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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 Interview: Phil Rice, funny man (June 2024)

    Completely Machinima Interview: Phil Rice, funny man (June 2024)

    Welcome to our latest bonus episode.  We had the pleasure of catching up with Phil Rice aka zsOverman to talk exclusively about his latest machinima, called Being Moses.  If there's such as thing as a parody of a Let's Play, this film is it!   Check out Phil's comments and watch the film - links on our show notes web post.
    Credits -Speakers: Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, Damien ValentineProducer: Tracy HarwoodEditor: Phil RiceMusic: Animo Domini Beats

    • 44 min
    S4 E133 Machinima News Omnibus (Jun 2024)

    S4 E133 Machinima News Omnibus (Jun 2024)

    This week we celebrate Nvidia's investment in machinima, discuss latest AIs and give you the heads up on some great projects we want to highlight - there are just too many for us to fully review everything we're seeing that we want to share with you these days! Do check them out, we'd love to hear your thoughts too - links and notes on our website. 
    2:47 Thank you Nvidia 7:48 Fab projects 15:39 Latest AI genies to get your teeth into20:28 Movie-making games44:43 A final comment from RickyAI: If there's a man in the house, you can damn well be sure there's a lot of condoms too
    Credits -Speakers: Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, Damien ValentineIntroducing: RickyAI aka Skibidi RickEditor/Producer: Phil RiceMusic: Animno Domini Beats

    • 45 min
    S4 E132 Star Citizen: 60 Seconds of Horror (Jun 2024)

    S4 E132 Star Citizen: 60 Seconds of Horror (Jun 2024)

    A compelling and powerful story of one man's quest to remain sane on an isolated planet. This is a very effective story by Lens Nation, given its only 60 seconds long - its probably not just this one creator's worst nightmare in a game, but several of us. Check out our review and don't forget to give us some feedback on your thoughts too. 
    1:01 Ricky introduces the film and his critique of it, suggesing Lovecraftian tones to the story 6:17 Tracy comments on the sound design and why the lack of sound works so well 14:14 Phil feels the film is analagous to Moon and Sam Rockwell's portrayal of a character - the sense of isolation in games is a real testiment to the immersive that's possible 21:09 Damien reflects on those isolated NPCs - and reminds us about that classic line: 'its not that you're afraid of being alone int he dark, its that you're afraid of not being alone in th dark'! 22:38 The compelling role of ambiguity 25:30 Copyright and why NPCs are likely to have a bigger role in future machinima 26:15 Brief introduction to our new generative AI of Ricky, more in our next episode 
    Credits - Speakers: Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine Producer/Editor: Phil Rice Music: Animo Domini Beats

    • 28 min
    S4 E131 Forlorn (May 2024)

    S4 E131 Forlorn (May 2024)

    This week, we review a pretender for a new Disney show called Forlorn, by @projectforlorn (aka Alex St Pierre). Well, it may well be at some point in the near future! Starting life as a tech demo, this short has an interesting back story and has evolved into something even more interesting. Check out our review and add your own thoughts!
    Credits -Speakers: Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, Damien ValentineEditor/Producer: Phil RiceMusic: Animo Domini Beats

    • 31 min
    S4 E130 Music Maestro Please! (May 2024)

    S4 E130 Music Maestro Please! (May 2024)

    This week, we discuss two stunning music videos: Children of Pain by  @VincereSylph with video created by  @TomJantol and  @tanyasubaBg ; and Firefly by  @TheEsotericaChannel in Unreal Engine. Children of Pain is a perfect example of Tom's 'anymation' approach whilst Firefly demonstrates just how far Unreal Engine has come as a creative toolset in one year alone!
    Credits -Speakers: Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, Damien ValentineEditor/Producer: Phil RiceMusic: Animo Domini Beats

    • 40 min
    S4 E129 Cinematics: GTA5 (May 2024)

    S4 E129 Cinematics: GTA5 (May 2024)

    Not for the first time do we discuss the gorgeous cinematic qualities of GTA5, and this week we share a beaut by @Salva.Padilla. This one has a distinct vibe to it, but it is its general ambiguity that we especially love about the machinima. We each see something a little different in it! What do you see in it?
    Credits - Speakers: Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, Damien Valentine, Tracy HarwoodProducer: Damien ValentineEditor: Phil RiceMusic: Animo Domini Beats

    • 58 min

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