Game Turns Players Into Indie Moviemakers
Many are aware that the 'hotest' piece of machinima out right now is The French Democracy. Its a somewhat political film regarding the french riots. It pretty cool to see these machinima films get swept up by the media for one reason or another. This one has made it all the way to the Washington Post
"The French Democracy" was made by Alex Chan, a 27-year-old who lives in the suburbs of Paris. In an e-mail this week, he said he doesn't particularly consider himself a film buff or even a huge game fan. He almost didn't buy The Movies because he would have had to sell his favorite PlayStation 2 game, God of War, to pay for it.Congratulations to Alex in getting his voice heard through machinima filmmaking, as it is a creative expression representative of many who could not speak so loudly.
Chan decided to get The Movies with the idea of telling a story about the recent events in France, some of which started near the town where he lives.