AVGN Movie update – December 2013

James / December 30th, 2013

An big update in time for the new year!

See on YouTube

See on Blip

Also see the movie timeline, following the entire progress.

Want to help with VFX? Send an email to [email protected] with your skills. Seems like what we need the most are artists who work in 3D and the ability to remove stuff.



  • December 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm


    • strider

      December 31, 2013 at 12:45 am

      James, you are a fucking hero

    • January 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

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      • marine722

        January 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm

        leave that shit on youtube

      • eddy cordero

        January 13, 2014 at 6:57 pm

        fuck you troll

  • Steve

    December 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Grats James. Can’t wait

  • SGold93

    December 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    You have reached a major milestone! Congrats! Can’t wait for the movie… Well… I can… No need to rush… I’m just really excited.

  • Michael Benhuri

    December 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Yeah man, the movie looks awesome. You knocked Monster Madness right out of the f’n park this year. It is cool seeing someone the same age as me making this kind of stuff work while I’m behind a desk all day. Good luck man, Happy New Year!

  • gattz

    December 30, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Great work dude, we appreciate your hard work more than you know.

  • December 30, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    James, i know hoe you feel. This year was fucked up. Even for me. Next year i’m filming my own movie and that’s going to e hell. I don’t really have to suffer througj the effects process,, but i’m 15, so yeah, gonna be hell. Can’t wait though man.

  • December 30, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    damn, my keyboard is not responsive to typing. I miss spelled a lot in that last comment.

    • January 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

      It’s okay. It’s no matter that the movie’s going to “e” hell.

    • January 1, 2014 at 11:43 am

      It’s okay. It’s no matter that the movie’s gonna “e” hell.

  • Ben Engelhard

    December 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Bah! A movie could cost a billion dollars but that doesn’t mean it won’t turn out a steaming puddle of cannibal dysentery. Your movie will be awesome because it’s going to connect with so many people on a personal level just like AVGN. So excited to see it!

  • December 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm


  • Ben Engelhard

    December 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Also, nobody has told you guys about Fraps? Great program for capturing video on your PC. Check it out if you haven’t already.

    • December 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Fraps didn’t work for the majority of the games featured in the episode.

      • Deathbringer

        December 31, 2013 at 7:59 am

        Try OBS or Dxstory next time.

      • mike keith

        March 12, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        If Fraps didn’t work, why not just stick to the DVD recorder that you have been using? The DVD recorder should have composite and S-video input and some even have DVI and HDMI input, but whatever DVR recorder you have, they make a simple USB dongle that has any of those outputs, so what ever you see on the screen, it will go to the recorder.

        Fraps probably didnt work because you either bought a laptop or just a weak desktop, fraps takes alot or memory and CPU power, but Fraps works on anything, there is no way that you have a game that it wont record, it would have to have been the computer, wish I was there, I would have gotten it to work. I am good with that stuff…

    • ToadRoad

      December 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      I was wondering why not just use the good ol’ DVD recorder? I only have a laptop, so I wanted to play AVGN Adventures on the TV and I used a DVD-R to set it up and record. Regardless, all the games looked great.

  • diegowar

    December 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    If you need to take a break (like even two full months), don’t hesitate, because if their’s one person deserving of it, that’d be you.

    Happy Christmas & New Year to you too, and thanks for all your work 🙂 !

  • taykel

    December 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm


  • December 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Good to hear! relax

  • uberrainman

    December 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for the update. We will all patiently wait for it while enjoying all the other stuff you come out with. Thanks for all of your efforts, for James, Mike, your families and everyone else working on this project!

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    December 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Awesome man. I cannot wait to buy this thing from you. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • December 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    No matter how long it takes to get the movie out I know it’s going to be amazing. At least there was no accident on the sets like twilight zone.


    James can be thankful for this.

  • December 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Awesome story about the Fire Marshall! haha! It’s great to hear what James has accomplished this far 🙂

  • UnholySanctuary

    December 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for the update James. As always, make sure you squeeze in a bit of R&R time to make sure you don’t go insane. I’d laugh if they actually made and put Ghostbusters III in theaters before the Nerd movie was done.

  • DragonoftheEastblue

    December 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Cannot wait! Best of luck James and Happy Mōdraniht, Yule 12th Night and Happy New Year.

  • December 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Im looking forward to this movie more than Star Wars 7 and Avengers 2 combined. Your a genius James, a true artist!

  • frostare

    December 30, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I love to see pics of any movie without knowing what they are for; I really like speculating and imagining. I wonder if we’ll get a hidden antagonist… I’ll hope for one!

  • December 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I enjoy all of your projects James.I gotta visit Vasques Rocks just because the Nerd movie was filed there:)

  • CrushingC10996WM

    December 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Alright, I’m proud of you man. Take as much time as you need. It makes me feel better knowing how close we are.

