Storytelling in Second Life The Fantastic and The Furious in Machinima
Machinima filmmakers are storytellers for the virtual generation and game culture. From
documentary, music videos to drama, machinima has become a popular and an
inexpensive way to engage RL and SL audiences.
Our latest project (2013-2015) involves a dual university partnership between Midwestern university, Southern Illinois University, and the internationally renowned University of Western Australia. We are working on a virtual world project called Machinima World, a part of which has involved an experimental sound lab [Sonic Lab] embedded within a multi-level immersive sim. We invite you to visit the installation within Second Life, and watch for details here. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA%20Virlantis/114/126/22
In our book, Machinima, we share an
overview of the state of the machinima practice in virtual worlds. The book is available from Amazon.com. More information about the book is available through the publisher, McFarland. Keep up on machinima with Sonicity at Magnum: The Machinima Review. Sonicity (under her real name) is also the machinima reviews editor for the Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds (Intellect Press).
Machinima is grounded in numerous interviews from the machinima community, as well as filmmaking research and experience, with an intent to reveal the fantastic and furious nuances of this expressive medium that borrows from animation, cinema and television, but has emerged with its own character. Similarly, we have presented to various universities, including the University of Bangor (Wales) and Purdue University, among other academic and professional venues.
Our latest project, a transmedia series, is The Cavendish Chronicles!
Machinima is the art of storytelling for the
next generation of filmmakers
The Machinima Artist Guild
The Second Life Machinima Artist Guild was created in August 2008,
The Second Life Machinima Artist Guild is affiliated with the Professional Machinima Artist Guild, which has extended
On Hiatus - The Steampunk Series:
authored by Sonicity Fitzroy & illustrator Belinda Barnes,
http://www.ohsonicemedia.com/ (since Feb. 2012),
and look for the Machinima series in the future.
For industry trends,
Sonicity's "Scoop It" on Social Machinima,
Girls on Machinima, Steampunked, etc.
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