Donnovan Movies Quake II Machinima: A Warrior’s Life and Donnovas Dream

Donnovan Movies Quake II Machinima: A Warrior’s Life and Donnovas Dream

https://web.archive.org/web/20030718140659/http://machinima.com:80/donart/DonnovasDream/

Donnovas Dream é um filme de animação 3D… O diferencial é que ele esta sendo feito em cima do engine do game Quake 2 (mais especificamente o Beef Quake), e não num programa especial para animação 3D como o 3D Studios Max. Mapas feitos para o Quake 2 servirão de cenários para o filme, e modelos feitos para Quake 2 servirão de atores.

A diferença entre um demo que gravamos quando jogamos em um server de Deathmatch e Donnovas Dream será grande porque o segundo terá sons exclusivos, mapas exclusivos, modelos diferentes do convencional, musicas novas, som de atores e uma história original.

Meu nick é Donnovan, ja fiz três filmes desse tipo, ambos para o engine do Quake 2. São eles: Cirus Life 1, Cirus Life 2 e A Warrior´s Life. Nos próximos updates desta pagina colocarei mais informação sobre esses 3 filmes.

 

 


https://web.archive.org/web/20030903171444/http://www.machinima.com:80/donart/DonnovasDream/principal.html

Quake II Machinima: Donart Movies

Componentes da Donart Movies

Donnovan (André Luis): Donnovan nasceu no ano de 1979 em São Paulo capital, atualmente mora em Niterói RJ. Antes de montar a Donart Movies Donnovan fez 2 filmes, Cirus Life e A Warrior’s Life.

Amigos da Donart Movies 

Os amigos da Donart Movies são pessoas que tem disponibilidade para ajudar na criação dos filmes mas não são membros fixos.

The Immortal: The Immortal nasceu no ano de 1978. É membro do grupo United Recammers e esta a um bom tempo inserido na comunidade Machinima. Até a presente data Immortal será ator de voz nos filmes da Donart Movies.

Carrie: Carrie era uma das  pessoas cogitadas para fazer vozes para o voice pak do filme A Warrior’s Life. Carrie ajudara a Donart Movies através de sua voz, ela será atriz de voz..

História da Donart Movies

A muito tempo ouvi rumores de que um filme (filme real) seria produzido baseado no jogo Quake I. Resolvi ir para o Yahoo e procurar por “Quake movie”, não encontrei o que esperava mas encontrei uma pagina intitulada Quake Movie Library. Logo que entendi existir uma comunidade Quake Movie que fazem filmes para rodar em jogos fiquei maravilhado e comecei a baixar todos os filmes, eu queria ver tudo, nessa época praticamente só existiam filmes para o Quake 1.Nunca imaginei que um dia eu iria fazer filmes, mas resolvi pegar o Keygrip 2 (um dos principal programa para fazer filmes em Quake 2) para brincar. Acabei por fazer um minifilme em que um boneco se suicidava, com musica mapas e tudo, nesses dias eu já estava com o intuito re criar um filme. Esta cena futuramente se encaixou no filme Cirus Life. Iniciei a criação então, oficialmente, de Cirus Life. Depois vem uma história muito maior: A criação de A Warrior’s Life.  A Warrior’s Life assim como Cirus Life foram feitos por Donnovan. Depois do lançamento de A Warrior’s Life finalmente decidi criar um grupo, a Donart Movies.

Site construído por Donnovan. 

https://web.archive.org/web/20060519174154/http://www.machinima.com:80/donart/sobredonart.shtml

NOTÍCIAS

27 de dezembro de 2000

NOVO PROJETO INICIADO:  Há 4 roteiros produzidos por Donnovan na fila de espera para serem filmados. São eles:
Domenico; Dorius: Condenado à miséria; O Último Soldado Ulfan; O Valor da Vida. O roteiro escolhido para ser produzido é O Valor da Vida. Um drama revigorante que se passa numa fazenda. Voce ira conheçer o garoto Lucas, sua mãe Marian e seu pai Aldus. Verá como Marian amavelmente conduz o crescimento emocional de Lucas, principalmente depois que Aldus os abandona. Voce vera que Aldus não podera fugir de seu compromisso afetivo para com os que são parte importante de sua existencia. Uma historia genial sobre corajosas pessoas num dos maiores palcos da vida, a família.  O filme sera feito lentamente. Vejao link do filme no menu para ver algumas fotos.