  • frostare

    December 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Yeah, I’ve had that creativity rush thing, sometimes you just feel that if things don’t get done for that video or for that time, then the chance is gone forever. But there’s something that time, people and experience have taught me and that is that if you’re creative, it’s never too late: A creative person always manages, like how you added the “extra stuff” to previous episodes in that Back to the Future Revisited one. I really hope you get the rest that you deserve in January, hopefully sooner.

  • Arc Nova

    December 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I have the utmost admiration and respect for all the hard work you and your team have put into your many projects, James. And I’m very grateful for all the wonderful content you put out on a regular basis. Hang in there! The movie’s almost done and soon you’ll be able to think about what you’d like to do next! 🙂

  • December 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Did you have a chance to check out the fan submitted videos you asked for in October?

  • onkelll

    December 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    That fire alarm story was great.
    This was an interesting video, I’d like to see more like this.

  • December 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    BEST UPDATE EVER! I will so buy the movie when it’s on BluRay or iTunes!
    Wish you the best James!

  • greedo

    December 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Wow! Amazing how things went. I’m glad that the movie is finally done, and that you were able to finish it in spite of all the obstacles that you faced. I really look forward to seeing the movie, whenever it’s released!

    P.S. I noticed that the sound on the video is a bit “muddy”. It sounds like you’re recording off of the Mac’s internal mics? Do you have a USB mic? It would make things sound a whole lot nicer! Here’s the one I use:


    P.P.S. They also have a “Pro” version that’s about 70 bucks more. But it comes with support for professional drivers, so it would be perfect for your other projects! Only downside is… you have to download drivers for it, unlike the standard Yeti. But I’m sure it would be worth it to spring for the extra dough!

  • Satnav

    December 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    James, I’ve been watching your stuff for a long time, I’m really happy to see you so close to finally getting this done!

    Perhaps you could consider a ‘Cinemassacre 500’ this year? I always like your more personal videos, and after all you’ve been through, I imagine there’s a lot you could talk about. Still, whatever happens, I hope you have a good rest when this movie finally gets done, and I wish you a great year ahead!

  • December 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Congrats on getting all the shooting done! It must have been a relief to finally have an empty clipboard!

    No need to rush the movie! 2014 would technically mark the 10 year anniversary of Simon’s Quest and Dr. Jekyll, so it’s definitely a fitting release date.

  • sveilleux27

    December 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Keep up the good work James!

  • BrandeX

    December 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Wow, you guys couldn’t find FRAPS, DXtory, etc., etc. etc. in a couple minutes on google for recoding games on computer?

  • smeagol99

    December 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Hey, James. With all those practical effects you’re doing in the movie you probably understand what people like Willis O’Brian and Ray Harryhausen (RIP) had to go through with all the stop motion and whatnot.

  • Zach Massa

    December 30, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Congrats man! Thanks for all the hard work you put into everything. I’ve loved all the videos you guys have been making this year.

  • December 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Great work James. I can’t imagine how stressful your life must have been this past year, but I’m glad to see you’re hanging in there. I’m sure it’s also been very rewarding, as the two go hand in hand it seems. I hope you can find some time to properly rest and re-energize yourself in early 2014. I was one of the military extras in this film, and I’m super excited to see the film in good time. I can tell you without a doubt, being in your film and watching you guys work was one of the best days I’ve ever had. It was just a lot of fun, and I made new friends.

    One thing that should make your film easier is that you have one of the best composers working on it with Bear. I imagine this will make this part of the film’s post production easier than the other parts. I hope.

    Take care of yourself and I hope I get to say hi to you again someday in the future.

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:07 am

    oh man! What an awesome update! That fire story was hilarious/crazy/awesome!! So cool hearing you talk about those kind of things, James you had an incredible year!! Your content just gets better and better!! Here’s to 2014!!!!

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Congrats James thanks for all the hard work lots of great nerd videos plus monster madness. Good luck with the rest of the editing and post production.

  • Ace

    December 31, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for the update, always appreciate your willingness to be completely open and honest with the public about your projects and personal life. Will definitely be remembering the hilarious fire alarm story when we see the rising missile shot from the movie, though…

  • Treise

    December 31, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Got teary eyed for you man when you took off the rest of that stuff off the board~

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Practical > CGI, Practical + CGI is probably the best way to do things, you get the best of both worlds and the end result is perfect 🙂

  • Lone Wolf

    December 31, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Great news.
    It’s awesome that the AVGN Movie will be using practical effects despite the cost and energy needed. If only Hollywood would be willing to use practical instead of the crappy CGI they’ve been overusing.

    It’s okay if the movie doesn’t get out for another year, it’s more important that you get some more time with your family than getting the movie out sooner.

  • Joker83

    December 31, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I’m with you man, you have been kicking ass

  • December 31, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Happy new year James!

  • tuknrolle

    December 31, 2013 at 1:43 am

    This is awesome James, you really are a true inspiration with everything you do and still make time to get out and see the fans. Also, Mike, you’re awesome as well, always there to back up James when needed. Keep up the good work you guys!

