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S4 E118 Slapstick: 100 Ways to Die in Starfield (Feb 2024)

100 Ways to Die in Starfield is wonderful stuff - whether you are 15 or 50! For all those who have distant memories of seeing classic slapstick comedy featuring Charli...

S4 E117 DC vs Marvel + Unreal Engine vs Action Man + AI (Feb 2024)

This week we compare and contrast, in a way extending that ongoing debate about whose IP is the daddy... but the ep is about much more than that too. We discuss  @solo...

S4 E116 GTA5: Danser Encore | Escape Game (Feb 2024)

This week's review is of a self-contained excerpt from a larger film, called Escape Game by  @CrisUberman . This part of the film is the final chapter of the story, Da...

S4 E115 Machinima News Omnibus (Feb 2024)

This week, we spend some time talking about new tools, emergent topics, AI and copyright (again), with some interesting links for you on our show notes -2:45 New tools...

S4 E114 After the Robbery Goes Wrong (Feb 2024)

Made with Sims 4 characters although animated in Blender to great effect, this is a short short at under one minute long by  @tricoufamily . It is also all about the t...

S4 E113 Legends! Zelda TOTK: Godzilla | iClone: Lobachevsky (Jan 2024)

This week we discuss two very different films, both reflecting a bygone era of classic entertainment.  Firstly, an interpretation of the 1954 Japanese classic Godzilla...

S4 E112 Sims: The Fixer Series (Jan 2024)

We take a look at one of the best machinima series we've ever seen this week... from the annals of history. The Fixer series was a crime drama created by Todd Stallkam...

Completely Machinima Interview: Ben Tuttle, filmmaker

Phil catches up with a long-time machinima creator Ben Tuttle, aka 4413 Media.  Ben admits he cut his teeth on The Movies in the late 2000s, and then discusses Shockbr...

S4 E111 Machinima News | GTA5 Cinematic (Jan 2024)

This week, we discuss the critical turn we witnessed in 2023 towards machinima among creative industries professionals. We highlight why it is high time there is a maj...

S4 E110 Elden Ring Machinima: Overpowering Character Builds (Jan 2024)

Kicking off 2024 with machinima from a slightly different perspective: this week, Ricky introduces us to the #letsplay/#tutorial/#epicguideline/#showNtell genre in his...

S4 E109 Training an AI: Backflip (Dec 2023)

Backflip is a docu-style film, made over a period of three years where Nikita Diakur presents his progress using AI to teach a character to backflip.  The character is...

S4 E108 Cyberpunk 2077 The Movie - Trailer (Dec 2023)

This week, we review a trailer for a movie, although the full movie is now also available: Cyberpunk 2077, by Jack Hunt.  In many ways this is an astonishing and timel...

S4 E107 Epic Battles: Northern Wars | Oryctes (Dec 2023)

This week's film picks are of epic battle scenes: one made in Warhammer and the other Unreal Engine. There are similarities and contrasts between these two works, resp...

S4 E106 The Sims 4: I Abducted My Entire Neighborhood (Dec 2023)

We start this week's episode with a discussion about Reallusion's new facial mocap system, Accuface (which Phil and Damien have already invested in), move on to a brie...

S4 E105 Star Citizen: Life of a SC Stuntman (Nov 2023)

What's it like to be an in-game stuntman? This week's review is of a fun take, with a more serious undertone, on the NPC's perspective of life in the background of a g...

S4 E104 Starfield: Let's Talk Machinima & The Mantis Teaser (Nov 2023)

Damien's picks this week take a look at two of the first Starfield machinimas by @TheKShow and @Mod81Gameworld respectively. The first is a 'tell and show' with a neat...

S4 E103 Longest Walkable Distances (in a game) | UE: The Alchemist's Confession (Nov 2023)

This week we present a critique of two very contrasting machinima productions - one took literally months to make and the other just a few days.  In our first pick, th...

S4 E102 mAIchinima: Nina & Prelude to Dust (Nov 2023)

Not strictly machinima, but something we've named mAIchinima! This week, we discuss two films using generative AI to create narrative works.  In both cases, the techni...

S4 E101 Avant Garde: 9 by Claus Dieter Schulz (Nov 2023)

In this episode, we review one of the first avant garde machinima pieces created by the community.  The film is called 9, by German machinimator Claus-Dieter Schulz, h...

S4 E100 Special: Machinima Reflections

Celebrating our 100th episode on the CM podcast/YouTube show, we reflect how far machinima has come and some of the recent trends we've observed in our film reviews - ...

S4 E99 Elite Dangerous Odyssey: The Personal Odyssey 1 (Oct 2023)

This week our film selection is an Elite Dangerous Odyssey 'Captain's Log' style machinima, heavily influenced by Douglas Adams and John Carpenter with shades of Gerry...

S4 E98 World of Warcraft/Cyberpunk 2077: Neo Stormwind (Oct 2023)

WOW! Our collective adjective for this World of Warcraft / Cyberpunk 2077 mashup. This is a stunningly edited urban observational film, set in a strange new world the ...

S4 E97 Elden Ring: Monty Python (Oct 2023)

Kicking off Season 4 of the podcast, we review a Monty Python inspired film, integrating one of their greatest films with Elden Ring – Holy Grail.  The film has been m...

S3 E96 Unreal Engine: Backrooms medley (Sept 2023)

In this week's episode, we discuss the phenomenal Backrooms meme that has emerged ever since  @kanepixels original film (and the much awaited Netflix version was annou...

S3 E95 UE: Terra & ED: Into Black (Sept 2023)

This week Damien has picked two space exploration shorts for us to review: one is made in UE called Terra by  @j.thomaswilson3543 and the other is an ED film called In...

S3 E94 Half Life 2: Shelf Life (September 2023)

This week we discuss one of the best HL2 films from the 2009 era - Shelf Life by Pixel Eyes Productions. The film, which is in two episodes, won a heap of creator awar...

S3 E93 Twin Peaks (Sept 2023)

An homage and 'unofficial tribute' to the classic 90s TV series, this week's review discusses a film of a game demo created by Blue Rose Team for the PS1. The demo cov...

S3 E92 Unreal Engine: Horror (August 2023)

A truly terrifying short for some, Horror is more like an absurd dream for others. The film is made by Yang Hyunjun, released 4 June 2023. Its creator showcases some i...

S3 E91 No Man's Sky: Origins (August 2023)

This week's review is of a No Man's Sky machinima called Origins, produced by Evil Dr.Porkchop. Its a beautiful cinematic travelogue showcasing the vast expansiveness ...

S3 E90 Unreal Engine: The Crown | Hunt (August 2023)

This week we feature two films by Chinese artist collective studio, @Motzify Mohua. These two shorts, The Crown and Hunt, are made in Unreal Engine and show extraordin...

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