Machinima Artists Guild

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MAGE (M.A.G. Education)

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MAGE (M.A.G. Education)

This group encompasses everything related to educating the real and virtual world about machininma. Particularly focused toward engaging connections with educational sectors, such as universities and learning institutions. Watch for details.

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Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2013

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Professional Machinima Reviewers Need for RL Journal

Started by Sonicity Fitzroy Dec 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi, I am seeking reviews on machinima for publication in a professional journal - Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds - published by Intellect Press (and edited out of Bangor University). Any…Continue

Tags: Artist, Guild, Spanish, Machinima, Life

Extras needed for Educational Machinima!

Started by Sonicity Fitzroy. Last reply by mharieckit carolina May 5, 2010. 1 Reply

Need to contact Zana Kohime by noon SLT Wednesday, December 16, 2009.Memorial University is producing an educational machinima for the Conne River Project in Second Life. It's based on the book…Continue

Tags: Connie, River, Project, M.A.G.E, University

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Comment by Alfonso Gradenko on December 14, 2013 at 4:24am

I am sorry I misspelled the email address,  the correct one is alfonsoperfferle@gmail.com

Comment by Alfonso Gradenko on December 14, 2013 at 4:22am

Hi Soni, I am really interested to be part of your reviews about Spanish machinimas, I have been producing some virtual TV programs in Spanish for teachers who are interested in the use of virtual worlds as an educational tool, this kind of educators is my TV programs target group. My main avatar's name is Alfonso Perfferle and the email is algonsoperfferle@gmail.com. I am looking forward to seeing you soon. 

Comment by Hypatia Pickens on June 9, 2012 at 7:38pm

Hi Soni, this sounds like a promising idea. Let me come back from the UK and talk with you privately... I'm about to be logged out of my Internet hour here.

Comment by Sonicity Fitzroy on June 8, 2012 at 11:43am

Hypatia, I started a student chapter of machinima at my campus. Do you think there is interest at your campus?  I already contacted Lowe about this too with his affiliations in FL. I was wondering about doing some student online exhibition; it's a project that I have started awhile ago, and the book got in the way.  We could connect the students here to SL Guild.  They wouldn't have necessarily produce in SL, as mine don't necessarily.  But it would be a great forum.  I have run this idea through to a few international campus already last year.  I just got move it forward.  Any interest.   Nothing like fresh ideas from students - even non-trad students.   Open to all to respond!  :)  Soni

Comment by Sonicity Fitzroy on June 8, 2012 at 11:38am

BTW, lest we overlook this wonderful online mag/blog, great work ASIL - a great tool for all to keep us updated!  http://www.scoop.it/t/machinimatographer

Comment by Sonicity Fitzroy on June 8, 2012 at 11:34am

thank you Asil again for the P-A-R-T-A-Y.  Lol.  And Hypatia, I love your students' work - and that is a testament to your teaching skill and love for machinima.  TY for the kind words.  I don't want to push my name out as much as the concept of machinima.  So when I can, I try not to make it about me.  lol.  But I am proud of the book, and all those who helped in so many ways.  First and foremost, I am a media educator.  

Comment by Asil on June 3, 2012 at 3:44pm

Nice to see some activity in this group!

Comment by Hypatia Pickens on June 3, 2012 at 2:36pm

Nice article, Soni.  You have (modestly) left out your own huge contribution to this book for which you are co-author. Congrats to both of you.  As for keeping the educational ball rolling, I used this book in my class on machinima this Spring. You may have seen my students' YouTube page? http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHarknessFilms

Nat, Elf and Tikaf generously added comments, and I thank them again. (lol, this isn't a bid for you to do more work, I just wanted to show the communication of MAG and my students, two of whom joined and showed their films here.)

Comment by Sonicity Fitzroy on June 3, 2012 at 12:49pm

Just out - article in Best of SL Magazine (available as SL hard copy, and ONLINE p. 218, http://magazine.thebestofsl.com/issues/june-2012) on Lowe's new book, Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking.  I got him to come out of his man production cave for an interview.  He was also interviewed with me by Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel at the Book Launch party last month.  I think there is so much to offer here for people who are just getting started in machinima or need some tips to go a bit further on development of ideas.  So many people contributed to this book!  He really hopes it will be used as an educational tool, and that it becomes a conversation piece to continue machinima discussions in education, art and media circles.  Let's keep some conversation going in this group on what's going on with machinima tips on learning or connections with any form of machinima education.   (I launched a student chapter in May, that will go into full swing this Fall, as well as already teaching machinima in RL across a variety of game platforms -  my students hope to connect to other universities, and I hope to get them involved in our guild here! :) Soni

Comment by Hypatia Pickens on March 23, 2011 at 7:13am
Nice demo, Ian!
 

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