S3 E88 Minecraft: Wither Storm War (July 2023)

This week's film review focusses on a story made with building blocks and without voice acting... and yet, what a spectacular story! The game world is Minecraft of course, and the story is based on Telltale Games' episodic release called Story Mode. Made by @SquaredMediaAnimations, we discuss the production values emcompassed within the film, why we think adding voice acting would have enhanced the film and a number of other things we nit-picked but conclude that its really no wonder Squared Media are one of the top machinima producers in Minecraft. 

0:38 Background and intro to the film 
10:27 It takes a great amount of skill to tell a story without any character but is it just cliches and no depth? 
12:03 The advantages of not putting dialogue in a specific language is that everyone is on the same playing field. 
14:10 It’s a trope sandwich. 
16:32 Soundscape and sound. 
19:54 The problem of doing a silent film and the need for characters with expressiveness: the limitation of the medium.
21:48 Adding credits to the credits. 

Credits -
Speakers: Phil Rice, Ricky Grove, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine
Producer: Phil Rice
Editor: Damien Valentine
Music: Arp Solinas
© 2022 And Now For Something Completely Machinima