Thursday, April 16, 2009

SECOND GUIDE OUT!


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.

35 comments:

Lekerareas said...

cool

Combine 017 said...

Do you get any of the money made off of these guides?

And when are the new FM, CP and pilot episodes going to be out.
Ill be back same time tomorrow to ask the same question.

Mathe said...

Nice to see artists sharing their knowledge. Don't think I will ever buy it because I'm not into filmmaking of any kind, still nicely done!

Anonymous said...

were can we get it?

Berty213 said...

nice, i never knew u even made a 1st one lol anyway will this be out in the uk?

bertystants said...

nice, will it be out in the uk

Ben said...

You can get the guide here:

http://tinyurl.com/czd6wo

Ross will definitely receive a percentage of the profits and anyone, anywhere can but it (even in the UK)!

Kerensky The Red said...

lol, "...asking daily about it really has no impact on the production time." Don't feel rushed, I can wait for a good thing.

Poops said...

Sooo...ahh...When's the new episode coming out?!
Your the best, man, thanks for sharing your vast knowledge of cinema!

Anonymous said...

:(

Mandalorian42 said...

I never knew you made any guides! But I'll certainly check them out, where can I find them?

Also, I'll be there with Combine 017...asking every day if you've worked on the new episodes yet! haha

Jens said...

Good to see that the second one's out after all. Although I'm not personally interested in buying this, I hope it will help you out financially as making free to watch machinima frpm what I understand doesn't bring in a lot of money (RoosterTeeth excepted).

Still though, I'm a bit confused why everyone's asking where to get the tutorials as there's a link in the very post to noesis interactive. Oh well, it's not my right to complain on what the internet does to people (I think I've contributed my fair share as well) :P

Pseudonym said...

I'm not sure if you have any say on the advertising copy, but one's interest is "piqued", not peaked. Not that'll stop anyone from buying the thing, but quality first, I always say.

Serbdude said...

I wonder what that pilot episode is going to be about...

Anonymous said...

how long do we have to wait for the CP episode to come out your murdering my head its slowly being attracted to the computer screen (to smash my head on)

Ross Scott said...

Combine 017: Yes, I've received TENS and TENS of dollars from it!

Pseudonym: Yes, I did NOT write that, I most certainly know the correct term. I hope it's not printed that way on the case...

Anonymous: I really want to get back to CP myself, so don't worry, it's coming.

Anonymous said...

"Awesome!
But that didn't answer my question whether FM 11 and other CP episodes will be delayed because the new website isn't working.

Vincent said...

Well of course asking daily has no impact on the production time. It takes hourly asking to do that.

Come on fanboys, work harder!

Anonymous said...

"asking daily about it really has no impact on the production time."

But it does show how excited we are for the next installments of all three.

Otto said...

Guess I should have said, Congratulations.

DirtyBlue929 said...

When will the new episodes be out? Just like Combine 017, I will be back tomorrow whether or not I get a response. Hooray for Spam!

Gordon Freeman said...

Nice

Anonymous said...

Hey Ross Scott are you gonna finish the website because I only saw the website once I put the website in my favorite

P.S. I like CP and FM

Cp + FM = comedy

Anonymous said...

Ross,

Have you considered investing those tens and tens of dollars into the fast growing industry of personal air dirigibles, also known as blimps, or Zeppelins? Invest today, so tomorrow you can forget about everything and float around in a blimp.

DirtyBlue929 said...

When will the new episodes be out?

Sorry I missed saturday, I was at a rodeo. That took place in a maximum security prison.

Anonymous said...

ross i want to have hot sex with your mind.

Mike said...

Do you find that you are learning more and more about the art of Machinama every time you work on them?

Anonymous said...

The blimp comment above mine is full of win.

Xydonus said...

Your the man Ross!!! Keep up the good work, and best of luck with the new website :)

Patrick said...

I can't wait for the next Freeman's mind episode. Can you give me a date at which you expect to have it finished? That's all I ask.

DirtyBlue929 said...

When will the new episodes be out?

Forget what I said earlier. It's probably going to be every other day.

Master Chris said...

I really enjoyed this guide, you really are a great teacher.

I decided to test out your motion blur method on some test shots filmed in Garrys Mod and I have put them on youtube, If you want to see the tests they are here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sn9B-QHkcc

I am hoping to do some more later.

Bazsheik said...

ooooooooooooooooooo

awesome thx for the share

Check out my new blog :) http://bazsheik.blogspot.com

Just started, you made me want to start doing video again among other things:)

mickey09 said...

hey man i just wanted 2 say i love FM i cant get enough of it!keep up the great work! cant wait for the next episode(which is coming out shortly i hope).....the last one was such a cliff hanger!

Otto said...

http://store.valvesoftware.com/productpages/video/product_NoesisSrcMachinimaChoreography.html

Great work.