(derived from machine and cinema)is filmmaking created through the real-time recording of computer games, virtual worlds or any already-existing 3D digital environment or virtual world. Creators of machinima produce animated works using the characters and environment of the game or virtual world in abstract or narrative filmmaking techniques. A machinimist or machinimator (one who creates machinima) employs traditional filmmaking methods (scripting, editing, cinematography) and tools (lighting, camera angles, props) to create original films via a virtual environment. Machinima is a relatively new genre of the arts and, as virtual worlds and 3D digital environments gain in popularity, so will the development of machinima. One of Twinity’s partners, Bitfilm, specializes in all genres of digital filmmaking. Check out the great machinima in Twinity’s Bitfilm Bitropolis Cinema!