IGNIIITION is a one-minute Quake III Machinima that showcases an experimental representation of a 1-vs-1 'Tournament' style duel within Quake III Arena. The film represents three protagonists (two fighters and the map itself) within a single level, filmed from a multitude of angles and viewpoints.
This project expands on my on-going ideas and experiments behind the 'further implementation of Quake III gameplay' and 'use of Quake III depth of field maps', which make their return once again in IGNIIITION. After serving a main purpose as film footage within DEPTHMAP and DEPTHMAP NEXT, the depth maps serve an aesthetic role this time. They have been applied within the color grade. After introducing representations of game modes within Quake III Arena last year by using Capture the Flag modes within Hyper Reality, IGNIIITION serves as a follow-up for this particular design by utilizing the Tournament game mode.
The use of cinematic aesthetic enhancement further complements the ‘practice of distortion’ framework, which is a self-made framework that serves as the main thread throughout all of my work. The practice of distortion refers to the distortion process of ‘overly sharp videogame pictures’, in order to make them look, feel and consumed as genuine cinematic images and less as a videogame. IGNIIITION has implemented this framework once again through the 2:35 cinemascope aspect ratio, cinematic music, grain, color grading/depthmap use, motion blur, and the 24 frames per second framerate.
A film made by Jordy Veenstra
Produced by A Pixelated Point of View
Quake III Arena (1999) is an ID Software game. The Quake trademark, brand and logo are the property of ID Software. ID Software is in no way or form affiliated with A Pixelated Point of View or IGNIIITION. This film has been established for non-commercial and entertainment purposes only.
IGNIIITION contains the track 'Squid' from the album 'Kaspar Nemo', composed by InSpectr. The track has been obtained with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license from 'Cota303.net'.
Quake III Movie Maker's Edition 1.8, made by HMage, CaNaBiS, ent and auri.
CPMA, by PlayMoreProMode
'Trespass', a map created by Pat Howard. Obtained from lvlworld.com
© Jordy Veenstra 2021
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