I’ve recently come upon a new group, called We Don’t Know What We’re Doing… productions, small production company in the works, making Comedy-based Machinima.
For those of you wondering what Machinima is, it is the use of a game engine, such as Halo, as the base of an animation, without the work of making custom animations. This new group is using the game Halo 3 as the base of their series, the Dreamer Chronicles. As of yet, they have only episode, which more of a preview, the first of several interview style trailers they will be making, depicting interviews with each of the main characters.
So far, this small company has only been on YouTube, and a free hosting site, called synthasite. The link to their temporary site (they are working on purchasing a domain and hosting their own site) is http://wedontknowwhatweredoing.synthasite.com/
Their first episode shows the character Evan, played by Thomas Endicott, the founder of the series and company. Evan is shown preparing for the interview, not realizing the camera man is already filming, and makes a complete ass of himself. I have posted it below:
“[We] are a little short on cash right now, and so we don’t have the means necessary to purchase equipment for it, such as a capture device, to clean up the video footage, and proper mics, to clean up the audio,” said Thomas, in an interview with me. He went on to tell me that he and his four associates, (Nathan, Faber, Jon and Jamie) were strictly in this for the fun of it. If the made money in the process, that’s a perk, but honestly, they are just die-hard halo fans, looking for something to do.
Thomas also gave a small indicator that some of the characters in the series would be the personalities of some everyday stereo-types; in the first preview-interview, the character Evan is depicted as “Emo.”
What should you look for as a sign of where they’ve been? Well, all great things have a symbol. Batman, has the bat-light. Superman has the S in the diamond. Spiderman has a black spider.
Well, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing… Productions has this :
Personally, I love it. This production company has a lot of potential.
Now that you’ve seen this, do what you will. Digg it, send the link to this article to friends, or do nothing at all, the choice is yours. But me, I’m going to watch this budding Roosterteeth, and I’ll be proud indeed to be able to say I knew of and support We Don’t Know What We’re Doing… productions from the beggining.
Kudos, WDK, Kudos.