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Machinima

If you love Red vs Blue, Deus Ex Machina, PANICs, or any other machinima you can think of, please, post it here so we may discuss it, and/or watch it.

For those of you curious about Deus Ex Machina, here's the first and second episodes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg_ZkoUteLM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec8-KLsaFyc
Flabbicus

Grr, Red vs Blue.

#1 reason why telling friends about something can ruin it for you if they love to over-quote everything. It also grew repetitive after the first few seasons.
blackout

It wasn't all that bad.

But, I have high hopes for Deus Ex Machina. Especially after those two episodes.
Lykan

I like Red v. Blue, even if it is overquoted.

Caboose dies last! ^_^
Flabbicus

Rah rah cop out ending rah rah.

Alright, now that my obligator RvB anger tangent is done I'll stop.

*Steals the teleporters from Trog's to the Milk Bar since the were originally references to Halo*
blackout

What, nobody else is going to comment on just how awesome Deus Ex Machina is? O_o
Ms Elaneous

Lykan wrote:
I like Red v. Blue, even if it is overquoted.

Caboose dies last! ^_^
They all die? Anyway, GO CABOOSE! ^_^ He's sooo cute!
The Chilli God

blackout wrote:
What, nobody else is going to comment on just how awesome Deus Ex Machina is? O_o
I managed to get to the end of that first episode you linked.
It drew on for too long that I couldn't hold my interest, despite an intriguing setting. Sorry.
blackout

Oh....well, episode two has a run-in with the monster mentioned in the previous episode. << >>
Deadly

Hmm, why don't we make a Town machinima? I think it could be neat. All our characters animated and brought to life in some totally far out event in Trog's or whatever we can think of, doesn't have to be anything that's actually happened in Town. Could be anything.

Not sure how to go about this, but I could probably figure something our with NWN2 if needed, then I'd just need a script, some characters and some voicing. Would be fun to voice our own characters, I think Very Happy
blackout

That would be fairly difficult to do, 'specially with the insane multitude/variety of characters, and their unique-looking equipment.
Artemis

Well, I know that theres a lot of visual options for characters in the original NWN toolset, and from what I've seen NWN2 looks a whole heck of a lot better and probably has a lot of neat customizeable stuff of its own. I'd say go for it, Deadly, if you're comfortable working the animations. I'm sure this group can come up with a script for you fairly quickly, and I bet everyone will want to put a character in.
Deadly

Yeah, NWN2 does have a lot of options for customization, though it has limits too, naturally. We should probably try to stick to the more "ordinary" characters if possible.

I'm rather unsure of how to do the animations, but I'm sure I can find plenty of tips and things on the net, so it should be possible.
Artemis

I know bioware's vault had something on animation for NWN. They recreated the final battle of the first LOTR movie. They probably have something for NWN2 as well. Now I wish I was at home so I could start playing with NWN and try to make an animation, I need to remember where I put the disk too. *sigh*
blackout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ablhHU4NJQk

Apparently, there are four additional endings to Red vs Blue.

<< >>

"OH ****! ALIEN INVASION!"
Lykan

"I think blarg means me. Or apples. *gasp* Apples must be the name of his cat! Alien, is Apples stuck in a tree? I will call the fire department!"

>_>
The Chilli God

Wait... Wait...

Are we going to rat off about our favorite episodes of RvB? Because I've got one right up my sleeve already and everything.
blackout

Nah,

RvB's old hat. Let's look at something BESIDES RvB.
Flabbicus

*Hiss*

*Scurries back into his RvB hate cave.*

Damn ungrateful kids ruining the cool thing I found on the internet.
The Chilli God

Hmm... Something besides RvB...
Hrm...
Uhm...

