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March 2, 2013

Moviestorm software for our labs!

Moviestorm is a software application that lets anyone make 3d animated movies on their computer. Great News...We are going to be able to acquire this software for use in the Digital Arts area and the Multimedia Hub. The Moviestorm software will be a cool addition for students interested in interactive storytelling, game design, filmmaking, and machinima!

View Movies made with Moviestorm:
http://www.moviestorm.co.uk/community/

More info here:
http://www.moviestorm.co.uk/

February 23, 2010

More Machinima


The Bard - Act 1: Lament
pilot episode of a planned 5 part fantasy mini-series

http://yourmachinima.com/
Mamachinima International festival

What stories would you tell using this method?

Machinima > Video Games + Cinema

A Japanese ghost story adapted from Hearn's "Yuki-Onna"(Kwaidan). Directed by Michelle Pettit-Mee. Filmed entirely in the Sims 2, October 2006. Winner of Best Story at the European Machinima Festival '07.

So, what is Machinima?
From the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences
http://www.machinima.org/

Machinima (muh-sheen-eh-mah) is filmmaking within a real-time, 3D virtual environment, often using 3D video-game technologies.

In an expanded definition, it is the convergence of filmmaking, animation and game development. Machinima is real-world filmmaking techniques applied within an interactive virtual space where characters and events can be either controlled by humans, scripts or artificial intelligence.

By combining the techniques of filmmaking, animation production and the technology of real-time 3D game engines, Machinima makes for a very cost- and time-efficient way to produce films, with a large amount of creative control.

Archive of Machinima Films
http://www.archive.org/details/machinima

Machinima.com is a website, operated by Machinima, Inc., that aims to be a hub for machinima, the art of creating animated videos in real-time virtual 3-D environments. The site features machinima-related articles, news, and Internet forums.
http://www.machinima.com/

New Media Resistance: Machinima and the Avant-Garde
Elijah Horwatt (Cineaction 73/74 2008)
http://cineaction.ca/issue73sample.htm

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