Episode 04: Danny O’Dwyer’s Journey to Making Video Game Documentaries

Join Max as he turns the microphone around on the founder of Noclip, Danny O’Dwyer. In September 2016, Danny left his job at Gamespot to pursue a passion for sharing stories through documentaries focused on video games. Max explores Danny’s history of using video to tell stories and discusses the future of Noclip, while learning a bit about the documentary process itself. So sit down, grab a pint, and listen to us interview the interviewer.

Follow Danny on Twitter @DannyODwyer and check out his Patreon for Noclip.

Follow Noclip on Twitter @Noclipvideo and watch all the documentaries on their YouTube page.

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Dope Facts about Danny O’Dwyer

  • Danny’s favorite game is Sensible World of Soccer.
  • Danny hosts a podcast about F1 racing called “Shift+F1.” You can listen to it here!
  • I’m not sure if there has ever been a time where Danny did not have some sort of coffee mug near his person.

Links to articles mentioned in the interview

(Listed in order of publication date)

“At GDC I had like developers and players and even the people we’re interviewing like being so nice, like being so, I think grateful is the word I’d use, which is like flabbergasting to me. Like, we were interviewing people and they were like happy we were doing this.” – Danny O’Dwyer from his vlog about Noclip’s first six months.

This episode was recorded on May 11, 2017.

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Grounded: The Making of The Last Of Us

A few months before the launch of The Last Of Us, Naughty Dog announced that the game would be getting DLC, both single player and multiplayer. As the norm, a season pass was announced alongside for a mere $19.99. Included with the season pass was Day 1 DLC, which included-

Day 1 Bonuses

  • Increased Crafting Speed
  • Increased Healing Speed
  • 9mm Reload Speed Upgrade
  • Rifle Clip Capacity Upgrade
  • Grounded – exclusive 90min “Making of The Last of Us” documentary

That last item, the documentary, was something I totally spaced about by the time launch came around. I stumbled across a Twitter post mentioning the documentary, so I googled and was reminded that the film was included with my purchase. I logged onto PSN in hopes of finding it in my purchases, but to no avail. I searched all over, both the store and the internet, but could not find the documentary. Finally I asked the Podcast Beyond Facebook group and they came to my aid. I decided to take this opportunity and make a video showing you how to download the Grounded: Making of The Last Of Us documentary. Not only will this video help you, but it has helped me with video editing and becoming comfortable with my “radio” voice. One step closer to providing you with better content! Thank you for watching and enjoy!