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The machinima reader

Author: Henry Lowood; Michael Nitsche
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the past decade, machinima - the creation of movies using computer game engines - has emerged as a vibrant area in digital culture. Machinima as a film-making tool grew from the bottom up, driven by enthusiasts who taught themselves to deploy technologies from computer games to create animated films quickly and cheaply. [This] is the first critical overview of this rapidly developing field. The contributors,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Machinima films
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Lowood; Michael Nitsche
ISBN: 9780262015332 0262015331
OCLC Number: 666573461
Description: x, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Video capture : machinima, documentation, and the history of virtual worlds / Henry Lowood --
From game mod to low-budget film : the evolution of machinima / Matt Kelland --
Arrested development : why machinima can't (or shouldn't) grow up / Katie Salen --
Toward a machinima studio / Friedrich Kirschner --
Image future / Lev Manovich --
Tangible narratives : emerging interfaces for digital storytelling and machinima / Ali Mazalek --
Machinima as media / Michael Nitsche --
Encoding liveness : performance and real-time rendering in machinima / David Cameron and John Carroll --
Machinima : from art object to cultural practice / Dan Pinchbeck and Ricard Gras --
Of games and gestures : machinima and the suspension of animation / Peter Knapp --
How do you solve a problem like machinima?/ Michael Pigott --
Machinimatic realism : capturing and presenting the "real world" of video games / Jeffrey Bardzell --
Undefining machinima / Erik Champion --
Everything I need to know about filmmaking I learned from playing video games : the educational promise of machinima / Matthew Thomas Payne --
Machinima and modding : pedagogic means for enhancing computer game literacy / Danny Kringiel --
Pink vs. blue : the emergence of women in machinima / Robert Jones --
Participatory fan culture and Half-life 2 machinima : a dialogue among ethnography, culture, and space / Gareth Schott and Bevin Yeatman --
Don't mess with The warriors : the politics of machinima / Matteo Bittanti.
Responsibility: edited by Henry Lowood and Michael Nitsche.

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