From Film Noir to Fun Noir: the Development of The Blackened Mirror
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From Film Noir to Fun Noir: the Development of The Blackened Mirror Presentation Transcript

  • 1. What is The Blackened Mirror?• A machinima series with a distinctively film noir feel• With elements of steampunk• And classic Lovecraftian horror• So far!• Six instalments, shown on the web• With interactive aspects using:• Social media• Games
  • 2. What is machinima?• A film created solely on a computer, using gaming platforms or virtualworlds• Can be as simple as recording what’s on the screen• Has been used to create award-winning art intallations and films• Relative simplicity can limit control and range of expression• Advantages in terms of speed, cost and flexibibility• Offers a new form of acting – acting in virtual – but not virtual acting!
  • 3. Software slide
  • 4. Designing Worlds slide
  • 5. The rationale of making the series• A new and powerful form of film-making• Putting film-making in the hands of people in thesame way that electronic publication isrevolutionising publishing• Testing the boundaries of narrative
  • 6. Essential tools• Google Docs• Skype• Livestream Studio
  • 7. Workflow Part 1• Pen and Paper!• Final Draft
  • 8. Script
  • 9. Workflow Part 2• Scouting locations• Building sets• Gathering props• Gathering animations• Designing custom animations
  • 10. Workflow Part 3• Rehearsing• Voice capture sessions• Creating storyboards
  • 11. Storyboard
  • 12. Workflow Part 4• Filming (using Fraps)• Visual editing• Audio editing
  • 13. Visual editing
  • 14. Audio editing
  • 15. Workflow Part 5• Rendering the final film• Exporting to outlets• Treet TV• YouTube• Vimeo