While it’s too early to get into any hefty details, I can tell you with pride that Machinima.com has commissioned me to do a full machinima series. We’re hoping to get the first episode out by March, so watch this space throughout the month for details of what you’ll be seeing. I can say that I am excited for it, certainly!

Sometime this month, I also hope to push out a new essay that’s been gestating for a while. (That became a more involved pregnancy metaphor than I anticipated) Like I said before it’s a little something for the cinephiles in the audience.

So again, I’ll keep you guys updated as we draw closer to release. The series will be weekly so after the first episode airs you’ll be seeing new stuff in rapid succession. They will of course be posted on Machinima’s website, and also in my Videos section.

More soon.

-Nick

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Hey everybody,

As promised, I made an “Assassin’s Creed” machinima, and it is now up on Machinima.com. I give you Assassin’s Song, a reflection of an assassin’s native city of Jerusalem, the City of God. Like I said before, this is a little bit different than what I’ve done before in that it is not so much a narrative as a musing. But I think it came together well and now it’s out there for all of you to enjoy.

Click here to see Assassin’s Song

As for the future, I’m hoping to get a new essay out soon, for the film nerds in the audience (you’ll see what I mean). After that, Machinima.com and I are cooking up something big — stay tuned for an official announcement when we have all the pieces in place. You’ll hear it first here, folks.

Be well, and don’t provoke any assassins.

-Nick

Hello all, and Happy New Year!

With the coming of 2009, I thought this was the perfect time to welcome you to my resurrected website. Having now graduated, I have switched from Stanford’s server over to WordPress. WordPress is quite a bit more robust than what I was working with before, so hopefully this space will be a better one to keep you all posted on what I’m up to, as well as provide a ranting space for me and my rants.

So, what am I up to, you ask? Well, the machinima I made back in college attracted the attention of no less than Machinima.com, so I am now doing freelance work for them. All my old films — Potentior, Est Mori, and Deserter — have migrated over to Machinima.com’s space now, so you can watch them there. As of this writing, I have posted one new video for them, Break. You can also check Machinima.com’s iTunes podcast, where some of my work has been (and will be) featured.

And you heard it here first, folks: I am working on another piece right now, an Assassin’s Creed machinima that I’m calling Assassin’s Song. It’s a soliloquy from an assassin to Jerusalem, the city he calls home, the city he hates just as fiercely as he loves. It’s a little different than what I’ve done before (I always try to do the opposite of the last film I made), but I’m very excited for it and I hope you enjoy it. To my knowledge, it will also have the distinction of being only the second Assassin’s Creed machinima ever made (though let me know if that’s wrong!). I’ll let you all know as soon as it’s up.

In the meantime, I would like to take a moment and thank everybody who has ever watched my work, or even read one of my essays. I do these things for the love of doing them, and it’s really an honor when you watch it and let me know what you think of it. I really do hope that this space will be a more active one than my previous website; now that I’m doing this work professionally, that shouldn’t be too hard!

So Happy 2009 to you all. It’s gonna be an interesting ride.

-Nick