I finally got an opportunity to see some of the machinima pieces of my friend Friedrich Kirschner. With due respect to the other machinimators I know, Friedrich really creates at a completely different level than everyone else’s work. I am not sure I can even call it machinima. They are more like moving collages of gritty grayness, interspersed with odd bursts of video and arty music. His paintbrush of choice is the game Unreal Tournament, but it bears no resemblance to any game footage I’ve ever seen.