(For those unfamiliar with what a machinima is, a machinima is a movie made within a video game, such as the popular Red VS Blue series made in Halo. )
I've been working on my own Sins machinima series lately. However, I seem to be one of the few people that have tried it. When I say the few, I mean less than ten people. No, I don't mean a gameplay video of you raiding a pirate base. There's nothing wrong with that, but that's not the type of video I'm talking about. I'm talking videos that are actually edited a bit, aren't random gameplay, have a storyline, characters, music other than that one overused LOTR song, etc. Out of the few people that actually meet those standards, I'm the only one (that I know of) that's bothered to attempt an entire series.
I'm no expert or anything, but its not hard to make a video in this game. I can easily do a pretty decent one in a single day if I wanted to rush one (but I'd rather take my time on it). Considering how easy it is to make a video in this game, it surprises me how little people have actually attempted to do so. I'm just wondering, how come nobody bothers using Sins to make a machinima? The game has been out for almost two years I believe, and barely anyone has done anything with it. Obviously directing a film isn't something everyone enjoys or is good at, but this game is pretty popular among space RTS fans, so it just seems odd that such a large fan base hasn't really taken advantage of the game for machinimas. If anyone suddenly likes the idea and wants to try it themselves, I can make a tutorial video if anyone would like me to.
If you would like to see my series, I posted about it here already: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/378203 [/shameless advertising]
But really, this thread isn't about me. I'm just wondering why nobody has taken advantage of sins to make a machinima. Or if you have or know someone who has, please tell me, because my searches have barely found anything. Like I said, I could make a tutorial video if anyone would like one.