Friday, October 30, 2015

24 Hours++ to Deadline - Pursue Impossible: Glasz, Haveit, Lilia, Soda, Braclo, Fuchsia, Gweeb, Mexi




GLASZ DE CUIR


SODA AIR


BRACLO EBER


FUSCHIA NIGHTFIRE & GWEEB


'Tis an Egg from Collabartwood on Vimeo.
HAVEIT NEOX & LILIA ARTIS



Pursue Impossible - FLY HIGH from Marina Bellini on Vimeo.
MEXI LANE

Many wonderful works in by Braclo Eber, Fuchsia Nightfire, Soda Air,  Mexi Lane, Haveit Neox & Lilia Artis and Glasz de Cuir as we move close to the final 24 hours for entries for the Pursue Impossible challenges with the deadline being MIDNIGHT SLT 31st October!

These films are now part of MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible, the 8th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. UWA's L$560,000++ Pursue Impossible Art & Film challenges are so themed in honour of UWA adopting Pursue Impossible as their clarion call in real life. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IN 31ST OCTOBER 2015.

You may interpret the theme 'Pursue Impossible' as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes that accompany your film how it fits). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible' (or end credits if it works better creatively). You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which starts at the same point as the UWA Pursue Impossible Video, at Winthrop Clock Tower.

ALSO, public viewing for PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE: The 6th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far.

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Sarah Whitney (Stonington, Connecticut, USA) - Pursue Impossible
Jackson Redstar (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) - Reach
Isabelle Cheren (London, England) - Finding Heart
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - Death of Death?
Braclo Eber (South AFrica) - Path to Redemption
Fuchsia Nightfire (Dorset, England) & Gweeb (Canada) - Right for Me
Haveit Neox (Los Angeles, USA) & Lilia Artis (Bern, Switzerland)  - Tis an Egg
Soda Air (Monterey, California) - Pursue the Impossible
Glasz de Cuir (Spain) - Your Love Letter
Mexi Lane aka Marina Bellini (Rome, Italy) - Pursue Impossible - Fly High
Sevio (Barcelona, Spain) - Virtual Flow
Billy Carter (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) / (Elite Littlebird - SL) - Pursue Impossible
Suzie Anderton (Bournemouth, England) - Pursue Impossible
Vilvi Rae (Jyvaskylla, Finland) - Don't Look Back
Chich Aeon  (Corvallis, Oregon, USA) - Bookends
Natascha Randt (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) & Karina Hoisan (San Isidro del General, Costa Rica) - Chasing a Butterfly
Sunset Quinnel (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Pursue Impossible for Who
Isabelle Cheren (London, England) - Pursue Impossible
Secret Rage (Sallas, Texas, USA) - The Gift
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon, USA)  - Folding Time
Chantal Harvey (Maastricht, Netherlands) - Robi - oh my head
Fuzzy Deezul (Chicago, Illinois, USA)- The Escape
Panda (La Corneuve, France) - Ghost Race
JaeSang (Seattle, Washington, USA) - Parallel Universes
Livio Korobase  (Caravaggio, BG, Italy) - Pursue Impossible?
Fuchsia Nightfire (Dorset, England) & Gweeb (Canada) - Surfing on Ceres
Sophia Yates (Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA) - IF
Joseph Nussbaum (Durham, North Carolina) & Boris Twist  (Portland, Oregon) - Quest
Maximillian Merlin (Hann. Muenden, Germany) - Enchanted Dimensions
Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Decorations

York University Students to Interview 'Pursue Impossible' 3D Artists for Assignment

YORK UNI STUDENTS ALL READY FOR THE CHALLENGE
A GROUP PHOTO OF THE YORK UNI STUDENTS @ THE UWA CHALLENGE GALLERY

Students fromYork University in Canada will be examining the artworks at the UWA Gallery entered for the Pursue Impossible challenges and selecting artists to interview for the creation of Artists profiles, under the tutelage of Dr Carolyn Steele for the 2nd year Culture and Expression/Humanities Course in a uni titled:  Art and Artists in 3D Multiuser Environments

So if you have an artwork in... you could be approached by a pair of students. Each pair of students needs to profile 1 artist, and all pairs have to select different artists. You only need take part if you are willing.Its perfectly ok to decline if you don't feel up to it.

