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ERIC Number: EJ1101648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
Making Machinima: Animation, Games, and Multimodal Participation in the Media Arts
Burn, Andrew
Learning, Media and Technology, v41 n2 p310-329 2016
In the project discussed in this article, 30 11-year olds made an animated film in the machinima style, influenced by both film and game culture, and using a 3-D animation software tool, Moviestorm. The processes and products of the project will be analysed using a social semiotic/multimodal approach, exploring the social interests behind the integration of visual design, music, voice acting, story-writing, and animation which characterise the project. The outcomes suggest a need to move beyond established thinking and practice in media literacy practice and research in three ways. Firstly, we need to develop moving image education to recognise new genres and cultures. Secondly, we need to recognise that such productions are intensely multimodal, involving music, drama, story-writing, and visual design. Thirdly, such projects demand connected pedagogy across media, literacy, music, drama, computer science, and art.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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