I think machinima’s are a great way to tell a story or to teach a short lesson. The first time I heard the term machinima was when I used to play World of Warcraft(WoW). If you don’t know what a machinima is well… basically a machinima is telling a story using video games or virtual worlds (recorded and usually edited). An example of a video game machinima would be using WoW to create a movie trailer, such as the example of 300 below.
The machinima below was made in Second Life with the screen recording software Fraps. The machinima was edited using iMovie. It was the first machinima experience I have had, it was worked on as a project for Dr. Kapp’s, Virtual Worlds class.