Nefarious Guy (Harrison Heller) is an award-winning machinima director and co-founder of Amorphous Blob Productions. He recently graduated from Brown University with a BA in Modern Culture & Media.

Expo GMOD Presentation Online

My GMOD Machinima presentation created for the 2010 Machinima Expo is now online. The video is a basic intro to some of the simple techniques that we use here at ABP to make our GMOD films. We hope that our video shows that GMOD machinima does not have to be hard or even very technically oriented and anyone can make a great machinima using this robust and versatile tool.

You can check out the video here:

Stop, Rewind @ Atopic Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that Stop, Rewind has been selected as one of 23 machinima films to be screened at the 2010 Atopic Festival in Paris!

Stop, Rewind release promo

This is the second time an ABP film has been shown at Atopic (Clockwork was selected last year) and we’re excited to be part of the festival again.

Congratulations to all the other selected films!

Clockwise: Part 1 Wins Jury Prize @ Machinima Expo!

The 2010 International Machinima Expo took place online over the weekend and Clockwise: Part 1 was awarded one of the Jury Prizes! This was the first ever festival screening of the film.

Clockwise: Part 1

The award is a huge honor and will definitely motivate us to continue working on the series.  The other Jury Nominees were fantastic and we were thrilled just to be nominated among them.

Check out the list of winning films here:

My GMOD presentation also went well and was a lot of fun. There was a good turnout and some great questions during the Q&A. If you missed it, the video will be online sometime soon.

The Expo was extremely impressive and the organizers should be very proud. The weekend was filled with great machinima screenings and presentations about Moviestorm, Muvizu, iClone, screenwriting, sound design, and lots more. I wish I could have gone to everything!

Looking forward to next year!

The Pattern – Soundtrack Released

ABP composer Tommy Kraft has released the original score to The Pattern, ABP’s first live action film.

The Pattern screen capture

The movie was released in May 2010. It tells the story of Robert Bigham, an obsessive compulsive man who discovers a terrible truth while tracking a serial killer. I was very pleased with the score, which I think effectively evokes the style of the old suspense movies that inspired the film. The music also uses patterns and repetition to reflect the themes of the movie.

ABP @ Machinima Expo!

I’m thrilled to announce that Stop, Rewind and Clockwise: Part 1 will be screened at the 2010 International Machinima Expo in November! In addition, Clockwise: Part 1 was selected as one of sixteen Jury Nominees (out of 200 submissions). This means that the film will be judged by the Expo Jury and considered as a candidate for a Jury Prize, which will be awarded to five finalists. The other Jury Nominees will be announced on the Expo site soon.

MachinExpo 2010

I have also been invited to give a presentation about my Half Life 2 / Garry’s Mod machinima technique during the Expo. It is a very accessible production method that I hope will be helpful to aspiring GMOD machinima-makers.

We are honored and excited to be part of the Expo this year!