Já confirmaram a participação o ator Jimmy (Irmão do fundador da Tritin Films: Quad God, Quake: The Movie) e o engenheiro de som e chefe dos estudios Benners, Bill Benners. The Immortal, amigo da Donart Movies, provavelmente ira ajudar, ainda precisso contacta-lo.

Se voce acha que pode e quer ajudar, contacte Donnovan pelo e-mail: zero@megaline.com.br

Donnovan

20 de setembro de 2000

É com grande prazer que anuncio que agora a Donnovan Movies é um grupo, o grupo Donart Movies.  O único participante FIXO ainda sou eu, Donnovan. Mas espero que ao longo do tempo e das necesidades um grande time de talentos, como voce, se forme.

Donnovan

https://web.archive.org/web/20060504102707/http://www.machinima.com:80/donart/noticias.shtml

The Valor of Life

Algumas informações: Este é o novo projeto da Donart Movies, ele foi iniciado no Quake 2. O mapa principal ja estava quase feito além de muitas animações. Mas decidimos mudar de engine e o material feito em Quake 2 provavelmente sera abandonado. Estas fotos sao do mapa principal, o engine é o Quake 2. Esse mapa sera abandonado pois mudaremos o engine do filme.


https://web.archive.org/web/20060519174238/http://www.machinima.com:80/donart/vol.shtml

Cirus Life

Algumas informações: Cirus Life precissa do Quake 2  3.19 ou 3.20 para rodar. Cirus Life foi o primeiro filme de Donnovan e foi feito antes da criação do grupo Donart Movies. O filme consiste de duas partes, uma de 10 minutos e outra de 20 minutos. Cirus Life foi recebido por alguns como o mais diferente/estranho dos Machinimas da época em que foi lançado e recebeu otimas notas. 

https://web.archive.org/web/20051216202159/http://machinima.com:80/donart/ciruslife.shtml

A Warrior’s Life

Algumas informações: A Warrior’s Life foi o segundo filme feito por Donnovan, antes da criação do grupo Donart Movies. A Warrior’s Life tem 1 hora e 30 minutos de filme 10 megas de tamanho. A Warrior’s Life foi recebido de forma fantástica pela comunidade, recebendo os mais altos elogios e deselogios, o filme foi amado e odiado. Ele recebeu ótimas notas e está em primeiro lugar no Ranking da Psyk Pop Corn Jungle.

Feedback sobre A Warrior’s Life

Veja o que disseram do filme após seu lançamento.

“I never felt my mind wander from anything other than the film. I washappy with how it played out and how it ended.”“Though the limitations of telling this story through a quake 2 engine were aparent (…) they were not enough to distract from the story.”

David “Pepe Val Pew” Hopkins by e-mail.

original: “(…)axo que quem vê o filme se identifica com a história, naum dá outra. :)”english: “I think people feel himself identified with this movie, there is not another way. :)”

Miguel Nazareth by e-mail

“(…) and I just wanted to say congradulations for the very best Quake II movie ever made. It was just mind-blowing.”Lee Lee by e-mail.
“There are plot elements that are so original, that they actually stick to you as if you saw them in a Lucasfilm Production.”“Most of my applause goes to Donnovan himself for even MAKING the movie.”

Goss review in QML.

“I thought it was gonna me a killing thing…..(…)……I’d want to see this movie with real actors…………THNX for makin it =)”Steve by e-mail.
“I LOVE YOU. I LOVE ALL 3 MOVIES.”Seoown first meet in ICQ.
“(…) and I just have to say, ‘wow’. Nice job there! I’m not sure what kinda comments I can make about it really.(…)You know that’s the kind of movie/story that’s dying to be analyzed, right? (What’s that, [free?] vodka at Linus’s bar? :)”Matthew Wong by e-mail.
“I can’t remember the last time I went into a review lost for words.(…) That’s what makes A Warrior’s Life quite unique. I don’t know where to start.(…)A Warrior’s Life is one of those movies where you end up feeling stumped.”“The word ‘art’ is probably the first word that springs to one’s mind when watching this movie. Some may think of other words, like ‘weird’ ‘confusing’ or ‘gay’, but for me, ‘art’ is probably the one – or, more precisely, ‘arty’.”

From Psyk review at Psyk Popcorn Jungle.

