[July 13th, 2012]
Posted by Michael
Being the old fashioned person that I am (meaning: still unclear what I should use Facebook for apart from personal yellow press behavior) – I posted a question to some friends on the status of the Machinima blogosphere.
The starting point was that Machinima.com in all honesty barely qualifies as a “machinima” blog these days. So who does?
There is still the Machinifeed and AviewTV is really impressive and active all around. Likewise, The Machinima Artist Guild rolls along.
But completely independent from that, it was some time ago that I looked at the bookmarks of an old browser setting and stumbled over the list of (almost completely) silent classics. Those are some of the past prophets of machinima and early pioneers. So I thought it might be useful to start digging here. Instead of looking for current blogs I wanted to find the “lost ones.”
Thinking Machinima – Paul Marino’s former world
Myndflame – if you have ever seen Illegal Danish, you know who that is
Phil Overman Rice – without whom we would never know about the restroom etiquette
Machiniplex – Ricky Grove/ Ingrid Moon/ Phil Rice/ Damian Valentine’s ambitious project; and still a treasure trove of machinima history
I am sure, there are countless more as there were quite a lot of exciting folks pushing the machinima world. But one has to start somewhere with such a blogostory. Any additions for past sources of wisdom are only welcome.