Milan Machinima Film Festival

Completely Machinima S2 Ep 38 News (June 2022)

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast, YouTube June 2, 2022 2 Comments

In this episode, Damien, Ricky and Tracy discuss the release of Reallusion’s iClone 8 and Character Creator 4, the use of OpenAI for generating machinima scripts, legalese and Star Citizen’s users rules update, latest contests and challenges for machinima creators, technical notes and project updates, including Pooky Amsterdam’s announcement of her latest project, the world’s first Metaverse musical



YouTube Version of this Episode

minus the copyright problems!

Show Notes and Links

0:35 Feedback from our listeners, thanks Ben Tuttle, 3DChick, Mike Clements, CD and Pooky Amsterdam

6:40 Getting started with Nvidia Omniverse Machinima, ostensibly for the Make Something with Nvidia Machinima contest but also really useful to just learn about the toolset

9:17 Using machinima techniques for the new Batman film

Virtual production set up on Batman

11:29 Damien compares the fan-made Star Trek Pike to the release of Star Trek Strange New Worlds

13:34 Release of iClone 8 and Character Creator 4 discussion

21:48 Milan Machinima Film Festival update and using OpenAI to generate scripts for machinima

24:12 Fair use and transformative use and the case of Star Citizens’ updated machinima and fan film content rules and guidelines and its relationship to Squardron 42 (maybe?)

34:10 No excuses: Nvidia Omniverse Machinima competition closes 27 June 2022 – and here’s the link to Ricky’s interview with Dane Johnston as the Machinima app was being launched last year

36:09 Reallusion’s Pitch and Produce competitive support programme

37:14 Showreel of 100 3D renders of ‘infinite journeys’ and the weekly CG challenge by Clinton Jones aka Pwnisher (paid subscription on Patreon channel)

38:40 2nd Annual Film Festival for Fantasy Faire in Second Life, organized by Saffia Widdeshins and Chantal Harvey.  Congratulations to winners – links are HERE and Pryda Parx epic fly through the Fantasy Faire sim is HERE

Award (Wafflie) winner at 2nd Annual Film Festival for Fantasy Faire

41:19 Especially for Ricky: Elden Ring’s new VR mod by Luke Ross (Patreon channel)

VR mod for Elden Ring by Luke Ross

47:30 Facial motion capture in Roblox coming and using BHaptics for immersive storytelling

48:43 Review of best software for video editing via Shopify website

49:06 FSFilmz Cyberpunk short tutorial

49:36 Pooky Amsterdam’s new project stage play, Mambo Motel update and website HERE, the world’s first Metaverse Musical!

screencap Pooky Amsterdam’s metaverse musical, Mambo Motel

Completely Machinima S2 Ep 36 News (May 2022)

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast, YouTube May 4, 2022 2 Comments

In this episode, Phil leads the month’s news for machinima creators.  We kick off with the Nvidia’s Machinima Contest, the Omniverse Create and Machinima apps, GTC conference recordings, the addition of Reallusion’s ActorCore library to the Omniverse platform and ask ‘how well do laptops cope with RTX cards’ (what do you think)?  Damien reviews Concert Creator AI for piano with a rendition of Battlestar Galactica’s Kara Remembers piece, Tracy talks about another of her projects demonstrating creative applications of AI (the Art AI Festival) and Ricky highlight’s Phil Tippett’s completed Mad God film project.  Other film contests reviewed are the Real Time Shorts Challenge and the Milan Machinima Film Festival and the news of an upcoming Shakespearean performance in GTA Online by Sam Crane.  Tracy reviews Draxtor Dupres’ major pandemic machinima film project comparing virtual life in Second Life and Animal Crossing.  We discuss the Unreal 5 City Sample, Unity’s Enemies (hiding under the UE bushel) and Ricky’s Paperback Show.  Phil also teases us with rumours about GTA6.      



