[June 17th, 2012]
Please stand by … for an official machinima
Posted by Michael
Pooky recently pointed me to her latest creation: a public announcement machinima to deal with environmental issues in California. Here it is:
It has always baffled me why there are not more “functional” machinima films. Like technical “how to’s” and the like. The precision and fast production methods of machinima seemed to be poised to deliver exactly that. I, for one, would be very grateful if there would be a link to a 3D demo recording on how to assemble a piece of IKEA furniture in their manuals. It could even look like their basic drawings and copy a kind of Echochrome style as long as I can explore the damn instructions in more detail.
Fair enough, it probably does not push a young filmmakers wildest dreams of epic narrative and deep characterization, but it sure would be useful.
Pooky’s film was for the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito Vector Control District and – as you can see above – deals much more with real world neighborhood situations. Not sure why that had to be done in Second Life, but it does add some new spice to an otherwise traditional educational task. They even have their own YouTube channel about all things mosquito. So it fits right into their approach, it seems.