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Elven warrior sings "May it Be" from LOTR

Elena the Elf

Feb 16 2013, 5:25am

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I had so much fun filming this video! :)
My friend Sonya Thompson from "The Walking Dead" played the other Elf in this music video. Swinging a sword on wet rocks was trickier than it looks. We gathered quite a big gawking crowd with my Elven warrior outfit and Sonya showing up.


Epic Hobbit music video

The Kraken / Moderator

Feb 16 2013, 5:36am

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Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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Able Seaman

Feb 16 2013, 12:56pm

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Cabin Boy

Feb 16 2013, 2:11pm

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Where are the beautiful forests that you guys filmed located? It reminders me of Asheville,NC. Very nice!

" He has just as much reason to go to war as you do. Why can he not fight for those he loves?"


Feb 16 2013, 3:46pm

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One of the loveliest renditions of that song I've heard. Beautiful locations too. Thanks so much for sharing.

May I ask about your swordwork/ choreography? Did you have a choreographer/trainer for this vid, and is that someone you regularly work with on these productions? I take it you are trained, may we know what kind, and was wondering what styles influenced/inspired your movements here. I have some training myself so I was curious. I can guess about the style but I wanted to ask. Thanks!

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.


Elena the Elf

Feb 16 2013, 5:03pm

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My dad is a martial arts teacher.
His school is here: http://www.aikidoschools.com
He and I are in the video on the front page of the site.
We do Aikido which also has sword and staff techniques. A lot of the movements in this video were created by dad but they were not anything I had seen in Aikido class. The producer of a movie I'm in added Aikido to it for my character because I can do it and they added my dad as the class instructor. :)

My mom came up with the quote on my Youtube channel "Have you ever seen a classical singer kick but?

Epic Hobbit music video


Feb 16 2013, 7:25pm

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You are very privileged to have a dad to have taught you martial arts throughout your upbringing. That must have been tough bc he was probably even more demanding on you than most students, I would guess.

Given your training, you might consider including some applications in your next video...I'll wager some of your dojo mates would like to play stunt-Orc (I know I would) and they would already know how to take falls and hits.

And yes, I was guessing Japanese influence, and detected a bit of Chinese as well (i would guess that the Chinese- influenced movements are the ones you may not have seen in class). I have studied some Aikido actually,l but mostly my martial arts studies are of the Chinese, Korean, and French/Italian (classical and historical fencing). Primarily I do Shaolin kung fu and taiji. I've studied them in the aggregate over 25 years.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.



Feb 18 2013, 8:49am

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you have a loverly voice xx

Listen to the voices on the wind

i-ngwaew asia wintar
ar i ardh iaur ú dara.
erui men úvill
gomen amdiram
orthored i wath.

lasto i lamath
erin gwaew
i lamath lin edair
avo osto!
aphada ven thanc
ar u dhir tira,
last' inn tegitha


Feb 18 2013, 3:08pm

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Elena the Elf

Feb 19 2013, 6:03am

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In Reply To
Where are the beautiful forests that you guys filmed located? It reminders me of Asheville,NC. Very nice!

We did go to Asheville for the Elven location but close. It was about an hour or two south of there in Georgia.

We went all the way to Tennessee to find the "Dwarven" caves we filmed the Hobbit video in.


Epic Hobbit music video


Feb 20 2013, 3:43am

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I got goosebumps multiple times watching this video. That's all I have to say. :)


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