PRESS RELEASE – MachinimaUWA IV: Art of the Artists

MachinimUWA IV : Art of the Artists – L$230,000 Prize Pool

DATES:   Submissions open through 10th NOVEMBER 2011
Entries will be displayed on the University of Western Australia (UWA) Second Life Blog.  http://uwainsl.blogspot.com

Winner will be announced during the announcement of the Grand Prize winner of the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge in early December, as this is a companion event, in a  sense.

THEME: Create something that will take our breath away
SUBJECT MATTER: The Artworks sent in for the Monthly rounds of the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge at the UWA Gallery (and also the artworks in contention for the Grand Prize that are rezzed till the end of the challenge on the adjacent SIM – these artworks are listed below).
LOCATION OF SUBJECT MATTER:

UWA 3D Open Art Gallery: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA/63/132/249

Monthly Winners at UWA: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA%20Winthrop/128/128/2

NOTE: The artwork may be filmed in situ, but it is not a must to film in situ, so long at the focus of the machinima is centered around the artworks. You may communicate with the artists to film their SUBMITTED works in other locations. Also, please contact Jayjay Zifanwe or FreeWee Ling if you need to be able to rezz blue screen, etc as part of your filming process.

THE CHALLENGE
Create a machinima that features some (or one) of the artworks submitted to the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge. You can choose to film as many (or as few) as you like, and you may submit any number of entries. There is no enforced time limit, however a recommended time limit would be between 3 – 6 minutes.

Method of Entry & Other Info:
* Load the Machinima anywhere, preferably youtube or vimeo, and provide the link to Jayjay Zifanwe & LaPiscean Liberty
* Please acknowledge the artworks you feature
*  If you need to rezz (blue screen etc), contact Jayjay Zifanwe or FreeWee Ling

If you have questions or want to discuss anything, please contact Jayjay Zifanwe

JUDGING PANEL
Professor Ted Snell (RL) – Director, Cultural Precinct, The University of Western Australia
Jay  Jay Jegathesan (RL) / Jayjay Zifanwe (SL) – Manager School of Physics/ Lead of UWA Virtual Worlds
Yesikita Coppola (SL) – Official Machinimatographer for UWA 2011
FreeWee Ling (SL) – Curator, UWA 3D Open Art Challenge
LaPiscean Liberty (SL) – CEO AviewTV and UWA Virtual World Technical Media Advisor
Nazz Lane (SL) – Journalist and Author
Rowan Derryth (SL) – Art & Design Historian; Writer for Prim Perfect Publications
Dr. Phylis Johnson (RL) – Media Professor, Southern Illinois University, Author – Machinima: Aesthetics and Practice (a.k.a, Sonicity Fitzroy, SL Virtual Journalist)
Mal Burns (SL), Metaverse News Aggregator and Broadcaster
Dousa Dragonash (SL) – COO Metaverse Television
Phaylen Fairchild (SL) – Award Winning Writer, Director, Comedian
Chestnut Rau (SL) – Journalist
Thirza Ember (SL) – Art Blog Writer
Pia Klaar (SL) – Machinimatographer and Winner of MachinimUWA III Viewer Event
Editorial Clarity (SL) – Metaverse Journalist and Senior Writer, BOSL Blog & BOSL Magazine

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ARTWORKS IN CONTENTION FOR GRAND FINALE SO FAR: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA%20Winthrop/206/135/248

NOVEMBER 2010 (Round 1)
FLY WITH THE WIND by Josina Burgess
FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE by Miso Susanowa
THE GLOWING SERPENT by Gingered Alsop &
LAZER BALLS by Betty Tureaud
THE COPPER BEECH by soror Nishi &
LOSS by Gingered Alsop
DREAM OF THE COLD SLEEPER by Typote Beck

DECEMBER 2010 (Round 2)
 IL PLEUT SUR MON COEUR COMME IL PLEUT SUR LA VILLE (“It’s raining in my heart, as it’s raining in the town”) by Cherry Manga
 TRAVEL IN THE SHADOW OF TECHNOLOGY by Anley Piers
 PARANORMAL FROTTAGE by Misprint Thursday
 THE ILLUSIONIST by Gleman Jun
 LIGHT TOWER by Betty Tureaud
MISS N by Suzanne Graves
TURNING THE TIDE by Nish Mip

JANUARY 2011 (Round 3)
CHOOSE YOUR BLOSSOM by Suzanne Graves
SYMPHONY IN THE BARREL OF A GUN by Arrow Inglewood
PLANET CENSORED by Anley Piers and
STRANGE PLANT…UGLYNESS & BEAUTY by Claudia222 Jewel
DAUGHTER OF THE WIND by Fae Varriale

FEBRUARY 2011 (Round 4)
THE RHYTHM OF MOOD – Lea Supermarine & Jarapanda Snook
DIGITAL GLOVE by Misprint Thursday
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Cherry Manga
GECKO ON THE BOX by Yooma Mayo
THE MINOTAUR OF CARTON by Typote Beck
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Cherry Manga

MARCH 2011 (Round 5)
SHATTERED by Ginger Alsop
THE FRAGILITY OF THE SOUL IS NOT A DEFECT by Gleman Jun
SPANISH BULL by Silene Christen
TROIS PETITS TOURS ET PUIS S’EN VA (Three little turns and it goes away) by  Josiane Sorciere
TRIBUTE TO GOYA by Silene Christen
MARIONETTE by Haveit Neox

APRIL 2011 (Round 6)
JUNGLE CHALLENGE by Dusty Canning
THE DOCK SPIRIT by Scottius Polke
ULTRA VIOLET by quadrapop Lane
THEATRE OF WAR by Miso Susanowa
HISTORY IN CREAM by Haveit Neox
FATA DANZANTE by Daco Monday
VENUSTRAP by Claudia222 Jewell

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