This 3-D animated machinima film, "U.S. Elections 2008, part 1
," which is made with free Moviestorm
software, uses a Barack Obama soundrack to provide audio for the computer-generated Democratic candidate orating at the podium while a virtual John McCain gyrates in the background to the moves of a comically seductive dance animation. Of course, given the affordances of this very user-friendly software, which I use here
, one could just as easily have those positions reversed once the characters were created.
Labels: computer animation, elections, participatory culture