- Title Pages
- I Reflections
- 1 Video Capture: Machinima, Documentation, and the History of Virtual Worlds
- 2 From Game Mod to Low-Budget Film: The Evolution of Machinima
- 3 Arrested Development: Why Machinima Can’t (or Shouldn’t) Grow Up
- II Technology
- 4 Toward a Machinima Studio
- 5 Image Future
- 6 Tangible Narratives: Emerging Interfaces for Digital Storytelling and Machinima
- III Performance
- 7 Machinima as Media
- 8 Encoding Liveness: Performance and Real-Time Rendering in Machinima
- 9 Machinima: From Art Object to Cultural Practice
- 10 Of Games and Gestures: Machinima and the Suspension of Animation
- IV Machine Cinema
- 11 How Do You Solve a Problem Like Machinima?
- 12 Machinimatic Realism: Capturing and Presenting the “Real World” of Video Games
- 13 Undefining Machinima
- V Pedagogy
- 14 Everything I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from Playing Video Games: The Educational Promise of Machinima
- 15 Machinima and Modding: Pedagogic Means for Enhancing Computer Game Literacy
- VI Context
- 16 Pink vs. Blue: The Emergence of Women in Machinima
- 17 Participatory Fan Culture and Half-Life 2 Machinima: A Dialogue among Ethnography, Culture, and Space
- 18 Don’t Mess with The Warriors: The Politics of Machinima
- (p.vii) Introduction
- The Machinima Reader
- The MIT Press
This chapter first sets out the book’s main goals, which are to introduce to a broad readership the various debates that have emerged in the machinima community and to provide a primary resource for the critical study of machinima. It then discusses how machinima has emerged as a game-based cultural practice of digital media, followed by an overview of the subsequent chapters.
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