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The Machinima Reader$
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Henry Lowood and Michael Nitsche

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015332

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015332.001.0001

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From Game Mod to Low-Budget Film: The Evolution of Machinima

From Game Mod to Low-Budget Film: The Evolution of Machinima

(p.23) 2 From Game Mod to Low-Budget Film: The Evolution of Machinima
The Machinima Reader

Matt Kelland

The MIT Press

This chapter describes the development of machinima into a film production tool. In 1996, machinima began as an art form that could only be produced and viewed by dedicated gamers, and whose subject matter was of interest only to gamers. Since then, three important developments have taken place. First, the new generation of machinima tools is designed to be used without any understanding of the underlying technology. Second, the gamer community has expanded from a small niche to include almost everyone under the age of twenty-five. And third, the assets provided by both games and machinima tools have broadened to include a wide range of nonviolent content. The combined effect of these three developments is to extend the scope of machinima.

Keywords:   machinima, filmmaking, film production

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