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Completely Machinima Interview: John Gaeta, The Matrix

Tracy Harwood Interview, Machinima, Podcast, YouTube February 17, 2022 Leave a reply

In this episode, Tracy talks to John Gaeta about his interests in machinima and real time filmmaking, The Matrix Awakens Experience, the influence of the bullet time shot, building the metaverse, future of storytelling in immersive environments, the potential of NFTs and his advice for indie creators.



YouTube Version of this Episode

Show Notes and Links

John Gaeta on IMDb

screencap: Matrix Resurrections (l-r Donald Mustard, Kim Libreri, John Gaeta, Keanu Reeves)

Pioneers in Machinima, Prologue by Kim Libreri, CTO Epic Games

SIGGRAPH 2000

The Matrix Awakens Experience video (UE5)

bullet time

UE5 Nanite

News coverage of Disney’s AR patent application

3D Game-Based Filmmaking: Art of Machinima (book published 2004) by Paul Marino

Time Stamps and Themes

3.32 Backstory to Matrix Awakens Experience

10.01 Game vs Experience

12.00 World building The Matrix

18.11 Why PS5 and Xbox X/S?

21.36 Bullet time – again!

26.04 Awakens as a time capsule – remaking the virtual Neo

29.03 Multi-modal storytelling is the future

33.06 Storytelling and AI

37.00 Real time vs cinema – a cross-over moment

39.39 Scalable metaverses, AR and AI – reflecting on Disney’s recent announcements

49.27 The space between bones and spaceship in 2001: A Space Odyssey – vis Paul Marino’s 2004 Art of Machinima book

52.10 The role of Nvidia’s Omniverse platform

54.46 NFTs and open markets

1.03.00 Advice to machinima and real-time creators: passion and knowledge!

1.08.00: Red or Blue?

Credits

Producer/Editor: Ricky Grove

Music credits: frankum’s Nebua Techno House. freesound.org Creative Commons

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 19 Discussion (September 2021)

Ricky Grove Machinima, Podcast 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, Rooster Teeth
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 Interview: Ricard Gras

Phil Rice Machinima, Podcast March 5, 2021 Leave a reply



Tracy Harwood interviews Ricard Gras, Games Chair at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020

An excerpt of this interview was featured in Completely Machinima, Season 1 Episode 2.

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 2 (March 2021)

Phil Rice Machinima, Podcast March 4, 2021 1 Comment



Show Notes for S1 Ep 2

And Now For Something Completely Machinima is a monthly, long form podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines), real-time technologies and virtual reality.

This episode was produced by Phil Rice, joined by hosts Ricky Grove, Tracy Harwood, and Damien Valentine. More detailed bios are available at our website.

Podcast Summary

Our second podcast features a discussion of recent news in the machinima and VR sphere, four very diverse short films, a cameo by Baby Yoda, an interview with SIGGRAPH Asia’s Ricard Gras, and much more! We’ve created time-stamps for each section and links for items referenced in the discussions are listed below.

*Disclosure: This podcast and blog is listener/reader supported. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, may earn us a small commission to help cover the costs of producing the show. Read full disclaimer here.

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6m 55s – News

34m 38s – Word from our Sponsor: Machinima P1mp Part 2 – The Fat Cat Conference

38m 01s – Films

Damien’s Pick

Tracy’s Picks



Ricky’s Pick

Phil’s Pick

1h 17m 47s – Interview: Ricard Gras

1h 26m 56s – March Machinima History with Ben Grussi

1h 30m 45s – Group Discussion

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Music Credits