Friday, 11 September 2009

Films generated from computer games

Making a film from a computer game would perhaps be the easiest (and most fun) way to make a film. All that would be necessary would be to record the game like a video from each player's perspective, cut it together and add some music. Multiplayer online games may be the best source of material as there would be no copyright infringement of the plot of the game. Unfortunately, there would still be copyright infringement of the graphics of the game, which would be the major sticking point. However, computer games companies should recognise that a high-quality fan-made movie of their game (particularly a multiplayer online game) would act as free promotional material. In fact, they could even host a competition for fans to produce the best movie.

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