“Donnovan succeeds in creating a storyline that revolves around a character that the viewer cares about.”“This movie is definately very ambitious at 90 minutes, and was perhaps a bit too long. Sometimes scenes dragged on a bit too much.”

From Jagged review at The Cineplex, his site.

“God ignores him [(Julios)], and after the first few scenes you know this [Julios] character and frankly cant blame God for ignoring him and begin to ponder why he didn’t send a big foot down to crush him.”“(…) this is when a new character is met in this powerful drama. The characters name? Captain Coconut.”

Sar Key review in QML talking about Julios and Coconut the super hero.

“If I wanted to see a good drama I’ll rent a video tape at Blockbuster.”Natsume QML review.
“I couldnt watch it. It literally bored me to tears & I have much better use of my time.”“If I show AWL to my gf, I’m sure she’ll ask me to turn it off (or at least explain it to her). Is it entertainment at that point?”

“(…)an unwatchable film is an unwatchable film.”

Ill Robinson review in QML.

“I would have to say that it was very long, very strange in some parts, and very depressing.(…) I was depressed just by looking at this movie. I wanted it to end from the first minute.”“The average viewer will dislike it. Is this movie a step in the right direction, with the sappy and depressing plot?”

Crustar review in QML.

” The concept of purely following the life of one character is actually an interesting one, as they travel through the trials and tribulations of life. But although the idea is good the implementation is where I believe this falls down. “

“(…) if produced to a higher standard (ie. new models, etc) then AWL would be appreciated far more than it is currently.”Spaniel review in QML.

“(…) you have to be able to get past the insignificant technical details..(…) they don’t matter (…). A Warrior’s Life is about something much deeper, and far more beautiful than the mere obvious.(…) it tells a story that only some can understand/relate to.. using art, emotion, creativity, originality, etc.”Darxide review in QML.
“This is the kind of movie some people will hate as much as humanly possible, while others will worship Donnovans work as if it is the second coming of that son of a non-existant deity, Jesus.”TrapDoorDrat review in QML.
“Thank You Ill Robertson & gang for clearing up what this film is about.”

“Too slow & makes you want to slit your neck.”

“It was actually a stuggle to watch this.”

Syringe review in QML.

“Jamie says: CRAP with a capital ‘C’ !”Jamie review in QML.
“(…) save yourself while you still can.”Surreal review in QML.

https://web.archive.org/web/20060519174223/http://www.machinima.com:80/donart/awl.shtml

MÚSICA

A música de Donnovan: Donnovan é compositor amador, começou a compor no final do ano de 1999 por conta própria.  A maioria das musicas de Donnovan falam de sentimentos presentes nas pessoas em luta pelo bem estar pessoal. 

Nauvidgar Dorus – 2 minutos – 750 Kb – DOWNLOAD

Menino Demetriu – 3:06 minutos – 1096 Kb – DOWNLOAD

https://web.archive.org/web/20060519174211/http://www.machinima.com:80/donart/musica.shtml

Links relacionados à Machinima

Machinima são filmes que rodam sobre um jogo FPS fazendo uso de seu potencial gráfico e sonoro assim como usando ou não material novo, não presente no jogo. A Donart Movies faz Machinimas.

Machinima.com – Centro da comunidade Machinima. Possui arquivos, fórum, news, artigos, sites afiliados e tutoriais.

The Cineplex – Site de notícias e reviews de Machinimas. Possui reviews e links de quase todos os filmes lançados.

Psyk Popcorn Jungle – Site de noticias e reviews de praticamente todos os Machinimas. Possui enciclopédia.

Tritin Films – Criadores de Quad God e CTF: A Comedy in Armor. O que a Tritin faz não é exatamente Machinima.

Ill Clan – Criadores de Apartament Hunt, filme para Quake 1 muito famoso,  e de Hardly Work, para Quake 2.

Unframed Productions – A Unframed Productions criou Worlds Apart, um filme estilo Sci-fi de grande sucesso.

Strange Company – Criadores da serie Eschaton. Eschaton Nightfall usou cerca de 100% de material original.

P1mp Slap Productions – Criadores de Rick Jones 1 e Rick Jones 2 com uso abundante de novos modelos.

United Recammers – Criadores de pequenos filmes. Você encontrara reviews de vários outros pequenos filmes.

Zarathustra Studios – Criadores de Father Frag Best. Você vai encontrar muitos tutoriais sobre edição com Keygrip 2.

Sudden Death – Estão trabalhando na comedia For the love of da Woman. Já lançaram também um pequeno demo. 

