storyline. I didn't want to do a straight forward music video. Again, using camera technique, slowing down the frame rate and picking the right soundtrack to go along with it did the trick. The music is an arranged version of "Healing Winds" by Junichi Nakartasu remixed from the Soul Calibur II soundtrack. I felt it had a nice wintery Christmas-like melody to it.
Merry X-mas (and any other holiday around this season you celebrate) and look forward to making more awesome videos for all of you next year!
Soul Calibur IV - Christmas Special - The First Edge Master
Release Date: December 22, 2008
Cast of Characters: Santa Klaus (Custom), Cervantes, Zasalamel, Voldo, Sophitia, Seong Mina, Taki, Mitsurugi, Siegfried, Ivy, and Reigndeer Boy (Custom)