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I spent my day off yesterday teaching myself machinima. I thought that I might not be able to do it because of some expensive editing program or something like that, but I already had The Sims 3 installed, and apparently have Windows Movie Maker. This combined with the power of the internet helped me play around and get a first (albeit very short) piece of machinima. The concept was simple and the editing is still a little rough, but not bad for my first go. My next endeavors are going to be learning how to best do voice-over audio (this short only had music), followed by teaching myself how to film walkthroughs and achievement videos for games without a theater mode like Plants vs. Zombies. All in all, a nice start.