Tuesday, August 02, 2005

This Spartan Life

"Machinima (muh-sheen-eh-mah) or machine cinema and/or "machine animation", is both a collection of associated production techniques and a film genre. As a film genre, the term refers to movies created by using tools and resources available in a commercial game engine. By combining the techniques of filmmaking, animation production and the technology of real-time 3D game engines, Machinima makes for a very cost-and time-efficient way to produce films, with a large amount of creative control."

SelectParks.net points us in the direction of a newly finished machinima "talk show" set in the game world of Halo.

As the host, Damian Lacedaemion points out,

"The game we're in is a violent game, but it's also rich enough that we can make room for other kinds of activity."

This Spartan Life

Episode 1 consists of 6 segments, including a short travelogue showing the game world, a "1-on-1 discussion" called Body Count, and interviews with real world guests that inhabit avatars and react and interact with the game environment. While you're there, check out the "Solid Gold Elite Dancers."

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