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KEPHREN

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#1 12 years ago

The award-nominated feature length machinima project Borg War (with all the space battles generated using the SFC3 Dom Wars mod) is now scheduled for final release of all episodes on September 8th, just in time for the 40th anniversary of the first Star Trek broadcast.

This project was discussed on this board previously and this new version reflects many of the comments that it received. For now, there's a brand new trailer , which is now available on numerous Internet network sites. The trailer can be downloaded from:

OFFICIAL BORG WAR WEB SITE

Or it can be streamed from the following address:

BORG WAR TRAILER

There are going to be additional previews, contests and giveaways over the next few months. I'll try to post them all here, but if you want to be sure that you're informed (and be reminded of the release), you can register at the Borg War website.

In addition, I've often been asked who I am -- so here's my business website:

www.geoffreyjames.com

Here's some additional background about Borg War:

Borg War is indeed a machinima project, which means it was created using video games. It is the work of a single individual over the period of about 8 months, so there is no amorphous "they" responsible for the project. The entire movie is about 90 minutes long; the final ten minutes are currently in production.

Borg War was made with two different game engines, Elite Force 2 (a Quake 3 variant) and Starfleet Command 3 (a space combat simulator). The resulting files are then highly edited in Pinnacle Studio, a mid-level video editing program. Incidentally, all filming was controlled and scripted; no game AI was used to create the scenes.

All the dialog (as well as sound effects and music) is repurposed from the sound clips included the two games. The dialog clips have been redited to communicate an original plot line. Because the dialog is from the game, the voice actors include some of the real actors in the Star Trek series, including Patrick Stewart (Picard), Tim Russ (Tuvok) and the late Brock Peters. There are no legal or copyright issues; see FAQ on the website for a detailed explanation.

The "rough drafts" of Borg War were 2005 Mackie award nominees in the categories of Best Series and Technical Achievement, competing against projects like Red vs. Blue. Out of thousands of machinima films released each year, only couple of dozen are thus honored.

Over 35,000 files of the draft sections were downloaded. The new version has upgraded SFX and many plot changes and additions in response to viewer comments and suggestions.

For more information about machinima (and lots of cool downloads like ALL the Red versus Blue episodes) you might want to check out http://www.machinima.com




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#2 12 years ago

ok intresting a no name award i have ner heard of btu props to the movie team




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#3 12 years ago
FN_lewrbm69ok intresting a no name award i have ner heard of btu props to the movie team

Mackies are a pretty big deal in the machinima world, although I suppose that they're not all that well known among other folk. Here's a link to the festival page for the awards last year.

http://festival.machinima.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=5