Monday, May 3, 2010


The homepage and blog reside now at


All new posts, movies, announcements etc can be found at that address from now on.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

BREAKING NEWS! WoW Model Viewer - After Effects Plugin!


I am very proud to announce the WoW Model Viewer plugin for After Effects.

I have been secretly working with a group of talented coders to make machinimaking easier. I'm no coder myself, but I've worked as a consultant as a part of this group.

The project has been going on for exactly one year.

Currently the model viewer for AE is quite buggy, but we can view models. However, the equipment for the models must be set with the real model viewer. Keyframing animations, speed etc is something we wanted to make functional first.

We have no public release date yet, but we expect to get a functional alpha version out before the summer.

The lead programmer - my fellow countryman Vera Kusi had this to say: "It's great to have Soosdon on our team. His knowledge about machinima and WoW models in general has been of great help to us."

Our team has also talent from the Netherland, mr Fopril Aals has also an unique perspective on this: "We've also contacted some other community members. I found it quite unbelievable, but the most interest came from the RolePlaying community. They have been always wanting tools to make their erotic roleplay stories to come into reality - I believe we can grant them their wishes!"

As the basic functionality has been tested, we will start thinking about further features to the program.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

StarCraft II betakey contest winner(s)!

"Starcraft In Azeroth" - by NarutoSan098

"Baby He's Your Man" - by Mushanga

"Gnome Trouble" - by Dachux21

"The Television" - by Hellmor

"Sexy Chick" - by NRD80Y

"Brain Chili" by Pinkhair

"Idea" by Paus

"ToiletTrees" by Ardohin
"Black Temple" by RedEyeLobine
"Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley

Shepiwot was automatically awarded with the lifetime achievement award.
This happened before the contest even began.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

THIS is how you make an ingame machinima.

".. that it didn't win anything is just offensive" -Pinkhair

Yes, this was a submission to the US Alienware contest.

In case you have not seen the US entries, see them here and lose your faith in humanity even more.

Friday, March 19, 2010

MACHINIMA CONTEST - Win a StarCraft II beta key!

I have received one extra beta key for the EU StarCraft II Beta.

Therefore, I'm holding a machinima contest - the winner gets that key!

Your job is to make a machinima with whatever content and subject you like.


1) The machinima must be exactly one minute in length.
No more, no less.

2) Any game can be used to create the machinima.
Your entry must be previously unreleased.
The machinima can be in any language, but it must be subtitled in english in case the speech is not in english.

3) The contest entry must be uploaded to YouTube.
To join the contest, send your video as a reply to this exact video.


This contest is about creativity! Using the best and flashiest programs does not guarantee victory, using a low-end program does not mean loss.

Now give me some cool stuff to watch at!

The contest period starts RIGHT NOW and ends at 26th of march 2010.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

WoW-Lehti Haastattelu / Interview

The Finnish World of Warcraft-magazine WoW-Lehti made an article about machinima and interviewed me for it. I took some pics about the article, and here they are.

The bolded quote translates to "There can never be too much of the following things: gnomes, hard drive space or Battlestar Galactica-references."

Mike Spiff was also interviewed for the machinima article. MrVoletron and his music stuff is featured too in an article of it's own.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

World of Gnomecraft 2.01

THE FACT is that Horde is better than the Alliance.

Except that it is not.

Because Horde lacks gnomes.

The version which I submitted to the contest was done in about three days.

All the unnecessary things, like eating had to be put on hold when birth was given to this gnomish liberation. When working this fast, I aimed to create functional and working scenes.

And here we go again.. I can't praise the musical score made by the Great Xenuontologist Caruu enough! I wanted epic metal, I got epic metal!

The queen of /G/nomes

The fact still remains that it is impossible for a movie to have too much gnomes, Battlestar Galactica references or dead murlocs.

A new genre is born - gno-mech-anime!

Polishing and re-tuning could come afterwards – so here it is: World of Gnomecraft 2.01!



Streaming version also available at:



Contest page @ Blizzard (see the original cut here)

Olibith was shocked by this movie.

