I am fortunate that I was able to end 2020 on a high note. Although challenged by many of the same issues affecting people around the world, many of my creative projects throughout the year were successful. Especially in the later half of the year when the Nightwish returned to populated space and participated in a few community events.
The most notable of these was the collision of contact binary gas giants Rhubarb and Custard in the KOI 413 star system. The Nightwish was perfectly placed to capture the entire event on video through our remote drone camera system. This allowed me to create a fantastic video highlighting the entire event, which is available for viewing on my YouTube Channel
Rhubarb and Custard on a collision course. (Credit: CMDR Exorcist)
As if the event itself were not exciting enough, the video was a much bigger success than I ever imaged it could be. It currently ranks as only the second video I have ever made that surpassed 1K views. For a small and growing channel, this is an incredible achivement.
Additionally, the final episode of Elite Dangerous: Out There Season Two premiered on December 12, 2020 to rave reviews. It was a labor of love for many months leading into December, so it was nice to see it so well received.
The Nightwish in the #EDOutThere Season 3 trailer. (Credit: CMDR Exorcist)
And last, but certainly not least, I celebrated the arrival of 2021 with the debut of the Season Three trailer for Out There, which has been similarly celebrated and continues to gain attention and accolades.
The Nightwish departed the Taygeta system today and is currently en route to David and Goliath in the Qeajo System to film a documentary on the two worlds before the release of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. It is my fear that the new planetary rendering system will wipe out the planet’s majestic mountains, so I want to capture them as best I can for historical purposes.
Stay safe out there, Commanders. o7