This time I'll write something about machinimas I've watched + a little update on "the untitled plot movie".
First we have this thing called Illegal Danish 2: Escape From Orgrimmar
. Many people have waited it for more or less patiently. When the release date was finally upon us, some god damn F.E.A.C.S went and h4xx3d Myndflame's site into oblivion. That sucked even more than having to listen to Linkin Park and other emo crap tied to a chair without having a chance to escape.
The movie itself is technically a fantastic, top-notch machinima. The editing and camera movement is flawless, the Myndflame guys and girls certainly know what they are doing.
But.. then the movie itself. It had some funny moments (the one with Dirti + Log + Minidiablo is my favourite), but as a whole the movie jumped a bit too much from plot A to plot B. The biggest disappointment for me was the ending. ID2:EFO ended too sudden and too early.
Lots of people compared ID2 and Tales of the Past 3, which for me sounds a bit weird. Sure, they are both machinimas but in totally different genres. But who knows, maybe there will be room for epic-scale fights in ID sequel(s)?
I am not the only one disappointed. If/when there will be a third part, it really must own this movie hard, give solutions and answers. My conclusion is that ID2 is not great, but it is not bad either. As it is free entertainment - just wach it and enjoy it!
If I would have a rating system, ID2: EFO would get something like 7.5/10 or 4 dead murlocs out of 5.
You can watch Illegal Danish 2: Escape From Orgrimmar here
, if you have not already done so for some utterly crazy and absurd reason.
WARNING! If you mostly watch PVP-movies (which take 0 skill to make), this one is a bit too complicated for your brains, shush! There is no emo wristwrist music here neither. QQ moar!
People walking around and nice camera movements. A plot. The newest one by Yume is the latest of his works and in my opinion best till day. This video features pretty video effects, which are in a good way quite simplistic. In addition to that, the soundtrack of the video is "Frozen" by Dogzilla which is one of my favourite EDM tracks from 2007.
It features also some exploration content, but I am not the one to say anything about that. I've never been into exploring that much, but when it is presented in a cool way and synced well to the music it gains my interest.
In my imaginary rating system this would get 5 chopped dwarf heads out of 5 or 9.945943958745 / 10 as rating.
Go watch Arithmomania right here
Nothing earthshakingly new to say about this one yet. It still lacks a name for the movie. What I forgot to mention in the first post
that most of the "Nik movie" will be filmed using WoW characters and Unreal Tournament 2004 backgrounds.
There will be some WoW only material in the beginning and some parts of the ending, should this monster ever get completed.
This is also a small recruitment request: if you are a really good
UT2004 mapper and are willing to make some stuff for this machinima, please do not hesitate to contact me :)
The reasons why I have chosen UT2004 for the second engine are as follows:
- UT2004 runs very nicely on my laptop: this is a necessity when I want to film spaceships or vehicles in the greenscreen map.
- UT2004 is technically from the same era as WoW - the characters blend into the backgrounds pretty nicely.
- I would love to use UT3, but currently I won't. Just because the damn thing is crashy and buggy on my pc, even after installing the latest patch & Nvidia drivers (though I am not the only one with these issues).
- UT2004 has a nice selection of maps, both official and fan-made. I have already picked some really cool ones for the main scenes for the movie.
- Do gnomes have a vibrate setting? Or did the wrench just lie to me about the ligtbulb being absolutely crazy eating the tormented rainbow with umbrellas and hunter items marching in Siberia?
Nikita herself will be making some cameo appearances in other machinimas this year, but they are not related to this upcoming lorecrushing movie.
As for future projects of my own, I do have ideas for some music videos. And maybe a Limited Escapism 2 as well.
Or.. more palading spinning.Update!
Today I dinged my first lolliance character to 70! Next step is to vibrate the money from somewhere to Gnorgasm's flying mount.