Sturmovikfest 2021 recap cinematic

Just a few weeks ago, we were right in the middle of Sturmovikfest 2021 with dozens of different special events, fly-in server scenarios and more. I had a lot of fun organizing the event and I hope everyone had a great time participating. I wanted to create a cinematic video that captured some of the…

1CGS shows off new visual effects for Tank Crew

This week’s developer diary for the IL-2: Great Battles Series introduces new visual effects detailing that is, for now, aimed at improving the visuals for Tank Crew although there are some hints of what this work will do for airplanes as well. Let’s have a look! More realistic muzzle flashes, rough terrain The highlights of…

Cinematic and video round-up for July 2020

A passion of the flight sim community is creating video and putting together some spectacular visuals in cinematic fashion. This is a round-up, something I haven’t had a chance to do in a while, of cinematic videos I’ve come across recently. Cinematics Let’s start with NassaultFilm’s excellent Night Raid! which blends real RAF radio recordings…

New Desert Wings – Tobruk videos come out ahead of release

Ahead of the August 6th release date for Desert Wings – Tobruk, several new videos have come out both official and from various community content creators with what looks like more on the way. Here’s the latest! Torpedo raids, fighter battles and epic ground conflict Team Fusion is keen to show off some of the…

First video round-up of 2020

I always like to highlight the work of others be it fantastic flying videos, tutorials, or cinematic masterpieces. It’s been a while since the last round-up and that means that it’s time again to feature some great videos from around the flight sim community. Let’s have a look! Captivating cinematics Clutch’s ‘Flanker and Chill’ video…

An epic new trailer for Microsoft Flight Simulator!

X019 in London, a celebration of all things XBox (and XBox gamepass on PC) is kicking off this weekend and along with it we’ve got a brand new Microsoft Flight Simulator trailer. It’s a big one focusing a lot on the aircraft that are coming to the sim and there’s one big reveal that I…

‘Cruising’ in X-Plane 11 cinematic

When I got home tonight I didn’t think that I would be making a cinematic video much less publishing one and sharing it on YouTube but… why not. This is the very short story behind my latest cinematic – Cruising. Video editing learning opportunity Today I learned about an editing suite called DaVinici Resolve 16….

Community video round-up spring 2019

If there’s one thing that I’m constantly surprised and impressed at, it’s the sheer volume and creativity of the flight sim community in creating new and exciting gameplay and cinematic videos. They showcase great gameplay and teamwork, fun and silly moments, epic compilations and brilliant displays of creativity. Here’s a round-up of some of my…

‘A Storm in the Sky’ IL-2 cinematic

I’m very pleased to present a few months worth of effort putting together a cinematic video that I wanted to represent as much of the IL-2: Battle of Kuban experience as I could possibly cram into a single video. ‘A Storm in the Sky’ comes from hours of editing 317 different clips comprising 21.3 GB…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban full review coming soon, plus more content

I thought I’d do a short update on some planned content coming out soon for Stormbirds starting with news on the status of my full review of IL-2: Battle of Kuban. I’m also working away on a whole bunch of new content to share with everyone including a new cinematic video I hope to launch…