From Wikipedia: "Machinima (pronounced /məˈʃiːnəmə/ or /məˈʃɪnəmə/), a portmanteau of machine cinema, is a collection of associated production techniques whereby computer-generated imagery (CGI) is rendered using real-time, interactive 3-D engines, such as those of games, instead of professional 3D animation software. Engines from first-person shooter and role-playing simulation video games are typically used. "
Our presenters this month are creative experts in the production of machinima.
:: Michael Verdi - videoblogger, machinima director and Creative Director at Millions of Us.
"I'll talk about the distributed production workflow and the collaborative possibilities of two projects - What Is Scion City? and Passage to Zohng Fu."
:: Charles Lawrence, dba Geuis Lawrence in SL
"Charles will demonstrate the use of Filming Path, the machinimator's universal tool, in creating machinima in Second Life."
:: Misha Antonich, machinima curator
"Misha will present a couple notable machinima works, This Spartan Life created by Bong + Dern and Game:ON by Ethan Vogt. This Spartan Life is a tragic live talk show hosted in Halo 2. Game:ON is a live action and machinima hybrid short shot in HD and animated using the Unreal Engine."
6:30 :: doors, shmooze, drink
7:30 :: presentations
8:30 :: open video: 5 minutes to show us your thing
Video Salon Redux is a monthly real world gathering of online media hackers, video artists, filmmakers, serialists, metaverse dwellers, entrepreneurs, advertisers, collaborators, co-conspirators and anyone else interested in the evolving landscape of internet based visual media. VSR is one part curated presentations, one part open show-n-tell and a very healthy dose of networking and cross-pollination (where the real magic happens).
VSR is co-produced by Michael O'Rourke (D7TV.com) and Eddie Codel (eddie.com / geekentertainment.tv) and is kindly hosted at Dimension 7 Studios in downtown San Francisco. If you are interested in presenting at a future VSR, please contact one of us.
Official Website: http://videosalon.wordpress.com/
Added by eddie on January 17, 2008