Welcome to Digital Mise en Scène
Digital Mise en Scene is an online resource for Moving-Image Makers, dedicated to exploring the conventions of Visual Language in Storytelling, through using Second Life.
What is Machinima?
What is Digital Mise en Scène?
Though strictly it is not associated with 3D animation, in film theory Mise en Scene refers to everything that appears in front of the camera and its arrangement, this includes the actors, the sets, the costumes, the props, the lighting, and the camera placement. As Second Life is a persistent virtual world created and populated by its online residents, creating Machinima in its realms, is the same as any organizational and artistic endeavor a Film Director would face in the Real-World. Sets and props need to be built and arranged, actors need to learn their lines and be given cues, and cameras need to be placed and shots composed. To this end Second Life is a ready made film studio...