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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/

Completely Machinima 8.2 Film Picks September 2021

Ricky Grove Machinima 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 film picks

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 8.1 News September 2021

Ricky Grove Machinima 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.

Completely Machinima Episode 8.1 Links for 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

Let’s Play – Tracy in Second Life

Ricky Grove Machinima 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 Machinima 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