  • christburner

    December 31, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Way to go James! this is super cool

  • RetroBrad

    December 31, 2013 at 2:19 am

    I guess this is actually going to be my first post ever here on Cinemassacre- Though, I’ve been a big fan of yours since 2007, James. Growing up every year with you as one of my biggest inspirations and idols I look up to. You’ve influenced my A LOT as a person, and I couldn’t thank you enough for it. Always giving me a good laugh every single day. I used to watch your videos over and over every single day ( Not being dramatic, but honest ), staying hooked and entertained by every content of yours. Seeing you grow more famous, and actually reaching this goal of yours honestly puts a big smile on my face and I’m glad to be part of this. One of my life goals is to meet you in person one day, but- I’m not the richest man in town and sadly haven’t ever been able to make it into a convention- nor close enough to it to meet up with you in person to just finally shake hands with you or something! I’m more than happy seeing how you’ve gotten married, gotten a wonderful lil’ girl and coming closer to finally finishing this big project up! Perhaps one day, I’ll be lucky enough to get to meet you in person, but thanks for being loyal to your fanbase, James! Wouldn’t be the same without you.

  • Kjetil håvås

    December 31, 2013 at 3:54 am


  • December 31, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Well i just wana say , you are a hero dude , im a big fan of the nerd.
    I really want to see the movie soon , i completely sure we’ll a great movie.
    P.D: Sorry if i have a bad english :P.
    Saludos desde Mexico.

  • December 31, 2013 at 4:10 am

    hey james great job dude i can’t wait to see such a fan of yours how about getting something going on in jonesboro arkansa for the nerd i would love to meet you ive seen almost every video of yours and love everything you do great job bro god bless thanks for maken awesome game movies about the games

  • December 31, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeej, release it already, I can’t wait.

  • December 31, 2013 at 4:26 am

    James, Pluto Nash had a budget of 100 million, the movie still sucked big time, so don’t downgrade your work. It’s not about the budget, but about quality.

  • Kjetil håvås

    December 31, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Hei James
    I look forward to AVGN movie in 2014.

    But I want to say thank you of to showed all the cool AVGN episodes. I have seen all the AVGN episodes , Movie reviews and Board James. I laugh as much of AVGN and Board James episodes. But I think the AVGN movie going to be good.
    I`m not a Big fan of CGI What I love most is stop motion I am very big fan of Godzilla , King Kong and Gamera.
    But then I would say have a happy new year and we see you in 2014 Godzilla is back and AVGN movie.

  • December 31, 2013 at 4:52 am

    I hope You’ll be making “The Making of AVGN Movie” someday.

  • AnyExpression

    December 31, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Now whenever I see that rocket scene i’m going to think ‘That’s when the Fire Department turned up a James’s house’

    Great year for Cinemassacre. You guys really upped your game this year.

    Keep doing James & Mike Mondays – they have been the highlight for me.

  • December 31, 2013 at 6:01 am

    James, I use and highly recommend Mocha Pro for tracking and removing things from footage. It’s makes it a million times easier than just straight After Effects. http://www.imagineersystems.com/products/mochapro

  • JD Fox

    December 31, 2013 at 6:04 am

    It’s videos like these that make those people always complaining about a lack of AVGN episodes look 10x more like assholes than they already are.

  • weathermangarver

    December 31, 2013 at 8:08 am

    wow wow awesome update james u inspire me

  • johnpseudo

    December 31, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Great update and insight on movie-making ! Good luck for 2014 James, I`m really looking forward to the movie !

  • December 31, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Yes!! When I saw this movie update posted I stopped everything I was doing (paused the dvd I was watching…) to watch this and I had the biggest smile on my face when I saw you empty the bulletin board. Amazing! Can’t wait can’t wait!

  • top

    December 31, 2013 at 8:48 am

    2013 really did suck shit.

  • erik37

    December 31, 2013 at 8:50 am

    WOW crazy man, glad to hear its all coming together for ya, you can even tell how happy you sound an look in the video cant wait.

  • Rick

    December 31, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Don’t run yourself too ragged, James :/ Still, congrats on your holy-shit amount of progress. Crazy or not, you always make it work. I almost jumped out of my seat when you showed us that you were done shooting! 😀 Good luck and Happy New Year, man. I know i’m not the only one who you’re a Hero to. 🙂


    December 31, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I’m sure the movie would be a masterpiece. I’ve been waiting for years, and now the dream is coming true!

  • Stick

    December 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Great story. I praise you for on set practical effects which are lacking in today’s Hollywood. Props to Mike for helping get shit done. Filmmaking is such a massive team effort.

  • Decoy

    December 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Usually I don’t like your Movie Updates, but these insights were extremly interesting and entertaining. Thanks for all your great work James! 🙂 And Happy New Year!

  • December 31, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Keep at it James. It will be worth the effort! Also, save some of the raw footage… There is a humbleness about a film that doesn’t take itself too serious. Thanks again for your hard work!

  • December 31, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Keep at it, James. It will be worth the effort. Also, save some of the raw footage… The best nostalgic movies are humble and don’t take themselves too seriously. Thanks again for your hard work!

