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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Converse Gallery now accepting submissions

Allison Davis writes:
Converse Gallery is now accepting submissions.
Converse wants your 24-second films, inspired by the spirit of the Chuck Taylor All Star.
Your film can be shot on film stock, on video or animated. You are welcome to use a shoe in your film, but its not required. Were not looking for commercials. Were looking for short films that are your unique take on a themea true expression of your originality.
If your film is selected to be displayed on, you get $1,000 to further your creative endeavors. Some of the films will also appear on TV. Its a chance to be seen by millions. And if your film is chosen, you get $10,000.
Everyone who submits a film will get a free pair of Chuck Taylors.
Visit for more details, release forms and guidelines. Deadline: January 30.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Back again, and happy holidays

Machinimag is back and running again and whishes all of its readers happy holidays.
Take care, see you next year.
Yours truly,


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Server Down

Due to some misunderstandings, has been moved to another server spontaneously.
The domain is not available today and we're working on it. Hang tight.

Monday, December 19, 2005

ION Filmfest over...and out

The 2nd ION Filmfestival is now over and announced its winners.
Surprisingly, machinima is not mentioned in the list of winners at all. After only accepting three machinima entries, the machinima category seems to be removed entirely from the site, at least i could not find any hint to it whatsoever, except for the sponsoring Link.

Could this be another Ottawa incident? Is machinima not ready for animation festivals yet?

Link to the Filmfest site.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

machinima Podcast

produced by digital Phil and Doc Nemesis, with content such as

The art of Machinima and its evolution.
Why produce machinima?
Machinima production
Point of View discussion - The good, bad and ugly Machinima reviews.
Interview with Machinima producers.
* Dr. Nemesis talks about his Machinima experience and Bouncer episodes.
Relevant Machinima news and tidbits from around the world.
Progressive-House music taken from ACIDplanet.
Surprises along the way!'

Go grab the first 50min episode here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

it's done

Machinimag Issue Seven is finally out.
After lots of delays and trouble, the latest Issue of machinimag finally made it to the web.
Issue Seven is the biggest Issue so far, spanning over 50 pages of machinima related articles and a huge section of pictures of the 2005 Machinima Filmfestival.
Also, it is the first machinimag PDF to support hyperlinks. I know i should have looked into that sooner, but at last, it's implemented.

The Article "Machinima on the net" leaves a lot of room for feedback and I'd love to encourage you to use the Comments function to tell me about machinima websites you know of, that then get compiled to a Link List to be made available on the site.

I hope you enjoy the Issue despite the delay. For questions, comments or requests, please feel free to comment or drop me an eMail.
And hey, does anyone want to have the forums back online?
Which direction would you want machinimag to take in the future?

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Using videogames in TV broadcasting - again

this just in from gamespot:

On Sunday, December 18, the History Channel will premiere Brother in Arms, a WWII documentary that will feature in-game footage from Ubisofts video game series of the same name. TheBrother in Arms games, developed by Gearbox, will be used to tell the story of the 101st Airborne, 502nd Parachute Infantrys involvement in the Normandy Invasion. The History Channel is no stranger to using video games to enhance its programs, having used the Rome: Total War engine to depict historical battles between the Greek and Roman armies in 2004s Decisive Battles.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Machinimag Giveaway Winner!

And the book "Machinima: making movies in virtual 3D environments" goes to Ricard Gras, number 28 on the machinimag mailinglist and randomly chosen by the most sophisticated neural interface on the market (my girlfriend)!
Congatulations Ricard. I'll mail you the book soon!

Thanks for signing up to everyone else. Machinimag7 is on its way and looking good.