Free Image Hosting at MTV is hosting a create your own video contest in their virtual world with video/audio editing software and MTV$ as the prize. What a great program to offer teens! Using collaboration, story/script writing, film techniques, and music interpretation-it’s chock full of a set of literacy skills to give teens the opportunity to communicate in multi-media formats. Official rules are here which is also a good model for being safe on the Internet: No depictions of gratuitous violence, personally identifiable information, hard liquor, illegal drugs or alcohol. There’s a helpful list of tools for shooting machinima. Great preparation for the YALSA Gaming Extravaganza at Midwinter! Check out more links to machinima on YALSA’s page here.

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About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

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