  • December 31, 2013 at 9:41 am

    This year was really fucked up for me too.
    I’m so happy for you James. Congrats :3
    Can’t wait for your movie.
    P.S. Your eyes are sooo blue lol

  • December 31, 2013 at 9:57 am

    That’s awesome, James! I’m so happy for you! I know it’s been a hellish year for you to get this movie done, but you will have something so awesome that the sales will blow your mind. And don’t be afraid to ask us, your loyal fans, to help you make more movies in the future. We love donating money to you for the movies you wanna make. I think it’s time for you to relax and take a deep breath, James. You finally finished filming! : )

  • Tim Harrod

    December 31, 2013 at 10:32 am

    It’s been the most fantastic year to be an AVGN fan. As always, can’t wait for the movie, but take all the time you need.

  • December 31, 2013 at 10:46 am

    WOAH! Good luck on the film James

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  • Demi Hughes

    December 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Great work, James! Can’t wait.

  • jack wason

    December 31, 2013 at 11:47 am

    YEEEEEESSSSS! cant wait

  • Mickael

    December 31, 2013 at 11:49 am


  • Reuel Lima

    December 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Awesome news, James!

    Keep up with the good work! We just can’t wait for this to coming out =D

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Great news! We appreciate everything you do, James!

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    cant wait 🙂

  • hoeskee

    December 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I really felt the happiness when James said “We’re done shooting.” Really good stuff. 😀

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:36 pm


  • December 31, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Please play this movie at the count basie theater at my town PLEASE!!! 🙂 http://countbasietheatre.org/

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Awesome! you are a really hard worker man James. and Also mike and the rest of the people that help you. you are my inspiration.I Can’t wait 🙂

  • December 31, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    If You ever run into an issue with recording PC games you have several options. The program I use is called Camtasia Studio 7. It works great & it’s simple !

    Dxtory 2.0 is another method but it is cpu intensive & makes extremely large files.

    Bandicam is the cheapest of these 3 options. It works well but is prone to failure with recordings over 5 minutes. Just from My experience.

    You can check out some of the recordings on My Youtube channel if You are curious about it.


    Looking foreword to the movie James. Don’t kill yourself trying to finish it. Your fans will understand.

  • Albylion

    December 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Sorry you had to go through all that trouble for the Nerd game. Zdsoft screen recorder does a pretty good job capturing on-screen, as well as a dozen others. And Leawo Video Converter will convert ANYTHING to ANYTHING. It’s awesome. Cheers on the update!

  • Rich

    December 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Hey James,

    Really excited for the movie. These updates have been a great way for us to see the hell that is filming a movie.

    I served half of the past decade in the Marine Corps. Busy schedules and time away is something I can sympathize with and I want to show my appreciation by thanking your family, your crew and you for the sacrifices and sleepless nights.

    With all that said, can’t wait for the movie and I wish you and yours the best!

  • Albylion

    December 31, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve found, as a rule of thumb, to estimate filming time just picture the absolute longest anything can take (going as slowly as possible and allowing maximum contingency time). Then multiply that by three, and you’ll have a realistic estimate.

  • December 31, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    can’t wait for the movie! It is going to be awesome 🙂

  • Otowi

    December 31, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Nice to hear that we might see this movies in 2014. One question though: How are you going to release this in Europe or other parts of the world?

    My country does not have independent cinemas AFAIK. But I would really love seeing this in a cinema, so I hope you can get some sort of deal done there…

  • December 31, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Your work is so inspiring. You have to put all of these vlogs on the extras section of the AVGN movie dvd. AND a commentary showing all the effort put into each shot. I’d really like to know!

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    December 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    “An big update” *slow clap*

  • demyx50

    December 31, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    It’s been awesome watching you and your videos for the past 6 years, it’s cool to see it all culminate here. Good job, James!

  • December 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    way to go James! I’ll be waiting for the movie release 🙂

  • December 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Great job and happy new year.
    The moment you showed what the milestone was, i felt strange.
    Then there’s effects and your examples are really cool, but i think that will be the easy part of this whole project if i got it right.
    Next update better be a date for the premiere. It feels so close now.

  • December 31, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Great work James and everyone involved! 🙂 Looking forward to the finished product as well as other videos.

  • December 31, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Congrats! Hope your film career just keeps going up and up and up

  • jasonjrf

    December 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Awesome can’t wait. This is why your the best at youtube reviewing your production quality and backround going to film school really shows. Dont ever forget how lucky you are James to be able to work on your own schedule doing something you love. Not many people get to do that in life. Most people go to a job they hate every day.

  • December 31, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    James.. i gotta say as a long time fan,. thanks for all the hard work you’ve done this year as the Nerd, the monster madness stuff and the work on the movie. I can’t wait to see and hope to see it soon though I’d be happy to wait till you think it’s ready.. I wish you the best of luck for the year 2014 on all your stuff both Cimassacre related and in your personal life with your baby.. happy new years James

  • capnmorgan5150

    December 31, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Really insightful stuff, James. People should know how hard it is to make a movie happen.

