Monthly Archives: September 2021

Completely Machinima in History with Ben Grussi (September)

Tracy Harwood History, 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 Notes & 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 Rooster Teeth 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/

Completely Machinima Interview: Hypatia Pickens (aka Sarah Higley)

Ricky Grove Interview, Machinima, Podcast 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 S1 Ep 19 Discussion (September 2021)

Ricky Grove Machinima, Podcast 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, Rooster Teeth
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/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 18 Films (September 2021)

Ricky Grove Machinima, Podcast September 9, 2021 Leave a reply

The theme of this month’s film selections is based on a question one of us had last month: How has machinima adapted classic texts? Tracy, Damien, Phil, and Ricky set out to learn about the history of the classics in machinima and came up with so many interesting films it was hard to choose a reasonable amount for the podcast. Phil couldn’t make it this month, but we did include his pick (Haunter of the Dark).



Sept 2021 Completely Machinima films

Here is the list of our film picks and links to each of the films.

-Snow Witch, Britannica Dreams (Michelle Pettit Mee), The Sims
https://vimeo.com/614442

-Pierrepont Machinima (EK Theatre)
https://pixelkin.org/2015/12/23/pierrepont-machinima-brings-ovid-shakespeare-to-schools/

-War of the Servers, Robert Stoneman, Garry’s Mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppUl_CBuyz8

-The Nobbit, Anima Technica, iClone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj53KG-7YTE

-Haunter of the Dark, Biggs Trek, iClone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyqoNvcmEcM

-Lover’s Confession / Confessio Amantis, Hypatia Pickens, Second Life
https://vimeo.com/98521054

-Stolen Child, Hypatia Pickens, Second Life
https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 17 News (September 2021)

Ricky Grove Machinima, Podcast September 2, 2021 Leave a reply

Tracy, Ricky, and Damien are back (Phil is still out) with fun coverage of recent machinima and machinima-related news. From the Reallusion Lip-Sync contest to a bizarre indie game called “Heal Hitler”, the three of us share news that is inspired and often quite weird.



Links & Show Notes

Reallusion Lip-Sync Contest. Deadline Sept 30th, 2021
iClone Lip-Sync Animation Contest 2021 | Reallusion

Half Life: A Larger Puzzle by Leadhead
https://youtu.be/-iI05uJgBA8

Heal Hitler Steam Indie Game
Heal Hitler on Steam (steampowered.com)

Max Payne 20th Anniversary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsQVD5ttpog

12 Weeks with Nightmare Puppeteer at Renderosity Magazine
Episode 1: Introduction – Renderosity Magazine

Diablo 2: Resurrected. Release Sept 23, 2021
Diablo® II: Resurrected (blizzard.com)

Cascadeur
https://cascadeur.com/

Quake re-release, 25th anniversary
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2310/QUAKE/

Film Festivals and Contests –

Cinematic Captures Star Wars fanfilm contest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtoB7K3L1HA

Milan Machinima Festival
https://filmfreeway.com/MILANMACHINIMAFESTIVAL

New Media Film Festival
https://filmfreeway.com/NewMediaFilmFestival

Sci Fi and Fantasy Genre Lab
https://filmfreeway.com/SciFiandFantasyGenreLab

Indie Suspense, Horror, Sci Fi Film Festival
https://filmfreeway.com/IndieSuspenseHorrorSciFiFilmFestival

YouTube Shorts update
https://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/youtube-will-pay-100m-to-creators-on-its-new-shorts-platform-205156.html https://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/youtube-exec-gives-details-on-new-shorts-platform-and-100m-fund-for-creators-207708.html
https://www.theverge.com/22606296/youtube-shorts-fund-neal-mohan-decoder-interview

Valve’s Steamdeck release
https://www.steamdeck.com/en/hardware