EduMachinima Fest 2016

Students and Teachers have the opportunity once again to enter the EduMachinima Fest to share a digital story, instruct, or show off some machinima techniques.  This year’s fest will once again include a “Best channel” category along with  the returning categories, there is plenty of opportunity for fun and serious moviemaking.  Our theme this year is “Past, Present, Future”.

The Fest will be held live in Denver during the ISTE Conference June 26-29, 2016. Use the submission form to enter by June 15, 2016.

The Fest is sponsored by two ISTE Networks; the Virtual Environment’s Network and the Games and Simulations Network.  Student and educator entries are judged independently.  Categories for entries are:

Curriculum Content

Digital Storytelling

Channel

Judge’s Awards

  • Best Overall
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Editing
  • Best Sound
  • Best Machinimatography

 

 

 

EduMachinima Fest 2015 Winners Announced at ISTE

The EduMachinima Fest Winners were announced at ISTE in Philadelphia. Techsmith sponsored the event this year and provided our two top winners with copies of Camtasia Software. Dr LeeAnn Tysseling of Boise State gave the keynote address for the event and spoke about the Literary Affordances of Machinima.  And the winners are……

Best Overall – TIE

Curriculum Content Category Winners :  

Student Division:

Adult Division

Digital Life; Tell Us a Story Category Winners:

Student Division

1st Place – TIE

2nd Place:

Adult Division

Mixed Media Category Winner:

Recycled Category Winner:

Technical Awards

Literary Quality Awards:

Machinima 2015

Submissions are now open!
2015 Categories
2015 Submission form

It’s Machinima mania at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference this year! Machinima – it’s a portmanteau of the words machine and cinema. It is the screencapturing and editing of 3D games and virtual environments. Are your students or maybe you making these? They can be made in Minecraft, Roblox, World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online or any other video game or 3D environment.

Here is an example of one of the past winners. Lego Universe- Crumple’s Pet Skunk Tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llf1zfk4nmQ  See the learning happening there.

We’d love for you and your students to submit your Machinima videos. You need not attend the conference to participate. If you or your students are especially prolific in creating Machinima, you can also submit your Machinima channel.

At the 2015 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, we will be announcing the winners of the 2015 EduMachinima Fest.

Monday, June 29, 5:30–7:00 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

The EduMachinima Fest is a new media Film Festival showcasing games and virtual environment formats combined with cinematic arts to teach, inform, entertain and inspire. The EduMachinima Fest features both Student and Educator entries in a variety of categories including digital storytelling, tutorials, and narrated gameplay. Technical achievements such as editing, screen capture (machinimatography), sound and special effects, are also recognized. Machinima provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively and/or demonstrate content knowledge in sandbox game environments like Minecraft, MMO’s like World of Warcraft, and virtual environments such as Kitley and OpenSim. Machinima can include real-life video and greenscreen, but always includes some form of digital environment. The fest will feature individual and collaborative works as well as channels with series designed to tell a story or instruct.

If you have any questions, please contact Kae Novak at gamesmooc@gmail.com.

2014 EdMachinima Fest Award Winners!

Digital Storytelling
Baby Universe – Time Travelers|
Pooky Amsterdam – Writer & Producer
Russell Boyd – Director
Dr. James Canton – Writer & Executive Produce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdSYMNyDKnk

Mixed Media
The Drax Files: World Makers [ Episode 20: flokers]
me, myself and Flufee!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs09zz_izuM

Curriculum
Heir of the King
Andrew Wheelock
Narration by Shannon Logan
http://youtu.be/oEeBXSvSMvM

7- 12k 
ECLIPSE
TARRA BERCEGEAY
ZACHARY RODRIGUEZ
http://youtu.be/MwIpRfZ5fOY

K – 6
HAE’s Potter Adventure
Haley, Alli, and Ella
http://youtu.be/gt5XHvJPLvk

Machinimatography
Baby Universe – Time Travelers
Pooky Amsterdam – Writer & Producer
Russell Boyd – Director
Dr. James Canton – Writer & Executive Produce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdSYMNyDKnk

