Machinima News


No New RTA Tonight :/

posted by oneclipleft

Looks like youtube is having a problem getting stuck at 95% processing for me. I'll wait and put out the new episode on Monday to see if they get the problem solved by then. It's fitting, since the show used to come out every Monday anyway. Sorry guys!

New RTA Tonight!

posted by oneclipleft

The new episode of RTA was supposed to come out this morning, but youtube did not process the video properly. So, I will re-upload the newest episode of RTA tonight! Huzzah! I will then release a new episode every week until the last one is finished. If I finish early, I'll release them all at once. Peace!

Keep An Eye Out Tomorrow...

posted Sep 2, 2015, 12:51 PM by oneclipleft

I'm releasing something big on my Youtube channel tomorrow, so keep an eye out for it!

A Review of Machinima

posted Aug 31, 2015, 8:50 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated Aug 31, 2015, 8:51 PM ]

You know, for an engine and editor combo as robust as Morrowind has, I've always been shocked by the lack of machinima content produced with the game. I realize, though, that I was late to the party and latched onto Morrowind when Oblivion was the new hotness, but I'm kinda glad I did it that way. Morrowind has a charm about it that no other Elder Scrolls game has. Hell, no other game shares its unique visual presentation, and one can do things in Morrowind that are sadly impossible in later Elder Scrolls games. It is one of the most inventive and perfect playgrounds I've ever known, and I'm glad I attached my wacky narrative to its assets. So, in anticipation of 4 brand new RTA episodes, I want to do a review of Morrowind Machinima. These videos were found by Googling "Morrowind Machinima" so I thought that'd be a good a criterion as any. Without further ado, here's the 5 videos I found:

1. 3 Little Pigs (Machinima.com)

Ok, so it turns out the first result is one of mine, which I'm pretty proud of actually. I worked on the lyrics to this song for a few months before finally deciding to make it a thing. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out overall, but of course I could have been better on audio production (always a goal of mine). Anyway, this is the first and last time I appear on this list. Onward and forward and toward and Edward!

2. Hung-Over in Vvardenfell {Part I}: Morrowind Machinima Short

It's the Sanguine Rose quest before Skyrim ever happened, sort of. Well written jokes abide here, well except for the plethora of rape jokes, but hey some people like that kind of humor. Anyway, the whole deal feels very off the cuff and improvised, which is a territory I dare not enter most of the time because it's simply too difficult to be consistently funny that way. And the voice turns into a dick part of the way through. Hey, it's what ya get when ya search. For posterity.

3. When Gods Clash: A Morrowind Machinima

This one is pretty intense right off the bat, and combined with some backstory text a la Star Wars. It promises a big battle, and it delivers. There is more melodic death metal, action, and spectacle in this one video than in every episode of RTA combined.

4. Why Necromancy Sucks in Morrowind ( MORROWIND MACHINIMA )

This one is short and sweet and a little hard to follow, to be honest. The voice acting is pretty good and the visual elements are quite unique. But aside from that, the plot is anyone's guess. Still, on visual/audio contribution alone it's worth some attention.

5. Two Worlds Episode 1: The Morrowind Machinima/Anime

This one is a classic, and probably one of the most impressive feats of multi-modal media in the machinima world. I can't imagine the amount of work it took to sync up machinima and what I assume to be flash animation (traditional animation anyway), but it syncs up quite well. The soundtrack is unique and enjoyable (Louis Armstrong and Michael Jackson). The script is a very respectable effort on the part of a young (at the time) writer and filmmaker. Everything comes together in a cohesive, yet completely different whole that was and is right up my alley. Enjoy it, folks.

RTA Season 3 resumes very soon...

RTA Is Almost Here!

posted Aug 27, 2015, 6:15 PM by oneclipleft

With the release of (ab)Useful out of the way (which is going great so far, thanks everyone! What an awesome birthday gift!), I'm excited to turn my full attention back to RTA Season 3! Three out of four of the final episodes are complete, and I will do my best on the final episode before releasing them all for you guys. Episode 34 will be the longest episode of RTA I've ever released, so I want to make it special. It's been incredible fun revisiting old characters and referencing old plot points this season, and what I've got planned next should be even more fun. The secret project won't be a secret for much longer, and I really hope it's something you all will be interested in. Now, you know me, and so do I, so it's safe to suppose that this new project will take a long time to complete, but at least I'm up front about that this time! The current estimated time-to-completion is 18 - 24 months from now, so expect tons of updates and an interesting journey as the project develops. I'll probably release a 3rd album during this time as well.

