What a seriously fun video to make. I met Dan DeSimone over Facebook, through our mutual friend David Erick Ramos! David had posted our collaboration on his page, and Dan commented, saying that he loved our cover of Dragon Roost. He mentioned that he plays the flute as well and shared his YouTube name, "8BitBrigadier".
That's when I was like, Wait a second. I've TOTALLY SEEN YOU AROUND YOUTUBE BEFORE.
I poked around his channel some more and immediately fell in love with his covers! In the last few years, my boyfriend has been getting me into the Final Fantasy RPGs, and I loved the fact that Dan had done beautiful flute covers from some of the Final Fantasies. We HAD to collaborate.
I poked Dan sometime at the beginning of January this year, and we started planning what we could do. He sent me a few suggestions, and when I went to listen to his third suggestion of the Prelude from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, I WAS IN LOVE. It would be perfect for a flute choir! Dan agreed, and we both got to work! We had a Skype meeting once before we shot this interview to discuss some potential topics to discuss, and we ended up agreeing that we should just casually chat.
I loved the way the way the interview turned out. It's both serious and hilarious, which is exactly the life is. It's real, genuine, and thoroughly geeky. Just some video gamer musicians geeking out together!
Make sure you guys check out our cover of the Advent Children Prelude from Final Fantasy VII on Dan's channel! :D