YouTube video director Wren the Reaper tore himself away from Falcon Punching people into bloody smears to create this stunning three minute tribute to the glory of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If you're away from your gaming system and cannot play, find consolation here.

What you're seeing is the end result of 40 hours of work using more than 80GB of captured footage from Bethesda's masterpiece, lovingly modded and color-corrected in post to present the sort of footage one would expect to see on the Nature Channel. Wren tagged me on Twitter the other day, calling out the lovely Skyrim time-lapse video we posted last week.

"So you know that Skyrim time-lapse video Kotaku showed? I decided I think I might make one too. And much better."

Did he get the job done?


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