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Completely Machinima History with Ben Grussi (September)

Ben Grussi, the official historian for Machinima, shares his record of what happened in September Machinima history. Full notes for the podcast are available at https://completelymachinima.com/2021/09/30/cm-in-history-with-ben-grussi-sept/

Completely Machinima Interview: Hypatia Pickens (aka Sarah Higley)

For our classics theme episode of machinima, Tracy spoke to Sarah Higley about her Second Life-based machinima work that draws inspiration from old and middle English texts written as early at the 10th Century.  Whilst they didn’t get around to discussing this on the recording, Sarah is also well known for having written the script for Star Trek: Next Generation’s episode 21 (Season 3) ‘Hollow Pursuits’, which aired in April 1990 (under the pen name of Sally Caves). Sarah is particularly noted for the character, ensign Reginald Barclay (portrayed by Dwight Schultz) who uses the Holodeck to imagine how his life should be.  Sarah recalled to Tracy this was her first imaginings of her experiences of Second Life, evidenced through her creative machinima works discussed in  this interview.

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 19 Discussion (September 2021)

chose two-hour-plus long machinima films this month and this made us wonder if machinima is capable of sustaining interest over a longer period of time. We also talk about other related topics. Missing Phil in the discussion as he was unable to make it this month.

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 18 Films (September 2021)

This week we discuss our machinima film picks. Unfortunately, Phil isn't with us this month but he'll be back in October. Check the completely machinima website for full breakdown of all the films we've chosen plus links to each film. https://completelymachinima.com/2021/09/09/completely-machinima-s1-ep18-films/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 17 News (September 2021)

Tracy, Ricky, and Damien are back (Phil is still out) with fun coverage of recent machinima and machinima-related news. From the Reallusion Lip-Sync contest to a bizarre indie game called "Heal Hitler", the three of us share news that is inspired and often quite weird.

Completely Machinima History with Ben Grussi (August)

This month Ben presents a bumper overview of machinima notables from the archives, including Quake releases, films, appearances, media coverage and the very first Machinima Film Festival that took place at Quakcon.Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/08/21/cm-history-with-ben-grussi-august/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 16 Films (August 2021)

In this episode, Ricky, Tracy and Damien discuss a selection of films with the AI known as Phil, whilst the real Phil is off on holiday in sunny New York with his real family.  The selection this month covers the full scale of quality with some raw and experimental machinima work and some incredibly polished machinima, with much in between.  Games the machinima works draw on includes RDR2, GTA5, Little Nightmares 2, Xcom, Mech Warrior, Skyrim, Max Payne and Roblox with a bit of Blender thrown in for good measure.  Enjoy!Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/08/12/completely-machinima-s1-ep16-films/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 15 News (August 2021)

In this episode, Ricky, Tracy and Damien are joined by an AI of Phil, who is surprisingly agreeable.  The hosts mark the passing of machinima stalwart, Ken White, creator of TMOA and TMUnderground community radio sites.  Then the team discuss iClone 7’s lip sync contest, Whanowa’s Grand Theft Auto tutorials, updates to Nightmare Puppeteer, puppeteering in Adobe’s Character Animator, the rise of adult animation, making a cinematic with Unreal Engine 5 and Blender and performing Hamlet in Grant Theft Auto, Star Wars and Xcom among other games, and being your own architect of hell, with Hell Architect.Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/08/05/completely-machinima-s1-ep15-news/

Completely Machinima Interview: John Martin II, VP Reallusion

Ricky talks to John Martin II, VP of Reallusion, about the development of iClone as a machinima tool in the early 2000s and its recent integration with Nvidia’s Omniverse platform, Character Creator, the original inspiration for iClone, and future plans for iClone 8 teased for release later in 2021.Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/07/29/cm-interview-john-martin-ii/

Completely Machinima History with Ben Grussi (July)

