Findings: Machinima

Research identified categories of machinima according to methods of production and the creative processes used and through a range of distribution methods. Methods of production identified are:

The scope of machinima has led to a very wide spectrum of usage, summarised in figure 1. In classifying machinima, which now encompasses such a diverse body of work that can be seen over many distribution networks well beyond YouTube, we have developed a matrix using the extent of interaction in the production process and the commercialization of the content arising from it.

Figure 1 Scope of Machinima Applications

Machinima Distribution Matrix

The quadrants are:

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