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Machinima ( /məˈʃiːnɨmə/ or /məˈʃɪnɨmə/) is the use of real-time 3D computer graphics rendering engines to create a cinematic production. Most often, video games are used to generate the computer animation. Machinima-based artists, sometimes called machinimists or machinimators, are often fan laborers, by virtue of their re-use of copyrighted materials (see below).
The practice of using graphics engines from video games arose from the animated software introductions of the ...

YouTube’s ‘Preferred Channels’ List Revealed With No Great Surprises

YouTubes Preferred Channels List Revealed With No Great Surprises

For those who’ve been following the latest news on Google’s ‘Preferred Program’ for Advertisers, the list of ‘Preferred YouTube Channels’ has been revealed, and there’s no real surprises. Most of the big names are included such as VICE, Buzzfeed, The Young Turks, iJustine and PewDiePie.

The Week in Online Video News & Views: 16th March 2014

The Week in Online Video News & Views: 16th March 2014

Twitter hires a serious ex-YouTuber to beef up, and monetize, its video offering, Netflix is helping the UK government track inflation, and TWC is being sued by the city of Los Angeles. More on these and other stories of the week, from ReelSEO.

Disney to Buy YouTube Network Maker Studios? [Report]

Disney to Buy YouTube Network Maker Studios? [Report]

Disney is reported to be in talks to acquire Maker Studios, in a bid to acquire one of the biggest, and most successful YouTube networks around. The deal is rumored to be worth around $500 million and could be a major coup for Disney.

YouTube Marketing Nets 30% of Sales for Video Game Accessory Firm

YouTube Marketing Nets 30% of Sales for Video Game Accessory Firm

KontrolFreeks, heard of them? If you’re a gamer and on YouTube, you probably have. If you’re not, it’s hit or miss. However, they did such a great job marketing their product on YouTube by hooking up with other Creators that they claim 30% of revenue can be traced back to the platform and sales jumped 50% in a year. How’d they do it? Read on!

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

It’s been less than four months since Machinima trimmed 10% of its workforce, but today it announced that another 42 staff are to go. The video-gaming MCN will now outsource its ad sales to YouTube, making it more reliant on Google for ad revenue than it would probably like.

The Day In Online Video News And Views 24th January 2014

The Day In Online Video News And Views 24th January 2014

Price changes may be coming to Netflix, there could be a new Apple TV on the way soon, and a wireless 4K TV is being developed. Catch up on the latest news snippets from the world of online video, cable, technology, advertising, and marketing in the past few days.

Microsoft Is Paying YouTubers To Promote Xbox One

Microsoft Is Paying YouTubers To Promote Xbox One

A leaked report suggests that Microsoft struck a deal with gaming MCN Machinima to promote the Xbox on YouTube with the proviso that creators did not disclose details of any payments received. That potentially violates FTC rules for the companies involved.

Machinima And Poptent Continue Creative Crowdsourcing Partnership

Machinima And Poptent Continue Creative Crowdsourcing Partnership

Machinima, the top YouTube gaming network in the world with over 2 billion video views per month, have already used Poptent to create a very successful internal eBay marketing campaign and now they plan to extend that partnership to cover other projects.

The Day In Online Video News And Views 22nd November 2013

The Day In Online Video News And Views 22nd November 2013

A Google+ security issue could bring down your whole YouTube channel, Vine gets more languages to play with, Google Glass takes a step closer to prescription lenses and LOVEFILM comes to the Xbox One. More on these and other stories of the day from ReelSEO.

The Day In Online Video News And Views 21st November 2013

The Day In Online Video News And Views 21st November 2013

HBO GO comes to Google Chromecast, Pharrell stars in a in 24-Hour interactive music video, Adblock Plus strips YouTube of every feature you hate and Spongebob Squarepants finds a new home on Hulu Plus. More on these and other stories of the day from ReelSEO.

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