Ben Grussi, the And Now For Something Completely Machinima podcast’s resident historian talks to Tracy about some of the notable events that took place in July during the early years of machinima, including the release of A Few Good G-Men by Randall Glass, the Artery Machinima production, Speilberg’s use of Unreal’s Matinee tool on his film, A.I., machinima showcased at the Lincoln Centre in New York for the first time, a Matrix parody training video released by Strange Company and the first green screen machinima production.Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/07/27/cm-history-with-ben-grussi-july/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 14 Discussion (July 2021)

Tracy,  Ricky,  Damien and Phil discuss key issues for making machinima in metaverse and open world games with themes including collaboration, why people left machinima for let's plays and meme-making, the role of memory making, and the future of machinima.Full notes for this episode are available at:

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 13 Films (July 2021)

Tracy,  Ricky,  Damien and Phil review a diverse set of short films made in various metaverse and open world games including World of Warcraft, Elite Dangerous, Minecraft and Second Life.Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/07/08/completely-machinima-s1-ep13-films/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 12 News (July 2021)

Tracy,  Ricky,  Damien and Phil discuss metaverse and open world games, an episode inspired by Captain Grim's short machinima called Did Classic WOW Live Up to Expectations?  released on 15 May 2021.Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/07/01/completely-machinima-s1-ep12-news/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 12 Teaser

The Completely Machinima podcast for July 2021 is all about the metaverse and where machinima fits into this widening online world. Tracy Harwood is our producer and director for this series. This short teaser gives you an idea of the ideas and fun we shared while recording the podcast. Note that the Completely Machinima Podcast comes out every Thursday of the week. Our first podcast in the July series starts on July 1, 2021. More info at our website: completelymachinima.com

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 11 Discussion (June 2021)

Ricky, Phil, Tracy and Damien discuss engine-independent collaboration tools, as well as methods and concerns for earning revenue with machinima on today's Internet.Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/06/24/completely-machinima-s1-ep11-discussion/

Completely Machinima History with Ben Grussi (June)

Ben Grussi, machinima's historian, tells us about significant events in machinima's timeline that occurred during the month of June.Full notes available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/06/19/cm-history-with-ben-grussi-june/

Completely Machinima Interview: Tom Jantol, Anymation Director

Tracy Harwood conducts a fascinating interview of veteran machinima / Anymation filmmaker, Tom Jantol.Full notes available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/06/17/cm-interview-tom-jantol/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 10 Films (June 2021)

Tracy, Ricky, Damien and Phil review a super-diverse set of short films made in Unreal Engine, Animal Crossing, Flight Simulator X, GTA V, and Garry's Mod.Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/06/10/completely-machinima-s1-ep10-films/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 9 News (June 2021)

In this episode we discuss some new releases by some machinima veterans, NVIDIA's Machinima Omniverse tool, a new sandbox game reliant on the world of NFTs, the recent FantaSci Short Film Festival, and making machinima in Red Dead Redemption 2.Full notes for this episode are available at:https://completelymachinima.com/2021/06/03/completely-machinima-s1-ep9-news/

Completely Machinima Interview: Ashley Ruhl, Cinematic Designer, Bioware

 Ashley Ruhl has been designing memorable cinematic moments in games for over 10 years. She's a designer, writer, and director of story content for games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic, Tales From the Borderlands, Remnant: From the Ashes, Darksiders 3, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Defiance. I strive to tell a compelling interactive narrative that empowers the player to be the author of their own story.Summary: Our Completely Machinima producer, Damien Valentine (a massive Star Wars fan and machinima filmmaker) spoke with Ashley about her background and beginning work as a cinematic designer and on her growth as an artist at Bioware in particular. Music for this episode is frankum__electronic-music-track-x1 from Freesound.orgLINKSSTAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIChttps://www.swtor.com/TALES FROM THE BORDERLANDShttps://store.steampowered.com/app/330830/Tales_from_the_Borderlands/BIOWAREhttps://www.bioware.com/TELLTALE GAMEShttps://telltale.com/ASHLEY RUHL'S WEBSITEAshley Ruhl | Narrative Designer Portfolio

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 8 Discussion (May 2021)

