Epoq 2.2 Best Machinimas Collection
A compendium of the recent best productions from the virtual world


An anthology of 80+ outstanding videos from the virtual world Second Life
These are video productions shot in a 3D virtual reality world and produced with real life tools.   How machinimas are made »
The productions are listed in random order.


Romane in Second Life machinima
Fusion machinima
Pixelated Truth machinima
How Does That Work machinima
Is Sometimes Colder machinima
The Stolen Child machinima
In The Arms Of An Angel machinima
Juroney machinima
Empty Universe machinima
KAPHD machinima
Road Less Traveled machinima
The Butterfly's Tale machinima
Japanese Fishing Village machinima
Dedication machinima
Sam Lowry Hawks

It's a wonderful Second Life...breathe..
By Sam Lowry Hawks, 4:43

It's a wonderful Second Life: Breathe 2
By Sam Lowry Hawks, 2:34

Second Life best places: Lost Gardens of Apollo
By Sam Lowry Hawks, 4:03

Second Life: Lost gardens of Apollo and SpaceNavigator
By Sam Lowry Hawks, music styled after Norah Jones Come Away With Me, 3:34

Romance in Second Life
By Sam Lowry Hawks, music by John Barry I Had A Farm In Africa 4:03

Black swan
By Sam Lowry Hawks, 2:19

The Fall of The Lost Gardens of Apollo
By Sam Lowry Hawks, the end of a mythical place, 4:42

Sam Lowry Hawks' YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Sam Lowry Hawks

Chouchou

Prologue to the album 'remix02 Superego'
By Chouchou, the Japanese music group tells a story of 1,000 years in the future, 3:58

Chouchou's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Chouchou

Celestial Elf

Yuletide, Or Such
By Celestial Elf, a rewrite of the Night Before Christmas poem reintroduces its mythical origins, 7:07

Eostre Equinox
By Celestial Elf, celebrating the spring festival of Eostre, 4:48

The Mermaid Queen
By Celestial Elf, a story of the first mermaid, Atargatis, with the music of folk singer Lisa Thiels, 5:49

The Butterfly's Tale
By Celestial Elf, the butterfly is vital in natural environmentalism, 7:22

King Arthur's Summer Solstice
By Celestial Elf, King Arthur's summer solstice poem underlies natural Stonehenge activism, 5:09

The Lammas Wickerman
By Celestial Elf, burning the wickerman to set free the Sun during a festival in antiquity, 6:01

Celestial Elf's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Celestial Elf

Spiral Silverstar

Snow Crash at UTSA
By Spiral Silverstar, tribute to Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, which inspired Second Life, 4:50

Sorrow
By Spiral Silverstar, visual interpretation of Sorrow by Second Life musician Quantamis Navarathna, 4:20

Metamorphosis
By Spiral Silverstar, Igor Ballyhoo's art installation Metamorphosis in Second Life, 4:31

Spiral Silverstar's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Spiral Silverstar

Pep Lemmon

Traveling
By Pep Lemmon, a Second Life open road adventure travelogue, 5:02

Pep Lemmon's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Pep Lemmon

Dacob Paine

Dedication
By Dacob Paine, about a lonely researcher working at a station orbiting a future Earth ravaged by massive climatic change, 5:01

Dacob Paine's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Dacob Paine as CadenceDVE

Eric Boccara

Juroney
By Eric Boccara, a road warrior delivers a package amidst beautiful, moody videography and a high velocity run-in, 11:27

Urban Royale
By Eric Boccara, a fun machinima with over the top action and sillyness, 9:05

TheWapower's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by TheWapower

Gib Niekerk

The Little Prince
By Gib Niekerk, adapting the Antoine de Saint Exupery novella, 7:39

Gib Niekerk's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Gib Niekerk

Iono Allen

Fusion
By Iono Allen, interpreting Standby by Bryn Oh, a Toronto oil painter, inspired by Alain Resnais' movie L'amour a mort. 5:16

Iono Allen's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Iono Allen

Sean Krueger

Man vs. Second Life
By Sean Krueger, former British marine Adam Steele survives the harsh regions of Second Life, 8:39

Man vs. Second Life 2
By Sean Krueger, a catastrophic expedition by virtual world survivalist Adam Steele, 9:53

How The Bloody Hell Does That Work?
By Sean Krueger, scientifically enlightening 4:30

Sean Krueger's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Sean Krueger

Hypatia Pickens

KAPHD
By Hypatia Pickens, a 12th century story from the life of Hildegard of Bingen, 7:42

Dancing With Art
By Hypatia Pickens, her virtual paintings attached to her dancing avatar, 2:42

To Inhabit a House of Uneasy Chairs
By Hypatia Pickens, spoken poem film treatment, 2:02

Hypatia Pickens's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Hypatia Pickens/Sally Caves