Editing
The Drax Files: World Makers [ Episode 20: flokers]
me, myself and Flufee!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs09zz_izuM

Camera K-6
The Runaway
Greg PIcz, Isaiah Wakefield & Pippa Wakefield…Flood Brook School, Londonderry, Vermont
http://youtu.be/Jbfm0EvHL_c

Firefly Award
Jack & the Beanstalk
Mason Snide, Ashton Putnam & Jackson Schubert…Flood Brook School, Londonderry, Vermont
http://youtu.be/ez8YGHLRmOU

 

5th Annual EduMachinia Fest 2014

ImageStudents and Teachers can once again enter the EduMachinima Fest in a number of categories and share a digital story, instruct, or show off some machinima techniques.  This year’s fest has a few new categories including “Best channel”, “Livestream”, and “6 seconds and gone”.   Along with the returning categories, there is plenty of opportunity for fun and even some serious moviemaking.

Submissions are due June 22 and the Fest will be held live in Atlanta on June 29th at 6:45 PM.  Access the submission form here 2014 EduMachinima Fest Submission Form

 

This year’s Fest is sponsored by two ISTE Networks; the Virtual Environment’s Network and the Games and Simulations Network.  Categories for entries are:

Timed Shorts

6 Seconds (Vine) and Gone

60 Seconds and Gone

60 Second – 3 Minute Metagame

No Time Limit

Digital Storytelling

Digital Sandbox/Building

Let’s Play / Tutorial

Curriculum or Content Area

Google Hangout Livestream

Mixed Media

Judge’s Awards

Best Overall

Best Special Effects

Best Editing

Best Sound

Best Machinmatography

ISTE Conference Clips – Mobile collaboration

Channels

Channel ( YouTube, TwitchTV, Vimeo, etc.)

Machinima Online Open Course

Machinima Open Online Course

To get ready for the SIGVE EduMachinima Fest on June 26th that will be held simultaneously in Second Life and in San Diego, we’re doing a Machinima Open Course! The Machinima Open Online Course will run from June 4- June 18th.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about Machinima production in virtual worlds and video games. But, it’s special focus is Machinima in education. That is Machinima by students, educators and the community. To give this course a concrete objective – it is focusing on the SIGVE EduMachinima Fest. So the course will be working on a group Machinima for the Fest, give people the opportunity to make their own Machinima, discuss Machinima in education and work on how one can use Machinima in educational outreach. This is an open course – so anyone can participate at whatever level they want. Lurkers are always welcome.  The asynchronous part of the course is at P2PU and the synchronous portion will be in Second Life, OpenSim and other virtual worlds and video games. To sign –up please go to P2PU http://bit.ly/MachinimaP2P

We are also starting to take SIGVE EduMachinima submissions  at

http://bit.ly/edumachinimafest2
If you would like more information please im Kavon Zenovka in Second Life or email que.jinn@gmail.com


SIGVE 2012 EduMachinima Fest

Please consider contributing to the 2nd Annual SIVGE Machinima Fest!

This year’s categories are below:

Student – Pre-K – 6th grade
Student – 7 – 12th grade
Student – College
Educator
Community
Institution
Theme

In addition to awards for those categories, we will have a People’s Choice Awards.

We will have our panel of community judges who will give awards for:
Best Sound
Best Special Effects
Best Editing
Best Machinimatography

Videos should be saved with the high definition resolution of 1280 x 720p and uploaded to YouTube. All submissions should include a credit section at the end of the video. Please provide attribution for public domain and Creative Commons material. Name the author and others who have contributed to the video. Year of production of the machinima film does not matter. Submitted works do not need to be pure (100%) machinima, but should contain be at least 80% Machinima.

Please submit the url to your video here. http://bit.ly/edumachinimafest2 by June 20, 2012.