4 Things Movies Can Learn From the Video Game Industry

By  · Published on September 6th, 2012

Is the chasm between active participation in video games and passive observation in movies too wide to cross? It’s undeniable that the major studios have stumbled a bit when it comes to adapting video games into movies, but are there lessons from the video game industry itself that producers can learn?

To answer this question, we turn to movie reviewer, Wizard World managing editor, and producer of Planet of the Apps over at Machinima, Kevin Kelly.

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Error 37 [The Beginning ‐ 2:30]: One video game lands like a big budget movie complete with anticipation and disappointment.

One Up [2:30 ‐ The End]: Kevin Kelly offers 4 lessons movies can learn from video games.

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