  • BladeRunner

    December 31, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    awesome, great news James!!

  • December 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Congrats on being at this stage of the movie James. Your one hard working mother fucker and I can’t wait to see all your hard work pay off. Just take your time to get it how you want it before you put it out there we’re more then willing to wait for you to get everything how you want it before release so we can see your full vision as it should be. Its going to be awesome.

  • mason saltalamachea

    December 31, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    He seems worried that we are going to be disappointed with the movie. I’m not expecting to have my mind blown myself, but I’m thinking I’ll enjoy it if it’s ever finished.

  • Frank Tesoriero

    December 31, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    YESSS, can’t wait for the film!!!

  • culwin

    December 31, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Release it on Laser Disc

  • Orionsaint

    December 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Congratulations James!

  • Lanlost

    December 31, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Man, I haven’t read any other comments but I sure as hell hope none of them are “Man, excuses, excuses”-esque. (Way to butcher sentence structure, grammar, and other holy things, eh?) It’s just that these are the kind of reactions videos like this, in general, usually get.

    That being said, you, James, are a man that CLEARLY get’s things done. I liken you to Nintendo, the company. Not in the golden years, not currently, but just in general.

    What I mean is, have you ever noticed that when Nintendo makes a game that is good there is nothing else like it? Even game genres that OTHER companies have honestly in all accounts done as good, or better. Think platformers or cart racing games. Even if another game comes out that does one of these better there is STILL nothing that feels quite like a Nintendo first-party game.

    You, obviously, pioneered this type of show but others have done it really well following your foot steps. That being said, no matter WHAT, when an AVGN episode comes out THAT is the one that I clear the calendar for, sing the theme song, etc.

    All THAT being said, I’m not sure what x-factor you have. I think for me it’s the fact that you seem like such a humble guy BUT more than anything, you are a hard working mother fucker. I honestly can’t think of someone who works AS HARD or is AS DEDICATED as you.

    I’m always excited to see these videos, and even though I’ve never tried to make a feature length movie I _HAVE_ made short videos. Also, as a professional programmer and game developer I know all the little details that only people who create things, in general, know. These things take time to do right! ___THHATTT__ being said, this video was like the announcement of Half-Life 3. It’s not out, it’s not going to be out quite yet, but I REALLY was not expecting to see you knock off all those shots. Hell, I must have missed a video because the last time I looked I SWEAR there were a LOT more.

    After you reiterated the fact that all the shots were done I ACTUALLY clapped for a good 10 seconds. Truly a milestone video.

    Don’t you EVER fucking feel like you’ve let any of us down, EVER. I swear, as much as you said content was going to slow down, and then slow down more (and it did this second time), I swear that we’ve had more Cinemassacre content from the whole spectrum than we have EVER had.

    You sir, are the man.

    No, the fucking nerd.

    Have a happy new year!

    • Lanlost

      December 31, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      To all the AVGN fans out there, before you get your panties up in a bunch, when I compared James to Nintendo and said:

      “Even game genres that OTHER companies have honestly in all accounts done as good, or better. Think platformers or cart racing games.”

      I wasn’t claiming that there is anyone overall better than AVGN. I’m just saying, even WHEN someone does something as good, or in rare cases better, …

      • December 31, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        Will the movie be release on VHS? 🙂

  • December 31, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Will the movie be release on VHS? 🙂

  • guitargod233

    January 1, 2014 at 12:30 am

    This movie is going to be awesome. Thank you so much for putting in all the hard work and effort for both the movie and the episodes. Also have a great new year James!

  • cody aracich

    January 1, 2014 at 12:37 am

    amazing cant wait to see the movie!

  • DavidARice

    January 1, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Hey James what is more likely to come first? Godzilla or AVGN movie?

  • D-Man

    January 1, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Great update. Looking forward to hauling all my friends to see your movie.

  • Don Skiver

    January 1, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Kick ass dude, I can’t fucking wait for this movie to come out! Seeing some of those behind the scenes moments in the video has gotten me super excited for the movie all over again!

  • Pierre-Lucas SCHULLER

    January 1, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Please, after all of this is done, take at least a week vacation/sleeping… or a year, because you seem exhausted. I mean, even Philippides wouldn’t have done it like you did it. Funny memory that false fire alert. Will you put others anecdotes like that on the DVD bonuses? By the way, what will be on the DVD except the movie? Bah, we’ll know it soon enough, “don’t be faster than the music” or “don’t put the plow before the beefs” as we say over here.

    PS: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iCWGjN8oCRE/UiGPo-333lI/AAAAAAAACm4/J-EfKcAEJi0/s400/give+man+2+medals-manmohan+singh-facebook+portfolio.jpg

  • whatwhatwhat

    January 1, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Hate to be that guy, but you were really using a camera to record PC footage?

