Learn how to navigate through the virtual world using an avatar. Walk, run, fly and teleport to new locations. Change your avatar’s clothing, hair, skin and shape. Communicate with collaborators. Send postcards from exotic locations and learn to build simple objects. A machinima is a movie made in a virtual environment like a video game or an on-line world such as Second Life. In this workshop we will see examples of machinima; learn the basic tools and production pipeline (including storyboarding and character design) and create a very short machinima. Mohawk artist Skawennati co-directs Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace and their workshop series, Skins. She has used her experience in creating new media works, such as CyberPowWow (1997-2004), Imagining Indians in the 25th Century (2001), and TimeTraveller™(2008-2013) to encourage others, especially Indigenous youth, to learn how to be producers, not just consumers, in cyberspace. Their projects, including the video game Otsi: Rise of the Kanien'kehá:ka Legends, have won several of ImagineNATIVE’s Best New Media Awards.