And Now For Something Completely Machinima is a podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines). This month (May 2021) we are splitting our podcast into four sections which will post once a week: Machinima News (May 6), Machinima Films (May 13), Machinima Discussion (May 20) along with several interviews which we will publish separately throughout the month. This episode was produced by Damien Valentine who is joined by hosts Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, and Tracy Harwood.Contact and Feedback for this show: https://completelymachinima.com/#talkSummary: Two questions for the group - one, why has science fiction been such a popular genre for machinima, and two, what are some of the game platforms that are available for scifi machinima creation. Also, Ricky shares a list of great scifi machinima. See the chapter markers for timestamps (above)LINKSSTAR CITIZENhttps://robertsspaceindustries.com/SPACE ENGINEhttp://spaceengine.org/STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMYhttps://store.steampowered.com/app/6020/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Knight__Jedi_Academy/STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY MODShttps://jkhub.org/STAR WARS: EMPIRE AT WARhttps://store.steampowered.com/app/32470/STAR_WARS_Empire_at_War__Gold_Pack/STAR WARS: EMPIRE AT WAR STEAM WORKSHOPhttps://steamcommunity.com/app/32470/workshop/jkPETER RASMUSSEN's FILMShttps://vimeo.com/nanoflixLUMIERE BROS COLORIZED SNOWBALL FIGHThttps://www.openculture.com/2020/10/snowball-fight-the-1896-film-by-lumiere-brothers-gets-restored-in-captivating-color.htmlBLOODSPELL MYHERITAGE SCREENCAPhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfJjb6jzZIA&t=1236sMALE RESTROOM ETIQUETTEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzO1mCAVyMw

Completely Machinima Interview: Mark Meer, Voice Actor (Mass Effect)

Mark Meer is a Canadian actor, writer and improvisor, based in Edmonton, Alberta. He is known for his role in the Mass Effect trilogy, in which he stars as the voice of the male version of the player character, Commander Shepard. His voice is featured in a number of other games from BioWare Corp., notably the Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age series. Meer stars as the voice of the player character William Mackenzie in The Long Dark from Hinterland Studio, which also features his Mass Effect counterpart, Jennifer Hale.Music for this episode is Andromeda Soundtrack by lena_orsa from Freesound.org LinksMARK MEER AT IMDBMark Meer - IMDbMASS EFFECT LEGENDARY EDITIONhttps://www.ea.com/games/mass-effect/mass-effect-legendary-editionTHE LONG DARKhttps://store.steampowered.com/app/305620/The_Long_Dark/STITCH OF FATE PODCASThttps://podbynight.libsyn.com/DUNGEONS & DRAGONS BLACK DICE SOCIETYhttps://dnd.wizards.com/articles/events/black-dice-societyCAMEOhttps://www.cameo.com/markmeerBIOWAREhttps://www.bioware.com/

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 7 Films (May 2021)

And Now For Something Completely Machinima is a podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines). This month (May 2021) we are splitting our podcast into four sections which will post once a week: Machinima News (May 6), Machinima Films (May 13), Machinima Discussion (May 20) along with several interviews which we will publish separately throughout the month. This episode was produced by Damien Valentine who is joined by hosts Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, and Tracy Harwood. Contact and Feedback for this show: https://completelymachinima.com/#talkSummary: The hosts share their monthly machinima film favorites. Tracy recommends The Mandalorian Rap by JT Music, Ricky chose citizen logs 0001 by geeks actively making entertainment, and Tracy shared her pick which was a Star Wars video called shadow of the Republic by cinematic captures.  There is considerable discussion of the films and their merits (or flaws). See the chapter markers for time stamps (above) Links: THE MANDALORIAN RAPhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl_9HwTOxRoCITIZEN LOG 0001: SEARCH AND RESCUEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neeea7880swSHADOW OF THE REPUBLIChttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMbBjKnUoC4STAR CITIZENhttps://robertsspaceindustries.com/STAR WARS: CLONE WARShttps://www.starwars.com/series/star-wars-the-clone-wars

