So I’ve been doing a bit of reading up on the grimoire, and I’ve noticed several cards/stories that would make good machinima films, including Eris’s fireteam’s attempt to retake the moon and Dredgen Yor.
Machinima is when you make a film by filming a video game. Destiny has a lot of story potential, but you have no theatre mode and must work with a rudimentary FPS camera. You also have limited resources, and getting the right gear (i.e Thorn for somebody playing Dredgen Yor) can be tricky
I’ve scrapped Iron Lords, Reef Wars and Kabr’s failed VoG attempt, as they’re too difficult to film, for different reasons. VoG was too hard to actually film, due to VoG being difficult to get through. Iron Lords requires too many people, and lots of grinding. Reef Wars is unfilmable, as we only have 3 Reef locations in-game and one of them is a social space. Besides, Battle of the Twilight Gap is also too dofficult to film.
I can’t spin something out of nothing, I need to have some information on the subject before I film it.
I have already been working for over a year on the film focusing on Eris’s fireteam’s attempt to retake the moon. It’s going to be called “Crota’s Bane” and is currently 1 hour 17 minutes long. Most of it is completed, I just need to add a few extra scenes.
As an additional idea, I was thinking of making films I scrapped for being too difficult in Blender. This would require lots of work and effort, but it’s more plausible than doing it in-game.
Any suggestions, offers of help (particularly people interested in acting and modelling) feedback or comments will be welcomed!