Machinima : Johnnie Ingram & Matt Kelland (OCR Media Conference 2009)

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Machinima : Johnnie Ingram & Matt Kelland (OCR Media Conference 2009)

  1. 1. Definition <ul><li>machinima: machine+cinema </li></ul><ul><li>using games a means of expression </li></ul><ul><li>hack the game engine to make it do what you want </li></ul><ul><li>fast and easy - complete film can be made by one person on a home PC </li></ul><ul><li>underground originally, been getting more popular and more refined over past 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes continuing the narrative of the game-world (fan-fic), sometimes has entirely new narrative </li></ul>
  2. 2. Origins <ul><li>Started with quake movies - demo recorder records gameplay </li></ul><ul><li>stopped using it to show off skill, started using it to tell narrative stories </li></ul><ul><li>Diary Of A Camper , generally regarded as the first true machinima piece. Story set in game world, telling the story of a match from the POV of the in-game teams </li></ul>
  3. 3. Evolution <ul><li>Narrative and production techniques become a bit more sophisticated. Start becoming commentaries on the game (and game community itself) </li></ul><ul><li>Red vs Blue - most successful machinima series ever - about Halo. Satirical, self-referential comedy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Alternatives <ul><li>Doesn't have to use game engine </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Film-making within a real-time virtual environment&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Other potential tools include SecondLife, IClone, Antics3D, ZenCub3d and Moviestorm </li></ul><ul><li>Machinima can be used to make comment unrelated to tools or game engine </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pesky kids <ul><li>The Passion Of The McCain – made by students at University of Utah </li></ul><ul><li>Most talented and prolific machinimators often school-age </li></ul><ul><li>The Moviestorm Gr00ve – made by 13-year-old </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pitch <ul><li>Moviestorm – free machinima-making tool </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual movie studio: teaches narrative, composition, camerawork, design, story, lighting, structure, editing – every part of the movie-making process </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for short, simple pieces or entire complex films </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blame <ul><li>Matt Kelland Founder & Creative Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Johnnie Ingram, Product Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Download Moviestorm for free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.moviestorm.co.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More about machinima </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.machinimafordummies.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.machinima.com </li></ul></ul>

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