    • Lukas Sprehn

      January 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      They tried stuff like Fraps, but software that records PC games wouldn’t work. They would need to use software that generally records the screen, not just the game.

  • January 1, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Keep up the great work 🙂 Congrats

  • January 1, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Great update James! The way you’re making this movie, makes me feel like I’m watching a behind the scenes from Robert Rodriguez or something haha. Can’t wait for the movie to come out. Please do a screening of it in Chicago! Patio Theater I think would love to do it. Have Doug stop by. It would be a blast! I support everything you do James. You are endless entertainment and such a nice guy.

  • Furydeath

    January 1, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Still wish I was able to help but knew when I got the E-mail about it being in CA that I wasn’t going to get to 🙁

  • January 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Have you and Mike never heard about Fraps or Camtasia? 2 great programs to record a pc screen 😉

  • January 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    thats great

  • January 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    My Uncle Michael just got an awesome silver Land Rover LR2 just by part-time work from a macbook air. read the full info here… http://cpl.pw/OKeIJo

    • culwin

      January 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Right, that’s why you spam your stupid links to websites, because you made so much money?

  • Francesco Vittori Pio

    January 1, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    James Rolfe must be the director of GB 3

  • January 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    James, a small tip for the next time you have to record off of a PC, use capture software like Fraps or Dxtory. They are used by almost the whole Youtube gaming community, and are very easy to use. Also you are awesome 🙂

  • HomingMissiles

    January 1, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    This year will be the 10th anniversary of the AVGN character, right? It’d be quite amazing if it coincided with the release of the AVGN movie. Of course, the most important thing is that you get to finish this project the way you envisioned it, not to rush it just to meet an arbitrary deadline, but still it’d be pretty cool. All in all, glad to hear that the movie is coming along well and that you made it through your hardest year yet. Happy 2014 to everyone!

  • January 1, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    So awesome! More Vlogs, James! Bring back the Mail Bag!!


  • Elvenking

    January 1, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Happy New Year James. Thanks for the update. Looking forward to it!

  • Vinny1138

    January 1, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Congratulations James! Way to go! You’ve become a real Pro.

    I can see that you’ve definitely worked incredibly hard to get to where you’ve got right now.

  • blazerstrike

    January 2, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Awesome!! 🙂

  • Ian Adelman

    January 2, 2014 at 1:06 am

    James, I can’t wait to see your movie. Keep up the great work on your AVGN character.

  • January 2, 2014 at 2:18 am

    cant wait mfs im fuckin dying man!

  • January 2, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I’ve been a fan of yours for years and appreciate all of the time and effort you’ve taken to entertain us. Keep up the great work!

  • Strazdas

    January 2, 2014 at 5:46 am

    It always amazes me how mac users seem to be puzled by PC tasks that are easier on PC than mac to begin with.

  • Flint Fandango

    January 2, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Great! Can´t wait to watch the movie! 😮

  • James21113

    January 2, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Hey James, I love the updates with movies and of course all your avgn episodes. My question is the future of avgn after the movie is complete. Are you slowly beginning to see that most of the games that you reviewed from the past are complete and that are we going to see more of less of the nerd himself?

  • January 2, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I just wonder why you had to make the PC recording so difficult? There are tons of programs to record the screen, and a lot that are specified for games, like Fraps. A very fast google search for “record screen” gave me one of my favourite programs: Camstudio.
    And I’ve never understood why you guys use Mac instead of PC. Mac is way more expensive and really not worth it because it can’t do a lot that a PC can do. Sure, if you run Windows 7 on a Mac it might be useful, but that’s just a waste of money.

    Anyways, love your videos as always 🙂

    • January 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      The way I see it, Macs have been very good in media. PCs are mostly for gaming. (and development on Linux) True, back in the day, Macs were prone to crashes and freezing. But they have gotten better. I’ve heard many frequent stories about Video Studios crashing on Windows. But that’s just me. And James? He was probably introduced to Mac first, and never strayed. Though buying a PC, they should’ve gotten one with a card that had S-Video or Composite. Or buy an HDMI capture card for their Mac.

      /Edward, running Linux, emulating Windows, emulating Mac. :p

  • lance2011

    January 2, 2014 at 9:07 am

    100% in post production now way to go James. I what to see it ASPA since I don’t pay COX for IFC and Sundance Channel I have to hope The Grand Theatre line picks in up, you tube, or Hulu. As that’s the only way I could see it until an Blu-ray comes.

  • Kole Barber

    January 2, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Great to hear the good news! Wishing you guys the best of luck here in 2014!

  • Andrew Beange

    January 2, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    So Pumped!

  • Endless Mike

    January 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Did I heard right, this movie is going to be as awesome as Iron Man?!!! That is – well AWESOME!!! I’m super pumped now!!! This better be pounds the Iron Man trilogy into the ground effectswise, or I will be heavily disapointed.

  • January 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I applaud you on your hard work on this movie and everything that has happened this year. I know how ones creativity can go overboard. I mod a game called Jedi Knight and some of the projects stop dead or break because I go overboard with my ideas. After this movie I will understand if you just want to take a very long vacation from everything.

