S3 E86 RDR2: The MODDED Wacky West (July 2023)

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This week’s review is of 12 minutes of the wackiest of Wacky Wests we could ever imagine! BedBananas has used a a whole host of mods, created by Weds_Garbageday, to devise this truly surrealist Red Dead American dream machinima. Seeing is believing – and its probably one of the best machinimas of all time!

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Film, by BedBananas, released 10 June 2020 –

Mods creator, Glynn JKW – link to his Github page here and his Twitter here

Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Jr, available as a public domain movie here –

Link to critique of Dali and discussion of the meaning of his work here

Lainy Voom’s Push on Phil’s Machiniplex Remastered collection channel (Vimeo) here –

and Tracy’s discussion of surrealist machinima in the Journal of Visual Culture (2011) here

S3 E69 Film Review: Didn’t I – A Read Dead Machinima (Mar 2023)

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We always love a good RDR2 machinima, and this is one by a Sam Menell, released on 9 Feb 2023. We watched this several times, and Tracy didn’t spot the UFO in the opening shot!

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Film, released 9 Feb 2023 –

Phil’s take on a no dialogue RDR2 film, released last year –

The Searchers, Duke Wayne shot –

S3 E51 Film Review: Paths of Misery by Federica Orlandini (Nov 2022)

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Definitely not for kids, this week’s film is an horrific overview of the ‘true’ Wild West, courtesy of RDR2. The tale is told through the galloping lens of Dutch van der Linde’s character and Morricone’s classic composition, ‘The Ecstacy of Gold’… its The Good, The Bad and The Ugly but not as we know it!

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Film released on 4 October 2022

Digitally remastered version of Ennio Moriccone’s ‘The Ecstacy of Gold’

Check out Federica’s other films on her Vimeo channel here.

Speakers: Ricky Grove, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine, Phil Rice
Produer/Editor: Ricky Grove
Music: House Loop by Sakebeats / CC 0 / Freesound.org66

S3 E50 Little White Poney Inn by Olibith (Oct 2022)

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This week Ricky goes all out Halloween for us.  His selection is an old-style machinima (think Chaplin or Keaton) by one of the most prolific Warcraft movie makers from back in the day… actually 2008 for this one.  The tale by Olibith has been made in World of Warcraft and has shades of Lovecraft, the grimmest of Grimms’ fairy tales and The Flintstones!  We also discuss a bonus Lovecraftian film for all you Halloween buffs, It Lives Within the Sea by Orange Squadron (dir. Dominic Edwards) made in RDR2.

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Little White Poney Inn by Olibith, rel 22 September 2008

Olibith’s Warcraft movies page with tutorials on how to make machinima (from 2010)

Have a look at Olibith’s other work (Vimeo channel here), such as Le Terroriste

After we had recorded this show, we went looking for Olibith on social media and were dismayed to find that he passed away earlier this year. We were all very saddened by this news and of course extend our deepest condolences to his family.  We dedicate this episode to his memory.

It Lives Within the Sea by Squadron Orange (Dir. Dominic Edwards), rel 28 Aug 2021

Completely Machinima S2 Ep 31 Films (February 2022)

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Ricky, Tracy, Phil and Damien present a mixed bag of machinima delights made in GTA5, Matrix Awakens Experience, Knights of the Old Republic and using Reallusion’s Character Creator, Unreal 5 and, surprisingly, Real Life!  The episode poses an important question to listeners: what do YOU think about adaptations using film audio? Get in touch and let the team know! 

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Time stamps and film links here –

1:17 Shino and the Witch | Animal Crossing Short Film by Evil Imp, released 24 Dec 2021

10:32 GTA5 vs The Matrix Awakens (RAGE vs Unreal Engine 5) by ENXGMA, released 16 Dec 2021

16:31 Malak: An Old Republic Story | Star Wars Short Film by Unreal Cinema, released 24 Dec 2021

23:28 First Day – A Star Wars short film made with Unreal Engine 5 by AFK – The Webseries, released 16 Dec 2021

33:24 Realistic Environments | RealityCapture + Unreal Engine 4 (Dimension Studio) by Capturing Reality, released 19 May 2020

45:39 Terminator 2 (GTA 5 film) 2022 part 1 by Kramers Media, released 13 Jan 2022

57:51 Ricky’s question to audience: What do you think about adaptations using film audio soundtracks?

58:22 Red Dead Redemption 2 Supercut by Viva La Dirt League, released 6 Mar 2020

Producer/Editor: Ricky Grove
Music: Octopussy by Juanitos. Creative Commons. Freemusicarchive.org