You can realize your creative dreams – just ask The Trashmaster!

The Trashmaster

When the Police fail to do their job, The Trashmaster has to step in to clean up the human waste.

This has been reported over and over in the video game community, but I decided to write this up because this is the kind of thing I really love.


The trashmaster (nouvelle version nouvelle voix-off !)
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The Trashmaster (original French version) is a full-length feature film (about 88 minutes long) made entirely in the Machinima style. You should definitely make time to check it out.

The movie is one thing, but the fact that the movie exists is the best part. We can accomplish our creative visions if we put our minds to it and use a little ingenuity.

I said I love this sort of thing, but I wasn’t just talking about the animated movie, I was talking about the way that one determined person made this film using tools and methods available to the everyday person.

The Trashmaster

French filmmaker Mathieu Weschler took 2 years to make this film using the GTA IV PC Video Editor. I’m sure all of you know of the game Grand Theft Auto, even if you don’t play video games. These days, many of these games come with their own editor so you can capture your best gaming moments (I game on my PS3 so I don’t get those kind of extras).

When I first found out about this film, I was mildly impressed, because I’d seen the short films before. I recognize the amount of work that goes into it, but I didn’t care too much about it. I decided to download it and give it a look. I expected to watch a few minutes, then fast forward through to check for any good parts, but a funny thing happened.

I actually watched the entire thing.

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Obviously, Mathieu has film training, because you forget the movie is made with the characters from Grand Theft Auto IV and you just start getting into the story. That happened about 5 minutes in actually, in the middle of the opening sequence.

I’ve read in some of the comments about the film that some people didn’t like the main character’s voice, and yeah you can see some 3D “poke-through” once in a while, but the amount of patience and skill necessary to pull this off is phenomenal.

So that’s what this film represents, the creative genius we can pull off if we put our minds to it.

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If you can’t afford to hire a whole cast and crew to make a film, put in some sweat equity and make the film anyway. He even entered it into a couple of film festivals. Awesome.

We have to think outside of the box to make things happen, and with a lot of the options available today via the internet and other services a resourceful person can realize their vision eventually, if not quickly.

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These kinds of creative people are pretty damn inspiring to me. It makes me want to go out and do something really creative -not likely on this level (yet) but I’m gonna come up with something.

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Anyway, check out that film and let me know what you think. I’m betting you’ll find it at least as good, if not better, than your usual Hollywood action film.

Now lets all get out there and do something creative. Peace.

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11 thoughts on “You can realize your creative dreams – just ask The Trashmaster!

  1. Yo, this is great and what I really enjoyed it.

    Got me! And he did all the voices like that on purpose. The guy knows what he’s doing.I thought the voices were pretty cool and original. A bit retro and yet look at us, we’re here talking about it.

    Great use of angles and shots. This guy Weschler is gonna go somewhere.

    1. No doubt, Jon.

      He has serious skills. I’m going to make sure to keep up with him and see where he goes from here. Thanks for commenting, man.

  2. Hi John,

    I hear you on the creativity thing. You already have that going for you. Just let it flow.
    Can you email me the download link? I don’t want to blow my wireless bandwidth budget for the month. I’m going to hit a hot-spot and download this movie.

    I’ve seen what modders can accomplish in Empire Earth, so I can’t wait to see this one!

    Cheers,

    Mitch

    1. Hey Mitch!

      I actually didn’t download it directly. What I usually do with these things is use something like Video Download Helper for Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/).

      I’ll usually start playing the movie, just until VDH recognizes it, then It will give me the option of which files to download. Usually there will either be an MP4 or FLV version. At that point I’ll just download that directly.

      Or I also use Real Player Downloader (http://www.real.com/). I know Real is a dusty old relic from the past, but when you install the free version of Real Player, it installs Real Player Downloader in the background.

      It usually just activates and pops up when it comes across a Flash or YouTube type movie, then you can download it directly and even convert the FLV to an MP4 if you want. It’s pretty handy!

      Let me know if you have any trouble with this, I’ll just upload it to RapidShare and send you a link that way. Enjoy!

  3. HELLO JG, excellent post.I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing on your feed and I’m hoping you write again very soon!

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