And Now For Something Completely Machinima

April 2021 Machinima History with Ben Grussi

April 25, 2021 Ricky Grove and Phil Rice Season 3
And Now For Something Completely Machinima
April 2021 Machinima History with Ben Grussi
Chapters
0:25
Red vs Blue
1:35
Ill Clan Lary & Lenny on the Campaign Trail
2:20
Cooking Common Sense with Carl
3:28
Red vs Blue on Wall Street Journal
3:58
Paul Marino's Art of Machinima Book
And Now For Something Completely Machinima
April 2021 Machinima History with Ben Grussi
Apr 25, 2021 Season 3
Ricky Grove and Phil Rice

Machinima's historian, Ben Grussi, looks back over the past couple of decades and shares some significant machinima-related events which occurred in the month of April.

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Machinima's historian, Ben Grussi, looks back over the past couple of decades and shares some significant machinima-related events which occurred in the month of April.

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Ricky Grove  0:06  
And now we're going to hear a bit about machinima history from Ben Grassi, the official, machinima historian, Ben, what do you got for us? What happened in machinima in April?

Ben Grussi  0:16  
All right, the biggest thing that everybody can relate to is red versus blue April, April 1 of all places, is the birthplace of red versus blue. In 2003, on April 1, the very first episode of why we are here was released to the masses. Bernie and company never would have thought possible what their lives would change after that very fateful day of uploading it to the internet and wondering, would anyone care after a few hours or even a few minutes, they would never believe what they saw that the world the internet was gonna fall over on their account because of the huge popularity that you guys were wondering why they were in a box cannon. And they were wondering the the philosophies of life. So that is one of the most notable things in April is just that particular point, where red versus blue came into existence in the world was never the same again, because of luck of all their success, and how much influence they have now on the internet, of content with all the stuff they've created over the last 17 years now 18 years almost, where they're at their anniversary coming up in this month. So it's one of those notables you can never ever forget. Also, in April, the Ill Clan released their Florida Town Hall edition of their Larry unlit Lenny and Larry on the campaign trail to the public. This was a project that they did with the Florida Film Festival, that there was actually covered on the Discovery network in regards to their Science Channel in regards to showing what machinima was good for in terms of real time production, where you didn't have to worry about post production, you were doing it real time. That was one of the things the Ill clan really prided themselves on was just spontaneity, that they were able to build off of their audience, you know, providing distinct elements of you know, three or four things and just building a story out. In this particular case, it was, you know, Cooking common sense with Carl, Carl. And it was just a very interesting project that they did when they were invited to the Florida Film Festival and actually had the discovery Science Channel cover as well to let them show what it entails to do something like that. And also, in April, was also the phase three of the Unreal, make something unreal contest that epic was doing. And that because of the popularity and also epic wanted to make sure that people were had enough time to create their projects that they actually push back that the release of their entries, their their submissions, or their entries for phase three was going to be pushed back to phase four. So it could they would have enough time to make sure that their films would have enough time to cook so it wasn't under done. So when they were being judged, they were given the benefit of the doubt. Another major thing that happened also is that because of red versus blue success in record time, I mean, here you go from April 1 to April 9, you have the Bernie is on the front page of The Wall Street Journal newspaper, one of the most popular financial newspapers of the world. So that definitely tells you that that rocket ship they didn't realize they were strapped to just went off like a rocket and they weren't prepared for it. But again, as you saw there, there are numerous successes in the the years that they definitely knew what to do, as best they could with this rocket going as way as it was going to the stratosphere and beyond awesome also in April, is that Paul Marino announced that he was creating his book, you know, machinima artistry, creating movies with animation and video gaming. That now this is the book that it became his tome that he created to show people what machinima was capable of, and also how you can do it. You know, it was it predated Hugh and Johnny's machinima for Dummies. But it was his best attempt to enable people to understand and how to get into the field of machinima if you didn't you know get in the ground floor or you heard about it because of red versus blue or, or other things in this was hear your tone so you didn't get rushed? Here's your your learning tone. Because at the time nobody really had any classes or or courses to tell you how to do it. You were kind of you know, it was trial by fire you that you knew how to do it, you figured out how to do it or you ask for help and it kind of went through the trenches as we all did. You know trying to get it you know to what you wanted to get out of it.

Ricky Grove  5:04  
Thank you, Ben. Music is from LS sexy house three from freesound.org. Thanks for listening

Transcribed by https://otter.ai

Red vs Blue
Ill Clan Lary & Lenny on the Campaign Trail
Cooking Common Sense with Carl
Red vs Blue on Wall Street Journal
Paul Marino's Art of Machinima Book