-Description: "Galaxy Gulp" is a short machinima film made to illustrate different... more »
"Galaxy Gulp" is a short machinima film made to illustrate different concepts and techniques for making machinima using Valve’s Source game engine. It is a comedy set in a gas station located on an asteroid in the middle of space. When making the film, we wanted to show some of the different models in action that had already been developed for previous Noesis Interactive projects. However, their diversity was so extreme that no typical setting seemed to encompass them. Thus, an environment was imagined that was detached from the standard Half-Life sphere and promoted the melding of characters, situations and realities. Many different techniques were used in creating this movie, resulting in a piece both entertaining and bizarre.
Ross Scott is a 25 year old film and game enthusiast. He became interested in machinima in 2006, seeing it as a way to make movies with very little resources. His most popular creation has been "Civil Protection", a comedy series about police officers in the science-fiction environment portrayed in the game "Half-Life 2". He has extensive experience working in the Source engine to create machinima, which was the engine used in the creation of "Galaxy Gulp". He currently has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and is exploring different career options. You can visit his website at www.civil-protection.blogspot.com
-Production Company Biography:
Noesis Interactive is a production company focusing on the development and distribution of training modules for video game modders, indie developers and machinimakers. Working with industry leading partners such as Valve, Softimage, Autodesk and IGN, Noesis works to promote knowledge and creativity within these rapidly growing fields. “Galaxy Gulp” signals Noesis’ first efforts to produce independent machinima while documenting the processes involved for the benefit of the mod community. For more information visit www.noesisinteractive.com