As everyone knows he hates gnomes. His worst nightmare would be to be in a guild which is for gnomes only.

“Damn, man – I really hate gnomes”, he said. But Olibith is quite the exceptional gnome-hater, I found it weird that he did not make a single joke about eating gnomes.

Gnome paladins. We all need them, yes?

Gnome Paladins would make sense as much as the gnome priests do. One more hybrid class is what the gnomish race needs.

Join the cause!

If you’re a gnome and tired of the shit that the rest of the alliance is giving you – read on! Form a guild called Gnomecraft. Accept only gnomes as members.

Kick out all the silly inventors and replace them with espionage artists and information warriors. Free yourself and your fellow gnomes from any moral restrictions when experimenting with the lesser creatures (ie. draenei, male blood elf death knights etc).

Garden gnomes! Get your own for the low price of 750 Gold at Gnoperture Science inc.!

(Batteries not included)

Machines are your friends!

Create them to be equal sentient beings, if you find your skill lacking – look no further than the mechagnomes. Maybe, with further experimentation and research you will be able to gain immortality.. or “resurrection” so to speak.

Olibith made me see the truth in gnomes. Voodooray made me see the truth in moonkins. Whowho, however.. we'll just have to wait and see!

The Alliance does not deserve your machines. Your best bet is to nuke them from the orbit, it’s the only way to be sure in getting rid of both of your annoyances.

So vibrate we all!


Join the cause, make Blizzard see reason and give us gnome paladins – copy & paste one or both of the pictures to your blog / facebook / homepage!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Thank you Blizzard and congrats to my fellow winners!

View all winning entries here!

When it's all clear, I will release a Directors Cut version of the movie with some little (pun intended) updates!

All the winning entries were excellent and everyone deserved their placing!

Still waiting for the US results though!

(rendering WOGC 2.01 really soon)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My favourite fan-art of all time!

'Nuff said.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


"Machinima takes effort.
PvP videos do not."

Oh wow, I did not ever think that this little sentence could make a pathetic whiney emo go liek:

Ahahah! I'm so happy that this sentence might be the one that makes me echo to eternity! On my random googling and browsing session I ran into this piece of gem here:

In case you can't click it, it says "35. Unlimited Escapism and most other stuff by Baron Soosdon even though he's an arrogant, stupid ***hole for saying crap like "Machinima takes effort. PvP videos do not." Dear Baron: Screw that. And your Model Viewer. And yes, I'm aware that you can do crazy stuff on private servers. Don't be mad because you're not good enough to make a good pvp movie."

(link to the original post: clix)



I was completely and absolutely sane when I said that! And I meant every single word of it!

But I think I overreacted. That sad emo is not worth a mighty FFFUUUUUUUU---

I think this is a bit closer to the truth in describing his reaction:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Something that's not going to be machinima!

Something REALLY different this time - I've taken a non-machinima video as one of my side projects and also as a part of this "reinventing the stuff I make"-thing.

A music video is the best way to start, and the music is this:

It's a mash-up of the Oasis song Wonderwall and Myon & Shane 54's Helpless.

Plans always change, but the initial plan is to create this by only using my camera, Photoshop and After Effects. I'm going to avoid using any machinima or game related stuff in it. But as ideas develop on the way, who knows what'll happen!

The style of the video is very similar to The Device Has Been Modified - as the lyrics of the song play out, the words and letters are synced to them.

I have no timetable on this, as this is a sideproject from all things machinima. I also don't expect to finish this anytime soon, since I'm filming it in FullHD and that does punish your machine.

The good thing in all this is that there will be no sick amounts of Fraps files to fill the HDD!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Destruction, Rebirth, Dead Murloc

The YouTube account drama takes an unexpected twist and turn, as the account seems to have been restored for now.

But still, I haven't changed my mind. Something new must become out of all this!

I'm not sure what the future will bring, but I'm playing with the thought that World of Gnomecraft 2.0 will be the last movie I release on this particular YT account. I am not planning to get rid of the BaronSoosdon alias or anything.

"Nublock Movies" on the other hand is expendable.