...
Yeah... *Empty-handed*
blackout

This Spartan Life
The Halo CE Chronicles
Inside Halo
PANICs
The Strangerhood

Come on, people! RvB is awesome, yes, but it's not the end-all be-all of machinima.
Flabbicus

You forgot that other one that I forget the name of where they used all those mods and stuff. I didn't actually know about the other endings not posted initially. They were better than the Caboose wins one, mostly because his voice and all imitations of it make my ears bleed.


Exploring their forums did not make me feel any more confident in the general intelligence of most of their members (redundancy!). The whole karma thing just annoys me and the fact that they have rules for it proves that it's even stupider than it appears at first glance. I also despise the layout of their forums, cutting everything up into that many tiny sections is just annoying.

And there were people who thought that Halo: The Flood was one of the best books they'd ever read! D:



Alright, I'm done with the RvB board-hating and whatever. I got out of looking for machinima a while ago, so I don't have much else to work off of. So sue me. :/
Flabbicus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWBmuioqJU&feature=bz301

I just found this. Looks pretty good.
blackout

Welp, I've been digging around Youtube and machinima.com, and have finally discovered the fun that is Neverending Nights...yes, a comedy, based off of our favorite DnD-based computer game, besides Baldur's Gate and it's sequel.
Artemis

It's based on Neverwinter Nights? Can a girl get a link, please?
blackout

Most certainly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3LXflc9np4

It even makes a Red vs Blue reference!
Vael

A quick review of Neverending Nights:

The characters are cliche, the voice acting is flat, the graphics are poor and repetitive, and the jokes non existent.

I watched 17 episodes and by the time it was over I realized I had more quality entertainment from trimming my nails.

Really, the idea of a stupid, naive and ignorant character somehow paired up with a sarcastic, bitchy more intelligent character has been done enough to where if you made a list of all the times it had been used you'd have an index with enough mass to create a black hole.
Neverending Nights also fails to understand that it is impossible for you to sympathize with the more intelligent character, because it's not that he bitches because he has to put up with his companion- but bitching is all that he does. While his companion is dumb enough to eat rocks and be tricked into thinking they are luxury items, Mr. Whine is somehow completely dependent on him to get anything done. If he's really so smart, why can't he provide any options?

And the voice acting, as I said, is as flat as a dead man's heartbeat. I can't tell whether everyone is being dry and sarcastic, or actually meaning what they are saying. I'd be more expressive with a can of beans jammed down my throat.

Normally I'd not complain about graphics and the visuals, seeing as I'm a fan of OotS and that makes use of the brilliant art style known as stick figures, but I've not found entertainment anywhere else in this, so I'm just pointing out that this isn't something to look forwards to either; the graphics are poor, roughly crafted, repetitive creations that are someone else's work. All in all though, the graphics were a good choice to use for this project: they fit in with everything else.

Next time I have time to waste, I'll spend it watching a blank wall- at least it won't be insulting the intelligence of my species.
blackout

Well, I found it amusing, at the least.
Darkblade

I've found Smashtasm really funny. Even with the impossibility of the online Super Smash Brothers plots.
Tawmis

blackout wrote:
Welp, I've been digging around Youtube and machinima.com, and have finally discovered the fun that is Neverending Nights...yes, a comedy, based off of our favorite DnD-based computer game, besides Baldur's Gate and it's sequel.


First and foremost, thanks VERY much for mentioning us. Smile Every once in awhile, I google us - and see where we pop up - and love reading the good, the bad, the ugly - being said about us! Smile

And... Well, it looks we got some bad and ugly slapped against us! Very Happy

blackout wrote:
Most certainly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3LXflc9np4
It even makes a Red vs Blue reference!


Indeed! Our first episode was an entire tribute to RvB. The two men in armor are references to Grif and Caboose (each of our personal favorites of the RvB series).

Artemis wrote:
It's based on Neverwinter Nights? Can a girl get a link, please?