Completely Machinima Interview: Dane Johnston, Nvidia Omniverse Machinima

Dane Johnston is the Director of Omniverse Connect at NVIDIA and a member of the recently released (May 4, 2021) Omniverse Machinima. We spoke with him just before the release and asked him about the Machinima app. LINKSOmniverse Platform for Virtual Collaboration | NVIDIAOmniverse Machinima App | NVIDIAOverview — Omniverse Machinima documentation (nvidia.com)

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 6 News (May 2021)

And Now For Something Completely Machinima is a podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines). This month (May 2021) we are splitting our podcast into four sections which will post once a week: Machinima News (May 6), Machinima Films (May 13), Machinima Discussion (May 20) along with several interviews which we will publish separately throughout the month. This pisode was produced by Damien Valentine who is joined by hosts Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, and Tracy Harwood. Contact and Feedback for this show:https://completelymachinima.com/#talkSummary: Damien and the gang share Star Wars memories, Ricky shares iClone 7.9 update includes Acculips, ExPlus, and Advanced MoCap. Tracy talks about the winners announced for the first virtual storytellers challenge. Phil shares a new year-long VR course. In addition, we cover Mass Effect remastered launches this month, Star Trek adopting the same virtual set technology as the Mandalorian and the Milan Film Festival now accepting submissionsLinks-STAR WARS    https://www.starwars.com/-iCLONE ACCULIPS UPDATE   https://www.reallusion.com/iclone/lipsync-animation.html-VIRTUAL PRODUCTION FOR STORYTELLERS WINNERS   https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/winners-announced-for-first-virtual-production-for-storytellers-challenge?-FIRST PLACE - untitled short by Ben Coello – https://vimeo.com/511463265-SECOND PLACE - Birds of a Feather by Emanuele Lomello –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=905GlMN7zRw-THIRD PLACE - Ghost Town by Ryan Paterson - https://vimeo.com/511255904-UNREAL VIRTUAL PRODUCTION PRIMERhttps://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/onlinelearning-courses/virtual-production-primer-GET ALL $2 TRUEBONES ITEMS FREE!   https://gumroad.com/truebones-360° VR Filmmaking Masterclasshttps://completelymachinima.com/2021/04/10/360-vr-filmmaking-masterclass/-Star Citizen   https://robertsspaceindustries.com/-Planetfall   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetfall-MASS EFFECT LEGENDARY EDITIONhttps://www.ea.com/games/mass-effect/mass-effect-legendary-edition-STAR TREK USING VIRTUAL SETShttps://intl.startrek.com/videos/how-star-trek-uses-virtual-sets-STAR TREK DISCOVERY SEASON 4 TRAILERhttps://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a36030260/star-trek-discovery-se

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 6 Trailer

And Now For Something Completely Machinima is a podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines). This month (May 2021) we are splitting our podcast into four sections which will post once a week: Machinima News (May 6), Machinima Films (May 13), Machinima Discussion (May 20) along with several interviews which we will publish separately throughout the month. This episode was produced by Damien Valentine who is joined by hosts Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, and Tracy Harwood. Contact and Feedback for this show:https://completelymachinima.com/#talkSummary: Damien and the gang share Star Wars memories, Ricky shares iClone 7.9 update includes Acculips, ExPlus, and Advanced MoCap. Tracy talks about the winners announced for the first virtual storytellers challenge. Phil shares a new year-long VR course. In addition, we cover Mass Effect remastered launches this month, Star Trek adopting the same virtual set technology as the Mandalorian and the Milan Film Festival now accepting submissions

Completely Machinima History with Ben Grussi (April 2021)

Machinima's historian, Ben Grussi, looks back over the past couple of decades and shares some significant machinima-related events which occurred in the month of April.LinksRed vs Blue: https://bit.ly/3gMlYprLenny and Larry on the Campaign Trail  https://bit.ly/3vktbkrCommon Sense Cooking with Carl the Cook https://bit.ly/3xulfPlRed vs Blue on the Wall Street Journal  https://bit.ly/3sRiR1DPaul Marino's Art of Machinima book https://amzn.to/2S72X6L

Completely Machinima S1 Special: How to Build a Machinima PC

CM Special Episode April 22, 2021, Show NotesAnd Now For Something Completely Machinima is a long-form podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines), real-time technologies, and virtual reality.Summary: Phil Rice and Ricky Grove discuss building a PC specifically for Machinima production and post-production. They start with the GPU and work their way through an entire PC build adding tips and techniques for making a great Machinima workstation PC. Be sure to visit Completelymachinima.com for a complete list of Phil and Ricky's PC builds and many links. Note that we are running a little behind on the links part, so stay tuned. If you want to see the time links click the "chapters" button above.  There's also a complete transcript of the episode under the "transcript" button. 

