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Welcome to the official blog of Kootra Productions. I am a Machinima.com Writer/Producer/Director/Editor. I create Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare 2, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life, and Halo 3 Machinimas using my Xbox 360 and PC. A list of all my videos is on the right side of my blog. If you have any questions or comments, send me a message and I will try and respond. I created this blog to keep everybody up to date on all my latest productions and any other random thing that comes up. So, Enjoy watching my Videos and send them out to all your friends.


Friday, October 31, 2008


Sweet, 600 subscribers. Thank you! There are a few things I need to mention in this post that are important. First off, Suppressor Episode 6 act 1 has been released. Act 2 is also done but I want to withhold it so act one can be viewed by everyone. Also, My COD4 Short "Last thought" got on Machinimas youtube page, which is also cool. I dont know if Im gonna do a series or not. Robot Donkey Episode 6 is also finished and will be released at a later date. Also, That Halo 3 Comedy is in the works now. I will update you more as I figure stuff out.


Ok I took the time to compile this FAQ list. If you cant find an answer here, then you dont have to send me a message.

1. Q: How do you record footage from your tv?
A: I use something called a Capture Card. I captures the Video and Audio signals coming from your TV. My capture card is called a Dazzle Digital Video Creator 170. This hooks up to your TV on one side and then to your computer on the other side.

2. Q: Sub 4 Sub?
A: I dont subscribe to you unless I see that you have good Videos.

3. Q: Do you have PS3?
A: No, Xbox 360.

4. Q: Whats your Gamertag?
A: I dont give it out on purpose, but if you do find it, I dont accept random friend requests, I tried it once, it doesnt work.

5. Q: Can I help you act in one of your COD4 or Halo Machinimas?
A: No, I dont need help for COD4 Machinimas because I always have friends that help me, and I act in my Halo 3 Machinimas by myself.

6. Q: Why did you take me off your friends list on youtube?
A: People kept recommending videos to me and It got on my nerves. So I narrowed it down to people I actually know. Then you can see people I know.

7. Q: Can you give me any tips for making machinimas?
A: Not really, it's just something you need to play around with to see if you like it or not. My only advice would be to accept constructive criticism and have fun.

8. Q: What software do you use for your movies?
A: I use Sony Vegas 8 for Editing and Pinnacle Studio 12 for Capturing, I also use Adobe Photoshop for other stuff too. For Voice recording and Editing, I use Sony Sound forge. I also use Adobe After Effects 7.0 for a couple effects.

9. Q: Will you edit my montage for me?
A: No

Well, Its not long but its enough to thin my inbox. Thanks for reading.


Instead of sending my Xbox to microsoft for them to do a temporary fix, I decided to fix it myself by replacing the x-clamps with machine screws and used a higher quality thermal compound on the processors. Its all fixed now. For those of you that have never seen the Motherboard on an xbox, here it is. anyway, Suppressor is done for the most part, I need to go through and nitpick the crap out of it. Cheers

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Well, I just got the red ring of death, it sucks. I dont know what im gonna do yet. Ohh well. I managed to finish most of the capturing for suppressor, but I may need to ask someone with a capture card to film something for me.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Suppressor 6 Screenshot

Ok, I was going through the footage that was being shot for Suppressor Episode 6. And after about an hour I stumbled on this and decided to take a screenshot of it. I dont know how this happened or how they got up there, I think thats Stevie and Shafty up there screwin around. anyway, thought I might share this bit of behind the scenes goodness.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Ok, I thought I would try something different this week with COD4. Its a short that I made using some effects and alot of Slomo. Anyway, I also am finishing up Episode 6 of Suppressor and putting the Finishing touches on Robot Donkey Episode 6. Enjoy!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Long Update

Ok, This is gonna be long so get ready.
First off, I have a list of the current projects that Im working on, or am planning to produce later on:
1.)Suppressor Episode 6
2.)Search 'n' Get Destroyed Episode 4
3.)Robot Donkey Episode 6
4.)Secret COD4 Project
5.)Secret Halo 3 Project
6.)Inside Spartacus Episode 7