Bob E Schism

Is Sometimes Colder Than Ice
By BobE Schism, 4:09

Hanging Out to Dry
By BobE Schism, music is Pepe Deluxe, 4:18

BobE Schism's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by BobE Schism

Lainy Voom

Dagon
By Lainy Voom, adapted from Dagon by HP Lovecraft, 8:47

Push
By Lainy Voom, 2:03

The Stolen Child
By Lainy Voom, adapted from the poem The Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats, 2:15

The Dumb Man
By Lainy Voom, adapted from The Dumb Man by Sherwood Anderson, 5:06

Tale from Midnight City
By Lainy Voom, at Midnight City in Second Life, 2:42

Lainy Voom's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Lainy Voom

Pooky Amsterdam

The Time Machine
By Pooky Amsterdam, Time Travelers Episode 1, 6:59

The Future Will See You Now
By Pooky Amsterdam, Time Travelers Episode 2, 6:59

Pooky Amsterdam's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Pooky Amsterdam

Falco Tomsen

Hit The Beat
By Falco Tomsen, music by the VUmeters 5:58

The VUmeters YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Falco Tomsen

Hiroaki Nirvana

Empty Universe
By Hiroaki Nirvana, music by Love Spirals, 3:12

Hiroaki Nirvana's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Hiroaki Nirvana

Pia Klarr

In The Arms Of An Angel
Music machinima with Sarah McLachlan singing Angel from the album Surfacing, 4:30

SurreaL
Machinima illustrating the elements of surrealism, 3:21

Holiday Greetings from Second Life
Holiday music machinima featuring Vienna James and the Puckettes, 4:00

Pia Klaar's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Pia Klaar

Toxic Menges

Little Red Riding Hood
By Toxic Menges, swearing makes this not suitable for children, 3:58

Without Words
By Toxic Menges, projected illumination and shadow techniques, 1:04

Toxic Menges's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Toxic Menges

Akira Balog

The story that disappeared on the Earth
By Akira Balog, dark and poignant android dreams of better days at the end of the world, 7:16

Akira Balog's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Japanese filmmaker Akira Yamamoto

Bryn Oh

Rusted Gears
By Bryn Oh, a moment to say something, yet the words won't come, then forever searching for them, 2:13

Stay With Me
By Bryn Oh, entry in competition for Moby song, 4:22

Anna's Many Murders
By Bryn Oh, trailer for a tale of little Anna and her unfortunate victims, 2:05

Bryn Oh's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Bryn Oh

Lyric Lundquist

Trix
By Lyric Lundquist, 3:49

Lyric Lundquist's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Lyric Lundquist

Tutsy Navarathna

A Journey into the Metaverse
By Tutsy Navarathna, metaphorical tale questions real and virtual relationships, 10:00

Ma boheme / My Vagabondage: Arthur Rimbaud
By Tutsy Navarathna, a light sonnet about the whims and vagaries of a 16 year old, 2:57

Tutsy Navarathna's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Tutsy Navarathna

Phaylen Fairchild

Harbinger
By Phaylen Fairchild, horror makes this not suitable for everyone, 14:59

Phaylen Fairchild's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Phaylen Fairchild

Arbit Delacroix

Pixelated Truth
By Arbit Delacroix, Pop Art Lab music video entry, song by Giana Factory, 4:22

Plant Her
By Arbit Delacroix, music video, music by Potlatch, 5:25

Cargo
By Arbit Delacroix, trailer for a machinima, 2:06

Arbit Delacroix' YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Arbit Delacroix

Pyewacket Bellman

Embryo
By Pyewacket Bellman, music machinima, 2:27

Sucker
By Pyewacket Bellman, Three residents of the virtual world from Japan, Germany and the US, 3:53

The Wizard & The Ozimal
By Pyewacket Bellman, Grendel's Children and Second Life's fantastic flora and fauna, 8:50

Chakryn Forest
By Pyewacket Bellman, home of Bettina Tizzy, 1:41

AM Radio
By Pyewacket Bellman, sampling the art of Second Life resident AM Radio, 2:20

Nitwacket's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by Nitwacket

Niten Altamura

Never More
By Niten Altamura, a producer who formerly was half of Nitwacket, 6:16

Hosoi Ichiba
By Niten Altamura, a Japanese fishing village re-creation, 6:03
More about the Japanese fishing village Hosoi Yu ChÕun

Niten Altamura/FingRings Machinima's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima produced by Niten Altamura/FingRings Machinima

Fuschia Nightfire

Take the Road Less Travelled
By Fuschia Nightfire, a journey through inspiring Second Life simulations, original song by Blindboy Gumbo/Lee Gisbon, 4:24

Fuschia Nightfire/Nina Camplin's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima produced by Fuschia Nightfire/Nina Camplin