  • com85

    January 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    You are a beast James ! you need to clone yourself =D

    • January 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      He did! Nightmare on Elm… Oh, wait, that was just a dream… But! Can you imagine the amount work he has to put into THAT as well? I recently cloned myself, but due to picking a background as pale as myself, I had to sit there with GIMP and remove the background frame by frame! -.-

  • January 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    “Sooner than Ghostbusters 3” is a fair deadline.

  • January 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I feel stupid… you have a kid? Awesome!

  • January 3, 2014 at 12:21 am

    James, you do too much. You’re not Superman, you know. We love you for all the awesome work you do, but we don’t want you to burn out.

  • piedude67

    January 3, 2014 at 2:09 am

    You’re the best Mr. Rolfe!

  • January 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    James we are so happy for you! Your commitment is amazing!

  • Berkeley_Bum

    January 4, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Can’t wait to see it! Hope everything goes well. 🙂

  • Entrenaturaleza

    January 4, 2014 at 6:57 am

    You and the crew are an inspiration, never give up!

  • January 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    If you ever need to capture PC footage in the future, consider this thing:

    It records any HD or composite video, and can capture footage from the same PC it’s connected to (given it has HDMI output). It can also be used without a PC connection, as long as you have an SD card to save your footage on.

    I didn’t look through all the comments so I apologize if someone already recommended this.

    Amazing work, man! I don’t know how you manage. I hope you’re enjoying MAGfest. 🙂

  • slash_archangel

    January 5, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Thanks and happy new year.. cant wait.

  • diegowar

    January 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I remember the director of End of Watch saying that after completing filming, it took them 13 months to finish the movie, which to him was crazy quick, it was much longer normally. Hopefully it’s gonna be crazy-mega quick here ^^

  • pokemario99

    January 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    will the movie be on DVD?

  • Desillusioned gamer

    January 6, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Hi james,

    I just want to leave you a note in order to encourage you to complete the movie. I recently saw your episode in which you show the making of an AVGN episode, I can only image the big task that is now facing you in completing the movie.

    I reside in Europe (The Netherlands). Also here, among the people that have been raised with 8 / 16 – bit games, you are a phenomenon! Your AVGN reflections of our childhood, in particular reemphasis on games such as ghost-busters, are both reviving as well as sobering up the nostalgia in an entertaining way.

    Keep up the good work and hoping to see the movie soon! The preview looks great so far.

  • January 6, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    To record pc games you can use the Open Broadcaster Software (obsproject.com, x264, free) or FRAPS (fraps.com, custom codec, not free). To convert files I’d use avidemux (avidemux.sourceforge.net). I just converted an x264 mp4 from OBS to YV12 (raw) avi.

  • January 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    This s going to be awesome, thanks James i cant wait to watch it.

  • MadHitz

    January 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Appreciate the update, James. I’m so excited for the movie, and what AVGN has in store for 2014! You and Mike keep doing what you’re doing!

  • January 7, 2014 at 1:59 am

    We are all excited for your dream come true. Here’s a suggestion: make a backup copy of what you have now, just in case, if you haven’t already. We would hate to see all that dedication to go to waste. (We almost lost toy story 2 because of a server malfunction)

    • ToadRoad

      January 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      This post made me laugh.

  • Nick Barringer

    January 7, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Can’t wait!

  • fallout1312

    January 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm


  • January 7, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks for the big mention of the vfx we’re working on. It’s never as easy as it looks.

  • ToadRoad

    January 8, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I love this site and its videos like many of you, but you do get that James Rolfe is doing a daily job like everyone else too? EVERYONE works hard and has personal problems and everyone gets worn out from time to time. James is not Gandhi on a hunger strike or Hercules performing the 12 labors. He’s just a guy who’s further behind on his work than he thought he’d be.

    Never seen so much praise for someone admitting they haven’t had any time to work on a project and have made little progress since they last shared.

    • fallout1312

      January 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Maybe it’s because we like James…..YA DICK!

      • fallout1312

        January 8, 2014 at 11:28 pm

        And the whole video was about how much progress hes made. And it sounded like hes made a lot of progress. Why the hate dude?

  • karel1

    January 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Poor guy, I’m glad you’re done finished shooting. Sorry it was such a trial!

  • james sigouin

    January 8, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    keep it up james … i been a fan since the early days like walle bear and simons quest i guarantee at least 3 views on every youtube video u made are mine from showing people and watching !

  • Omid Dodell

    January 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    wow just wow

  • Dylan Wallace

    January 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I loved it how James and the Fire Marshall were “geeking” out when he was inspecting the Nerd Room.

  • Chris Ball

    January 10, 2014 at 1:43 am

    hey James, i know you don’t know me from a hole in the ground, but i would love to help you out in any way i can. i have a BS in Graphic Design so i know Photoshop very good as well as 3D modeling and animation. i know i could help out with the “additions” or “subtractions” in some of your scenes. i missed you shooting over here when you were in LA, i would have loved to be a part of your movie. let me know what you think. i took a screen shot of one of your scenes where the poles need deleting and took care of it as a sample, i will post it on photobucket or something and post a link. keep up the good work!

