"Diary of a Camper" by the Ranger clan started it all, even before Girlich released his Demo manipulation tools.
Yes, it's a common-known fact - and it's been stated in several articles about Machinima. Unfortunately, the filmmaker never really goes into it's history.
Also, not to step on anyones toes, but why the hell is the ILL-Clan mentioned in every friggin piece you read about machinima? Yes, hardly working was a nice flick, but it also was the only one by ILL afaik.
Well, the ILL Clan is commonly mentioned for a number of reasons, as the group has done quite a bit to bring visibility to the medium. And to date, is one of the only Machinima teams to have won awards in traditional film festivals with their work.
Also, Hardly Workin' is not the only film by the group. Apartment Huntin' (produced in Classic Quake) and Common Sense Cooking - a Machinima film performed and improvised live in front of the Florida Film Festival audience - are other Machinima films by The ILL Clan.
and, before i forget it, why didn't they mention the planned Animated series based on Masamune Shirows Appleseed, that will be produced using a modified game engine, or the incredible Anacronox?
Yeah, its unforunate that Anox doesn't get a mention either (particularly because it is a great film) - again, I think these films aren't mentioned because the documentary maintains a mostly Scottish POV.
Appleseed Machinima? Wow, now that's something I'd like to see.
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