This assignment accounts of 10% of their unit they are undertaking this semester. The 'rubric' for the unit, or what the students have been asked to do, is as follows (provided by York University):


Rubric: 3D Media Artist Profile 

The University of Western Australia’s annual 3D Open Art Challenge provides a unique opportunity to experience some of the most accomplished art of this kind in the world all in one place. It also provides an excellent opportunity to talk with artists about their motivations, processes and visions for their own work and for this media.

This assignment requires you to select an artist whose work has been included in this year’s art challenge and write a 750-word profile about them, including screen captures of their work. You can find some information about these artists online – many have their own websites, but in most cases, you will be writing about artists about whom not much has been written. Their submission to the art challenge will usually include an artist statement, along with a little information about the artist. You are strongly encouraged to contact the artist directly through IM in Second Life and arrange an interview. Keep in mind, these artists will be located all over the world, in different time zones, and may not be fluent English speakers. You may need to try to contact two or three artists before you find one who will be comfortable being interviewed, so schedule in time for that. We will discuss how to do this in class.

I will be looking for the following elements in my grading of your profiles:

·      Coverage of important details including – name (SL/RL - IF they are willing to share), biographical information – where they live, occupation, training/education etc, name, précis and photo of their submission.

·      Insight into the artist including - intent, process, challenges, their background as a 3D artist.

·      Your analysis of how this piece/artist relates to key course concepts.


·      Your personal reaction to and/or experience of this piece, including your motivation for selecting it.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vilvi Rae & Iono Allen Films Feature in Veterans Film Festival + More Machinima by Maximilian, Livio & Misio


2 remarkable, award-winning films by Vilvi Rae (No Man's Land) & Iono Allen (Butchery) which featured in MachinimUWA VII: Transcending borders have been selected for screening for the Veteran's Film Festival at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on the 11th of November, being the only 2 animated films selected for screening amongst 21 short films featuring the dedicated individuals who served their countries over the years.

Trailers and a synopsis are available on the Veteran's website for some of the films, one of them being Butchery, and as it has a trailer, thats what has been embedded here, with links to the full version.

BUTCHERY by Iono Allen
“The latest attack cost (figures given by officers) eighty thousands men and one billion 5 hundred millions of francs for munitions. And at this price, we gained 4 kilometers to find before us new trenches.” Soldier Michel LANSON – July 1915

1914-1918 World War I: 9 millions dead, 8 millions disabled. A short symbolic vision of this war, the first massive and technologic one, through real letters from soldiers: a french one, a german one and a english nurse.

FULL ENGLISH VERSION
FULL FRENCH VERSION




NO MAN'S LAND by Vilvi Rae
Christmas story from World War One. Famous story from the trenches of World War One, when British and German soldiers made a brief truce for Christmas Day. A machinima film created using anthropomorphic animal characters and filmed entirely in Second Life.


No Man's Land from Vilvi on Vimeo.

Best wishes to both films for the festival!

With MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible, we have come to 3 days from the deadline, and 3 unique films from Maximillian Merlin, Livio Korobase and Misio2 have come in!




Enchanted Dimensions by Maximillian Merlin


Decorations by Misio2





Pursue Impossible? by Livio Korobase

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE (Latest Entries 8)

Our latest 3D art entries (and one machinima) for PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE (click or details).

Deadline is Saturday 31 October! A lot of you are working hard on your entries. Be sure to get it in on time! The prize pool stands at more than half a million Lindens for the 3D Art & Machinima Challenge. All entries will be documented in an exhibition catalog as part of the UWA Studies in Virtual Arts (UWA SiVA) series.

Our latest entries include:

