Posts Tagged “machinima”

The Source Filmmaker

This is an absolutely awesome innovation for machinimators. Those that know me know how much I talk-up machinima and its potential. Usually I’m met with scepticism because so far there’s not a lot of hard-core evidence for my claims. However, I firmly believe that this is the future of film-making. We’re only now just seeing the nascent tools emerging that 10-20years from now will allow this art form to completely dominate the world of movie making. Source Filmmaker and the Cinema version of CryEngine are only the beginning.

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Post Under art, Gaming, Video June 28, 2012

[Video] Awesome Machinima: Kara

Here is a very awesome piece of machinima from the people at Quantic Dream. This was rendered in real time on a Playstation (YES, a Playstation!) and while much of it is motion captured it demonstrates just how far machinima has come in the last few years. It also demonstrates what a terrible opportunity has been missed by virtual worlds like Blue Mars. Blue Mars has superior graphics and would have been at the forefront of machinima had they provided even the basic tools for creating visual stories: free floating camera; facial and extended body animations; lip sync.

Instead the world lies mostly dead the owners focusing on a virtual what’s hot or not. Terribly sad and wasteful when you consider where they could be now had they embraced the concept of becoming the leading machinima platform back in 2009. It appears that the guys at Quantic Dream get it.

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Post Under art, Gaming, Video, virtual worlds March 11, 2012

[Video] Imaginary Worlds

After busy Lunar New Year, Republic Day (India) and Australia Day celebrations here’s a chance to unwind and relax. The video above is from the Imaginary Worlds Festival. It features a collection of animated film shorts telling stories set in weird and wonderful universes. Some of the films are a little weird and some are downright crazy, but they are all wonderful. Enjoy.

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Post Under art, Video January 27, 2012

[Video] This is how you get out, Daddy

Mr 5 has been saying, This is how you get out, Daddy, over and over again for the past few weeks. Nobody could work out why he was saying it and when I’d ask him what he meant he’d just shrug and give me his You-are-an-idiot-dad smile. Eventually, my neurons clicked into gear and I worked it out.

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Post Under Video May 15, 2011

Cryengine 3 Showcase

Wow! Just…wow. Machinima: the future of film-making

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Post Under Video, virtual worlds March 9, 2011
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