All of our episodes are also available for download from:
http://www.neverendingnights.com

We also have an official Youtube channel:
http://youtube.com/user/NeverendingNights

All the episodes can be seen here:
http://youtube.com/profile_videos?user=NeverendingNights

And now for the tough one! Very Happy

And first - I want to say Vael, I actually APPRECIATE the brutal honesty you expressed in your review. I'm a grown (old!) man who understands that not everyone can be pleased - some will like something, that another may completely hate. It's just how it is.

But I am hoping I can address some of the points you made. Smile


Vael wrote:
A quick review of Neverending Nights:


*feels brutalized!*  Laughing

Vael wrote:

The characters are cliche, the voice acting is flat, the graphics are poor and repetitive, and the jokes non existent.
I watched 17 episodes and by the time it was over I realized I had more quality entertainment from trimming my nails.


So let me share some inside scoop to Neverending Nights. Smile
We were, as seen in the first episode, inspired by RedvsBlue, back in Season One of RvB. (We're talking RvB was only on Episode five or six at the time). We (Adam and myself) had always wanted to do silly movies (and we've done quite a few) - but getting friends together to film was often quite difficult (we were all married, some with kids, some live a good distance away, etc). So when we saw RvB, we thought, "Well, damn - here's something we can do that would be easy - because we all have computers - we can record our lines and just film and edit on our own time!"

And so with that - we looked at the blooming - no, exploding! - community of machinima - and thanks to RvB's increasing success at the time - everyone and their mother - no, really - I really mean everyone and their mothers! - was doing machinima - and they were ALL doing Halo based ones.

So we wanted to do something else. We were all avid fans of Neverwinter Nights - and the idea of customizing characters, limited actual emotes (unlike Halo) and a world you can physically build - NWN was a natural choice. So we jumped on it.

Now, at the time - we literally only planned 5 episodes out. We weren't sure if we were even going to go beyond that. So the first five episodes were literally recorded on a cheap $5.99 mic, using a video to video capture method, and edited in some cheap sound editor.

When PC Gamer UK contacted us - and said they wanted to do a write up on us and include our videos on a DVD - this lit a fire under our asses, that we could really do something with this. So we whipped up a special episode for PC GAMER UK, which was also included in the magazine DVD. At the same time, we went and rigged my karokee machine thing (yes, I am serious!) through my PC because the sound quality was much better, we purchased Fraps (which I recommend for anyone who is considering ever doing any video capture or machinima!), and also purchased GoldWave. We used this set up, until about Episode 10, which we had planned out during a "Emergency Meeting" at work. This is when Bioware contacted us and did an interview with us on their website.

This was another fire lit under our ass to do even more. At this point, we built a studio booth in Adam's garage, purchased two $200 mics, ran them through the sound proof studio and used that set up for the rest of Season One (which ended with Episode 21).

Season One of Neverending Nights was nothing short of a HUGE, HUGE learning process for the both of us.

Where as in Season One, we kind of wrote episodes, every couple of weeks; with Season Two - we did it from start to finish, so we knew how the entire season would go. Also, where as in Season One, we used to record whenever we could, with Season Two we had a huge party at my house, and recorded in the new studio in my office. Where in Season One we used a lot of people, with different mics, which caused all kinds of sound issues; Season Two, if they weren't at the party to record, we didn't use them. (With one exception, for a friend of mine named Jamie).

Also where as Season One's story relied a lot on getting lost, and not moving very fast - Season Two is actually a lot more story driven, with a sense of still trying to keep the characters as they were. (Some say that Season Two is a little less funny, but far more story driven...) I think Season Two has a slow start (that's because the two would be heroes suddenly have a "new quest"). But once it picks up, I think the story really moves along nicely.

Also where Season One didn't have a real villain or anything; Season Two has TWO of them (side by side), along with "fan favorites" of the three main goblins. Season Two also makes a lot more use of another fan favorite of Pawl the Dorf.

