Machinima, born out of games technology, has started a love affair with film. Although lacking the detail, dynamic range and sumptuousness of film stock, ‘Machinimators’ have made up for this with their flair for precision editing and cinematic composition, creating mood and suspense that doesn’t lack in big screen ambitions.
We were delighted to bring some of the leading figures in UK Machinima to the Tyneside Cinema to run a series of open workshops, talk about the technology and present a programme of Machinima films ranging from the romantic and mawkish through to the humourous and horrific.
Alongside the screening programme, Bill Thompson lead a discussion with the makers of Movie Storm about where cinematic Machinima is going, and its role in the future of digital filmmaking.
Presented by Pixel Palace with support from Northern Film and Media.