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 5 Discussion (April 2021)

CM Episode 5 Machinima Discussion Show NotesAnd Now For Something Completely Machinima is a long-form podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines), real-time technologies, and virtual reality. This month (April 2021) we are splitting our podcast into four sections which will post once a week: Machinima News (April 1), Machinima Films (April 8), Machinima Discussion (April 15), and a Special “Build a Machinima PC” podcast (April 22).This episode was produced by Ricky Grove joined by hosts Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, and Damien Valentine.Summary: After Ricky's Milan Machinima Festival report he brings up a question that was put to one of the Festival jurors (Henry Lowood - "...has machinima dissolved into the larger culture of streaming and game videos") and then asks the other hosts their opinion. The next topic for discussion is the status and quality of the "Let's Play" machinima in 2021. Phil has particularly good insights. Finally, the gang takes on a contemporary topic that might impact machinima creators in "What the Hell is NFT?". As usual, Tracy has the best insights on this topic. Contact and Feedback for this show: https://completelymachinima.com/#talkTime Stamps:00:00:38  Damien's newest Episode of his machinima series, "Star Wars: Heir to the Empire" is out00:02:32  Ricky's Report on the Milan Machinima Festival00:07:15  Ricky's fav Milan Festival film "Fire Underground"00:09:50  First discussion question, "..has machinima dissolved into the larger culture of streaming and game videos?"00:31:14  Second question, "Is Let's Play just game-play, or is it a more significant type of machinima?"00:50:50   Phil on shooting "Father Frags Best"00:52:44  Third question, "What the hell is NFT?"01:06:50  Tracy nails the NFT questionNote: Check the view chapters selection on this page to view the full timing breakdowns. 

Completely Machinima Interview: Slavo Strangeovich (m dot strange)

CM Interview with Slavo StrangeovichAnd Now For Something Completely Machinima is a long-form podcast devoted to machinima (movies made in game engines), real-time technologies and virtual reality. This month (April 2021) we are splitting our podcast into four sections which will post once a week: Machinima News (April 1), Machinima Films (April 8), Machinima Discussion (April 15), and a Special “Build a Machinima PC” podcast (April 22).This episode was produced by Ricky Grovejoined by hosts Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, and Damien Valentine.Summary:  Ricky interviews Slavo Strangeovich (formerly known as m dot strange) about his new game “Nightmare Puppeteer”, which is actually a great machinima-creation tool. Contact and Feedback for this show: https://completelymachinima.com/#talkFully detailed and link-infused notes for this episode are available at:  Address is comingSlavo InterviewImagination Rabbit Youtube channelhttps://bit.ly/2QJkjpANightmare Puppeteer on Steam-likeNightmare Puppeteer on Steam (steampowered.com)Nightmare Puppeteer websiteNightmare Puppeteer1:31         Sets in Nightmare Puppeteer3:35         Running Man set5:35         Slavo corrects Ricky: He outsourced set creation like a good capitalist6:48         Slavo on “Rando” characters and their use in Nightmare Puppeteer8:28         Public response to Nightmare Puppeteer9:28         Ricky can’t read his own handwriting but asks question anyway10:17      Twitch Integration 12:53      Fast overview on how to create machinima in Nightmare Puppeteer14:38      How to record video in Nightmare Puppeteer15:31      Hidden features in Nightmare Puppeteer17:48      How to bring in custom content19:45      Ricky’s Strange Opera idea and how to remove singers voice from a recording21:14      Aida with Caruso and music credits                   link to Caruso recording at archive.org (public domain                  https://bit.ly/39lvnj4

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