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Machinima loses another greatLooks like another bittersweet development in the world of machinima. The Leet World, by the guys at Smooth Few Films recently posted its final episode. Even if you've somehow never seen the show, you have seen some of their work. The SFF guys helped us out on the first episode of Reconstruction with that massive Valhalla scene and contributed voices to the show.

My favorite non-RvB machinima piece has to be SFF's "Day In The Life Of A Turret". Eddy, Nick and Daniel are quality producers and the genre will surely suffer from their absence. In general, more good groups seem to be leaving machinima than entering it. I think that if more developers would reach out to their community producers and give them more opportunities to support their work, we would see a lot more quality projects. Sadly, it's just not the case and trends appear to be pointing in the opposite direction. Some days I fear the machinima movement is running out of gas and Smooth Few taking their leave will only push the needle that much further towards E.

However! The guys have an awesome new project on the horizon. Their live action series, Web Zeroes, was picked up be Revision 3 and will premiere in October. So, while I am sad to see them move on from machinima, I can't wait to see the new series.
5 years ago  |  Comments (116)  |  + 347 Cool
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There needs to be some more portal machinima, Life of a turret was hilarious.
#1  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 13 Ditto

That sucks. I loved that turret film.
#2  Posted 5 years ago  |  - 11 Noob
never seen it, red vs blue is more awesome than anything else. It seems like a waste of thime
#3  Posted 5 years ago  |  - 25 Lame
Neither can I, goodluck to them ^_^
#4  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto
there will always be a need for machinima ^_^, it makes us happy
#5  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 4 Ditto
Truely the world of machinima will be a bleaker place without The Leet World.
#6  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 8 Ditto
Well, one positive offshoot of this is that people like myself, who have never heard of these guys, will now seek out their work. Maybe some people will even be inspired by them to do their own machinimas. Not me. I'm lazy as fuck.
#7  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto

The Leet World was the second best Machinima I have ever seen. Shame it didn't last.
#8  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Drazsyr Domo Kunt
Even though we lose a great one, we still have and hope that you guys, Rooster Teeth itself, will not.

RIP The Leet World. You will be missed.

Post edited 9/25/09 6:27PM
#9  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto
Better to end a series on a good note rather than aiming to keeping it going for as long as possible.
#10  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 7 Ditto
That was a touching journal... it totally replenished my health bar.

They made some really cool stuff, it's a shame really. The Day in the Life of a Turret is something I watch monthly just because of its awesomeness. Portal ftw!
#11  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
oh D: so sad
#12  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 0 Ditto
Well good things have to come to an end some time, oh well. it was a good run.
#13  Posted 5 years ago
bad news. :-(
'Day in the Life...' is a fantastic piece to be sure.
#14  Posted 5 years ago
thats cool... but i RvB is definitely my favorite!!
#15  Posted 5 years ago
#16  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 10 Funny
I was pretty sad to see it end as well...Though there may be hope to see a continuation at some point, since there's still room open for a lot of possibilities. But until that time--if they do manage to continue it--Web Zeroes should hold people at bay. Oh yes...
#17  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
Well if RvB ever fails (which I doubt) you guys already have the shorts! =) I was at the midnight release for ODST and the guy next to me knew about RvB... Which is very rare since I was at the Halo 3 launch and I got blank stares from 3 guys when I explained the series. Keep up the good work and I'm sure we'll all keep spearding the word! As for SFF they will be missed. =( Much Love!
#18  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
As I see it, there are two ways machinima can go:

One, it takes the path of a professional medium. The game development and publishing studios give the machinima studios their full support, providing the rights to film various series and the in-game tools necessary to allow for filming in the first place. As long as intellectual property is such a hot commodity, though, I'm not sure if I see this happening. It will take a generation shift at the executive level to make this happen, putting someone who understands the value of community-driven content in charge.

The other path is that machinima becomes more accessible. Outside parties find a way to make existing machinima tools even cheaper, dropping the price of capture tools to the bargain bin level. Established machinima studios provide a course study for newbies in the field to pick up tricks of the trade from. Game modders program machinima-friendly environments in games without them. While the overall quality of work drops down, machinima would become even more of an extension of the Internet's "access for all" philosophy. People with talent but lacking in tools would find what they need in this form of machinima, and the undercurrents of the Internet's fan fiction aficionados would empower them.

…Yes, I'm writing an academic paper right now. Does it show?
#19  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 6 Cool
Ah man, sad to here they posted their last episode! They made some great stuff and are really nice guys!
#20  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
jclfjanet Sponsor
How sad

The "day in the life of a turret" is one of the best Machinima videos ever.

"Go to hell, cube!"

I hope the smooth few films guys find success with the web zeroes series and everything else they do!

#21  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
Can't wait to see the new stuff. Their old stuff rocked.
#22  Posted 5 years ago
It was really one of if not THE best non halo machinima series I've seen and it was sad to see it go when they've put so much work into it and you expected to see it continue on a lot longer. But alas we have other up and coming machinimators who are quite talented and while we've lost one great series we have gained another great one that will help fill the void. So RIP The Leet World we shalll miss you.
#23  Posted 5 years ago
bwcdeath more please
I haven't watched a lot of machinima , with the exception of RVB. I have actually seen their stuff though, so that says a lot. One thing I do know is that, if you guys keep putting out the quality stuff you do, machinima will never die. The live action stuff you do is also, so I think I will be a fan for a long time.
#24  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
They did "A Day in the Life of a Turret"? Man, I love that piece. I'll definitely be checking out the rest of their stuff now.
#25  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
Shit those guys are great, I'm pretty sure that wont happen to you guys though.
#26  Posted 5 years ago
Maybe one day they'll return to making machinima. Good machinima groups are getting scarce. I wish the guys at Smooth Few good luck in their new project.
#27  Posted 5 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
Well said Burnie, basically summed it up perfectly.

Loved SSF sad to see their work on machinima stop but at the same time exited for thier new project.
#28  Posted 5 years ago
Sorry to hear about Leet World. It is definatly one of the better ones out there. Im really excited to see how it works out for them over @ Revision.

Im producing a live action show that has Machinima in it. Using the machinima for cut scenes.

Check it out www.thwackers.tv
#29  Posted 5 years ago
jeckon JalepenoFace
Aw..that was way funny..I'm sorry I hadn't seen it sooner
#30  Posted 5 years ago
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