Mathieu Weschler

Mathieu Weschler

Work from his The Trashmaster

“The art of machinima is as old as id Software’s Quake, and popularized as a form by the popular Red vs. Blue Halo shorts… but we’re hard pressed to think of any machinima as bold, inventive or massive of scope as The Trashmaster, a feature-length machinima movie made entirely within Grand Theft Auto IV using the PC version’s video tools.

Created by Matthieu Weschler, The Trashmaster’s plot is described thusly:

The “trashmaster” divides his time between collecting garbage and cleaning up other forms of trash fouling up New York City’s streets: dealers, small-time criminals… When the dancers in his favourite strip club are mysteriously killed, the trashmaster finds himself hot on the trail of a particularly twisted serial killer.

To say that The Trashmaster is an impressive undertaking is an understatement: it took Weschler over two years to make in-game, and it employs a dizzying array of impressive camera angles and cinematic tricks. Unfortunately, the same attention to detail can’t be said of the voice work, which is painfully amateur… and forced me to turn the video off twenty minutes in out of sheer aural disgust. Your mileage may well vary, though.” – Geek

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