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Machinima Monday, July 21st, 2014

Posted by Minraed on July 21, 2014 at 8:50 AM


Multi Editor Projects

   If you are not familiar with MEPs, or they are multi editor projects, machinimas created by editing together fragments filmed by a variety of machinima makers. There are several Sims machinima makers in our community who have done several of these, some have been presented at SIFF. Usually it starts with a host who selects a song and a theme, then invites others to join in. You would be responsible for filming your part, based on a clip from the song, with your own interpretation of the theme suggested. Once the individual film clips are completed, the main host does a final edit of all the parts, and voila, you have a completed MEP.  Most of the ones I have seen have been an interesting collage of styles and interpretations on a theme, and are often quite breathtaking.

    I recently had the honour of working with a selection of some of my favourite machinima makers on my very first MEP hosted by Titus Linde. It was a great experience. I loved being able to be a part of a machinima when I would not have had time to do a full one on my own. I loved the excitement of not knowing what everyone else was doing until it all came together in the end. The anticipation was wonderful. I also got to learn of some new machinima makers that I had never known of before.

   Another aspect of the MEP that I really appreciate is the coming together of Sims 2 and Sims 3 machinima makers. Most MEPs I have come across are collaborations of these two platforms. It makes me wonder what the future of Sims MEPs has in store with the coming of Sims 4. These are exciting times. So, if you have not seen many MEPs, here are a few examples. They will lead you back to YouTube playlists that will then likely have other suggested viewings where you will see even more MEPs show up on the list. If you are an MEP producer, I invite you to submit one to SIFF, as we now have an official MEP category and of course we also welcome Sims 2 machinima so we would love to see more of these at the festival.

Here are a few examples from some of the machinima makers that I know have produced or been involved in several MEPs, some even have been presented at SIFF in the past. I of course have to start with the one I was involved in.

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