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…

Watch JG51 over Velikiye Luki

Months ago I finished playing the excellent JG 51 over Velikiye Luki campaign by Veteranen. I recorded a lot of my gameplay with the thought that I may eventually do a cinematic for it. But nothing quite clicked for me… until now. Fun with the FW190 I’ve been flying the FW190 a lot more in…

New IL-2 cinematic focused on multiplayer gameplay

Sometimes multiplayer gameplay just comes together beautifully and this past weekend that happened for me. Flying on the Wings of Liberty server, I spontaneously teamed up with another player and we ended up flying several strike missions in the Bf110. It’s some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time and it all…