Behind the Pixel – Danny O’Dwyer’s Journey to Making Video Game Documentaries

Part of creating The Max Frequency Podcast was to restore all the episodes of Behind the Pixel, an interview show I did in 2017 for seven episodes. These will be mixed into this feed so that the show can live on podcast services once more. Below are the original show notes, with some light editing. You can check out the original posts here. I hope you enjoy.
 

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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.

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.