hexOr, the German player has been around for some years. He is a very successful Dota movie maker and is very active in the competitive scene during DotA days. He’s now trying a full comeback after being a stand-in for several teams in 2012.
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Can you share with us your Gamescom experience (WCG Qualifier and SEE)?
It was fun, even though we only ended up being on 3rd place we enjoyed the time there, because it was a cool event, especially if you can play there with friends you’ve known for a very long time. It was also very interesting to talk to other people and also get to know each other better, e.g. Wagamama (at that time Infused).
Moving on to your video making/editing career. How time consuming is it?
It is indeed very time consuming, but I like to do it besides my real job and Dota 2. Most of the times, it is hard to keep my channel active, but I am trying my best to provide some cool videos as much as possible to my loyal fans and of course also to everyone else who likes to watch my videos.
You mentioned constant feedback. How do you cope with criticism and haters?
Nowadays my feedback, likes etc, is about 95-99% positive, so to be honest I don’t care too much about haters, because there will always be haters :) and constructive criticism is good, it is in my opinion not negative. However, I don’t get such a good feedback all the time, sometimes there are also videos which people don’t like. If some of them put constructive criticism in the comments, I might be able to improve the quality of the further videos, which is very important to provide the best quality all the time.
Blurpi has recently returned to the movie making scene. How would you describe yours and his editing style?
Let’s talk about Blurpi. I think he’s one of the best Moviemakers. He’s experienced and I’m not sure whether he’s still visiting a Motion Graphics Class. His videos are unique because of the perfect sync with the music, and it’s terrific. He’s very creative and always thinks of many wonderful ideas. Apart from Luck Is No Excuse 2, my edit was also time-consuming and it requires much work and ideas. I want to edit my videos clean in order that people can follow the actions better instead of many effects and camera spins.