Capturing Moments Through Machinima

Dr. Phylis Johnson and partner Lowe Runo show educators and others the potential of making machinima that moves beyond the mundane to a new level of storytelling that will captivate audiences, especially students. What is it that makes a good story, and how can that be expressed through machinima?

The authors borrow examples from their forthcoming book grounded in numerous interviews from the machinima community, as well as filmmaking research and experience, to reveal the fantastic and furious nuances of this expressive medium that borrows from animation, cinema and television, but has emerged with its own character. This presentation also shares an overview of the state of the machinima practice in virtual worlds.

See: http://slmachinimaarts.ning.com/
http://promag.ning.com/
http://www.machinimaguild.com/

gracer's picture

This week kicks off the fourth annual virtual conference being held in Second Life. Taking place over 3 days, March 17 - 19, this community-based event is a must for educators and academics interested in using virtual environments in the classroom or for remote teaching.

See http://www.vwbpe.org/ for the official website of the conference. Treet TV, along with Metaworld Broadcasting is proud to once again cover some of the key presentations and notable speakers for this year's event.

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A Brief Brief

For two days Second Life's favourite and most watched media network is throwing open its doors in a bonanza of style, content and fun. All your favourite Treet shows have booths and events happening during the two day event which will blow your socks off (even if you're barefoot).

The Expo will be held on Tropical Treet (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Treet/134/214/22) with a mixture of scheduled events and high profile shenanigans going on through out the weekend. There's hunts, prizes, freebies, music, live shows and a chance for you to be on TV.

gracer's picture

Shakespeare continues to inspire creative storytelling and sparks the imagination no matter where the stage. One of the more interesting presentations during the 2010 Best Practices in Education conference was one given by Joff Chafer on Virtual Performance.

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Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference 2010 is a completely in-world conference on ... virtual worlds, best practices and how they are used in education. It is not uniquely focused on Second Life however obviously there is a very strong SL bent to the conference owing to where it is being held.

Website URL :: http://www.vwbpe.org

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