Machinima Toolbox

This page compiles technologies and applications that will assist you in creating your first (or second) machinima project.  I have rated them from ‘beginner’ to ‘advanced.’


  • Fraps – real-time video capture software for Windows
  • iMovie – free Mac app for editing footage, easy to use
  • SoundCloud – great for recording, uploading and sharing audio among a group of users.
  • Snapz Pro X – “Snapz Pro X allows you to effortlessly record anything on your screen, saving it as a QuickTime® movie or screenshot that can be e-mailed, put up on the web, or passed around however you want.” [free trial version]
  • Source Filmmaker – standard tool for creating Machinima; integrates with Steam
  • Windows Movie Maker – free Windows app for editing footage, easy to use