  • Chimponaut

    January 12, 2014 at 12:07 am

    This man is my fucking hero.

  • January 13, 2014 at 10:06 am

    James I saw your video and you said you had trouble with PC video capture. It’s not free but my sister uses a program called fraps to get video from FFXI online PC: http://www.fraps.com/

  • Livingnexttoadarkforest

    January 15, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    My first comment on this page… 🙂
    Whenever the movie comes out, I hope I’m gonna be able to attend the premiere, even if it means that I have to fly over from Luxembourg… 🙂

  • Felix

    January 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Keep it up Man!! I wish I could help you out!!!!

  • CaseygarnerPDX

    January 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    All these stories are great. I really really really fuckin really hope you add a couple commentary tracks to the DVD release. AT LEAST a track with you and Mike for humor and one with you with behind the scenes kinda stuff. OH BTW! Add more commentary!!! (When you have time) Cant wait! Gonna be a great movie!

  • Tobi

    January 21, 2014 at 2:34 am

    James, I’m really happy for you that you reached this milestone! I can feel, that you’re really passionate shooting videos and especially with this movie, so I’m double happy for you! Just continue to be as entertaining as you are but never forget to spend time with your family 😉

    I’m so looking forward to the movie. I hope it will be released in Europe as well!

    I wish you good luck with everything in your life and that you always have fun.

    Greetings from Luxembourg,


  • January 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Hey James, I am a huge fan of all of your movies and especially of the Nerd and James and Mike Mondays and I will be so excited to see all your hard work on this movie. Just keep going and you’ll succeed.

  • Mrdavidamnesia

    January 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Congrats James!!! ^^

  • Peter Jacobsen

    January 23, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Hey James, I’m not sure if you used this method already but it is possible to use a program on the pc, called FRAPS. It’s not freeware but it’s not expensive either. It records video on the pc in a good format, with sound. It takes up a lot of the PC’s power though, and for the Microphone, I’d suggest audacity, if you want two different audio-sources.

    You can also format a external hard-drive from the mac so that both the mac and pc can read the files on the hard-drive. Just for future reference, if you ever choose to do something like this again.

    Great work on the videos, I’d love to see the movie when it comes out.

  • ApacheThunder

    January 23, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I managed to watch half the video before giving up on it. You really need to think about switching to a different video player for this site.

    Most of the time it stops to buffer despite having a good internet connection and when it does play it turns into a 3 frame per second slide show. This “JW Player” is absolute garbage.

  • January 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    James, you’re my fucking hero.

  • January 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Keep up the good work James!

  • scorpio666

    January 26, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I’m really hoping that after this film is done and released that James would consider working on a Board James film with Bad Luck Bootsy and Mother F**ker Mike co starring in it along with James. That’d be pretty kl!

  • Ben_from_G-town

    January 27, 2014 at 5:18 am

    It is GREAT to hear that you are done with shooting, James. We’ve all been waiting patiently for the movie, and I’m pretty sure just about everyone knows you aren’t farting around and are indeed busting your ass to get it out as quickly as possible, while still making it as good as you can. I greatly anticipate the arrival of the film and wish you the best of luck on your remaining work on it.

  • Austin Heng

    February 11, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    James what camera do you use to film your face in this video. I’m interested because I too want to make videos but I want a good quality camera. Thanks if you see this! (PS – I love everything you put out haha.)

  • ABC

    February 19, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Thanks for all the info on how to shoot certain effects. I have a buddy who does his own films, and I’m sure he goes through similar type stuff setting things up the way he wants to. Interesting stuff James! Hope your family’s doing well. Congrats again on the little girl.

  • DoodioGames

    February 27, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Cant wait 😀

  • Luke Purcell

    March 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Is this movie going to be in theaters or is it going to be on dvd?

  • Zack Robey

    March 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Yo anal vapor i know how much you love to be as perfect as possible while making videos. thanks to your demented fuck stain of a self to have me noticing every fuck up and game glitch here lately.on your board games video of TMNT you show the tmnt bean bag game and you say Mikey is on the front of the box with that kid. HAVE ANOTHER ROLLINGROCK YA SHIT BAG its raphael! NICE ONE TOILET WATER BREATH

  • March 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    nice! it reminds me of godzilla! i love old movies. cgi is being way over used no a days!

  • Jang Lee

    April 3, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I never really was an iron man fan, and didn’t really like the movie that much, and honestly from seeing the trailer, I have higher expectations from this film more than iron man, just because I’ve been following AVGN, and I’ve enjoyed the humour of it. I don’t care if it’s low budget and consists of less genuine effects or something, I’d watch it for its plot and its overall impact as an AVGN comedy film. So, I think I’ll enjoy this more than Iron Man:)

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