Recently Ready Up spent some time with the creators of Video Games Live, the international spectacular videogame music concert, during their first ever visit to Scotland. This gave us a great insight into the complexities of setting up and staging an event of this size somewhere different every few days, in a foreign land, with new people working on every show.
The creators of the show Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall were wonderfully generous with their time, giving us full access to the event at every stage over the few days they were in the country. The Ready Up crew staged the Video Games Live preshow event running the Guitar Hero and cosplay competitions and I performed the finale of the cosplay competition on stage at the Royal Concert Hall and actually got to introduce the main show. It’s a telling fact that wherever VGL goes it rolls up passionate gamers along with it who Mr Tallarico insists become a part of the entourage and show in whatever way they can help out. It was a privilege and a pleasure to be a part of the show and I think our documentary shows just what fun we had and what an absolute good Video Games Live is as phenomenon.
The documentary will be screened at this year’s Edinburgh Interactive Festival throughout it’s three day run. You can watch it below or right-click the link to download the HD 720p Version (~1Gb). If you’d like to see it on the big screen you can join Ready Up at EIF 10th -12th Aug.
Updated with higher quality streamed version.
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HD 720p Version (Right Click and Save Link As)