I know you said you suffered (if that even comes close to the pain and dullness you experienced watching our series) - but I think you would enjoy Season Two more. But then, maybe not. (Because I don't know you, and don't know what you would and wouldn't like, really!) So I am not even going to ask for you to give us another shot. Smile I don't want to be responsible for you dulling your brain for another 17 episodes before realizing you hate Season Two just as much, if not more than, Season One.

Vael wrote:

Really, the idea of a stupid, naive and ignorant character somehow paired up with a sarcastic, bitchy more intelligent character has been done enough to where if you made a list of all the times it had been used you'd have an index with enough mass to create a black hole.


See, I think you may be missing one of the points of Neverending Nights. Take a look at their first "quest" that they want to undertake - "Kill a dragon." How typical is that? And in Season Two - it's "Rescue a Maiden in Distress." We're intentionally using stereotypes and either trying to make fun of it - or having fun with it.

Vael wrote:

Neverending Nights also fails to understand that it is impossible for you to sympathize with the more intelligent character, because it's not that he bitches because he has to put up with his companion- but bitching is all that he does. While his companion is dumb enough to eat rocks and be tricked into thinking they are luxury items, Mr. Whine is somehow completely dependent on him to get anything done. If he's really so smart, why can't he provide any options?


Once again, this goes back to their basic characteristics. Peter (the Ranger) and Grayson (The Fighter) - discuss how they basically spent most of their lives sitting at the same bar, day in, day out, night after night, and mooching off Peter's uncle. Neither one of them actually has the ... motivation to do much about anything. They took the idea of "killing a dragon" - thinking it would be easy gold. (And really, when in AD&D has killing a dragon - EVER - been easy). These characters are extremely flawed. Perhaps the only thing greater than their flaws is their laziness. For Grayson (the "smarter" one) to step up and take some charge would require motivation, will power... things... that they both technically lack. But now, they're too far deep into it to turn back - so they're kind of just falling forward and seeing what happens next.

One thing a lot of people miss (which I don't mind) - is - if you look at the end of (memory tells me Episode #2) - you see Peter leave to go get some stuff - and you see him pause - look around - run one way - stop look around - and run in another direction. A sign by Episode #2, that Peter is clearly not a very good ranger (if one at all) since he has no direction sense. And if you watch closely at the other episodes - almost EVERY time it's actually Grayson who is leading them (through the woods, in the desert, through the caves) - but he's always quick to blame Peter (since it was Peter's idea to do this whole thing in the first place).

Vael wrote:

And the voice acting, as I said, is as flat as a dead man's heartbeat. I can't tell whether everyone is being dry and sarcastic, or actually meaning what they are saying. I'd be more expressive with a can of beans jammed down my throat.


Well a lot of that might have to do with ... We were new at it; weren't sure what we were doing in the start (and we have always admited that - even in the DVD, we talked about how we winged so much of it). But with Season Two, like I said, Season One was a HUGE learning lesson for us. I think the voice acting, the writing, the filming, the editing, etc - have all DRASTICALLY improved. Perhaps not to a level that you would still get any enjoyment out of it - but when I look back, I see a huge difference - and a giant leap of improvement, all around.

Vael wrote:

Next time I have time to waste, I'll spend it watching a blank wall- at least it won't be insulting the intelligence of my species.


Like I said, I actually enjoyed the full honesty of your opinion of us - and the work we have done! I am indeed, still sorry that you were not able to enjoy it - and that it had caused you so much grief.

blackout wrote:
Well, I found it amusing, at the least.


That's just how it's gonna be. Some will like us. Some will love us. Some will not care either way. And some will plain hate us. Smile You take the good AND the bad when you put your project out there for the public to consume. So I don't mind her review at all. Smile Thanks for the positive feedback though. Smile
Moxie

Shocked My god! Our opinions actually matter to someone outside of the forums?

Crap, we're being watched! Tinfoil hats everyone!

*Dons tinfoil hat so the governement can't read our thoughts through the chips they implanted in our brains at birth as some weird social experiement to make us all love Opera so someday she can release propaganda into her bookclubs and we'd all abide by it.*
Artemis

Don't you mean Oprah?

