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Title: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: The Old One on Jan 28, 2019, 02:24:22 AM
NSFW

https://youtu.be/uceuMN12CYI


Thoughts?

Just... don't ask me if they're Canon...
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on Jan 28, 2019, 05:03:12 AM
Loved it, particularly the first one. I haven't heard that poem in so many years, I simply did not recognize it. But the audio work was fantastic.

The poem in particular struck me, because what was said differed from what I heard, but in wonderful ways that were obviously Alien. This is what I heard.

An angel throng, bewinged, bedight
In veils, and drowned in tears,   
Sit in a theatre, to see
A play of hopes and fears,
While the orchestra breathes nimbly   
The Music of the Spears.

Minds, in the form of God on high,   
Mutter and mumble low,
And hither and thither fly—
Mere puppets they, who come and go   
At bidding of vast formless things
That shift the scenery to and fro,
Flapping from out their Condor wings
Invisible Wo!

That motley drama—oh, be sure   
It shall not be forgotten!
With its Ventrum chased for evermore   
By a crowd that sees it not,
Through a circle that ever returneth into
the self-same spot,
And much of Madness, and War and Sin,   
And Horror, the soul of the blood.

But see, amid the mimic rout,
A crawling shape intrude!
A blood-red thing that writhes from out   
The scenic solitude!
It writhes!—it writhes!—with mortal pangs   
The minds become its food,
And seraphs sob at vermin fangs
In human gore imbued.

Out—out of the lights—out all!   
And over each quivering form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm   

While the angels, all pallid and wan,   
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
that the play is the tragedy, of Man   
And its hero, the Conqueror of Worlds.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: The Old One on Jan 28, 2019, 05:33:36 AM
They're f**king great aren't they? Feel like garbled transmissions David would've sent.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on Jan 28, 2019, 05:37:57 AM
It feels like a mixture of David dreaming, transmissions, and full on head-trip. But a good one. It has a serious 2001 vibe, but in a much more mature fashion. I would've loved to have seen a Kubrick Alien film featuring David now. There's something immense and beautiful here, but I'm afraid this is as close as we're going to get.

It's stuff like this that makes me think there was and still is hope for David's storyline, but I think it highlights the waste of Covenant. So much potential was lost there. But delving deep into the horror show that is David's mind would probably be too taxing on modern attention spans, and likely require content that is more excessive than the studio would go for.

But damn, I just loved it. An ethereal journey into the broken artificial mind of a madman. Thanks for sharing this, and I'll never read the poem the original way again. What I heard was so unmistakably Alien. The Music of the Spears, the Minds become its food, The Conqueror of Worlds. It will never be the same for me, but it's now so much better.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: The Old One on Jan 28, 2019, 05:44:25 AM
No problem.  :)
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Still Collating... on Jan 28, 2019, 03:04:26 PM
That poem is so beautiful and fits perfectly within this context. I've seen one of these videos before, but never all of them. They are phenomenal. It does seem like the sick dreams of a malfunctioning android. These videos embody what i'd like to see in these films. There is a style of horror there that needs to be explored more.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jan 28, 2019, 07:56:52 PM
Amazing. The 2001' vibe is strong with this one 8)



In fact I know it would be great if David 8 becomes someone like Dr. David Bowman and Covenant's AI "Mother" an equivalent of Hall 9000. AND yup, I understand that our AI with malfuction is David, but hey! one can dream  :laugh:

Thanks for the discovery. Now, I wonder if the author is among us. My bets are in @Enoch ;D
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Enoch on Jan 29, 2019, 07:25:31 PM
I don't necesserly like them, even though they are mine  :laugh:
But I think the final one will be good enough, with a really epic and intriguing subtext, therefore be patient.
I'm positively surprised that there are people who actually like this kind of videos.

Thanks again for the positive comments and reviews. :)
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on Jan 29, 2019, 08:15:30 PM
Quote from: Enoch on Jan 29, 2019, 07:25:31 PM
I don't necesserly like them, even though they are mine  :laugh:
But I think the final one will be good enough, with a really epic and intriguing subtext, therefore be patient.
I'm positively surprised that there are people who actually like this kind of videos.

