7 days to go

Next weekend, November 13 – 15, 2015 – the 48 Hour Film Project for Machinima kicks off!
I joined an amazing team, my job will be film and edit, and I cannot express how excited I am, and looking forward to the weekend!
We have the best writer, musician, scripter, actors, location, artists, pushing ourselves to the limit while having fun too!

I am keeping the name of the team a secret, for now 🙂

I entered the very first 48HFP Machinima in 2008, my film was called : SL 042 – the bus to nowhere
(wow, looking back, what a monster, LOL) I swore I would never enter again.

In 2009 I joined a friends team, Codewarrior Carling’s team was called IdeaJuice, our film was Beachball Bingo.

When I heard that the 48HFP was looking for a producer for Machinima, I applied and got the job!
I produced for several years, found great jury members like Peter Greenaway and Tony Dyson, and it was so much fun!
Still, I kept feeling that I wanted to enter the contest, one day, again.
So, that day has come, 3 years after my last involvement.

All I can say is: if you are seriously into machinima, you should enter this contest!

November brings new adventures.

November 2015, and I find myself working on 2 projects, getting back into machinima – full speed ahead!
First one is an assignment by Empire.Kred – my cool cat will tell you all about this social media booster!

And;

Robi is entangled in a brand new adventure, this time in a famous location in Second Life, the Petrovsky Flux, created by the Spencer museum of Art in Kansas. Will she find a new head? 2 Still shots, taken from my editline ….

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Building a wooden wall

It is a summer project    🙂

I always wanted a wall around my garden. 40 pine trees make a lot of logs, so here I go:

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My neighbor is supervising and talking about girlpower….

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And the other side of the garden …. another 40 meters to cover, this is a good start though.

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I got some 4-legged help

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I got some 4-legged help and support, today

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Phew!  Almost 40 meters done, and started building at the other sides of the garden too.

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My tree garden

There used to be a tree, next to my kitchen door, blocking the light and the doorway. When it was chopped, I decided to use the remaining bit for a platformed mini-garden. In The Netherlands, we have a famous invention called ‘de makkelijke moestuin‘ – and that inspired me to use an old table blade and create a spot for planting lettuce.

Phew! Pretty, though. It is going to be a lovely summer, with lots of strawberries, tomatoes, mint-tea and lettice!

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video capture freeware

Let me share a nice list with freeware – testing them to see if we can use them for machinima. Your thoughts/reviews are welcome, of course!

I tested Apowersoft Screen Capture, which was a free offer for a day – but found it had low framerate and no audio. see TEST

However, there is a free web based Apowersoft online screen recorder too.

freeware VIDEO CAPTURE :
Icecream Screen Recorder
CamStudio Portable
ActivePresenter Free Edition –  (Record full motion video)
Fast & Easy Screen Recorder
SMRecorder
Screen2Avi

TMUnderground contributes: check out screencastomatic.

 

Your Photographs aren’t your photographs anymore?

All public events are fair game.

This means photos made of you visiting concerts (singing out loud, so flattering), of your family  at the beach (yeah think of you wearing that bikini – or worse your kid pulling it down ..), visits to restaurants (nothing as becoming as a close-up of you eating in public), or any other public gathering can be used without a worry in the world. Most of us knew that, right? We never expect these photographs appearing on a billboard or bus, at least never without granting permission.

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How about the content and media you share on Facebook?
Here is what they state in their new 2015 TOS – which by the way backdates ( !!! ):
You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.

So, post a photograph on FB and it is free to use, from there on.

Do you really want certain pictures you posted on FB 4 years ago to appear on billboards/buses? Most of us think that this wont happen anyway; why would anybody want to post my ugly selfie in public space? You could be so wrong (and sorry), and worse; there is nothing you can do about it. No consent needed, no copyright protection, no informing you about any use whats so ever. Picture a personal photograph of your kid, used to advertise dipers – and you were never told about it.

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Well, it is too late anyway, even if you delete your FB account right now – and how many of us would do that? Anything shared, ever, is out there and now belongs to Facebook. —   [[chatdislike]] [[iidislyk]]

I wonder how professional photographers handle this, for example there is a store around the corner where I live, they post their photo-shoots on a Facebook fanpage. This was always considered good marketing, you need social media to promote and sell your product, right? Well, if they do not delete their page before January 1 2015, they are handing out freebies. Oh and reach all their customers, who have proudly shared the photographs on their Facebook pages already, for sure…  yep, too late.