(Dell is holding a machinima contest, which we'll discuss shortly. They asked me to write a tutorial to help new machinimators get their start.)
Every day, I feature a video by some brave soul that dived in head first into the world of machinima. For those that aren't familiar with the term, it stands for machine and cinema. The literal definition is movies made in a 3D gaming platform. Using this basic guide, as well as the other tutorials and resources available to you, you'll be creating your first project in no time!
Here is what you'll need if you want to make a machinima for free:
- WeGame camera - A free capturing program
- GIMP - A free image editing program
- Audacity - A free audio editing program
- Windows Movie Maker/iMovie - Free video editing programs that should have come with your appropriate system
Read on for optional and advanced tools, plus additional resources ...