Machinima and Me

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When I was around 11 or 12 I got really into watching James Bond movies after falling in love with the classic Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007 – a first-person shooter based on the James Bond movie of the same name (sans the “007”). My obsession with the game turned into an obsession with the movie, and an obsession with comparing the two and noting the disparities and the way the narrative points in the game differed from the original text in order to take full advantage of the differences in game and movie media forms. It was around this time that I discovered our new family VCR had the inputs the Nintendo 64 console used, which meant I could feed the console through the VCR whilst playing and record choice moments of gameplay footage as I played. I would do this over and over several times, trying my best…

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