Ok now that I have those announced, I would like to bring to attention something I was reminded of. It has to do with people saying that I copied Digitalph33r and something called Blackstone with my recent halo machinima "Contact". To tell you the truth, I didnt even know what blackstone was when I though it up. I did watch it the other day and I admit It was very similar, But I didnt copy it because I didnt even Know what it was. As for "Final Moments", I got the Idea from it but I think saying that I copied it is a s dumb as someone saying Digitalph33r copied Roosterteeth. I was just doing something under the same "Helmet Cam" concept with a different story. I think you get the Idea.

Anyway, Thats about it for today, but expect a COD4 Machinima soon.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

SNGD Episode 4

Ok, After a long break, I have decided to continue on my COD4 Series SNGD. I should finish it and Have it uploaded next week before I upload Suppressor 6. Also I have a small Halo short Ill release soon. And then that Halo Comedy Im working on will be on soon. So much to do.

Stevie Why Halo 3 Montage

Ok, I know Ive said many times that I dislike Montages, But this was a favor for a good friend. If you want a similar montage done for you, Send me a message, Ya it costs money though.Because nothing in this world is free.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cool Wallpapers

Hey, Are you a big fan of Suppressor? Well, I took time out of my busy Schedule(I was bored to death) to make this wallpaper of Suppressor.

Send these to people and such, Its my first attempt at a wallpaper, but I think you get the picture. And also spread the word about suppressor to everyone. Also check out the link to Suppressor Forum Signatures on the right side.


Ok, So Episode 5 has been Out a few days and turned out pretty decently. Anyway, I am now working on Episode 6(Season Finale). After that, I will be free to work on COD4 Machinima and random Halo Machinimas including that secret project I mentioned in Inside Spartacus 6. Also, The Stevie Why Commision Montage will be released somewhere after I release Robot Donkey 6. So many things to do.
Until next time.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Ok, Here is the full version of Episode 5 that is also in High Quality and also includes act 2 in it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Its done

Ok, After a couple snags I finally finished act 2 for episode 5. It wont be released until later this week though. Mark your calenders!!! Hahahaha


Well, I decided to release this to buy me more time for suppressor.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Well, After a couple months at it, I finally made it to 500 subs. I set a goal for 500 subs by the end of the year and its been beat by a few months. Im making the next ISP as a thank you. It should be out soon. I know what you are all thinking "Wheres act 2" well one of my voice actors is taking his sweet time. Anyway I already started on Episode 6 so you wont have to wait as long.
Thank you!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Act 2

Ok, Act 2 is almost finished. I actually had to cut out a scene at the end so the story would flow right. Dont worry though, That scene will be one of the scenes in Episode 6. The length of the video is a little less than Six minutes but contains a very cool twist. I have also Decided to make a pilot Episode for that Assassins Creed Machinima. It should be out in a few days time. Thanks for your patience.
And in about a weeks time, me and mrdougan will be beginning filming of our Source Mod todd Parody. If you wanna help, tell me.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Act 1

Act 1 for Suppressor 5 is up now. Sorry about the Visor Effect being a little crappy. I actually found a bettter way of doing it after this was uploaded. I Promise you the better way will be in the final project. Also, Just so I can see what im dealing with, and If I want to try it, I will make a pilot Episode for that Assassins Creed Machinima. And one last thing, Episode 6 for Suppressor is going to be the season Finale so me and my voice actors can take a break for a while. I promise more Action and more epicness in the last Episode than any other Suppressor Episode.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Good News

Well, After weeks of preperation, Suppressor Episode 5 is about to be released. I will split it into two acts like usual and then upload the entire thing to machinima.com. So the first act should be up soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Assassins Creed Short

Well, This is the first attemp of an Assassins Creed Short.