Jenna Ng - a Newton Trust/Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Centre of Research for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in University of Cambridge - discusses her forthcoming collection of essays and interviews on machinima making, viewing and theorizing Understanding Machinima: Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds (Continuum Press) with a compelling video. The above machinima illustrates the origins of the book project and outlines its underlying theoretical perspectives. The book itself is no ordinary: it is augmented by a growing online media collection that readers can access through QR-codes embedded in the text. That is, while reading about machinima the reader can access the films, images, links and written texts that support the book chapters. The book features an introduction by Henry Lowood and a closing interview with Isabelle Arvers, a French machinima artist and activist. Contributors include Joseph Delappe, Sheldon Brown, Sandra Danilovic, Chris Burke, Michael Nitsche, Ali Mazalek, Paul Clifton and many more. Understanding Machinima: Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds will be released on July 18, 2013.
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