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 firstname.lastname@example.org.