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(May 2003 - March 2007.) Tama's thoughts on the blogosphere, podcasting, popular culture, digital media and citizen journalism posted from a laptop computer somewhere in Perth's isolated, miniature, urban jungle ...

EA + USC = Machinima Competition!

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
EA Games has partnered with the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television announcing the Sims 2 Student Life Movie Contest. The competition is essentially a short-film competition for machinima makers which, in itself, isn't unique, but the USC's School of Cinema-Television is one of the globe's most respected film school's and their input in the judging adds a certain respectability for machinima. I suspect the competition also shows that machinima will start to appear in academia more and more as the increasingly diverse tools that game designers are embedding for machinima-makers allow more and more creativity and flexibility for the budding digital filmmakers. Machinima, I suspect, has a bright future! As a budding academic, I can't wait to bring machinima into my teaching (even if that is a few years away...).

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