Week 2 – Machinima


What is Machinima

  • Review Resources/ definitions
  • Establish groups/partnerships to create machinima
  • Monday March 26 – Field Trip to Machinima Monday Theatre on Second Life – 7 PM SL time (Meet on SL at 6:30) Bloggers Hut

The purpose – story – script is central (what’s yours?)

  • Teacher or student created
  • How to – story (narrative, performed, poetry, music video – support for curriculum content
  • Tuesday March 27 Meet at Bloggers Hut in SL at  7:30 SL time
  • Develop  a simple script with your group/partner (don’t take it too seriously, make it fun) Theme is Aliens and Cowboys

The Process

  • Tasks and Roles needed for creating machinima (independently or in a group)
  • Tools and technology for carrying out the tasks
  • Intellectual property
  • Wednesday  March 28 Meet at Bloggers Hut in SL at  5:30 SL time
  • Download appropriate software and determine roles for group partnership

Putting it all together

  • Script – location – actors – costumes – props – animations – lighting – audio (voice, music and sound effects)
  • Capturing video – camera angles – kinds of shots
  • Editing – dubbing audio – adding special effects post-production
  • Thursday  March 29 Meet at Bloggers Hut in SL at  7:30 SL time
  • Work with group/partner to capture video telling that silly Alien-Cowboy story

The debut – sharing the work and reflecting on learning

  • Tips and tricks
  • What worked
  • What was a challenge
  • What needs more time
  • Friday  March 30 Meet at Bloggers Hut in SL at  5:30 SL time
  • Establish an account with Youtube, Vimeo, or Metacafe
  • Offline – post-production (audio and editing)
Saturday and Sunday meetings TBA – as needed.  You may be choose to meet with your group or partner for additional times to do additional video capture.
Sunday night we will meet to share our videos

One response to “Week 2 – Machinima

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: