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The practice or technique of producing animated films through the manipulation of video game graphics.
- ‘More than just a cheap way to make an animated movie, machinima allows game players to comment directly on the pop culture they so devotedly consume.’
- ‘Already, a small cult of machinima has started up, using game engines as studios to create movie-like scenes.’
- ‘We see glimmers of that in some machinima projects, like Red v Blue or in Flash-shorts like Homestar Runner, a clubbish sense of ownership by its fans that turn them into relentless marketers of the net-art.’
Early 21st century: blend of machine and cinema, probably influenced by anime.
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