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Thursday, October 30, 2008

FEATURED FILM!


I am completely beside myself... I am in shock and dismay and overflowing with sheer joy and happiness. So there I am chatting with friends on vent about the fun times that have passed and what future plans we have for our gaming experiences and while chatting with them I was surfing some websites.

Earlier I had heard a song that I really wanted to find and I remembered one of my favorite Machinimators, MacHeath from Oblivious Films, had featured the song in one of his videos. So I scurried over to Oblivious Films website, watched the video and found out the name of the song and suddenly I wondered if the crew of Oblivious was still active on their forums. So I clicked into the forums and was shocked at the very first thing I find........

Quote: "I'm Too Pally" by Teagen the Rogue - Drewbie

Drewbie: "Figured I'd give this one it's own thread. This is apparently Teagen's first machinima ever and he does a pretty decent job. The reason it's here rather than the random WoW videos thread though is that he put in many familiar characters from popular machinima, including quite a few characters from "The Grind". Check it out."

I told my friends how happy I was that Drewbie had enjoyed my production as well as seen it when another friend, Sin, told me my film was FEATURED on Machinima.com!! It had a five star rating and over 1700 views!! I couldn't contain myself. I text all my friends to tell them the incredible news despite it being 5am, I'm sorry guys! XD

I am filled with such incredible desire to push forward even faster now and really lunge deep into the field and show what I can really do but I still need to finish my tutorials and learn a few more tricks of the trade. Soon guys, I'll be there in time but I am gonna continue my steady pace and just keep my hopes high. I really love doing this.

Thank you Drewbie and the people at Machinima.com for featuring my film. Your praise and recognition means a lot to me. -bow-

Thursday, October 23, 2008

At Long Last!


Finally, after a year and a half of researching and playing around with programs and learning on the fly from both practice and tutorials, my first ever Machinima is out! I'm Too Pally was created as a fun little project in name of my friend Candace and Rob's characters, Golaith nd Vlada, from a radio drama they did over a year ago.

I had a lot of fun with this project, it took me a month but that was because from the moment I started editing I had to learn everything as I went along. Sometimes it took entire days just researching and practicing with little tricks and effects just to get it right.

The end of I'm Too Pally was the hardest part, where virtually every frame is animated or blue-screened. Making the characters look like they are coming right at the camera or even getting the movement and time down was very difficult.

I know it could have been more flashy and animated but I love the in-game engine and I personally like to make great use of it since not many seem to. That is just my preference though, I like to give people that connection to the game.

I received a call from Candace (the voice of Vlada, Golaith’s wife) the day after I’m Too Pally came out while I was playing on WoW with some buddies and I was completely taken by surprise when she told me to look at WeGame and see the recent posts. When I went to look I was stunned in awe. One of my favorite Machinimators, and one of the best, had posted a reply. Mr. Oxhorn himself!

I was so excited and so honored that he had accepted me placing his characters in the video as a tribute to him. There are many other characters from various Machinima whom I still watch today or inspired me a year ago to do what I have finally started to do. I really do owe a big thank you to Oxhorn, Myndflame, Baron Soosdon, Martin Flach, Oblivious Films and so many more. Without their inspiration I wouldn't have picked this up at all.

I've uploaded "I'm Too Pally" to a couple more locations as well. Here are some links where you can find it.

WeGame
http://www.wegame.com/watch/I_m_Too_Pally_4/


Machinima.com
http://www.machinima.com/film/view&id=30240


YouTube.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29G4X6-H-0g


-Teagen