‘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…

Darkened Skies – An IL-2 Cinematic

My latest cinematic creation has just been uploaded to YouTube and I’m very pleased to present ‘Darkened Skies’. The video I captured here was based on track recordings I captured while playing through the Blazing Steppe campaign put together by Black Six and available on the IL-2 online store. The campaign, which I gave a…

Announcing my second IL-2 cinematic: Sturmovik

The IL-2 Sturmovik is a legendary aircraft of World War II and it was time that I produced a video about this aircraft. Armored and well armed, 36,183 IL-2 Sturmovik attack aircraft were produced during World War II. Stalin declared it “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and demanded factory managers…

‘Friedrich’ a Bf109 cinematic

Having watched many incredible IL-2, DCS, and Rise of Flight cinematics over the years I wanted to start putting together my own. Today I’m pleased to present to you ‘Friedrich’ a Bf109 cinematic. This video has taken me several weeks of learning and two false starts before I settled on something that was working for me….