Second Life Machinima & Education Anthony Fontana Instructor of Art Learning Technologies Consultant Bowling Green State U...
Machinima - Tutorial <ul><li>Definition:  Computer-generated animation that uses the virtual world engine to render real-t...
Machinima - Documentary <ul><li>Document the interactive happenings of the virtual world  </li></ul><ul><li>Second Skin </...
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Machinima - Live <ul><li>Mac: CamTwist </li></ul><ul><li>PC: ManyCam  </li></ul><ul><li>Social Live sites: </li></ul><ul><...
Machinima - Live / Recorded <ul><li>The Second Life Cable Network (SLCN) features a number of interview and talk-show styl...
Machinima - Live <ul><li>Communication Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications/Broadcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Machinima - Narrative <ul><li>Filmmakers </li></ul><ul><li>Animators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Machinima.com </li></ul></ul><u...
Machinima - Narrative <ul><li>Animation (.bvh) </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Post Production </li></ul><ul>...
Machinima - Narrative <ul><li>Easy on a budget </li></ul><ul><li>Highly collaborative or extremely individual </li></ul><u...
Machinima - Cinema Continuum <ul><li>The aesthetics of machinima? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… the printed word and cinema are...
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Second Life Machinima & Education <ul><li>Anthony Fontana </li></ul><ul><li>Bowling Green State University </li></ul><ul><...
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Siggraph 2008 Machinima in Education

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A presentation for the SIGGRAPH 2008 conference in L.A. on the use of Machinima in Education.

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Siggraph 2008 Machinima in Education

  1. 2. Second Life Machinima & Education Anthony Fontana Instructor of Art Learning Technologies Consultant Bowling Green State University
  2. 3. Machinima - Tutorial <ul><li>Definition: Computer-generated animation that uses the virtual world engine to render real-time three-dimensional graphics </li></ul><ul><li>SL on SL: to use software, maneuver the virtual world, build, and script objects. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Torley Linden on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Torley </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Machinima - Documentary <ul><li>Document the interactive happenings of the virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>Second Skin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Premiered at SXSW 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SLPN </li></ul>
  4. 5. Machinima - Documentary <ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Filmmaking </li></ul><ul><li>Communications Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Anthropology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnographies </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Machinima - Live <ul><li>Mac: CamTwist </li></ul><ul><li>PC: ManyCam </li></ul><ul><li>Social Live sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stickam.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ustream.tv </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mogulus.com </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Machinima - Live / Recorded <ul><li>The Second Life Cable Network (SLCN) features a number of interview and talk-show style programs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metanomics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cornell University </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Machinima - Live <ul><li>Communication Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications/Broadcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Pop & American Cultural Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Musical and Performing Arts </li></ul>Cylindrian Rutabaga
  8. 9. Machinima - Narrative <ul><li>Filmmakers </li></ul><ul><li>Animators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Machinima.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vimeo/ Blip.tv </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WeGame.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul>
  9. 10. Machinima - Narrative <ul><li>Animation (.bvh) </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Post Production </li></ul><ul><li>Screenwriting </li></ul><ul><li>Scripting (LSL) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Machinima - Narrative <ul><li>Easy on a budget </li></ul><ul><li>Highly collaborative or extremely individual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>simultaneously actor, writer, director, machinimatographer, set designer, lighting engineer, scripter, sound engineer, editor… </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Machinima - Cinema Continuum <ul><li>The aesthetics of machinima? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… the printed word and cinema are cultural traditions, distinct ways of recording human memory and human experience” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Manovich, The Language of New Media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Distinct ways of recording avatar memories and avatar experience. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Machinima - Generated User <ul><li>Teachers without training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjusted rubrics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Duplicitous expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Characterized by experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivated ‘underground’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Punk </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Second Life Machinima & Education <ul><li>Anthony Fontana </li></ul><ul><li>Bowling Green State University </li></ul><ul><li>In SL: AnthonyFontana Chevalier </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>August, 2008 </li></ul>

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