When – Saturday 25th June. Registration from 10:00, event ends 17:15
Where – The Venue@DMU, Western Boulevard, Leicester, LE2 7BU
What is Machinima?
Machinima: Games-based filmmaking. Machinima is a filmmaking technique that uses video game assets to provide virtual environments and actors. This method has existed since 1996, and has rapidly evolved alongside developments in games, animation, and film.
What is the IMC?
The International Machinima Convention aims to bring together students, academics, and those with an interest in games, animation, and film, in order to discuss the potential for machinima as a medium. With a list of world-class academics, machinima producers, and YouTube content creators, this event will provide an amazing insight into the world of machinima.
Panels and Speakers;
11:00 – 12:00 (Screening) Machinima: A Virtual Retrospective (Dr Tracy Harwood, Jason Boomer)
12:30 – 13:30 The Culture and Cultural Impact of Machinima (Chantal Harvey, Dr Jenna Ng, Dr Michael Thomas)
13:40 – 14:20 Screening of hand-picked machinima content
14:30 – 14:40 Leveling the Playing Field: An Introduction to Special Effect (Mick Donegan)
14:45 – 15:45 Is Justice Blind, or Simply Turning a Blind Eye: Machinima and the Law (Dr Tracy Harwood, Caroline Coles, Hugh Hancock)
16:15 – 17:15 Professional Development: Machinima as a Career (Chantal Harvey, Hugh Hancock, Tomohawk1989, Nettyplays, InTheLittleWood)