Djehan Kidd

Thinis
By Djehan Kidd, dystopian postapocalyptic ruins, 3:55

ColeMarie Soleil's YouTube channel
Second Life machinimas collected by ColeMarie Soleil

Avatrian Studios

Mission Accomplished
By Avatrian Studios, SEAL raid at Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, 4:03

Avatrian Studios' YouTube channel
Second Life machinimas produced by Avatrian Studios

Cecil Hirvi

The Biggest Grief of All
By Cecil Hirvi, the grid may fall to an Evil resident unless Super Lippy stops him, 8:30

Cecil Hirvi's YouTube channel
Second Life machinimas produced by Cecil Hirvi

jjccccc coronet

The Forgotten City
By jjccccc coronet, high speed video test, 9:21

Spencer Museum Time Lapsed
By jjccccc coronet, cool and unusual speedup of the museum, 4:12

Tears For Fears
By jjccccc coronet, parallel worlds, 6:50

Baby Its Cold Outside
By jjccccc coronet, music by Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews, 3:44

Night and Day
By jjccccc coronet, music by The Temptations, 3:58

jjccccc coronet's YouTube channel
Second Life machinimas produced by jjccccc coronet

China Tracy

i.Mirror (part 1)
By China Tracy (Cao Fei), Documentary for the China Tracy Pavilion in China Pavilion, 10:37

i.Mirror (part 2)
By China Tracy (Cao Fei), Documentary for the China Tracy Pavilion in China Pavilion, 10:00

i.Mirror (part 3)
By China Tracy (Cao Fei), Documentary for the China Tracy Pavilion in China Pavilion, 9:29

China Tracy's YouTube channel
Second Life machinimas produced by China Tracy (Cao Fei)

HVX Silverstar

Concert with Kelvinblue at The Refuge
The art of AM Radio in Second Life, 7:02

World AIDS Day 2008 & Cylindrian Live!
Second Life project dedicated to HIV/AIDS education, 3:06

Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums
Wireframe machinima, 4:30

HVX Silverstar's YouTube channel
Second Life machinima collection produced by HVX Silverstar

Jon Rafman

Kool-Aid Man in Second Life
By Jon Rafman, at Vimeo, 12:43

Some Oldies But Goodies

Better Life YouTube, 4:47      Better Life .mov
by Robbie Dingo (Rob Wright) with Better Life by Angry Man
Robbie Dingo's blog post about Better Life

Watch the World(s) YouTube, 4:18      Watch the World(s) YouTube with lyrics, 3:58      Watch the World(s) .mov
by Robbie Dingo (Rob Wright) from Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night with Vincent by Don McLean
Robbie Dingo's blog post about Watch the World(s)      Robbie Dingo's blog post about Watch the World(s) Revisited

The Making of Suzanne Vega's Guitar YouTube, 3:10      The Making of Suzanne Vega's Guitar .mov
by Robbie Dingo (Rob Wright) with Suzanne Vega on the public radio show The Infinite Mind
Robbie Dingo's blog My Digital Double

Poulet Shack YouTube, 4:02      Poulet Shack .mov       Manitoba Hal's YouTube channel
Forsythe Whitfield (Hal Brolund/Manitoba Hal) doin' a gig at Fishbelly's Juke Joint with college students as extras

Avatar Girl .mov       I Used To Sleep .mov       Rich Palmer's YouTube channel
Rich Desoto (Rich Palmer) doing his two biggest hits of 2007

A Public Affair
Rollerdisco by Aenea Nori .mov

Other Second Life Machinimas

Stone's Thanksgiving Skate       StoneSemyorka's YouTube channel
By Stone Semyorka, a holiday on ice in Second Life, 1:11

Making Of An Avatar
Japanese pop singer Eguchi Aimi with the well-known girl group AKB48 was revealed to be entirely virtual, created from a composite of facial features of real members of the group, 1:31

New World Notes - Top 10 Second Life Machinima of 2010
Hamlet Au's selection list

Month of Machinima in Second Life
Playlist for Linden Lab Summer 2011 MoM event

Mamachinima
Chantal Harvey's blog

YouTube - machinima channel
More than 1,070,000 search results!

End Of An Era by Natascha Randt, 5:38
Space Shuttle Atlantis - The Last Flight by Yumix Writer, 3:40
Space Shuttle Atlantis Start by Kiriko Kiama, 0:54
Last flight of a U.S. space shuttle depicted in Second Life, July 8, 2011

About Machinimas

An Introduction to Machinima
Machinima is real-world filmmaking in an interactive virtual environment with characters and events scripted and controlled by humans.

How To Make a Machinima PDF
How to produce a machinima shot in a 3D virtual reality world, such as Second Life, and edited with real life tools and techniques.

Second Life Wiki - machinima
A portal aggregating information about Machinima

Wikipedia - machinima
About three-dimensional, graphically-rendered, virtual-world movies.

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