Jesse Keyes - Mars


Takni Mistwalker & Misio2 - Pursuing order is pursuing impossible

Yepar Saenz - Labyrinth

Alpha Auer - The Bridge

Othella - MAGE Magazine #7

Kiesta Aljon - I'm Possible

Pixels Sideways - Perspectives

"Enchanted Dimensions" by Maximillian Merlinof Hann. Muenden, Germany

Entries received thus far (in order of receipt):
  • Carmsie Melodie (Australia): Achieve Impossible
  • Chic Aeon (Corvallis Oregon, USA): In Search of Perfection
  • Isaa Gelber (Sao Paolo, Brazil): RE LIQUIA (relic)
  • Delain Canucci  (Tiel, Netherlands): Connecting with the world and unite
  • Louly Loon (Toulouse, France): Pursue Impossible
  • Ionsilver Whitman (Málaga, Spain): Parallel Universes
  • Dusty Canning (Perth, Australia): Impossible today?  ... Possible tomorrow!
  • understandingcomplexity (Havelock, NC, USA): My rl avatar
  • HOLALA Alter (Marid, Spain): Only Prince: Purple Rain
  • K3W (Pacific Northwest, USA): Will I Dream?
  • Corcosman Voom (Sierra Foothills, CA, USA): An Ibis In Pursuit
  • Ginger Lorakeet (Phoenix, AZ, USA): It's always greener.
  • Sevio (Barcelona, Spain): Pursue the Impossible - World Peace
  • Sheba Blitz (Nimbin, NSW, Australia): Shrine to the Impossible
  • Mistero Hifeng (Italy): Dream
  • Nino Vicha: Pursus the End of Homelessness
  • Solkide Auer & Sniper Siemens (Italy): Runners on Fibonacci's Spiral
  • Bibi Rives (Petropolis - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): The Mask
  • Dragon's Lord (Chicago, USA): Reaching the Impossible
  • Charles Hera: Flight
  • Kazuhiro Aridian (Ray, MI, USA): Rise Above the Mundane
  • Frankx Lefavre (Sydney , Australia): Child of Light
  • Secret Rage (Dallas, TX, USA): The Gift
  • Jipe Loon (Haute-Savoie, France): Impossible Quest
  • Ronin1 Shippe (New Mexico, USA): Elephant Whimsy
  • Isadoradean Rossini (Moreno Valley, California, USA): My Impossible: Rising Above the Pain
  • JesseJames Rossini (Moreno Valley, California, USA): The Future is in Our Hands
  • DarcyChocolat (Moreno Valley, California, USA):  Winning isn't Always Winning and Losing Isn't Always Losing
  • Tim Timaru (Ploiesti, Romania): Rain
  • Pearl Grey (Rocky Mountains, USA): Impossible Leaps
  • Ama Avro (Strasbourg, France): Wisdom for Future
  • Jesse Keyes (Dawsonville, Georgia , USA):  Mars
  • Takni Mistwalker & Misio2 (Barcelona/Melbourne , Spain/Australia):  Pursuing order is pursuing impossible
  • Yepar Saenz (Paris , France):  Labyrinthe
  • Alpha Auer ( ,  ):  The Bridge
  • Othella (Istanbul Turkey):  MAGE Magazine #7
  • Kiesta Aljon (Toronto, Ontario , Canada :  I'm Possible
  • Pixels Sideways (Southern California, USA):  Perspectives

Sunday, October 25, 2015

MachinimUWA VIII: Vilvi Rae, JaeSang & Isabelle Cheren - Magical Three


Don't Look Back from Vilvi on Vimeo.


Isabelle Cheren's "Finding Heart"



JaeSang's "Parallel Universes"

A we move to the final week till the deadline for Pursue Impossible, the UWA 3D Art & Machinima Grand Challenges for 2015, Vilvi Rae, a past winner of the machinima challenges brings to us 'Don't Look Back'. Isabelle Cheren shares a remarkable insight into her own life with a wonderful tribute to her grandson who from his very birth has succeeded in pursuing the impossible. While JaeSang bring to us an imaginative science question looking at the way waves and particles operate and interact that could possibly signal parallel universes!

These films are now part of MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible, the 8th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. UWA's L$560,000++ Pursue Impossible Art & Film challenges are so themed in honour of UWA adopting Pursue Impossible as their clarion call in real life. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IN 31ST OCTOBER 2015.

You may interpret the theme 'Pursue Impossible' as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes that accompany your film how it fits). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible' (or end credits if it works better creatively). You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which starts at the same point as the UWA Pursue Impossible Video, at Winthrop Clock Tower.

ALSO, public viewing for PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE: The 6th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far.

