Well this is kind of late in announcing, but here it is anyway. The second and final guide from me is now out! This one is called
Source Machinima Cinematography.
The other guide, Choreography, focused almost exclusively on animation. This guide covers pretty much everything else involved with making a machinima film in the Source engine. If you want to know exactly how I process everything after I have it animated, this covers all the steps. It covers recording methods, camerawork, audio/video editing, and even some bits on getting ideas and writing scripts. In my opinion, the most valuable parts of this guide are being able to create custom camerawork (which includes slow motion), recording without any dropped frames, and my secret recipe for motion blur. And like the other guide, I didn’t set the price on this, but I did try to make sure it was as thorough as possible.
And for everyone waiting on FM, CP, and the pilot episode, I’m working on them; asking daily about it really has no impact on the production time.
Well for those of you who didn’t figure it out yet, yesterday was a joke for April Fool’s Day. Everything I wrote was bogus. The series is not over, Episode 11 is in progress. While I do think people could get tired of the format, I’m never going to run out of things to say, though some episodes will be better than others. I also have no incentive to have a road trip across the USA. I have enough scars from bicycle accidents as it is without needing to add to the collection with a motorcycle.
I think more of you figured out the joke than last year, it was basically the same trick. Since the fanbase is larger, there were a lot more comments this time. Like before, I put all comments mentioning April Fool’s or the date on hold, but they’re all posted now if you want to look through them. Also like before, I saw some suggestions that I was making up some of the comments. I’m not, these are all you guys. The only comments I made were in my name and were discussing the motorcycle trip.
Right now my plans are to finish Episode 11 of FM and the website, then focus soley on the next CP episode without having to divide up my attention on different projects.