The Tubefilter Hollywood Web TV Meetup is back! And for the August edition we’re teaming up with Machinima.com to take an inside look at the booming intersection of web series and video games. In case you haven’t noticed, video gaming is big business.
And this intersection of innovative storytellers, some cool software tools, and jaw-dropping cinematic video game franchises have ushered in a booming medium known as “machinima”— loose hybrid of the words “machine” and “cinema,” used to describe the process of creating real-time animation by manipulating a videogame’s engine and assets.
Game Time with Machinima.com
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
7:30 pm – Panel / 8:45 pm – Mixer
Busby’s East (Mid Wilshire)
5364 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
We are teaming up with the premier online entertainment network Machinima.com for a look at the cutting edge of storytelling and entertainment through video gaming. Whether it is the production of a game trailer, episodic series, short film or empowering the community to develop user generated content, ‘machinima’ has proven to be a valuable and revolutionary tool that allows future filmmakers and animators to produce and create content they otherwise couldn’t create independently, and with unprecedented success! At a time when live-action web series are becoming the way of the future, ‘machinima’ offers creatives a viable vehicle for creating highly visual, animated online content. Leveraging this opportunity, the Machinima Network has excelled in creating and promoting traditional ‘machinima’ as well as new forms of entertainment, from video gameplay commentary to Machinima/live-action mixed-media productions.
- Rob Jones (VP Gaming Programming at Machinima.com)
- Jeremy Azevedo (Director of Entertainment Programming at Machimina.com)
- Matt Dannevik (Sr. Segment Producer)
- John Yniguez (editor, Inside Gaming)
- Seananners (Segment Producer)
The panelists will take you through the techniques of using games as a way to make compelling machinima content, the technical aspects of using games as a medium, and the business of online video. As Machinima.com looks to become the MTV of video gaming culture, find out how creators can work in this new medium and tap into their not-too-shabby network of original web content that racks up more than 120 million views per month—not to mention the number six most popular channel on YouTube.
Make sure to RSVP before tickets sell out (they will)—there will also be a drawing for a number of free giveaways for attendees, like, copies of some video games of course!