Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dun dun dun...

Well, it looks like my Alienware has shipped, so expect some pictures soon!

Sadly, it seems that neither Dopefish or I have been accepted into the Machiniplex festival, which i a shame- I was looking forward to it, since it'll be the first fest I might be able to attend in person.

I'll try not to feel to bad until I see what got picked instead of us! Baron Soosdon did get a nomination for best editing, for The Device has been Modified- so even if that's all I get to see on the big screen, that'll be neat. I can point out the mechamurlocs!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


And, in the nick of time, here's my second entry to the Dell Machinima Contest: "Max"

Huge thanks to Drewbie on the voice acting, and another big thanks to Michael Martin, who provided the first draft of the voice and helped me with the script.

This movie is one that I came up with last night while I was still not sure that I'd finish Ultimate in time for the contest... so finding myself with about 20 hours to kill, what did I do?

That's right, I made a second movie.

And it felt great.

Even if it was a pain.


My first(and main) entry for the Dell Machinima Contest:

Huge thanks to Caruu and Selserene!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


More job hunting the past few days... Without a car... in a suburban area...
Anyone wanna hire me to make them pretty pictures? I've grown accustomed to having a place to live.

The Alienware prize hasn't shown up yet from the WeGame contest, but this has:
Ooh, shiny!

And here's a hint of what I'm workin on...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Words fail

Contest results are in... And words fail me.

Big thanks to WeGame and Oxhorn, and big congratulations to Sedrin, Martin, and Johan as well as the honorable mentions! And thanks to everyone who cheered me on and helped.

Unfortunately, the video review of the winners has been delayed due to technical troubles.

The prize:

More words when coherent and fully conscious.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Robber Baron in High Definition

You can now watch the movie in high definition! If you like it, be sure to leave a nice comment on the WeGame page!

(Click to play movie, doubleclick for full screen)

Also, huge thanks once again to the Spoon god, for once again featuring me on Spooncraft! His support is much appreciated!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Robber Baron on MovieWatch

Thanks, Moo!

Now, I have to get back to work on another contest entry, and on the Making Of for Busted...

The Robber Baron of Warsong Gulch, Contest Version

After a long and grueling struggle to get the bastardly thing rendered(while crashing every 10-15 minutes at some points), I managed to get the movie uploaded, processed, and entered in the contest literally minutes before the steely jaws clamped down to disallow further entries!

When I used the "Add video to group" link to submit my movie to the contest, I got a 404 and thought that it had all been for naught... but then, upon checking the contest page it turns out that I'd been accepted in the nick of time, the 120th entry.

So, anyway, enjoy. And expect an HD stream quite soon.

A silent film in the style of earlier cinema.
B. Z. Caddington, profiteer and PVP twink, attempts to break the stalemate caused by the alliance turtling inside their base.

Hopefully the style will not turn away too many people- despite the attempt at a low technology feel, I tried to include some entertaining humor, action, and experimental animation into these six minutes.

A slight disclaimer: This movie has no expansion content, and is in no way a "leak" of unreleased Blizzard material. There is no train in the game that I can help you unlock, as much as I'd like to. I modeled the train and the tracks, and they cannot be used in game. It is certainly flattering to have my work taken for official, though!

Robber Baron is almost here...

I am uploading to WeGame as I type this, for the August machinima contest! Given the competition this time, I doubt something as silly as Robber Baron will really come out on top, but I definitely hope to at least place this time around.

Baron B. Z. Caddington, rogue

Soapdrop, the paladin