Ben Brode is a jolly bloke. Anybody who’s seen the Hearthstone game director discuss throughout movies or different shows have caught his hearty snort and seen his trademark plaid shirts. However he’s additionally recognized for one thing else: submitting movies about Blizzard’s card recreation from his dwelling, not the corporate’s studio at its Irvine headquarters.
I had a chat with Brode a few weeks in the past, and the very first thing I requested him was why he filmed so many updates and different Hearthstone movies from his dwelling. I can’t take full credit score for this query — I bought to fascinated about it after the gang on “The Angry Chicken” podcast (which covers the cardboard recreation) mentioned the very query. It appears like Brode recorded certainly one of his most up-to-date movies next to his stairwell.
“Yeah, sort of. It’s just a little side desk that’s downstairs,” Brode mentioned over Skype. “It looks like a stairwell, yeah.”
He additionally raps from right here, too.
Seems Brode likes doing these movies from dwelling as a result of he’s busy on the workplace, needs to get it proper, and is only a good man.
“I’m in meetings all day at work, and I don’t have a lot of time to do other stuff. I like taking my time. I like thinking about how I’m going to do things. I do a couple of takes. I don’t like inconveniencing crew people who are handling cameras,” he mentioned. “It fits my style to take my time and do it after I put the kids to bed. I realize it’s not the most corporate feeling, but it’s a bit more personal that way to me too. I bought myself a fancy microphone and a reasonable camera and I do it at home.”