A couple of weeks ago, the 48 Hour Film Project took place in a very special town — the town of Machinima.
For those unfamiliar, machinima is a form of rapid animation that uses game engines to do the rendering instead of highly specialized software and powerful server farms. One of the most famous machinima series of all time was Red vs. Blue created using the Halo engine and some wickedly funny writing. (One of our favorites was the Strangerhood series created with the Sims 2 engine.)
Here’s an example of a machinima film made for last year’s 48HFP competition. It won the Audience Choice award.
This year’s entries are scheduled to be screened in Second Life on Saturday, Oct 1 at 3pm PDT. The location has
not been officially announced, but we believe it will be at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre.
If you’ve never been in Second Life, it’s quite easy. You simply create a free account, and download the free software — then you’re good to go. The Second Life viewer takes no more resources than Firefox. So get on it, and we’ll see you at the show on Saturday.