After Hours

In a world where Machinima is actually watchable

While still a nascent film genre, Machinima is quickly moving toward a mainstream art form. This trailer gives you a taste of what can be accomplished by a creative person with time and a passion for online games. World of Warcraft is particularly well-suited for parody because so much of the game references modern culture.

The Web site claims a real feature-length Machinima film is in the works, but I am skeptical about the "full-length" part. But even if it is just a short, the trailer has me anxious to see it. By the way, has hundreds of Machinima shorts from all sorts of games available. With the continuing writer's strike in Hollywood, Machinima may be the way to go if you are tired of reruns, game shows, and "reality" television.

About Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

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