All About Machinima: Shooting Movies in Virtual Reality

Couldn’t sleep. Woke up at around 4 AM. Channel surfing, I end up at a show about Machinima — a new form of moviemaking. Here is what Wordspy says about Machinima. It’s really cool stuff. Basically the idea is to use game engines such as Quake etc. for a purpose they were never designed for — to create and produce recorded or even live dramas. Quake and other game engines allow you to create your own worlds and characters, so why not use them to make entirely virtual movies? Now there is even an Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences that sponsors a Machinima film festival. Interesting new trend…the future of film?