For people who haven’t been in on the Internet Video thing since its infancy, the notion that “Machinima”, the channel and the brand, used to primarily be a text-based website is probably pretty surprising.
But when I founded Machinima.com, much of what we put out was writing - about Machinima, about animation, about the future of movies.
As Machinima-the-website changed and evolved, as it was bought by Machinima Inc and became the #3 largest YouTube channel in the world, that writing slipped off the Web. And that’s a bit of a pity, I feel.
So, since I wrote into the contract for the sale of Machinima that I could republish those articles if they went offline, I’m going to start uploading the ones that still hold up, that still have something to say, or just that I think are interesting.
Some of them will be showcases of classic pieces of Machinima. Others will be think pieces from back then about how film and animation might evolve.
I hope you enjoy ‘em!