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S4 E125 Its science but not as we know it... Blackholes & New York (Apr 2024)

This week, we discuss one of the most outstanding presentations of space science, by  @EpicSpaceman , called I put 4M Suns in a Blackhole. Made in Blender, we discuss ...

S4 E124 Machinima News Omnibus (Apr 2024)

A packed review this month, with some sad :( better :| and happy news :)1:42 Demise of Rooster Teeth and yet RVB will outlive the corporate brand!  We reminisce about ...

S4 E123 Fluxus: The Dog Days (Apr 2024)

The Dog Days is an unusual machinima that combines the glitchiness of AI generated content composited with a Second Life avatar. Whilst not realtime, the performative ...

S4 E122 M/F Toxic Relationships: Vigilante & Flite (Mar 2024)

In this ep, we discuss two machinima films dealing with thematically similar issues, albeit presented with different treatments: Vigilante is made in GTA5 and tells th...

S4 E121 Cosmic: Flowers of Evil (Mar 2024)

This week, we take a look at a spectacular particle show in a machinima that has been documented and edited by Tutsy NaVaRaThNA in Second Life.  The show is called Flo...

S4 E120 Machinima Omnibus News (Mar 2024)

This week’s podcast episode is our curated news omnibus for this month.  We cover lots, and enjoy reflecting on the significance of the stories we highlight for the wo...

S4 E119 Feature Length: Emesis Blue (Mar 2024)

In all our years of involvement with machinima (and that's over 75 years between us), feature length has been something we've rarely found watchable... but with this w...

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...

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