Monthly Archives: October 2021

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 23 Discussion (October 2021)

Tracy Harwood Podcast Episodes October 28, 2021 Leave a reply

This month of Halloween, Ricky, Phil, Tracy and Damien discuss horror machinima – and is the genre of horror dead in machinima? The team also reflect on feedback from last month’s discussion on long vs short-form machinima. Finally, the team discuss the thought process for choosing a creative platform for making a new machinima. As ever, feedback on our discussion topics is very welcome!



Here’s a list of links that came up during our discussion this month –

Long-form machinima feedback – LINK to our discussion last month

Beware the Eye of Amun Ra

Beware the Eye of Amun Ra by Chris Herald

Is the horror genre of machinima dead?

What’s the thought process for choosing a platform for a new machinima project?

Paul Marino’s recommendations for making machinima

Epic Games’ CTO (and co-founder of ILMVFX) Kim Libreri comments about the role of audience in machinima (quote from Pioneers in Machinima) –

[Tracy: What advice might you have for those new to storytelling using machinima and virtual production techniques?] Kim: Create, watch, and share. You’ll end up being in a vacuum if you don’t share your work with anybody. Learn how to use the tool and remember that it’s really important that when you are creating a story you’re making it for an audience. So, find the audience and learn from their reactions. Create a lot. Watch a lot of movies. Play a lot of video games because the game aesthetic and link to the movie aesthetic is interesting. Share what you’re making.”

Completely Machinima Interview: M dot Strange on Nightmare Puppeteer

Ricky Grove Podcast Episodes October 26, 2021 Leave a reply



Ricky has been writing a series of articles on working with Nightmare Puppeteer, a game whose function is to allow you to create machinima movies. This is for renderositymagazine.com. As part of the series, he interviewed the developer and filmmaker, M dot Strange (a name he doesn’t like, so we came up with Animan Puncture). We spoke with him about the game and his new film, M doll, which was originally supposed to premiere in an interactive version on Steam on October 29, 2021. But just after this interview took place, Steam removed the game, and M dot is, well, steamed about it! I’m sure he’ll come up with a new distributor, but the date will probably be moved back. 

M Doll by M Dot Strange (Nightmare Puppeteer)

LINKS

Nightmare Puppeteer

M doll movie

Imagination Rabbit

12 Weeks with Nightmare Puppeteer

There’s also a video version of this interview on Ricky’s Youtube channel.

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 22 Films (October 2021)

Tracy Harwood Podcast Episodes October 21, 2021 Leave a reply

In this episode, Ricky, Phil, Tracy and Damien discuss horror and Halloween themed films, with some older and more contemporary content in games including Half Life 2, GTA4, Unreal Engine, Half Life Alyx, Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead.



Show Notes & Links

Civil Protection: The Tunnel

Civil Protection: The Tunnel by Accursed Farms, released 19 March 2011

Burgeur Shotte

Burgeur Shotte by Zachariah Scott, released 11 January 2009

Irradiation

Irradiation by Sava Zivkovic, released 11 August 2021

Scout Vs Witch

Scout Vs Witch by Randall Glass, released 31 August 2012

Half Life Alyx, The Movie (Ep 2)

Half Life Alyx, The Movie (Ep 1) by Half Peeps, released 7 July 2021

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 21 News (October 2021)

Tracy Harwood Podcast Episodes 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