Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Peter Greenaway is a big advocate of Second Life machinima, and he's judging the University of Western Australia's machinima contest, the winners of which will be announced soon. (I've blogged some of the entries in recent weeks.) There's a long interview with Greenaway on the UWA Second Life blog now, and if you make machinima, you should probably read it. Sample:
I keep hoping to see a visionary machinima maker - someone who uses the medium as the message. At present we are only seeing other art forms rewrit - the short-form feature-film, the music video-clip, the catwalk presentation, the dance-movie, the documentary-fiction with commentary - it's related of course to a loop of what you want is what we can produce for you - but I am truly full of excited hope that it is coming - an increased demand for new and better tools by machinima makers will increase the soft-ware and even the hardware thinking.