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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.

And Now For Something Completely Machinima Ricky Grove, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine, and Phil Rice

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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

    Completely Machinima History with Ben Grussi: Halo Machinima

    In this episode, Ben reviews notable releases from the first days of Halo, including Steve Jobs reveal, the promotion of Nvidia's GeForce2 GTS, Randall Glass' classic Warthog Jump, the legendary Red Vs Blue release and others. See show notes and links on the CM website.

    Credits:
    Speaker: Ben Grussi
    Producer/Editor: Ricky Grove
    Music: Holizna - Chill Lofi / freesound.org / Creative Commons

    • 27 min
    Completely Machinima Interview: John MacInnes

    Completely Machinima Interview: John MacInnes

    In this episode, Tracy talks to John MacInnes about game engines as storytelling tools, professional and indie filmmaking, the demand for long form versus short form films, the future of machinima and creativity in filmmaking.

    John MacInnes was winner of the OSCARS' Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting in 2011, screenwriter for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (released 2014), winner of 2 Epic Unreal Megagrants for his virtual David Bowie project, founder of awarding-winning studio MacInnes Studios, and director of the 2021 Real Time Shorts Challenge.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Completely Machinima S2 Ep 39 Films (June 2022)

    Completely Machinima S2 Ep 39 Films (June 2022)

    This month, Damien leads the discussion on another fabulous film selection by the Completely Machinima podcast team... Phil's Stalker fan film by Sodaz is dark and disturbing; Tracy's music vid picks are light and airy; Ricky's is far from bland and Damien's is a moving affair too! The team also discuss approaches to promoting a film once it’s been made, thanks to a question raised by show follower, Mike Clements.

    • 48 min
    Completely Machinima S2 Ep 38 News (June 2022)

    Completely Machinima S2 Ep 38 News (June 2022)

    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

    Credits:
    Speakers: Damien Valentine, Ricky Grove, Tracy Harwood
    Producer/Editor: Damien Valentine
    Music: Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au

    • 52 min
    Completely Machinima S2 Ep 37 Films (May 2022)

    Completely Machinima S2 Ep 37 Films (May 2022)

    In this episode, Phil, Ricky, Damien and Tracy discuss a range of films that riff off Guardians of the Galaxy, well apart from Phil’s whose pick is an astonishing map size comparison review! Discussion explores experimental filmmaking reviewing a machinima made in World of Warcraft; the possibilities of machinima as a pre-market concept testing tool for TV series; and, the influence of fans generally.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Completely Machinima S2 Ep 36 News (May 2022)

    Completely Machinima S2 Ep 36 News (May 2022)

    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.

    Credits:
    Producer/Editor: Ricky Grove
    Music: Across the Pier by VYEN

    • 50 min

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