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Let’s Play – Tracy in Second Life

Ricky Grove Blog August 29, 2021 Leave a reply

This video was created for the August 2021 episode of the Completely Machinima podcast series. Podcast co-host Tracy Harwood is joined by guest host Chantal Harvey to meet machinima creators at the Machinima Mondays meetup group in Second Life at the Jewell Theatre, part of the Simandiriel sim (created and owned by Fake Jewell & Dorian Cao). Machinima Mondays is organized and hosted by Chantal and is one of the oldest groups in Second Life, meeting weekly to discuss all things machinima.

This week, the group discuss the outcome of a workshop where they created a 60-second film, among other things.

Credits: Tracy Harwood, Co-Host, Completely Machinima (w/ Ricky Grove, Phil Rice & Damien Valentine) Chantal Harvey, Guest Co-Host, Completely Machinima & Organizer, Machinima Mondays Ricky Grove, Co-Host, Completely Machinima & Editor Spring Fields by Godmode (music)

With thanks to participants:

  • Fake Jewell
  • Amardon Wonder
  • Shelwyn Corrigan
  • Ataro Asbrink

and audience members:

  • Dorian Cao
  • NicoleX Moonwall
  • Haveit Neox/12th Night
  • Pryda Parx
  • TomSTomson

Filmed on location at:

The Jewell Theatre, Simandiriel sim, Second Life

Films discussed:

Chantal Harvey, Sex Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy4Q_…

Ataro Asbrink, Circles – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB2Ha…

Amardon Wonder, Mouse Hunter – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19kSa…

Fake Jewell, Two Paws – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd2BL…

Haveit Neox, The Catch – https://vimeo.com/575091723

Machinima Mondays Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Machi…

Let’s Play – Shooting a scene in Nightmare Puppeteer

Ricky Grove Blog August 26, 2021 Leave a reply

All four of us at Completely Machinima decided to each to a short Let’s Play video. My choice was to shoot a scene in M dot Strange’s game Nightmare Puppeteer (on Steam at $4.99). After creating a puppet in Adobe Character Animator (another program I like very much), I use that character to narrate my Let’s Play inside of Nightmare Puppeteer. If you are interested in either of the programs just click the highlights and you can find out more.

If you are having trouble seeing the video, try this link: https://youtu.be/8qZonW7xyNo

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire – Making a Scene

Damien Valentine Blog August 19, 2021 Leave a reply

This month, each of us put together a ‘Let’s Play’ video covering a different aspect of Machinima. For mine, I chose to do a behind the scenes video for Heir to the Empire. Watch as I put together a scene from Chapter 14 using iClone. From animating the characters, fixing some clipping issues to lip sync and facial expressions.

The Mind’s Eye: A Computer Animation

Ricky Grove Blog April 12, 2021 Leave a reply

Tthe first effort by director and co-producer Jan Nickman which served as a demonstration of computer animation when the art-form was still in its relative infancy. It is composed of a sequence of segments ambitiously chronicling the formation of Earth (“Creation”), the rise of human civilizations (“Civilization Rising”), and the technological advances of humanity from the advent of agriculture to the future exploration of the cosmos. The video speculatively concludes with a segment of what might be the next sentient species to arise on Earth, as well as the CGI short Stanley and Stella in: Breaking the Ice. The soundtrack was composed by James Reynolds. The sales of this video were RIAA certified as “Multi-Platinum” and reached as high as #12 on Billboard’s video sales chart.

The Mind’s Eye is a spectacular odyssey through time. Your journey begins at the dawn of creation and moves through the rise of man and technology. Travel in the world of abstraction and on into the future with breathtaking computer animation imagery. The Mind’s Eye joins the imaginations of over 300 of the world’s most talented computer animation artists with a powerful, original music soundtrack. This unique collaboration takes you on an incredible voyage into The Mind’s Eye. (1990, Archive.org)