A presentation by Gary Hayes at a LAMP 'Interactive' seminar VIRTUAL STORY: THE ART AND CRAFT OF MACHINIMA on Thurs 14 May 2009 at AFTRS, Sydney.
Other speakers were covering production techniques and there were presentations from Illclan and SLCN.tv hence leaving out some significant areas of the form.
Gary Hayes, leading Virtual World creator, put this together inspired by the growing audience for his own machinimas which have achieved hundreds of thousands of views online. More at: http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01
Machinima is a dynamic new form of storytelling that will be explored in a seminar and interactive workshop at AFTRS this week. This unique event will feature leading international experts speaking about the exciting future of this new form which utilises games and virtual worlds as new tools of filmmaking.
Games and virtual worlds are now being used as creative tools to make a wide range of films from horror genre, comedy to corporate training and education. YouTube, Machinima.com and scores of other video portals are filled with thousands of examples of these new forms of virtual storytelling. Some are now even being commissioned by mainstream TV such as NBC aired a CSI episode in 2008 integrating machinima made in Second Life and HBO recently acquired the machinima series ‘Molotov Alva’.