Episode 1015Este grupo trabalha com o engine do Unreal Tournament e esta produzindo o filme Episode 1015.

https://web.archive.org/web/20060523154433/http://www.machinima.com:80/donart/links_e.shtml

Donnovan’s The Travel

https://web.archive.org/web/20061214171325/http://www.machinima.com:80/films.php?id=961

Getting To Know: Donnovan

 

 

In general, Machinima has not been an artform where “arthouse” has flourished: most Machinima appears to be very Hollywood-influenced, and heavily coloured by the prevalent culture of its proponents, mostly English-speaking Westerners. The glaring exception to both for a while now has been Donnovan, a lone Brazilian moviemaker who, with his first three films, “Cirus Life”, “Cirus Life 2”, and “A Warrior’s Life”, has stirred up interest and controversy in about equal measures.

We chatted with him as he was working on his new site (soon to be appearing on Machinima.com).

Machinima.Com: So, who are you then?

Donnovan: My name is Andre Luis (Donnovan). I’m 21 years old. I’m a person with a big social preocupation. I like people who know how to live in a community.

Machinima.Com: Where do you come from?

Donnovan: I’m from Brasil, a country in south america.

Brasil was colony of portugual for centuries, this was a big break in our economy and progress.

We have a very original culture here but the US values are coming and deforming our culture, our young people and killing our history.

Machinima.Com: In what way are you involved in machinima?

Donnovan: I made 2 movies: Cirus Life and A Warrior’s Life. A Warrior’s Life show Julios, a boy in complete synchrony with the actual society, a boy with an extraordinary inteligence that make it possible for him to understand the world. He fears what he sees.

Machinima.Com: Where do you take your inspiration from?

Donnovan: I’m completely inspired by the contrast of the society values and my own values. I also take my inspiration from classical music.

Machinima.Com: How did you get involved in machinima?

Donnovan: In sad years of my life I decided to make a very small movie. I made a 3 minutes suicide scene. I decided to transform it in a bigger movie. I made Cirus Life. This was my begining.

Machinima.Com: The computer is dead. Long live the …..?

Donnovan: Long live books, professors, music, universities, human realtions.

Machinima.Com: If you were a deity, which deity would you be?

Donnovan: The deity of inteligence and sensibility.

Machinima.Com: If you had to be convicted of any crime, which crime would it be? (You are allowed to commit the crime first)

Donnovan: The crime of not being be affected by the society values. The crime of cultivating and beliving in my own values.

Machinima.Com: What would you do if you were stuck in the middle of Wyoming ? (This question should not be answered if you actually live in Wyoming)

Donnovan: Wyoming is a desert ? If so I will loose no time. I will begin to walk in one direction allways. With some luck I will not die of dehydration.

Machinima.Com: What is your favourite drink, your favourite film, and your favourite CD, and why??

Donnovan: My favorite drink is water at the temperature of the body.

I just know the portuguese movie titles. Some memorable movies was Amadeus, A strange in the nest (the original name is something like “In the cuccos nest” [One flew over the Coocoo’s Nest- Ed], Pages of Revolution, Magnolia, Man on the moon and many others.

My favourite pieces of music are the classical ones: Tchaikovsk, Rimsky Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Mozart, Liszt, and many others. I enjoy practically all classical music.

Machinima.Com: What do you think is the monstrosity that lives in Nomad’s fridge? (The Strange Co staff have thus far answered maggotts, crickets and UHT milk)

Donnovan: I can’t understand this question. My dictionary doesn’t have the word fridge.

Machinima.Com: If you were interviewing yourself, what question would you most want to ask?

Donnovan: Why do you feel you are a very special person?

Machinima.Com: And what’s the answer?

Donnovan: I have my own values and I have proved to myself these values are the most compatible with my soul and the most compatible with the a universal sense of what is right and what is wrong. In this situation I feel my self to be a lucky person.

https://web.archive.org/web/20010320034923/http://www.machinima.com:80/articles/gtk_donnovan/index.shtml

Donnovan’s Old Site: A Warrior’s Life

https://web.archive.org/web/20050830112332/http://www.angelfire.com:80/ok3/warriorlife/

https://web.archive.org/web/20020914214617/http://www.angelfire.com:80/ok3/warriorlife/index.html

Warrior Life: Cirus Life

https://web.archive.org/web/20020915105943/http://www.angelfire.com:80/ok3/warriorlife/ciruslife.htm

Tritin Films: A Warrior’s Life interview

In the 1900’s…(Donnovan’s History)

Donnovan is from Brazil, and he started out by releasing his first Quake II film, Cirus Life, on 4/10/98 .   Some people said it was wierd and that the story didn’t make a whole lot of sense, but according to the artful mind of machinima movie reviewer Psyk athttp://frag.com/ppj/ , Cirus life was in fact nothing to laugh at, but instead a movie with some quality to it.

