Yearly Archives: 2021

Completely Machinima 9.2 October 2021: News

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast October 14, 2021 Leave a reply

Ricky, Phil, Tracy and Damien discuss updates, new releases and toolsets that will be of interest to machinima creators everywhere!

Show Notes and Links

Mad God by Phil Tippett, trailer

Nightmare Puppeteer Documentary

Nightmare Puppeteer

Nightmare Puppeteer Documentary

Imagination Rabbit Channel tutorial

Telegram

The World Beyond, Ricky’s series

Free Game Planet

Core Games

Diablo 2 Resurrected

Blender 3.0 release 1 December 2021 and release notes

Nvidia Omniverse Machinima update – 5 tips

Nvidia Omniverse Create design contest

Quake Remastered

Age of Empires 4

Completely Machinima 9.1 October 2021: Phil Rice’s OBIT discussion

Tracy Harwood Machinima October 7, 2021 Leave a reply

Following an introduction to our Halloween themed October podcast, we start this month off with a discussion about Phil’s latest film, OBIT. Phil talks about his inspiration, the challenges of working in RDR2, the soundscape and the original music by the amazing Marco Simone.

Introduction section –

PEDS by CJ Ambrosia and Season 3 Playlist (CJ recommends watching 26 to 34 ‘so you’re not completely lost’!)

Tracy’s interview with Hypatia Pickens, aka Sarah Higley

OBIT discussion

OBIT by Phll Rice

Links to film –

YouTube

Vimeo

Phil’s website

References –

Shane by George Stevens

Marco Simone musician

Milan Machinima Film Festival

Completely Machinima: September in History with Ben Grussi

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast September 30, 2021 Leave a reply

Ben gives us the rundown on notable highlights from the beginnings of machinima that happened during September between 1997 and 2006.

Show Note Links

Phil Rice’s Male Restroom Etiquette

Zerstorer (Quake Total Conversion with in-game cinematics) in-game trailer by Nihilism Unlimited https://archive.org/details/zerdem_202109 

Circus Life-Part 1 for Quake 2 by Donnovan http://www.archive.org/details/ciruslife202109/ 

Apartment Huntin’ by ILL Clan https://archive.org/details/apt_hunting/

Rendezvous released by Peter Rasmussen, Nanoflix https://vimeo.com/89817936/

Discreet’s Gmax free modeling package for games first edition release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dgCObbUr5s/

EA’s Battlefield 1942 release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0npQ6sdbqw/ – Foundation for creating No Licsense and other notables, Ours Again, Blabberfield 1999 series and Soldats San Merci, see Internet Archive Search: collection:”animationandcartoons” AND (mediatype:movies AND subject:”Battlefield 1942″) 

Fake Science by Dead On Que https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmyUALJZoBQ/ 

Halo PC release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kdq7r3JcI/

Unreal Tournament 2003 release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjyPbtlIs04/

Red Vs Blue: PSA #4 Microsoft Professional Development Conference (PDC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMcuxW6QzBM/

Swiss Army Bot Part 1 by Nabih Saliba  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgxhZUrRQZ8/

Swiss Army Bot Part 2 by Nabih Saliba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euzd_5WEJb0/

Unreal Technology Demo by Epic Games release (shown at Game Developers Conference https://youtu.be/gfGNClgwk8M/

Scourge Done Quick Toon Edition by QDQ https://archive.org/details/sd-stoon-web-smooth-div-x/

Halo Matrix “Film” (Halo re-enactment with sound from the movie) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_6oDYUpmM

First Doom 3 machinima cinematic released is ‘Last Ten’ created by ‘Oneofthe8devilz’ https://archive.org/details/last-ten-machinima-doom-3/ 

Artemis Software releases Nesmut via Machinima.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4OUNJ8ZlnM  (official selection of the 2005 Machinima Film Festival) 

The second Doom3 ‘scripted” machinima, cinematic example for a scripting tutorial at Doom3World.org! by ‘indianajonesilm’  https://modwiki.dhewm3.org/doom3world/index.php?thread_id=6176/