The best thing about all this DRAMAH is the inspiration it gave me. It's been an eternity since I've gotten an idea for a voice-acted machinima with a plot.. Especially for one which has all three key ingredients: a beginning, middle part and THE END.

When I now think of all the machinima ideas I had in mind prior to this drama, all I can see the word "CANCELLED" written in red text above their imaginary screenshots. The XT002 movie is an exception. For it, I see only static with red pixels here and there.

Destruction brings rebirth.
Rebirth brings dead murlocs.
You know the rules and so do I.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Not Photoshopped.

5.7K+ YouTube subscribers.

Gone in an instant. *poof*

Without no e-mail explaining why.

I have sent an inquiry to YouTube via their extrefuckingmely-hard-to-find complaint form. Oh wait, that is actually not a complaint form - you could just tick some boxes. If this was a copyright problem, I thought they'd just disable the video in question and/or send a notification about it.

Search function is your friend, so I used it! A lot of other users have the same issue as well, accoutn shut down without any warnings before or after.

This has to be said first - I am not emoing, raging or angry at the moment. Just extremely, EXTREMELY disappointed. Hell, I'm not even drunk.

I always thought that I would quit (WoW) machinima on my own terms, when I want, when I had achieved enough and made all the movies that had to be made. Therefore, I have made this decision: if I am not getting my YouTube account back, World of Gnomecraft 2.0 will be the last WoW-machinima you will ever see from me.

The reason for this is just the p0w3r of teh internets. Using all those subscribers is (was?) a good thing to get the word out of new videos and other stuf..

Making a new account is not an option, there is just no way to get those subscribers back. Sucks - but life does that a lot apparently :)

If this is the universes way of saying "lol go on, find another engine" - so be it!

This may be a goodbye to WoW-moviemaking, but not to machinima or video editing in general.

We shall see. I just want an explanation from them.


I guess this is it then!

I'm not giving up that easily, I did reply to this mail though - hoping for a reply.

Update 2!

Almost forgot about the unfinished stuff while mrgrlglrglrl'ing to YouTube. Let's go through them in order

The Palest Horse - definitely not cancelled! Almost every voice has been recorded and I'm ready to move on with this. Even if this YouTube drama is means the end for my music videos and stuff like that, I sure as hell am not going to quit without making at least one full-length plot machinima.

The Ballad of XT-002: Very Bad Toys - after the YT drama, I don't know. Probably not. I did come up with some great ideas for the unfilmed parts, but I can live without finishing this movie.

There are also two other unfinished machinimas on my HD, which I think I'll release as they are. I haven't touched those two in months.


In case YouTube was the only way for you to watch my machinimas, no worries! Almost all of them are stored elsewhere on the interenets.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A new video by Gnomechewer

Gnomechewer is back with a new video.. and how great video it is! This machinima went directly amongst my all-time favourites!

I'm assuming that Mr Chewer still uses Vegas to create the videos. That makes this video even better, since Vegas is a very limited program when compared to After Effects (in terms of compositing and all that). "Gilnean Like Me" is the burning bright light in the sky which burns away all the blood elf rap and terribad parody filth!

The song is catchy and the video is stylish in it's Gnomechewerian style! The only downside is that I can't copycat Gnomechewer's style unless I eat his brain and consume his powers.

I give this machinima a top score of five burning murloc villages.

Friday, February 19, 2010

No polar bears!

Something different this time - photography!

Outside of WoW, there is this game called Real Life. You are always playing it and you can only LOSE the game. That doesn't mean that there isn't any loot! In this came, the loot comes in the form of pictures which are taken with this device called camera.

The other day, it was sunshining outside. That means that it's safe to go out since the polar bears are not out there to eat people. The sun makes the bear sparkle, they don't like that at all. Those polar bears come mostly out at night, mostly.

It was safe to go to the frozen lake to hunt pictures without the fear of being eaten by a sparkling polar bear.

So here we go - pictures. They have been slightly Photoshopped: level adjustments, brightness/contrast plus some photo filter. All lens flare is natural in it's unaltered form!