One of my favorite spots in the virtual world of Second Life is the Spencer Museum of Art. I have been filming there, for my Robotworld series. After weeks of trying to teleport over, with no luck, I contacted Inara Pey, and she investigated – only to come back to me with the bad news: the sim is gone.
Crazy, that it has been gone for weeks, and nobody even noticed, it seems? Sigh. It cannot be just me, I heard that it is a favorite hangout for many Linden employees, and their director Ebbe Altberg.
Can one be sad, over the lost of a virtual place? Certainly. I am.
I met many people there, only recent spent hours talking with an Italian filmmaker and art curator, sitting on the giant couch, commenting in awe on the art surrounding us. The outstanding art machinima by Toxic Menges was shot there, recently showcased in Leicester UK, at the machinima convention – which featured mr. machinima Hugh Hancock himself (so glad I met him!).
I was filming, never finished the machinima – a hard lesson to be learned. As my mum used to tell me: never postphone … she was right, of course.
On October 7, my new movie ‘Activate Your Higher Mind’ is premiering in San Francisco, California. The show is an exclusive event, if you want to attend you need to contact me so I can put you on the guest list. You are very welcome!
The film (machinima) is a one hour vision on Art in Virtual Reality, and perhaps a retrospect on 8 years in Second Life, but more so a very personal journey into the future.
Please send me an email (chantalharvey -at -outlook-dot-com) or personal message on Facebook, so I can put you on the guest list, and give you details about location and time.
Special thanks to Cathy and DC Spensley for hosting the Mamachinima Salon.
Animaze is an international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity. The 2016 focus is Virtual Reality.
The festival is bringing a world of animation to Montreal. With a selection of short and feature-length animated films at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, an outdoor 360º Dome with planetarium-style projection and a Virtual Reality Cinema, Animaze has an inspiring and dynamic range of content across platforms and mediums.
Filmmakers and professionals from over 65 countries will converge on Montreal from August 18-21. Over the course of four days Animaze celebrates animation with:
- Screenings of over 160 films at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
- The Animaze Industry Conference with an exhibition hall, panels and speakers, networking opportunities at HOTEL10
- An outdoor 360º dome
- The Virtual Reality Cinema
- Free outdoor screenings at Parc des amériques on August 19 and 20.
- Talks and special events
Virtual Tech Gadget To See Yourself in Real Life As If in A Virtual World
Fun and fabulous gadget for Oculus Rift users. Seeing yourself in third-person perspective (TPP) in the real world, is a cool piece of virtual tech! It’s a virtual whirl. This home made Wall-E style add on for Rift looks like a lot of fun to build and could be a novel way to experience the world.… and you can make it out of bits and bolts lying around your home and in your computer.
The ART of MACHINIMA in SECOND LIFE
Thursday,12 Jul 2012 at 10 AM PAC time/19.00 CET – you can watch this event live:
URL for live video stream
Machinima filmmakers from across the globe will be meeting in Second Life to be part of Coppola’s Project Accessible Hollywood Festival, @ SIM Orange22
Participants for the panel include Tony Dyson, the EMMY nominated man behind the famous R2D2 robot, Chantal Harvey, producer for Scissores, 48HFP and the MMIF.org, Vincent Lowe creator of the the series “How Far Jafar” and “Be My Guest” , Maximillian Merlin, Pooky Amsterdam, Olaf Barbosa, Rosco Teardrop.
Travelling across the United States and overseas, PAH-FEST is a groundbreaking digital media festival that celebrates the stories and voices of everyday people. Through a variety of FREE contests, local participants are invited to create their own short digital films with pro-sumer cameras and video-enabled mobile phones provided by the Festival. Experienced industry “coaches” help festival participants realize their vision within the allotted timeframe. Winning films are screened in a closing ceremony, and posted online for an international audience.
Do you have a story idea that would make A GREAT SHORT FILM? Do you have a story about something important to you that only you can tell? Do you want to impress your family, friends and neighbors, and compete for cash prizes? Winning teams will gather at PAH-FEST to write, produce, shoot and edit their 6 minute story. PAH-FEST will provide everything needed to make their movies for free: a prosumer camera, an editing system and coaches, plus a one-day crash course to help prepare for production. Movies will be screened at Festival Closing Ceremony, and a cash prize awarded to the winner.
Check Out Past Winners