P.A.N.I.C.S by Roosterteeth Productions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsAcF1s4Pr4

A Different Song by Britannica Dreams  https://archive.org/details/BritannicaDreamsProductions_21

Stolen Life trailer by Peter Rasmussen, Nanoflix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umtuFToCzrI/

Interview with Frank Dellario and Matt Dominiani on This Spartan life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umtuFToCzrI

The Awakening Atlas Productions final episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr2mR3-zbTQ/

MTV.com presents a feature about Rooster Teeth entitled “Machinima Pros Make a Living Playing Halo with their feet” https://www.mtv.com/news/1510551/machinima-pros-make-a-living-playing-halo-with-their-feet/

Male Restroom Etiquette by ZS Oveman aka Phil Rice https://archive.org/details/Male_Restroom_Etiquette/

Paul Marino interview with Steve Sullivan (ILM ZVis) for VFXWorld by Barbara Robertson https://www.awn.com/vfxworld/zviz-ilm-goes-interactive-previs/

CM Interview with Hypatia Pickens (aka Sarah Higley)

Ricky Grove Machinima September 23, 2021 Leave a reply

Show note links

For our classics theme episode of machinima, Tracy spoke to Sarah Higley about her Second Life-based machinima work that draws inspiration from old and middle English texts written as early at the 10th Century.  Whilst they didn’t get around to discussing this on the recording, Sarah is also well known for having written the script for Star Trek: Next Generation’s episode 21 (Season 3) ‘Hollow Pursuits’, which aired in April 1990 (under the pen name of Sally Caves). Sarah is particularly noted for the character, ensign Reginald Barclay (portrayed by Dwight Schultz) who uses the Holodeck to imagine how his life should be.  Sarah recalled to Tracy this was her first imaginings of her experiences of Second Life, evidenced through her creative machinima works discussed in  this interview.

Films

Design, 2012 https://vimeo.com/47538361

KAPHD, 2011 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

The Lover’s Confession: Three Tales by John Gower, 2014 https://vimeo.com/98521054

Wulf and Eadwacer, 2012 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Cloud, 2013 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Yeah…, 2012 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Finding the Experimental in Machinima, 2013 https://vimeo.com/78406362 

Stolen Child, 2012 https://vimeo.com/46507689

Publications about machinima

‘For it Acordeth Noght to Kinde’: Remediating Gower’s Confessio Amantis in Machinima’, 2016 https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.679.8142&rep=rep1&type=pdf 

Chapter 6: Dangerous Sim Crossings: Framing the Second Life Art Machinima, in Understanding Machinima (Jenna Ng) https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/understanding-machinima-9781441140524/

Other notable links –

Peter Greenaway speaks at 48HourFilmProject Machinima, 2010 (Chantal Harvey) https://vimeo.com/15253336

Push, 2010 (Lainy Voom) https://vimeo.com/5543976

Cirque du Machinima, 2006 (Tom Jantol) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE540j9U830

Dear Fairy, 2011 (Tom Jantol) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX3hJIjWRkA&t=155s

Completely Machinima 8.3 Film Discussion

Ricky Grove Machinima September 16, 2021 1 Comment

Tracy, Ricky, and Damien discuss the topic, “Is machinima capable of movie-length films?” Damien chose two-hour-plus long machinima films this month and this made us wonder if machinima is capable of sustaining interest over a longer period of time. We also talk about other related topics. Missing Phil in the discussion as he was unable to make it this month.

Here are the links to topics that came up in the discussion:

-Chronicles of Humanity, Damien Valentine
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1931405/?ref_=tt_ch

-Red vs Blue season 1, Roosterteeth
https://roosterteeth.com/watch/red-vs-blue-season-1-episode-1

-Nvidia Omniverse launch video at SIGGRAPH 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qhqZ9ECm70

-Ozymandias, Hugh Hancock
https://archive.org/details/Ozymandias

-Clear Skies, Ian Chisholm
https://ianchisholmva.wordpress.com/clear-skies/

-iPiSoft
https://ipisoft.com/