VideoJank: Get Hype for these EVO 2011 Short Films

These three short films, “Hype,” “Community” and “Moments,” were filmed at the 2011 EVO fighting game world championship series.

Produced by former 1up editor and fighting game community stalwart Richard Li and hosted by (the source of these fine films) editor Alexander Yoon, each video focuses on a different aspect of what makes EVO such a great event: the excitement, the crowd and the community.

The first addresses “hype,” a nebulous emotion taken pretty seriously by the fighting game community. The second is a short document of the camaraderie and growth of that community. The final is an emotional compilation of moments (hurrr) from the final day of the tournament. All of them are beautifully shot and produced. Together they offer a short but informative look at one of the biggest and most exciting video game subcultures.

You can find the next two videos embedded after the break.


About Matt Gerardi
Matt Gerardi is a journalist and musician. He also happens to write about video games.

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