And Tawmis, I'm honestly surprised you found us, and I'll extend an invitation to stick around and enjoy the madness that is Town.
Ms Elaneous

Moxie wrote:
make us all love Opera so someday she can release propaganda into her bookclubs and we'd all abide by it.*
Oprah, sweetie.

Tawmis:  Thanks for dropping by to talk, er, write.  Nice to see you actually do that!  Nothing more surprisingly random and I like it!
Tawmis

Moxie wrote:
Shocked My god! Our opinions actually matter to someone outside of the forums?

Crap, we're being watched! Tinfoil hats everyone!

*Dons tinfoil hat so the governement can't read our thoughts through the chips they implanted in our brains at birth as some weird social experiement to make us all love Opera so someday she can release propaganda into her bookclubs and we'd all abide by it.*


It's too late! *shows alien space ship hoovering over Moxie's house!*

But seriously! I honestly do love hearing the good and the bad about us! Very Happy I think it's great! If we only got good praise, I'd honestly think we were doing something very, very, very wrong. Or people know that we have satelites beamed down on their house, waiting for them to say something vile and we will launch our super secret, super destructive laser beams! *holds pinky to chin al-la Doctor Evil*

Seeing both good AND bad, keeps us modest and humble. Well, me anyway. Adam's ego could single handedly blot out the sun.

Effortlessly.

No. I am not kidding. Very Happy

Artemis wrote:

And Tawmis, I'm honestly surprised you found us, and I'll extend an invitation to stick around and enjoy the madness that is Town.


Madness is my specialty! Very Happy

Ms Elaneous wrote:

Tawmis:  Thanks for dropping by to talk, er, write.  Nice to see you actually do that!  Nothing more surprisingly random and I like it!


And Random is my second specialty!

Don't ask for the third and fourth. Those are for the "Adult" section of the forum.

Laughing
Vael

Ah. Well, I will admit that while I wasn't particularly pleased with your work, I used a fair bit of exaggeration- I'm fairly fond of critical and satirical work, so don't take my displeasure as harshly as was voiced. Wink
On the other hand, I'm not denying that my feelings were negative. What I watched seemed fairly bland and wasn't really entertaining.
On the third hand (what? Don't you have three arms and hands?) I'm not fond of machinima in general. It is, quite frankly, not something I've ever been interested in, so in the words of Yahtzee from Zero Punctuation, "take this as the ignorant hate speech that it is." Even what people in general consider to be amazing machinima elicits a "meh" from me.

I can certainly see that the first season would be a learning experience if it was done and worked out as you went along- I know how long it took for me to start doing art that I didn't shudder at (I still wince when I come across some of my earlier work), so maybe when I'm bored at work tomorrow and have gotten all the entertainment I can get out of a blank wall (Wink), I'll give the later episodes a chance.
Moxie

Isn't Oprah the thing they sing on stage and stuff? Razz

Vael's cynicism aside, I think it's kind of admirable. I normally couldn't get any of my friends to even consider putting the effort forth to write and produce a webcomic or video or anything like that. With the Exception of "Rise of the Scowpions" which has been written, but will never be filmed due to the fact that we can't afford a camera.
Ms Elaneous

Tawmis wrote:
And Random is my second specialty!

Don't ask for the third and fourth. Those are for the "Adult" section of the forum.

Laughing
Do we even have an "Adult" section?

>.>

<.<

Make it so! *clap-clap*
Vael

Ms Elaneous wrote:
Do we even have an "Adult" section?

>.>

<.<

Make it so! *clap-clap*

It's called "Trog's Second Floor."  =P
Moxie

Come on, Arty, wanna make Bookboy's dreams a reality? Twisted Evil
Artemis

>.< This is going down hill fast...

