I’ve been fleshing out a concept for a Gmod Machinima in the general vein of War of the Servers (less a story told in Gmod than a story about Gmod), that would most likely be conveyed in the form of a miniseries. It’s on the backburner right now, since I’ve been busy recently.
Meant to be told in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek fashion, with the dramatic irony being that all this drama is going on in Garry’s Mod, the story is as follows-
However, there remain a host of things with which I’d be needing help. I’d ask around for anyone interested, but I realized from an old idea for a mod I most foolishly suggested; if I’m going to host a potluck, I’d damn sure better bring something more than a bag of Doritos.
That being said, what follows is a list of things I’ll be able to cover on my own, things I might be capable of doing, and things that (at least for now) I’ll be most likely unable to cover-
Things I can do:
In-game contraptions and whatnot
Some voice acting
Things I might be able to do/ things for which I might need assistance:
Faceposing (I’ll prolly figure it out completely given enough time)
Skinning (I can make the skins themselves, but applying them and whatnot is another story)
Things I most likely cannot do myself:
Recording (Gmod suffers under recording software for me, and I have no means of recording sans watermark)
Editing (No editing software; could torrent, but I’ve no experience in using any editing tools)
Marketing (Who the hell’s going to pay attention to me?)
Music and sound (Same with editing; plus, I’m not a musician)
*In addition, some people to help with fleshing out the story would be nice; I don’t want this to be completely arbitrary
I’m not sure if I’m bringing enough to the table, here- I’m sure that, with time, I might be more qualified to cover that ground, and since I’m in college and I’ve been busy, I’ll likely be forced to wait quite some time before I can hope to get started on this.
What I’m saying is this- were I to give this hypothetical Machinima a go, who would be willing to participate?
Faceposing: Does a good job automatically
Skinning: Editing textures and replacing them is easy
Recording: Use Source Recorder
Editing: I have Sony Vegas 9
Marketing: Hello youtube
Music & Sound: There may be difficulties
Well, it’s just a rough draft, so naturally there’d be no shortage of revisions (a couple more writers on board would be nice, on that note, since I want to balance the ticket). I’m just beginning to flesh out the script, but alas, college tends to whittle quite thoroughly away at my free time, which means I’ll either have to wait for a substantial break to get started on it, or I can put it together on my end piece by piece with whatever scraps of time I can salvage. That, or if I end up taking a class around the lines of film production, I could use that as an “excuse”.
And the thing is, I don’t want to be some kind of slave-driver Idea-Guy who’s all like “hey guys make my machinima for me kthxbai”. I figure anyone who thinks something up that’s worth his own salt should put no shortage of muscle into his own idea.
Completely understandable. To be honest, I just wanna do whatever I can for people with the programs I own. I can write scripts by the way.(one of my “inherited” traits from my dad; the screenplay write lol)
Also, I too have Photoshop, so I could made advertisements and whatnot, but the thing is (ironically, since I’ve been going to art school) I lack any decent graphic design skills (I’m studying illustration).