Monthly Archives: February 2021

Episode 2 Teaser

Phil Rice Podcast Episodes February 27, 2021 Leave a reply

And Now For Something Completely Machinima season 1, episode 2 is just around the corner. We’re very excited for the March 4, 2021 release date and hope that you are too!

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 1 (February 2021)

Ricky Grove Podcast Episodes February 4, 2021 Leave a reply

Show Notes for Season 1 Episode 1
And Now For Something Completely Machinima  is a monthly, hour-long podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines), real-time technologies and virtual reality.

Podcast Hosts
This podcast was produced by 
Ricky Grove. He is joined by hosts Phil RiceTracy Harwood and Damien Valentine.  More detailed bios are available at our podcast website

Podcast 1 Summary
Our first podcast features four main sections along with a short satirical skit. We’ve created time-stamps for each section  and links for topics discussed are in the description.

*Disclosure: This podcast and blog is listener/reader supported. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, may earn us a small commission to help cover the costs of producing the show. Read full disclaimer here.

Machinima News 

Machinima Films of the Month

Aside: The original “The Town that Dreaded Sundown” is available at Amazon on Blu-Ray/DVD and also (at this time) on Amazon Prime.

Machinima Filmmaker Interview – David Vann

  • Ricky contacted the director of the “Town That Dreaded Sundown” trailer (David Vann) by phone and spoke with him about his background as a filmmaker and how he created his film in RDR2. David also spoke about his stop-motion Lego films which are hilarious and satirical. 

Machinima Group Discussion

  • Ricky posed two questions to his other three hosts 1, What is the difference between the terms “machinima”, “real-time animation” and “virtual cinema?” and 2, What is the status of machinima in 2021? Is machinima in decline or are we advancing?  The answers were diverse and  ranged through machinima films/filmmakers past and present.

Note:  Uncut version of our Machinima News is available here

Podcast 1 Machinima News Uncut

Ricky Grove Podcast Episodes February 4, 2021 Leave a reply

We recorded a lot of material for our first podcast. So much that we had to edit our Machinima News section to about a third of its original length. We thought it would be cool to give those who enjoyed our main podcast access to the uncut material. The difference between our published version of the news in Podcast 1 and the uncut version is about 20 minutes of commentary on the news. Some of that commentary was very interesting. We hope you like it. Note that this will be an on-going feature of all of our podcasts: we’ll give you some of the podcast that we cut.

Remember we really want to hear from you. Use our contact form to leave a recorded message (you could end up on a podcast!), send and email or just make a comment.

Podcast 1 Trailer (Machinima Version)

Ricky Grove Podcast Episodes February 1, 2021 Leave a reply

Phil Rice, a creative machinima director and co-host of the podcast, took the audio from our Podcast 1 trailer and used it to create a very entertaining machinima. We love the energy and variety in the short film. Thank you, Phil!

Remember, we’ll be premiering our first podcast on February 4, 2021. Check out front page to listen!