*runs from the black curtain*
Tawmis

Vael wrote:

Ah. Well, I will admit that while I wasn't particularly pleased with your work, I will grant that I used a fair bit of exaggeration- I'm fairly fond of critical and satirical work, so don't take my displeasure as harshly as was voiced. Wink


Don't worry, I don't mind in the least! A good slap of harshness is always needed from time to time! Keeps us grounded! Smile

Vael wrote:

On the other hand, I'm not denying that my feelings were negative. What I watched seemed fairly bland and wasn't really entertaining.


And like I said, I have NO problem accepting that! Smile Unfortunately, not everyone is going to like us or love us - or else, we could be like the folks of RedvsBlue and quit our day jobs and just focus on Neverending Nights. (I still have that dream... one day I will quit this day job of mine and just do writing!) Not sure when it's gonna happen.

Probably not in this life time.

But one day!

One day, dammit!

Vael wrote:

On the third hand (what? Don't you have three arms and hands?) I'm not fond of machinima in general. It is, quite frankly, not something I've ever been interested in, so in the words of Yahtzee from Zero Punctuation, "take this as the ignorant hate speech that it is." Even what people in general consider to be amazing machinima elicits a "meh" from me. Maybe when I'm bored at work tomorrow and have gotten all the entertainment I can get out of a blank wall, I'll give the later episodes a chance.


Gah! No! NO! Very Happy
Two reasons why!
First, I don't want you to track me down and strangle me because I made the second season sound better!
Second, what if you actually like it?! Where am I gonna get my slap of harshness from? I am counting on you! Very Happy

Seriously though - I don't think we qualify as "machinima greats" (despite our odd luck of success!) - so if they get a "meh" out of you - trust me, we will get like... Well, whatever is less than "meh!" out of you! Smile

Just cuz I came in here and responded, trust me - I am not asking for another shake at us! Smile You said it yourself. Machinima has never interested you! So I doubt our second season is gonna do much for you! Smile If you're not interested, there's probably little that CAN be done to change that! (It's like me and Anime... just not a huge fan of it! There's a few exceptions - but trust me, 99% I simply just don't care for the art style, the voice acting, etc). So I can COMPLETELY understand where you're coming from. Smile And it drives me mad when someone who IS an avid fan tries to convince me to like it - and tries to break apart my own argument as to WHY I SHOULD like it. Smile (Just cuz I collected comics, or watched Battle of the Planets and Voltron doesn't mean I am gonna love anime!) Very Happy

Vael wrote:

I can certainly see that the first season would be a learning experience if it was done and worked out as you went along- I know how long it took for me to start doing art that I didn't shudder at (I still wince when I come across some of my earlier work)


The first season, I can not emphasize enough, was a huge learning lesson. Smile Thankfully, we (I think) did manage to learn a lot from it! Smile

Or I'd like to hope anyway. Smile
Vael

Well if you're counting on me for another dose of harsh, maybe I'll just watch the second season and give you another scathing review. Deal? =D
Tawmis

Moxie wrote:

Vael's cynicism aside, I think it's kind of admirable. I normally couldn't get any of my friends to even consider putting the effort forth to write and produce a webcomic or video or anything like that. With the Exception of "Rise of the Scowpions" which has been written, but will never be filmed due to the fact that we can't afford a camera.


Heh. We have done plenty of other silly projects.
This is the ever on going LIVE acting project...
PC vs Console (Episode 01) - http://youtube.com/watch?v=J59xTzEiQBc

Of course, so much of it got cut out, because we had SO many out takes...

We also SPOOFED ourselves during a camping trip...
Neverending Nights... Live? http://youtube.com/watch?v=7eYx53chlgQ
If you don't find it funny - wait till the end - for the out takes...