“Some people have said (well, everyone has said) that this Cirus Life movie is a bit weird. Me? I don’t agree. It’s not at all weird. The plot seems to make sense to me. The mood in this is excellent, and the new model-work is equally good. – Psyk”

Psyk has reviewed literally every machinima movie or demo related with the Quake game-series that has ever been made. Giving Cirus Life an 8 on his 1\10 scale, it’s a high-ranker. (There seemed to be a small error, seeing that the Donnovan website states: Cirus Life gets a 10 from PPJ a 9 from QML and a 8 from CINEPLEX)

After Cirus Life, there was Cirus Life 2, and that was even more impressive. Why? It pulled a straight 10\10 from Psyk, and with a good-sized review to add. Although Psyk lists the movies as “Cirus Life 1” and “Cirus Life 2”, the Donnovan website labels the films a ‘Saga’ and posts them as “Cirus Life Part 1” and “Cirus Life Part 2”. This is a minor difference but notable if you think they are two separate storylines.

What are the differences in opinion from the different reviewers? Well for one, Psyk emphasizes that voices are not needed in this movie, and that the movie is told reguardless of the lack of conversion. Jagged from the Cineplex however, states:

“I thought that the movie would have been much more effective had voices been used instead of text. With many of the movies today being either comedies or really thin plots, it’s welcoming to have a few dramas and serious movies here and there. I would recommend this as a download, but some people might not enjoy it. – Jagged”

There are several different differences of opinion between reviewers, some are sensible, some are not, and some are quiet an interesting read if you open both sites and read the reviews for both films one after the other.  One points out bad grammar mistakes, while one does not even mention it, the Cineplex also points out that Cirus Life 2 had full voice in some scenes, while text was used in others, leading to a confusing movie. 

Questions we had for the director, Donnovan, on Cirus Life and his studio –

Q. How did you feel when you released Cirus Life? Was it a hit? A flunk?

A. When I released Cirus Life sometimes my heart was beating so fast that I talked with me “God! I will die”. The label people put in was “The strangest of the Quake I/II movies”. I’m agree that Cirus Life part 1, alone, is strange. But If you see part 1 and part 2 you will understand wath is going on, and at all you will agree that the movie have coerence.

Q. How long did it take to create Cirus Life?

A. Near 3 months. I done it with no organization, first I made Cloud suicide (the final of the movie). The movie was not done form beginning to end, and I don’t made a solid plot to guide me. The plot was done during the 3 months. If you ask me for a txt of Cirus Life plot, I will don’t have it ! Now I’m more organized, a lot more.

Q. How many custom models and animations were in Cirus Life Part 1 & 2.

A. Cirus Life have some new animations using male model. The strong point of the movie is the maps, the music and the drama.

Q. How many people worked on Cirus Life 1 & 2?

A. Just me.

But in the year 2000…(Donnovan’s Current Projects)

Donnovan, like every other machinima studio alive today, is readying for their Y2K release.  It’s actually very exciting waiting for all the studios to release their hard work.  Donnovan, in particular, is readying for the release of “A Warrior’s Life”, filmed in the Quake2 engine, and from what he says, “Tons of original stuff: MAPS, SOUNDS, MUSICS, SKINS, TEXTURES , a HISTORY and MODELS ACTING”.

Now “A Warrior’s Life” is in it’s final stages, it’s set for release soon, and it’s size estimated at 10 megs.   Although a voice pak will be released at a later date, the original film release will be using text to tell the viewer the action.

This will be Donnovan’s 3rd movie release, and their first new millineum attempt to impress the reviewers and fans with one of their films.  It seems every other machinima studio, including Donnovan, is set for a release either this month, or next, so we’re looking forward to the future as a pretty exciting time for machinima, inspiration, and ideas stemming from the new releases themselves.

For more information on “A Warrior’s Life”, we have set up an interview with Donnonvan and Immortal, the two crew members involved with this new flick. 

