imagineNATIVE and AbTeC: Machinima Workshop, Making Movies in Virtual Worlds
At the 11th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2010), eight indigenous youth had the opportunity to collaboratively produce short films using “Machinima”, or machine cinema, in online virtual environments where characters and locations can be produced and animated.
At the 11th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2010), eight indigenous youth had the opportunity to collaboratively produce short films using “Machinima”, or machine cinema, in online virtual environments where characters and locations can be produced and animated. With the assistance of Jason Lewis, Skawennati Fragnito and Nancy-Elizabeth Townsend of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), the youth created three short reenactments of their favourite film or video clips using the “Second Life” virtual environment.
Juice was created by Cecily Jacko, Jared Robillard and Tanis Desjarlais. Fantastic Mr. Fox was created by Amanda Strong and Brad Ladouceur. Sock it to Me was created by Judith Schuyler, Eva Rose Tabobondong and Joan Mendowegan. Their work is featured on the imagineNATIVE website www.imaginenative.org.
Making Movies in Virtual Worlds: Machinima Workshop
In this workshop students learned the basics of “machinima,” or machine cinema. Machinima uses virtual environments to create actors and sets, software cameras to film the action, and standard digital video editing tools to edit the results into a narrative. Participants used the shared online 3D space Second Life for this workshop. Second Life is a virtual online world where millions of people “live” their lives and have the ability to imagine and create any aspect of them (creative, business, lifestyle) without limits. Students learned how to customize avatars, build objects and structures, record action and edit a movie.
AbTeC is a network of academics, artists and technologists whose goal is to define and share conceptual and practical tools that will allow us to create new, Aboriginally-determined territories within the web-pages, online games, and virtual environments that we call cyberspace. Their multi-faceted efforts include a storytelling series, an ongoing gamesnight, a modding workshop, Machinima, and performance art.
Starting: Thursday 21 October 2010 00:00
Non Members: N/A