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And Now For Something Completely Machinima

Ricky Grove, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine, and Phil Rice

Machinima, real-time filmmaking, virtual production and VR. Four veteran machinimators share news, new films & filmmakers, and discuss the past, present and future of machinima.

Completely Machinima History with Ben Grussi: Halo Machinima
Jun 23 2022
Completely Machinima History with Ben Grussi: Halo Machinima
0:47 May 1999, Steve Jobs (Apple) and Macintosh presentation reveal for Halo  1:57 2000, Halo promo for NVIDIA Geforce2 GTS  3:16 15 November 2001 Halo for Xbox released 3:40 First machinima for Halo, released 6 June 2002, Warthog Jump by Randall Glass   5:04 Red vs Blue premieres, 1 April 2003, by Rooster Teeth Productions 7:04 Halo released for PC on 30 September 2003 7:31 Fire Team Charlie starts up in 2003 7:56 Halo PC Custom Edition released on 6 May 2004 and a recently made Halo PC Custom Edition Fan Documentary by Subpixel, released 17 April 2020 8:57 On 6 June 2004, the seed of Sponsors Vs Freeloaders is planted –·      First Episode  ·      Flame War Saga 12:09 HaloTV.net was launched on 10 July 2004 – this channel (pre-YouTube) offered 24/7 Halo machinima primarily of clan matches with commentary plus had a dedicated Red Vs Blue channel  13:10 The Matrix (Halo Remix) by Halo1007 released (Halo Footage – Matrix Voice-Overs, released on 5 September 2004 14:01 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Dave Anderson, released 13 October 2004  14:55 Halo 2 released 9 November 2004 and Burnie Burns reports from Camp Bungie on the secret machinima test they doing in the game  16:26 The Codex series ran for 21 Episodes with an average run time 3-5 minutes and it’s prequel The Heretic, by Edgeworks Entertainment, released in 2005 17:39 This Spartan Life by Damien Lacedaemon aka Chris Burke premiered in May 2005  19:07 iGod... Holy Halo series by Fuzion Church, Crossroads Baptist Church and Chi-Ro Ministries, a Halo-based machinima to promote a Christian weekend retreat and to promote Christian principles in general – the episodes are covered on Halo.Bungie’s fan website (see Purple and Pink Mirrored), released 12 April 2005  20:55 First green screening machinima by AmandaJ3162, merging Sims 2 and Halo in You’re Fired, released 10 July 2005  24:41 Company Rulz by Z-Studios and Krad Productions, a Microsoft game usage rules explainer, released in 2007
Completely Machinima S2 Ep 38 News (June 2022)
Jun 2 2022
Completely Machinima S2 Ep 38 News (June 2022)
Show notes and links0:35 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 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  41:19 Especially for Ricky: Elden Ring’s new VR mod by Luke Ross (Patreon channel)  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!
Completely Machinima S2 Ep 36 News (May 2022)
May 5 2022
Completely Machinima S2 Ep 36 News (May 2022)
News for May 2022.Time stamps, show notes and 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 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) 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 Dupres, comparison of life in the metaverses, Second Life and Animal Crossing, during the pandemic 34.47 Matrix Awakens Experience City Sample available for PC 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 46.23 Don’t forget to read!  Phil’s recommendation: Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris, acquired from Ricky’s Paperback Show and book storeThe blog post for this episode can be found here:
Completely Machinima S2 Ep 33 Films (March 2022)
Mar 10 2022
Completely Machinima S2 Ep 33 Films (March 2022)
This month, Ricky, Phil, Tracy and Damien discuss machinima and real-time productions made in Second Life including documentaries illustrating life on the ‘grid’, events and experiences such as an art collector’s paradise, a potted history of the environment, a sci-fi convention, extraordinary examples of films that show the unique qualities of the Second Life creative community, a tutorial and a new cyberpunk drama series.  The co-hosts also discuss their perspectives on the importance of Second Life as a creative platform for machinima. SUMMARY KEYWORDSlife, film, machinima, called, created, bit, people, documentary, game, chantal, world, sim, talking, abstract, aesthetic, iclone, experience, damien, characters, virtualSPEAKERSDamien Valentine, Tracy Harwood, Ricky Grove, Phil RiceTIME STAMPS:1.17 Plask.ai, free webcam-based motion capture tool 2.45 Second Life discussion-       where does the inspiration come from for creating SL machinima films?-       how has SL improved over the years for content creators? 22.24 Portrait of a Virtual Art Collector: Joseph K by Preben Wolff, film made by Glasz DeCuir, released 16 November 2018 (original film made in September 2015) 33.29 Pryda Parx’s Future Shock documentary series, discussed as part of Second Life’s Movies Made in Second Life series, released 2 March 2020 36.15 Draxter Depres’s social channels 36.56 Half Life 2 Apartments UNIGINE Real-Time demo REMAKE by Ostap Gordon, released 25 February 2021 38.12 Scifi Convention, video advert released by SL4Live-TV on 21 May 2020, convention website and date for 2022 event ‘Brave New Future’ 18-29 May. 46.41 Push by Lainy Voom (TraceChops), released 11 July 2009 55.30 Soul Chambers by Chantel Harvey, released 1 February 2022 (film made in 2011) 1.06.47 The History of Second Life 1999-2021 by Bollycoco, released 12 February 2021 1.16.15 Digital Rain 2021 by Mac’n Tease Tomato, released 13 January 2022 and series website 1.24.40 Honorable mention: Tree of Life of Avatar by Tizzy Canucci, released 2 July 2021 Announcements Second Life website, free download Machinima Mondays meetup group, run by Chantal Harvey (join support group on Facebook) Completely Machinima premieres weekly on Thursdays on our YouTube channelCompletely Machinima blog post, show notes and links here -  Next month: Reallusion’s iClone