Questions we had for Immortal on “A Warrior’s Life”

Q. What exactly have you done to contribute to “A Warrior’s Life”?

A. I collaborated with my girlfriend and my roommate to make voices for the characters. I wanted to breathe life into the characters by adding voice and talking skins. I think all quake movies need that. Call it an obsession :)

I also translated the phrases in the movie to a more ‘american’ feel, like how you or I would talk. Originally it had an impersonal feel.

Q. What language is the original “A Warrior’s Life” in?

A.  Originally the film is in Portuguese. Donnovan himself is from Brazil.

Q.  How long will “A Warrior’s Life” be?

Donovan says he plans on the movie being around 2 hours in length. He said he wants to keep the filesize as small as possible on release, which is why the adding of voices and extra animations didnt seem a good idea at first. Then he invented the idea of a ‘Voice Pack’ such as a pak1.pak with demos, skins, and voices inside of it that would nicely stack on top of the originals.  For those who wanted to download a little extra and really make the movie nice. I do not have the full film myself as of this interview, so as to filesize, we will have to see.  He is shooting for under the 10-meg mark for the 2 hour text version.  With as smooth as I am, I imagine the voice pack being no larger than another 5 or 10 :)

Comment: This sounds like it’s bigger than I had thought.

Reply:  We just want to really have an impact for once on the community. Or at least make something that is a ‘keeper’ to people.

Q. Well Rick Jones 2 has 20 new models, 55 model directories, and over 10,000 frames of custom animation. Can you beat that?

A.  WOW. Thats many many hours of love and dedication, and if every frame has been hand edited you know they are pushing the limits to dazzle the audience yet again.  I think they are two different categories in themselves. A Warriors Life is a strong drama (YES! Its possible in a qmovie! heh) and Rick Jones 2 is a fast comedy in the likes and tradition of pulp fiction.

Q. Seeing that the Quake series is the ultimiate medium for machinima right now, how do you think the Quake Movie Community will take to a “Strong Drama” instead of an action\comedy\horror film with lots of guns?

A.  How did you feel when watching the personal struggles and moral dilemmas of Cirus in a Cirus Life? Rather difficult to explain, but personally it makes me care about the main characters, what happens to them, where they end up, where they came from, who they love. It may not be for everybody but I enjoy the moral of the story especially how he manages to portray another innocent Guy vs. the World.

Q.  Estimated release date?

A. I dont know, I would guess a few months. I was just commissioned on the project little over a week ago and *phew* its been a rush! *EAT MY DRAWSTRING BOXERS, PSYK!

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As we can see from what Donnovan’s intentions are with “A Warrior’s Life”, he’s striving to reach new heights.  It seems that all of the crews have their different goals that they’re trying to reach in their Y2K releases.   As I see them in my own perspective, I’ll list them below:

1. ILL Clan (Hardly Workin’) – Striving for a first (true-toon) environment. (worthy of the cartoon network?)

2. p1mp slap productions (Rick Jones 2) – Most model animation in the history of one machinima movie.

3. Donnovan (A Warrior’s Life) – Striving to create a bond between the viewer and the story character (Forrest Gump)

4. Tritin Films (Divided Lands) – Striving for the ultimate detail, story, and special effects.

5. Zarathustra (Gumbo) – Striving for secrecy so noone knows what the film is about.

With us right now is Donnovan to answer some questions himself about his new movie, and his studio –

Q. Can you give us a little insight as to the storyline of “A Warrior’s
Life”?

The movie show the quest of Julios, a farm boy, to win the battle against his demons. Julios try to kill the voice inside him that says “You will fail, you are noting!”, And try to find the answer for the question “I have value?”. In the begining Julios just want to stay in his farm with his mother and no more. But he needs to live! Especialy when he find himself alone in the world.

Q. How do you feel “A Warrior’s Life” will stand up against the other
competion such as Gumbo, Rick Jones 2, and Hardly Working, or The Castle?

AWL will stand like a very good drama movie with a lot of original material and
potential to touch the persons. We don’t have much dramas machinimas in the comunity. I think AWL will have a very good number of downloads and will make faithful fans.

Q. How many custom models, animations, and maps\sets are in “A Warrior’s Life”?

AWL uses the male and female models, have near 35 new animation frames, 15 maps and 30 musics, sounds and some new textures.

