Leeds Student TV published a video on LARPing yesterday.
It didn’t poke fun at the hobby. It certainly focused on the look and feel of the game, digging deep into the world of costumes and lingering on interviews with the professional gear companies but it was fair and balanced over all. Don’t get me wrong – it wasn’t a pro-LARP whitewash, the feature suggests that LARP isn’t yet mainstream and still geeky among geeks.
I think it’s also fair to say that the interviews talked a lot about the combat. I think that’s just based on the people they decided to speak to. I’m sure many LARPers will point out that the politics, plot and story are the main attractions for them.
Some of the best visuals come from the final few minutes of the clip. This is when the director makes sure the video actually backs up what the interviews say.