It's a slow machinima day, so we're bringing you another one from the archives. Dating back to April 2007, I'm Only Sleeping, named after the Beatles song, isn't one of my favorite works of Olibith's. If you're into psychedelic floating, flying adventure music videos, then you'll enjoy it, though! Indeed, it was an audience favorite at the Bitfilm Festival, where it scored him the top prize last year.
Bitfilm, a festival that takes place in Hamburg, Germany, announced the shortlist today for their sixth annual event. Among the nominees are a whopping three from World of Warcraft. Despite WoW machinima only being a formidable contender in the last two years, Olibith took home the top prize last year with I'm Only Sleeping!
Before Olibith created award-winning machinimas, such as I'm Only Sleeping and the Never Stay Tuned series, he was a wee Urban Spaceman. This short music video is just another example of an artist overcoming their earlier obstacles and going on to greatness! You can see the Fraps watermark, there are all sorts of cheesy effects, and rumor has it that he didn't even know what machinima was back then! If you haven't seen Olibith's latest work, Never Stay Tuned 3, you'll be shocked at the difference in quality.
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Alin Putinelu decided to submit this humorous documentary into the contest. He walks the viewers through the development process of a video game, while showing images and video of WoW. While I found it informative, I don't know if it's award-winning material. The easy listening music and serious voiceover were a nice touch, though!