Then I came across MAGNUM. it means Great (Latin), and refers to many things, such as a type of gun, a British band, a band member of a Finnish group, boots for police and fire/rescue services, a brand for cars/trucks, a brand for electric guitars/bass, a condom, ice cream for those warm days in Tampa!, a type of computer workstation, a rocket, a satellite, a professional wrestler, the main character in a popular American TV show, among others and my favorite - Multicolor Active Galactic Nuclei Monitoring (MAGNUM) - a telescope.
All this brings me to my point! MAGNUM means Great! PRO MAG is intended as place to showcase the best machinima works, drawing from those game engines that allow machinimakers to tell stories and draw upon our emotions (yes art, too). The goal is intention - the intention to relate to each other through machinima! and to do it in great ways! Audiences sometimes have different perspectives than creators on what makes a machimina great - so watch the following link from Wagner James Au's New World Notes (from 2008 but relevant to my point) and think about what might make this machinima "great" to him and others...http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2008/07/great-machinima.html. Don't read too much into this video, I only use it as an example of the varying definitions of what triggers a "magnum" response from a viewer.
Aha! so now, I look toward PRO MAG, and put a call out for comments by Pro Members (and reviewers are welcome to comment) - what makes machinima great to you?! Who are the top machinima makers of all times? or even last week! Be concise, for many of you have to get back to making machinima. This site is intended to motivate, not distract you!
Please feel free to email me with tips on names and sites of MAGNUM machinima makers that the reviewers might invite to submit their works for inclusion on this site. firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's keep it MAGNUM!
Fun introduction Soni!ReplyDelete
Let me be one of the first to answer your questions.
Let me quote Don Hewitt of 60 minutes fame, "tell me a story". I think good machinima does that in some way.
Out of the many fine machinima makers, 2 stand out in getting me interested in this art form. One of them is Robbie Dingo and "watch the worlds" the other is Chantel Harvey with "orientaion".
As for the best of all time, last month or last week? I plead the 5th.
Thanks, Yani, for getting the conversation started. I am still waiting for others to chime in about their all time fav machinimakers (new term?). Name your most excellent MAGNUM PI (Producer Icon)!ReplyDelete