Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Machinima Expo: 'Unfinished Paintings'

Klute tries every porta-loo at Burn2 2012

I now have the details for Miron Lockett’s marvellous iClone created ‘Unfinished Paintings’ and, as promised, have embedded it below.
This machinima won the 4th Jury Prize at last weekend’s Machinima Expo and, additionally, was awarded the much valued ‘Audience Choice’ award.
I love it. Klute, I have a feeling that you will too!
The Machinima Expo was a great, well-organised event which took a lot of work by lots of people. Discoveries like this machinima, made outside of SL, open my eyes to various new possibilities. This may well be the single most important contribution that the Expo contributes to the new genre of machinima.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Machinima Expo: A Good Day at the Races!

Tutsy, Pixie & Nitro backstage at Machinima Expo Award Ceremony

This year’s Machinima Expo has just concluded – it was a good day at the races!
Of the six major awards, Tutsy’s films were awarded three.
The final results are:
The “Open This End” Award for outstanding film making was awarded equally to three films:
          - The Chapelside Deception by IceAxe (UK, Moviestorm)
- Wulf and Eadwacer by Hypatia Pickens (US, Second Life)
- The Last Syllable of Recorded Time by Tutsy Navarathna (France/India, Second Life)
The 1st and 2nd Jury Prizes were awarded to:
          - MetaSex by Tutsy Navarathna
          - The Last Syllable of Recorded Time by Tutsy Navarathna
The 3rd Jury Prize was awarded to:
-      Wulf and Eadwacer by Hypatia Pickens
The 4th Jury Prize was awarded to:
          - Unfinished Paintings by Miron Lockett (US, iClone)
The Grand Prize Winning Film was awarded to:
          - The Chapelside Deception by IceAxe (UK, Moviestorm)
If you get the chance, I’d especially recommend watching Miron Locket’s ‘Unfinished Paintings’. This is a great, fun high-tone production made in iClone by a clearly extremely talented guy, musically and visually. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to locate the film on the net to embed here, but when I do I will.
Hypatia Pickens’ ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’ is based on an Old English poem and has a great rhythm and beat. Definitely worth watching.
The Chapelside Deception’ by IceAxe is a more conventional narrative film consisting of “a beginning, middle and end”. Created using MovieStorm, it tells the story of corruption in a soccer team during the 1970s.
As part of the Expo, Tutsy was asked to produce a video interview based on questions supplied by Ricky Grove. I provided the translation from French to English.
For the first time, we can now release that interview publically.
Enjoy it best in 720 or 1080HD!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

'Fwd:Evolution' - Machinima of the Month

I have just been informed that the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) have selected my ‘Fwd: Evolution’ as Second Life’s ‘Machinima of the Month’ for November 2012!
I am really chuffed and can think of no better excuse for embedding it again here!
(‘Change Quality’ to 720 HD)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

'MetaSex' Nominated for MachinmaExpo 2012!

MetaSex’ and ‘The Last Syllable of Recorded Time’ by Tutsy Navarathna have both been selected as MachinimaExpo 2012 Jury Nominated films! They will go into competition against eight other films, with the results announced in mid-November.
As mentioned before, what is interesting and significant about the MachinimaExpo Jury Nominated competition is that film entries can come *from* any digital platform, not just Second Life. This year sees five entries from SL, three created using Moviestorm and two using iClone.
Here is the list of nominees and links to the films (where I have been able to find them).
- The Chapelside Deception by IceAxe (UK, Moviestorm)
- The Great Bug War by Damien Valentine (UK/US, Moviestorm)
- The Last Syllable of Recorded Time by Tutsy Navarathna (France/India, Second Life)
- Wulf and Eadwacer by Hypatia Pickens (US, Second Life)
- Parlant sans Languettes by Joe Zazulak (US, Second Life)
- MetaSex by Tutsy Navarathna (France/India, Second Life)
- The Four Gods of Folly by Hypatia Pickens (US, Second Life)
- Libre Arbitre by Olivier Romme (France, Moviestorm)
- Unfinished Paintings by Miron Lockett (US, iClone)
Over the next week I’ll get around to watching all ten films and, although I wish each entrant the very best, it is admittedly somewhat difficult for me to be anything but biased.
And on that confessional note, let us yet again take the time to immerse ourselves in the glorious light that is ‘MetaSex’ :