This site is all about ‘real time animation’ and other projects by Chantal Harvey, award winning Dutch artist and publisher.
I am a filmmaker, working as a machinima producer since 2007, with my business partner Tony Dyson, who created R2-D2 for Star Wars. Examples can be found here and under ‘machinima‘ on this website.
In case you wonder; what is machinima? To me, it is the art of using a computer as a film camera. I direct and film in virtual worlds like Second Life and World of Warcraft, My productions are not bound to one genre, and the art films are just as dear to me as the commercials and educational shorts. I love working with people, and I work on commision, too.
I completed film school in Belgium, and worked for TV in the Netherlands. I was attracted to the creativity of virtual worlds. You really are only limited by your own imagination and by how much you have mastered the concepts that are involved. It took me years to reach a professional level. The cost of machinima production is quite low, and with VR devices like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, there is a whole new market opening up.
My favorite project in 2016 is a series called Robotworld, that features a little robot that lost her head.
I am working with a team of professionals on children’s books, using advanced animations. A series of educational and fun stories will introduce you to the Bobbekins and the BuddyBirds.