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Sarah Whitney (Stonington, Connecticut, USA) - Pursue Impossible
Jackson Redstar (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) - Reach
Isabelle Cheren (London, England) - Finding Heart
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - Death of Death?
Sevio (Barcelona, Spain) - Virtual Flow
Billy Carter (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) / (Elite Littlebird - SL) - Pursue Impossible
Suzie Anderton (Bournemouth, England) - Pursue Impossible
Vilvi Rae (Jyvaskylla, Finland) - Don't Look Back
Chich Aeon  (Corvallis, Oregon, USA) - Bookends
Natascha Randt (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) & Karina Hoisan (San Isidro del General, Costa Rica) - Chasing a Butterfly
Sunset Quinnel (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Pursue Impossible for Who
Isabelle Cheren (London, England) - Pursue Impossible
Secret Rage (Sallas, Texas, USA) - The Gift
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon, USA)  - Folding Time
Chantal Harvey (Maastricht, Netherlands) - Robi - oh my head
Fuzzy Deezul (Chicago, Illinois, USA)- The Escape
Panda (La Corneuve, France) - Ghost Race
JaeSang (Seattle, Washington, USA) - Parallel Universes
Livio Korobase  (Caravaggio, BG, Italy) - Pursue Impossible?
Fuchsia Nightfire (Dorset, England) & Gweeb (Canada) - Surfing on Ceres
Sophia Yates (Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA) - IF
Joseph Nussbaum (Durham, North Carolina) & Boris Twist  (Portland, Oregon) - Quest
Maximillian Merlin (Hann. Muenden, Germany) - Enchanted Dimensions
Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Decorations


Thursday, October 22, 2015

PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE (Latest Entries 7)


Our latest 3D art entries for PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE (click or details).

Deadline is only 10 days away! All entries are due by 31 October. We know a lot of people are working hard on their entries and we expect an outstanding show as usual. The prize pool stands at more than half a million Lindens for the 3D Art & Machinima Challenge. All entries will be documented in an exhibition catalog as part of the UWA Studies in Virtual Arts (UWA SiVA) series.

Our latest entries include:
JesseJames Rossini (Moreno Valley, California, USA): The Future is in Our Hands

DarcyChocolat (Moreno Valley, California, USA):  Winning isn't Always Winning and Losing Isn't Always Losing

Tim Timaru (Ploiesti, Romania): Rain

 
Pearl Grey (Rocky Mountains, USA): Impossible Leaps 


Ama Avro (Strasbourg, France): Wisdom for Future



Entries received thus far (in order of receipt):

  • Carmsie Melodie (Australia): Achieve Impossible
  • Chic Aeon (Corvallis Oregon, USA): In Search of Perfection
  • Isaa Gelber (Sao Paolo, Brazil): RE LIQUIA (relic)
  • Delain Canucci  (Tiel, Netherlands): Connecting with the world and unite
  • Louly Loon (Toulouse, France): Pursue Impossible
  • Ionsilver Whitman (Málaga, Spain): Parallel Universes
  • Dusty Canning (Perth, Australia): Impossible today?  ... Possible tomorrow!
  • understandingcomplexity (Havelock, NC, USA): My rl avatar
  • HOLALA Alter (Marid, Spain): Only Prince: Purple Rain
  • K3W (Pacific Northwest, USA): Will I Dream?
  • Corcosman Voom (Sierra Foothills, CA, USA): An Ibis In Pursuit
  • Ginger Lorakeet (Phoenix, AZ, USA): It's always greener.
  • Sevio (Barcelona, Spain): Pursue the Impossible - World Peace
  • Sheba Blitz (Nimbin, NSW, Australia): Shrine to the Impossible
  • Mistero Hifeng (Italy): Dream
  • Nino Vicha: Pursus the End of Homelessness
  • Solkide Auer & Sniper Siemens (Italy): Runners on Fibonacci's Spiral
  • Bibi Rives (Petropolis - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): The Mask
  • Dragon's Lord (Chicago, USA): Reaching the Impossible
  • Charles Hera: Flight
  • Kazuhiro Aridian (Ray, MI, USA): Rise Above the Mundane
  • Frankx Lefavre (Sydney , Australia): Child of Light
  • Secret Rage (Dallas, TX, USA): The Gift
  • Jipe Loon (Haute-Savoie, France): Impossible Quest
  • Ronin1 Shippe (New Mexico, USA): Elephant Whimsy
  • Isadoradean Rossini (Moreno Valley, California, USA): My Impossible: Rising Above the Pain
  • JesseJames Rossini (Moreno Valley, California, USA): The Future is in Our Hands
  • DarcyChocolat (Moreno Valley, California, USA):  Winning isn't Always Winning and Losing Isn't Always Losing
  • Tim Timaru (Ploiesti, Romania): Rain
  • Pearl Grey (Rocky Mountains, USA): Impossible Leaps
  • Ama Avro (Strasbourg, France): Wisdom for Future

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

MachinimUWA VIII: Sevio's "Virtual Flow'



11 days to go till the deadline for entries for both art and film, and we are graced by a remarkable film by Sevio which shows us the strength of the human spirit, and how through virtual ability we pursue the impossible!