Ms Elaneous wrote:
Tawmis wrote:
And Random is my second specialty!
Don't ask for the third and fourth. Those are for the "Adult" section of the forum.
Laughing
Do we even have an "Adult" section?
>.>
<.<
Make it so! *clap-clap*


*looks around*

Vael wrote:

It's called "Trog's Second Floor."  =P


*runs there and sees he's been tricked!*

Moxie wrote:
Come on, Arty, wanna make Bookboy's dreams a reality? Twisted Evil


*raises hand to be included in said dream!*

Artemis wrote:
>.< This is going down hill fast...

*runs from the black curtain*


Perhaps another reason for folks to dislike me... Very Happy I turned it from a machimima thread to "Where the frick is the adult section?" thread...

Embarassed

Vael wrote:
Well if you're counting on me for another dose of harsh, maybe I'll just watch the second season and give you another scathing review. Deal? =D


Well I can probably count on that if you dislike Machinima. Very Happy
Artemis

I don't know you well enough to you dislike you, and I blame Moxie for switching the subject and Bookboy, for his weird dream. This is a weird sort of coincidence, though.
Tawmis

Artemis wrote:
I don't know you well enough to you dislike you, and I blame Moxie for switching the subject and Bookboy, for his weird dream. This is a weird sort of coincidence, though.


If you're familiar with Dragonlance - some call me the Chaos Gem.

I am not entirely sure that's meant to be flattering! Very Happy
Ms Elaneous

I like you.  And I'm the innocent one.  THE INNOCENT ONE!

And, actually, I've never watched any of your videothingymabobbers.  Embarassed
Tawmis

Ms Elaneous wrote:
I like you.  And I'm the innocent one.  THE INNOCENT ONE!

And, actually, I've never watched any of your videothingymabobbers.  Embarassed


You know. When I signed up for the forum - in the warning message - there was a WHOLE section about how you're NOT innocent. I am not sure which one to believe...

And as for not watching Neverending Nights - do not worry! I don't hold it over everyone's head, "Watch it now! Or we shall zap your dog! What? You don't have one? Well then! We shall zap your... NEIGHBOR'S dog! What? You don't like that dog anyway? Well look.. can you just watch it... because... we don't really wanna zap anyone's dog anyway!" Very Happy

Seriously though - if you never watch a single episode - ever - I am never going to hold it against you! Smile Some folks simply are NOT interested in either machinima, or if they are, maybe not in our series and our stab at humor. Smile

You are no less wonderful for not watching it. Smile
Moxie

I'm totally innocent.

And I seem to be a compulsive liar.
Tawmis

Moxie wrote:
I'm totally innocent.

And I seem to be a compulsive liar.


Is it ironic that I believe the part about you being a liar? Very Happy
Terumitsu

Hmm.. At this rate I may need to start sewing you a self hugging jacket... It only costs one immortal soul...

More people are always appreciated here though.. And just think.. A whole site of random insanity to draw inspiriation from!

Oh wait...

Never mind...

But you have given me something to go amuse myself with now.. I will look in and critique as I see fit afterwards.
Tawmis

Terumitsu wrote:
Hmm.. At this rate I may need to start sewing you a self hugging jacket... It only costs one immortal soul...


Sold mine to try and be successful with Neverending Nights.
I think I may have gotten ripped off.
Laughing

Terumitsu wrote:

More people are always appreciated here though.. And just think.. A whole site of random insanity to draw inspiriation from!
Oh wait...
Never mind...


Sadly - with my own mind in it's current state (life, just being life) - I swear, I am surrounded by enough insanity to get inspiration for about 30 seasons. Thankfully we're only planned out to five seasons, and may end it on three seasons.

Terumitsu wrote:

But you have given me something to go amuse myself with now.. I will look in and critique as I see fit afterwards.


Well take a look at us spoofing ourself in the Neverending Nights Live video and the PC vs Console video. Those are both one shots, before committing yourself to 38 episodes (so far) - if you can make it that far. Rumor has it the first 17 may make you want to claw your eyes out. Very Happy
Shadow of the Sun

Tawmis...you're claiming to be the 'Chaos Gem'.

