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machinima

noun; blending and clipping
Apparent meaning: a small film, very short (2-5 mins) that is made completely by one’s personal computer, but using game or anime software. So the movie is very much like an anime, but short. Reason used: Describing some small film made by personal computer (machine) through anime or game software, but also be categorized as a movie (cinema). Type of word formation: blending and clipping Dictionary entry: n. An animated short or movie created entirely on a personal computer and "filmed" in real-time using computer graphics rendering software or computer game technology.
 
Context and source: my friend Minh did a small movie for his Vietnamese class, the title of it is “Machinima”, he explained to me what the title means
Etymology : Analysis: ‘making movie through personal computer’ (machine, from Latin machina) + ‘movie’ (cinema)
Source : a small film’s name)
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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