Q. How far along is the movie in development? I believe your site said 95%, but is this true?

AWL is in development for 4 months. I started it in 10, september, 1999. Now the movie is 100% done. I worked hard in it.

Q. If true, how far away is the release date for the “A Warrior’s Life”?

The release date is mid-January. Very soom.

Q. Will you continue to make more movies after “A Warrior’s Life”?

I have plans to creat Do_NART Machinima movies, and make new movies in the future, may be I start in mid-2000.

Q. Is there a way I can use the pictures on your site, and if possible,
perhaps get some fresh pics not seen yet to place with this article? A poster?

Yes, you can use the screen shots and I will send new original ones. :).

Thank you for the oportunity

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https://web.archive.org/web/20021001190536/http://www.planetquake.com:80/tritin-films/AWL.htm

Editorial: Donnovan

 

 

The director of arthouse Machinima “Cirus Life”, “Cirus Life 2” and “A Warrior’s Life” muses on his position as a director.

Recently I installed Quake2 and watched A Warrior’s Life again. It was great. But something changed im my judgment of the movie. I finaly decided that it had some screaming errors that I am able to correct.

But you can ask, “How have you discovered this errors? And why so long after the release?”. Well, at the release date my preocupation with details, clean movie, entertaiment, hit the average public, was near zero- I was a rebel contesting the world. My ambicion was just to release a movie talking about my, at that date, vision of the world, my state of mind.

I’m not sure, but I think a significant part of the public (The average public?) really hated my movie (See the [LINK]QML site). What will I do? Will I sucumb in front of their destructive feedback? Will I change everything to please this average public? It was a hard decision- A Warrior’s Life put me in a big dilemma… Can a movie maker survive whitout the approval of the average public? DO I want to be a famous movie producer doing movies that make milions of dolars, or do I want to be a movie maker faithful about all my most deep sentiments?

Will I valorize the money, the fame, or my psychological evolution? Well, now I see things more clearly, and I must say my movies are Donnovan movies and nothing more. I don’t seek fame or money. My movies are extremely linked to my soul. I was a confused rebel, so A Warrior’s Life was what it was.

I’m still Donnovan, but now my life changed a bit, I’m happy, and my movies will change too. Seeing A Warrior’s Life again I sayd “God! I need to change this movie.” So I decided now. I will cut some scenes here, some there. Make new animations, change the Julios skills picture (remember that? logic skills – 0, Mathematics – 0, etc…), make the movie more easy to watch, make it more appelative and may be make the Ill Robinson girl friend enjoy it.

I decided to care about my feedback, and I’m really pleased with everyone who downloaded the movie and made all the critics trying to say something and maybe trying to make Donnovan Movies better- I really like this public and I want to please them. To the average public, if there is one: I don’t hate you.

And don’t get sorrowful just because you are called “average public”. It was very hard to take some of the critics (see QML). But as a inteligent person, I tried to find some useful things in it. I can’t handle a mental war of Donnovan vs Average public, so I will not say “Everyone who hated A Warrior’s Life is a idiot.”

‘m really happy now. I don’t know why. My life changed and it was A Warrior’s Life’s fault. The dilemma was solved. Days after day I find myself better and better. Life is wonderful. Finally I have a focus in my life – emotional inteligence. We have 6 bilion geniuses in the world, believe me, but people think they are weak. This is not true, they are strong. And each one can change their own lives and the world!

I think I have a infinite ambicion. This is the reason why I make Donnovan Movies. I want to win in the best way. I believe in one thing “Our concience never dies.”. I mean each one of us have a “spirit” that never dies. We are our spirit. And the fact of us forgive all our past happens just to give us a new begining everytime.

BELIEVE! you are a indestructible entity of many ears and you can say, every time, of your existence “I am me! I exist. And I will exist forever” You have all the time to evolute in a good, gradative and slow way. Don’t kill your principal ambition, surprise yourself, be faithful about your soul and your sentiments, make your movie like I do Donnovan Movies, you are indestructible, you are important, let’s begin now, you have valor.

Do your movie.

Donnovan is the director of arthouse Machinima “Cirus Life”, “Cirus Life 2” and “A Warrior’s Life”.

https://web.archive.org/web/20010320033911/http://www.machinima.com:80/articles/ed_donnovan/index.shtml

OCRONICAL SEMINIFAM
Autor: André Luis Silvero Martins (Donnovan)

http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/warriorlife/ocronicalseminifan/

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