That's MY rightful title.

HAVE AT YOU! *swings his pope on a stick*
Tawmis

Shadow of the Sun wrote:
Tawmis...you're claiming to be the 'Chaos Gem'.

That's MY rightful title.

HAVE AT YOU! *swings his pope on a stick*


*dodges to the left, then to the right!*

Ha ha! Your power is nothing compared to my POST COUNT!

BWHAHAHAA.... um, wha?

Oh. Snap.

What do you mean my post count didn't carry over from my own forum?

Well how am I supposed to fight this guy?

What?

Lose?

I can't lose.


Sigh.

Fine.


Ahem.

Mr. Swinging Pope On A Stick - may I then have the title of "Swirly Whirly Gem"? Very Happy
Shadow of the Sun

Myess.
blackout

...*coughs*well, back on topic. This thread is dedicated to machinima in general. Neverending Nights = good machinima, but machinima is more than merely Neverending Nights.

For example, my personal favorite is currently Inside Halo.
Tawmis

blackout wrote:
...*coughs*well, back on topic. This thread is dedicated to machinima in general. Neverending Nights = good machinima, but machinima is more than merely Neverending Nights.

For example, my personal favorite is currently Inside Halo.


Sadly, there's been a wild decrease of machinima in general. I think when RvB got so popular - everyone and their mother thought that they could do it too - and that they would meet the same success as RvB.

And now, after a few years of trying, people realize, not everyone gets the recognition that RvB did - and so many people dropped out of it. Just like any other passing trend or fad, that's come and gone.

So finding machinima out there that's still good - is very difficult.

One that a friend of mine started, and sadly quit, because of all these new rules, laws, etc being brought down against Machinima in general was "Silver Stars, Purple Hearts."

Episode 01: http://youtube.com/watch?v=bzAbyxe2mj4
Episode 02: http://youtube.com/watch?v=eHZfJG0CgMU
Episode 03: http://youtube.com/watch?v=egW07X34Cl8

I may be biased, because Adam (Grayson the Fighter) and I both lended voices in Episode 03.

Another one that Adam and I were brought on for was "Cannonball Run: Restored" - which was using Grand Theft Auto.

Teaser: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4GvcUYWGTlM

I am not sure if the guys of Pawfect Films are still doing this. I hope so. Smile
blackout

Well, in my opinion, Machinima's actually on the rise; people who do it are pushing the medium, and figuring out a new method of storytelling. I've actually thought of doing a video or two myself, but I've got a bit much on my plate already, with school and Dustworld.
Tawmis

blackout wrote:
Well, in my opinion, Machinima's actually on the rise; people who do it are pushing the medium, and figuring out a new method of storytelling. I've actually thought of doing a video or two myself, but I've got a bit much on my plate already, with school and Dustworld.


Well, the good thing is - those still doing machinima - are probably the ones that are actually still serious about it. But the "height" of machinima is definitely behind us. (But like every good trend and fad, it will recycle itself in a few years, no doubt). However, there used to be plenty of sites that sprung up when RvB and machinima in general were so popular - now, many of those sites have died off completely, or become extremely out dated (and clearly uncared for).

So if you can find someone still doing Machinima - chances are it's potentially going to be good stuff. It's someone who has continued past the initial hype of "the machinima spike" that RvB's success created. So it's people who still care about their story and characters, and are doing it because they're passionate about it. Not because they think they're the next "RvB Success" story waiting to unfold.

But having been one of the many, many, many creators of machinima during it's "spike of interest" - there's plenty of people (and series out there) - that have simply dropped out. A lot of it is because, it really is a lot of hard work to put together. A lot of it has to do with Microsoft's new laws and policies, in regards to using anything Microsoft related (which knocked out a lot of people who were doing HALO based/type series stuff). And some, simply lost interest.

The remaining, are either too stubborn to give up, or too passionate to give up.

I have yet to figure out which we are for NeN. Smile

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