Machinima

Holding Out For A Healer in this WoW-themed parody It’s been awhile since we’ve spotlighted some quality machinima here at Blizzard Watch and what should cross our virtual desk than this gem from YouTuber Hannah. “Holding Out For A Healer” is based on the 1984 hit by Bonnie Tyler “Holding Out For A Hero” from the “Footloose” soundtrack. Sung by the talented Sharm, whose...

Crendor’s latest machinima tells us what NPCs are thinking Crendor is one of the longest-working World of Warcraft machinima makers out there. He’s added more to his plate over the years — the podcast with Jesse Cox, Twitch streaming, Let’s Plays — but he’s always in top form during his classic Pointless Top Tens series. Today, however, Crendor presents us with another installment of...




World of Warcraft meets the Warcraft movie If you were thinking the Warcraft movie was missing a little, well, Warcraft, then you’re in luck, because machinima-maker Ivan Kuzkin has recreated the Warcraft movie trailer in World of Warcraft. And even though it lacks the fancy CGI of the movie trailer, we’ve got to say it looks amazing. Check it out below and...

Moviewatch: Murky Murloc Murky Murloc gets his own opening title sequence courtesy of YouTuber 8Yaron8. He has done a fine job of recreating the Spongebob Squarepants opening with our favorite murloc. Like many oustanding machinima, you’ll notice something you didn’t see before every time you watch it. So sing along and enjoy the show with Heroes of the...

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Moviewatch: Level 3 Raider Okay, we all started somewhere. Level 3 Raider, the 3rd Place winner in the BlizzCon movie contest this year, is all about that — about minding your own business while farming boars in Elwynn Forest and then you get your first guild invite. Things get kind of weird after that.

Moviewatch: The Origins of the Headless Horseman Content warning: A tiny bit of cursing and such. Probably less than what’s in the game. Origin stories seem to be all the rage in Hollywood these days, so it’s excellent timing that Nixxiom released his own not-so-gritty reboot with The Origins of the Headless Horseman. With guest stars Moocluck, Big Matty, and Nobbel, this machinima takes...




Moviewatch: Warlords of Halloween As we continue Moviewatch’s Halloween movie review, we take a look at something a little more recent. That master of machinima, Ian Beckman, dropped Warlords of Halloween as a brilliant tribute to both the expansion and several of classic cinema horror films. You can easily spot most of the parodies but my favorite is probably the voiceover...

Moviewatch: A Hallow’s End Machinima Collaboration Reaching into the way-back bag to help us celebrate the Hallow’s End season, one of the first treats to come up is A Hallow’s End Machinima Collaboration. First released in 2008, this masterful tale of Thrall’s attempts to terrorize Orgrimmar features the work of Myndflame, Jesse Cox, Matt Greenberg, Oxhorn, and more. Collaborations happened infrequently in that age of...



Moviewatch: The Story of Marcus (Steamy Romance Novels) How many times have you read the Steamy Romance Novels? They’re some of the best content WoW has to offer. In a world plagued by wars, destruction, and conflict, the Steamy Romance Novels tell the story of a singular human who’s desperately trying to spread love across Azeroth. The voice cast of The Story of Marcus by Nobbel outstandingly...

Making music for machinima with Machinimasound’s Per Kiilstofte If you’ve read our recent interviews with machinima makers, you know that creating videos using games as source footage is a time-consuming labor of love. But there’s one aspect of machinima making that I hadn’t considered until I discovered Machinimasound: where do creators find music for their pieces they won’t get sued for using? Fortunately,...

Chriskon Machinima gives a behind-the-scenes look at making WoW machinima Making machinima in World of Warcraft isn’t as simple as pointing your in-game camera and pressing record, something that’s perfectly obvious in the carefully crafted music videos of Chriskon Machinimas (you can also find Chris on Twitter and Twitch). Making these goes well beyond the game client, with sets, animation, and effects created using third party software...

Game of Thrones intro meets Warcraft in fan video You may have heard of a small sleeper television series, Game of Thrones, regularly presented on cable network HBO, which won approximately all the Emmys this weekend. The very first video released by new machinima creator Marc Ottensmann takes the opening sequence of that show and reproduces it in the World of Warcraft universe. He...

Nixxiom talks machinima and making a life out of what you love If you follow the world of machinima, you probably already know Nixxiom (and/or his partner in crime Moocluck) — or at least seen some of his videos.  And if not, there’s no time like the present to look him up on YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook. We’ve followed his movie-making adventures for years now, and were...

Suge’s Movies highlights the downfall of Warlord Blackhand There is nothing I like more than a good kill video, especially when that video brings in an element of machinima and storytelling on the side. Suge of Suge's Movies put together a perfect example of a kill video intro done right with Warlord Blackhand.

SlightlyImpressive presents 6 things you can’t do in WoW Machinima artist SlightlyImpressive is back with another WoW creation, this one pointing out six perfectly normal, everyday things that you simply can't do in World of Warcraft.

Slightly Impressive presents #DearMe: A Letter to my Noob Self Slightly Impressive has released a new video that manages to squarely hit the nostalgia button — well, for me anyway. #DearMe: A Letter to my Noob Self is exactly what it sounds like, a letter to that player in the past who was wide eyed with the excitement of playing a new game whilst being...