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created:October 8, 2008
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about: Hi. I'm Hugh Hancock. There used to be hardly any Hughs in the public eye - now there's tons of them.

I'm the moderately well-known Hugh behind the word "Machinima" (and the associated business, which I founded and was subsequently acquired).

These days I'm a Virtual Reality developer and the solo dev behind the horror-RPG Left-Hand Path for the HTC Vive (and Oculus, coming soon.) - http://store.steampowered.com/app/488760

Before that, I made TV-style series and films on the Web for 19 years. I started using real-time 3D engines to make films when Quake came out, which is when I coined the term "Machinima". Subsequently, after making one of the few Machinima feature films amongst other things, I moved into using motion capture for filmmaking as the technology matured, and then had a Road To Damascus moment with an HTC Vive, and completely changed careers to VR, which I expect to be involved in for the indefinite future.

I also made a cookery show and consult on internet advertising. I've got an eclectic portfolio :)

I run a bunch of assorted businesses of varying kinds, but my production company - www.strangecompany.org - is where I blog about motion capture, directing, the film industry, virtual reality and other such things.

I'm also always happy to hear from people - feel free to ping me! Nomad AT strangecompany DOT org