This film is now part of MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible, the 8th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. UWA's L$560,000++ Pursue Impossible Art & Film challenges are so themed in honour of UWA adopting Pursue Impossible as their clarion call in real life. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IN 31ST OCTOBER 2015.

You may interpret the theme 'Pursue Impossible' as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes that accompany your film how it fits). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible' (or end credits if it works better creatively). You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which starts at the same point as the UWA Pursue Impossible Video, at Winthrop Clock Tower.

ALSO, public viewing for PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE: The 6th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far.

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Sarah Whitney (Stonington, Connecticut, USA) - Pursue Impossible
Jackson Redstar (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) - Reach
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - Death of Death?
Sevio (Barcelona, Spain) - Virtual Flow
Billy Carter (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) / (Elite Littlebird - SL) - Pursue Impossible
Suzie Anderton (Bournemouth, England) - Pursue Impossible
Chich Aeon  (Corvallis, Oregon, USA) - Bookends
Natascha Randt (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) & Karina Hoisan (San Isidro del General, Costa Rica) - Chasing a Butterfly
Sunset Quinnel (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Pursue Impossible for Who
Isabelle Cheren (London, England) - Pursue Impossible
Secret Rage (Sallas, Texas, USA) - The Gift
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon, USA)  - Folding Time
Chantal Harvey (Maastricht, Netherlands) - Robi - oh my head
Fuzzy Deezul (Chicago, Illinois, USA)- The Escape
Panda (La Corneuve, France) - Ghost Race
Fuchsia Nightfire (Dorset, England) & Gweeb (Canada) - Surfing on Ceres
Sophia Yates (Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA) - IF
Joseph Nussbaum (Durham, North Carolina) & Boris Twist  (Portland, Oregon) - Quest

Sunday, October 18, 2015

MachinimUWA VI: Awesome Foursome - Natascha & Karima, Joseph & Boris, Secret, Sophia


Natascha Randt & Karima Hoisan's "Chasing a Butterfly"


Joseph Nussbaum & Boris Twist's "Quest"


Secret Rage's "The Gift


Sophia Yates "IF"

13 days to go till the deadline for entries and we have a wonderful set of 4 to add to the field.  2 amazing partnerships one spanning the oceans and one across the USA, bring us 'Chasing A Butterfly' with the powerful combo of Natascha Randt and Karima Hoisan  along with 'Quest' by Joseph Nussbaum and Boris Twist. Gifted filmmaker, Sophia Yates asks the question with the thought provoking 'IF' and the ever generous Secret Rage, bestows on us all.... "The Gift"

These films are now part of MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible, the 8th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. UWA's L$560,000++ Pursue Impossible Art & Film challenges are so themed in honour of UWA adopting Pursue Impossible as their clarion call in real life. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IN 31ST OCTOBER 2015.

You may interpret the theme 'Pursue Impossible' as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes that accompany your film how it fits). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible' (or end credits if it works better creatively). You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which starts at the same point as the UWA Pursue Impossible Video, at Winthrop Clock Tower.

ALSO, public viewing for PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE: The 6th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far.

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Sarah Whitney (Stonington, Connecticut, USA) - Pursue Impossible
Jackson Redstar (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) - Reach
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - Death of Death?
Billy Carter (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) / (Elite Littlebird - SL) - Pursue Impossible
Suzie Anderton (Bournemouth, England) - Pursue Impossible
Chich Aeon  (Corvallis, Oregon, USA) - Bookends
Natascha Randt (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) & Karina Hoisan (San Isidro del General, Costa Rica) - Chasing a Butterfly
Sunset Quinnel (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Pursue Impossible for Who
Isabelle Cheren (London, England) - Pursue Impossible
Secret Rage (Sallas, Texas, USA) - The Gift
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon, USA)  - Folding Time
Chantal Harvey (Maastricht, Netherlands) - Robi - oh my head
Fuzzy Deezul (Chicago, Illinois, USA)- The Escape
Panda (La Corneuve, France) - Ghost Race
Fuchsia Nightfire (Dorset, England) & Gweeb (Canada) - Surfing on Ceres
Sophia Yates (Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA) - IF
Joseph Nussbaum (Durham, North Carolina) & Boris Twist  (Portland, Oregon) - Quest

Friday, October 16, 2015

MachinimUWA VIII: Tutsy's "Death of Death?", Fuzzy's "The Escape"



 
TUTSY NAVARATHNA'S "DEATH OF DEATH?"