Thanks again for the positive comments and reviews. :)

Nice work. I enjoyed them very much.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Enoch on Jan 29, 2019, 08:35:10 PM
Thanks. I m glad you like them.  :)
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: The Old One on Feb 07, 2019, 03:06:04 AM
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on Feb 07, 2019, 04:02:13 AM
My mind is ready!
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Still Collating... on Feb 07, 2019, 10:03:56 AM
This'll be something really special I can see already. The anticipation is real!
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 08, 2019, 03:25:12 AM
Quote from: Huggs on Feb 07, 2019, 04:02:13 AM
My mind is ready!

Seconded  :)
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Neirum on Feb 10, 2019, 01:34:33 AM
Quote from: Enoch on Jan 29, 2019, 07:25:31 PM
I don't necesserly like them, even though they are mine  :laugh:
But I think the final one will be good enough, with a really epic and intriguing subtext, therefore be patient.
I'm positively surprised that there are people who actually like this kind of videos.

Thanks again for the positive comments and reviews. :)

Hey man, people have finally recognized your art, congratulations on your recognition! I've been a hardcore fan of your work for years, keep on keepin' on man; can't wait to see what you've got coming up next!  :)  And I notice in your new "seeds of annihilation" trailer you've got two Engineers (male and female) biting an apple together, very clever Adam and Eve imagery. Where did you get the images or how did you make them? Cheers!  :D
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: The Old One on Feb 10, 2019, 02:24:52 AM
Deserved recognition.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: The Old One on Apr 05, 2019, 09:00:34 AM
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on Apr 05, 2019, 10:07:58 PM
I'm looking forward to this more than the studio backed tongal shorts.

That's how good this is.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on Apr 07, 2019, 04:16:28 AM
Quote from: The Old One on Feb 10, 2019, 02:24:52 AM
Deserved recognition.

Now we know the lonely perfection of his dreams.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Apr 07, 2019, 01:54:21 PM
Pretty cool.  I'll follow this thread.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: The Old One on Apr 07, 2019, 08:25:00 PM
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on May 09, 2019, 03:32:28 AM
Someday.

Someday, it will be here.

Man, I wish it was today.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on Jul 01, 2019, 10:16:18 PM
I still have faith.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Nukiemorph on Jan 16, 2020, 02:27:27 AM
Oh joy.  Many of these are private now.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: The Old One on Jan 16, 2020, 09:26:56 AM
Yeah, don't wager anything on the last one getting completed.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Enoch on Jan 30, 2020, 04:03:51 PM
(https://images2.imgbox.com/67/37/zhFd4yRM_o.jpg)


"The greater the ambiguity, the greater the pleasure."
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on Jan 30, 2020, 09:09:53 PM
Oh, thank God.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Enoch on Jul 27, 2020, 04:31:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/5DLCh2G.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ed8jHRXWAAAPPBg?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)
(https://i.imgur.com/YsQOrXo.jpg)

Intro scenes from upcoming video.
ETA 56 53 98 80 86 57 35 44 66 65


Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Huggs on Jul 27, 2020, 09:43:33 PM
Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jul 28, 2020, 01:48:57 AM
I'm looking forward to it as well.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Enoch on Aug 02, 2020, 08:27:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iJGCuQEL9s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iJGCuQEL9s)

Some people asked about my process.
Its quite experimental, I like visuals and sound, so I collect them and edit them
guided by my ideas and various motifs. Thats why I also read a lot about certain concepts,
be it scientific, religious, philosophical... So thats how I generate a narrative, and the rest
is history as they say it.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Enoch on Aug 05, 2020, 06:04:05 PM
POSTER AND PROMO
I m still in pre-production, but this will turn to be my magnum opus.
I hope that there will be someone willing to see it when I finish it.

Expect future updates on project on my page:
https://twitter.com/AncientOfDaysAD (https://twitter.com/AncientOfDaysAD)

Signing out

(https://i.imgur.com/rhKPLux.jpg)
Art by Juan Novelletto

LOGO
(https://i.imgur.com/auOrlRC.jpg)
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Nukiemorph on Aug 05, 2020, 07:11:04 PM
Definitely looking forward to it. Following on Twitter.
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Enoch on Sep 14, 2020, 04:18:11 PM
Small promo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQh_SCLu-I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQh_SCLu-I)
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: Enoch on Mar 21, 2021, 02:19:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxKtgpwo4fI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxKtgpwo4fI)
Title: Re: Ancient Of Days' Alien Videos
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Oct 13, 2021, 12:35:15 AM
Just wanted to post this somewhere:

https://youtu.be/viwqLM05YF8