I'm being pretty secretive about the project, but timing the reveal is important. Here's a hint, though. I wear many hats in the creative world. One of my lifelong goals has been to create and publicly release at least one of every kind of creative project that I like (this excludes, like, statues and paintings or whatever. I'm not good with visual arts). Toward that end I consider myself fairly successful. I've released two full length albums and several one-off songs, released hundreds of videos, and published a number of short stories and poems over the years (small press, not online). So, what new realm is there for me to conquer? A few gents have made good guesses (a new video series or a twitch livestream), but it's something else. So, here's the hint: this new project will require every single one of the skills I've honed the past 10 years (plus a few other skills I'm having to cultivate on the fly!). It is by far the most ambitious project I've ever undertaken, and I aim to see it through to the end no matter how long it takes. That's the only hint I've got for now. Peace!

RTA Episode 33 Complete!

posted Aug 23, 2015, 7:09 PM by oneclipleft

I forgot to mention this a few days ago, but RTA Episode 33 is complete! Work begins on the final episode of RTA Season 3 soon, and this one will require a little more time to make than the others, but it still shouldn't be very long (in the grand scheme of things). I know I keep saying this, but I'm really excited for all the projects I'm finally wrapping up and releasing, and I'm equally excited about the next big project (still a huge secret, but I'll be announcing it very soon).

The nicest thing, overall, has been working with Reynaldo and Company again. There's a special place in my black, decaying heart for that little weirdo and his demonic sidekick. I honestly wish I had something new to do with them, but time will tell if/when they come back. Peace!

Voices of RTA

posted Aug 14, 2015, 7:52 PM by oneclipleft

I just released a new video that goes through every voice I've used in RTA. This is to help tide everyone over until the last 4 episodes of RTA Season 3 are ready to be released, so check it out!


RTA Ep 32 is Complete! Work Begins on Ep 33!

posted Aug 14, 2015, 2:38 PM by oneclipleft

Yep, you read that right. Only two episodes of RTA Season 3 remain to be shot and edited! I think you guys are really going to enjoy these last few episodes. Is this the end of RTA? Probably not, but I've got some other things in the works before I plan and execute another RTA project. Rest assured, though, that any future RTA projects will be planned much better, so the release schedule will be just as tight as it was for Season 1 and 2.

That's all for now, peace!

RTA Episode 32 Will Be Done Tonight!

posted Aug 12, 2015, 6:48 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated Aug 12, 2015, 6:49 PM ]

So, not quite the schedule I laid out in my last post, but a week late is a hell of a lot better than a year late (as I've unfortunately been known to do). Just wanted to keep the updates flowing so you all know that I'm actually actively working on this stuff. I just finished editing the first minute of RTA Episode 32, and the other ~5.5 minutes won't be far behind. I tend to do large chunks of work at once, which is why I avoid working when I know I won't have enough time to finish a large chunk (which leads to, you guessed it, extreme flakiness on my part). I've reached a small landmark for Reynaldo the Assassin in that I'm reusing footage for what I believe to be the very first time. Mostly, I get new shots for nearly every scene, and I used to have the bad habit of deleting source footage as soon as an episode was finished. Well, I kept some footage from the past few episodes, and it's coming in handy if only for a moment. Anyway, here's some screenshots for you visual people out there. Enjoy and be ready for some hilarity soon!

As you can tell, we have some catching up to do with the Supreme Doctor of Supreme Evil and Harry Manback!

RTA Episode 31 is Complete!

posted Aug 3, 2015, 11:26 AM by oneclipleft

Only three more episodes to go before it's showtime! I'm planning on finishing up episodes 32 and 33 this week, with the final episode split between this Friday and Sunday (hopefully). Then, as promised, I will release all 4 remaining episodes at once! I'm really excited for you guys to see the end of this story arc finally. I know it's been a really long time with multiple breaks, and there's no way the wait could possibly be worth it, but it'll be nice to finally have all the episodes finished and released anyway.

If and when I decide to do a Season 4, I will create every episode before releasing the first one. That way they will come out every Monday like they used to. Anyway, regardless of what kind of projects I work on in the future, you may have noticed that I'm returning to a fairly regular release schedule. I've been putting out about 2-3 videos per month since May, and I hope to keep that pace going. I also plan to keep making both machinima and music, because that's what I like to do.

And then, there's the secret project...it'll be a huge undertaking that will test all the skills I've honed over the years. I'll even need to learn some new skills, which I have been working on here and there as the project gets going. It'll be at least another month before I'm ready to announce it, so be prepared! I will need your help to make it a success!

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