 
FUZZY DEEZUL'S "THE ESCAPE"

With 2 weeks to go till the deadline, defending champion Tutsy Navarathna throws down the gauntlet, with a thought provoking film entitled "Death of Death", and newcomer Fuzzy Deezul steps up to the plate as well trying to be free from the clutches of the virtual world, with "The Escape".

These films are now part of MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible, the 8th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. UWA's L$560,000++ Pursue Impossible Art & Film challenges are so themed in honour of UWA adopting Pursue Impossible as their clarion call in real life. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IN 31ST OCTOBER 2015.
You may interpret the theme 'Pursue Impossible' as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes that accompany your film how it fits). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible' (or end credits if it works better creatively). You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which starts at the same point as the UWA Pursue Impossible Video, at Winthrop Clock Tower.

ALSO, public viewing for PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE: The 6th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far.

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Sarah Whitney (Stonington, Connecticut, USA) - Pursue Impossible
Jackson Redstar (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) - Reach
Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - Death of Death?
Billy Carter (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) / (Elite Littlebird - SL) - Pursue Impossible
Suzie Anderton (Bournemouth, England) - Pursue Impossible
Chich Aeon  (Corvallis, Oregon, USA) - Bookends
Sunset Quinnel (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Pursue Impossible for Who
Isabelle Cheren (London, England) - Pursue Impossible
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon, USA)  - Folding Time
Chantal Harvey (Maastricht, Netherlands) - Robi - oh my head
Fuzzy Deezul (Chicago, Illinois, USA)- The Escape
Panda (La Corneuve, France) - Ghost Race
Fuchsia Nightfire (Dorset, England) & Gweeb (Canada) - Surfing on Ceres

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

MachinimUWA VIII: Chic Aeon's 'Bookends'



Chic Aeon's moving submission, 'Bookends' is the latest entry to MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible. A tale of love, a tale of hope, a tale of humanity and war... in the pursuit of peace.


This film is now part of MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible, the 8th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. UWA's L$560,000++ Pursue Impossible Art & Film challenges are so themed in honour of UWA adopting Pursue Impossible as their clarion call in real life. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IN 31ST OCTOBER 2015.

You may interpret the theme 'Pursue Impossible' as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes that accompany your film how it fits). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible' (or end credits if it works better creatively). You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which starts at the same point as the UWA Pursue Impossible Video, at Winthrop Clock Tower.

ALSO, public viewing for PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE: The 6th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far.

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VIII: Pursue Impossible
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Sarah Whitney (Stonington, Connecticut, USA) - Pursue Impossible
Jackson Redstar (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) - Reach
Billy Carter (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) / (Elite Littlebird - SL) - Pursue Impossible
Suzie Anderton (Bournemouth, England) - Pursue Impossible
Chich Aeon  (Corvallis, Oregon, USA) - Bookends
Sunset Quinnel (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - Pursue Impossible for Who
Isabelle Cheren (London, England) - Pursue Impossible
Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon, USA)  - Folding Time
Chantal Harvey (Maastricht, Netherlands) - Robi - oh my head
Panda (La Corneuve, France) - Ghost Race
Fuchsia Nightfire (Dorset, England) & Gweeb (Canada) - Surfing on Ceres

Sunday, October 11, 2015

PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE (Latest Entries 6)

Our latest entries for PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE. Deadline is coming up fast! All entries are due by 31 October. We know a lot of people are working hard on their entries and we expect an outstanding show as usual. The prize pool stands at more than half a million Lindens for the 3D Art & Machinima Challenge. All entries will be documented in an exhibition catalog as part of the UWA Studies in Virtual Arts (UWA SiVA) series. 

Frankx Lefavre: Child of Light.  Frank give us an immersive environment of fractals and light. 


Secret Rage: The Gift. A small piece with a big heart.

Jipe Loon: Impossible Quest. As usual Jipe gives us a complex and highly original entry. 

Ronin1 Shippe: Elephant Whimsy. Ronin is a prolific digital artist. He gives us a simple geometric display of satirical pictures of elephants. (I particularly like the Vitruvian pachyderm.)


Isadoradean Rossini; My Impossible: Rising Above the Pain. A powerful display of text and images about her parents, war, and mental illness.