All this week I am on location shooting an ambitious corporate film for a major technology company. The film is going to be showing lots of cool new technology in action, and as such, it’s been my job to get all that kit working for the camera. I have always been a techno-geek, so this job has been lots of fun – but I have to tell you, I have discovered something extraordinary. And yes I know, many of you will have already been there and got the T shirt, but… Guitar Hero on X-Box!
Who would have thought that strumming a guitar or pounding on a drum kit within the confines of game could be SO MUCH FUN! Right now I can hardly type after a gig that included Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ with an encore of Motorheads ‘Overkill’, complete with never ending cymbal and snare drum pounding, sweat inducing drum solo! And what a workout and stressbuster.
For the film, I have had to check out a number of other more traditional games too, like ‘Burnout’ and ‘Halo’, both of which were a lot of fun, and more like movies when played up on the video projector. But for sheer fun, nothing has come close to Guitar Hero… Right. Pass me my plectrum…
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author