YouTube Version of this Episode

Show Notes & Links

2.35 Nvidia Omniverse Machinima contest, assets and prizes

4.18 Nvidia’s GTC conference recordings – worth the watch!

6.23 How are RTX cards coping with heat in laptops?

6.34 Nvidia Omniverse Create and Machinima apps

10.17 Reallusion’s ActorCore library now available for Nvidia Omniverse

12.51 Concert Creator AI creator for music and Damien’s animation of Kara Remembers (Battlestar Galactica) test

screencap: Damien’s test of Concern Creator AI

16.16 Art AI Festival in Leicester, creative application of AI including a YouTube channel of presentations

19.49 Mad God by Phil Tippett, film now completed and available on Shudder TV (subscription-based horror streaming channel)

screencap: Mad God (teaser)

22.43 Real Time Shorts Challenge competition (John MacInnes) overview

25.29 Milan Machinima Film Festival overview and Critics’ Choice Award, We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On (Shakespear’s Tempest performance) by Sam Crane (GTA Online) and current project to perform Hamlet in GTA Online

28.57 Virtual Cultures in Pandemic Times by Draxtor Depres, comparison of life in the metaverses, Second Life and Animal Crossing, during the pandemic

34.47 Matrix Awakens Experience City Sample available for PC

screencap: City Sample (Unreal Engine)

39.52 Unreal 5 update is great for machinima creators (Kim Libreri’s keynote and The Matrix Awakens: creating a world tech talk)

42.10 GTA 6 rumours!

43.20 Unity realtime cinematic, Enemies and Unity for machinima

screencap: Enemies (Unity) teaser

46.23 Don’t forget to read!  Phil’s recommendation: Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris, acquired from Ricky’s Paperback Show and book store

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 20 Phil Rice’s Film OBIT (October 2021)

Tracy Harwood Machinima, Podcast October 7, 2021 Leave a reply

Following an introduction to our Halloween themed October podcast, we start this month off with a discussion about Phil’s latest film, OBIT. Phil talks about his inspiration, the challenges of working in RDR2, the soundscape and the original music by the amazing Marco Simone.



Introduction section –

PEDS by CJ Ambrosia and Season 3 Playlist (CJ recommends watching 26 to 34 ‘so you’re not completely lost’!)

Tracy’s interview with Hypatia Pickens, aka Sarah Higley

OBIT discussion

OBIT by Phll Rice

Links to film –

YouTube

Vimeo

Phil’s website

References –

Shane by George Stevens

Marco Simone musician

Milan Machinima Film Festival

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

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 5 Discussion (April 2021)

Ricky Grove Machinima, Podcast April 15, 2021 Leave a reply



S1 Ep 5 Machinima Discussion & Show Notes

And Now For Something Completely Machinima is a long-form podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines), real-time technologies, and virtual reality. This month (April 2021) we are splitting our podcast into four sections which will post once a week: Machinima News (April 1), Machinima Films (April 8), Machinima Discussion (April 15), and a Special “Build a Machinima PC” podcast (April 22).

This episode was produced by Ricky Grove joined by hosts Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, and Damien Valentine.

Summary: After Ricky’s Milan Machinima Festival report he brings up a question that was put to one of the Festival jurors (Henry Lowood – “…has machinima dissolved into the larger culture of streaming and game videos“) and then asks the other hosts their opinion. The next topic for discussion is the status and quality of the “Let’s Play” machinima in 2021. Phil has particularly good insights. Finally, the gang takes on a contemporary topic that might impact machinima creators in “What the Hell is NFT?“. As usual, Tracy has the best insights on this topic.

Contact and Feedback for this show: https://completelymachinima.com/#talk

Timecode for this Episode

00:00:38
Damien’s newest Episode of his machinima series, “Star Wars: Heir to the Empire” is out

00:02:32
Ricky’s Report on the Milan Machinima Festival

00:07:15
Ricky’s fav Milan Festival film “Fire Underground” by NIck Crockett

00:09:50
First discussion question, “..has machinima dissolved into the larger culture of streaming and game videos?

00:10:36
Tracy’s answer

00:16:22
Phil’s take

00:23:17
Damien’s response

00:25:26
Ricky’s answer

00:32:14
Second question, “Is Let’s Play just game-play, or is it a more significant type of machinima?”

00:40:09
Ricky on a Let’s Play machinima at the Milan Machinima Festival

00:47:23
Phil on shooting “Father Frags Best”

00:52:44
Third question, “What the hell is NFT?”

01:06:50
Tracy nails the NFT question

Are we just all full of shit? Please contact us! We are desperately hoping to be told off in no uncertain terms. Phil especially is stressed because he reads all of the bot spam being posted as comments. Please help save Phil’s sanity, for God’s sake!