Wednesday, February 17, 2010

If you've been wondering what I'm doing.....

It's been a while since I updated this blog! One of the many reasons is that life got very hectic around christmas and New Year, with a lot of rl work which sapped my strength considerably.

Then I've been thinking a lot recently, and though I've got a script lying here, ready to film (and I still think it's a very good script), I'm not ready to make the movie, and have no idea when I will be, or if I I'll ever be. It's a long, complicated to film story, it would need loads of mods; and I would have to make a lot of compromises to make it happen at all.

I'm just not up to it.

So what do I do when I'm fed up and undecided about something? I learn something new - and that's creating fashion for Second Life!
Currently I'm happily grappling with Photoshop; brushes, pen tool, layers; making textures... it's great fun, and I've opened a little shop where I sell my creations:

I've also blogging about my shop here

I have to admit I've grown very fond of the look of SL - in my opinion, it is very, very beautiful! And maybe (just maybe) I'll one day start filming here - something small, and uncomplicated..... but not now.


So, I'm taking a "sabbatical" from machinima!
For those of you who would like to offer me roles in their movies - though I'm not around much on any of the forums at the moment, you can still reach me via e-mail; and I will take on roles - just, I will be picky about what I do. But don't hesitate to ask!

Until then! :)
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pigeon: Impossible

Just saw this today and loved every minute of it!
It took 5 years to make it - read all about it on the website!

Enjoy the film and watch it on Youtube HD - it's sooo worth it! :)

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Atopic, Machinima Expo, graphic cards and smoke-signs...

It has been a bit quiet here for some time now... but that doesn't mean that there isn't a lot happening!

The Atopic festival is in full swing - I'm so proud that my film Saving Grace is being shown there, and I wish I would be able to attend - but alas, I have to work... :(
I'm looking forward to IceAxe's adventures in Paris though, I'm sure he will have a lot to tell! And hopefully we'll get to see some pictures, too! :)

I'm also looking very much forward to Machinima Expo - so many wonderful films have been chosen for the consideration of the jury - quite a few of my personal all-time favourites! and I'm very happy, and again proud, that two of my films are among those - both Saving Grace and :transient:, the latter being one of my not so widely known movies of which I personally always have been very fond of. :)
I will also be on the panel of 'Women in Machinima' this year - looking very much forward to get to talk to the machinimatoresses (what a word... lol).

My own movie making is on full hold at the moment - my graphic cards have been causing more and more troubles in the last few month; an update of the drivers made Moviestorm nearly unworkable for me, though it helped with some of the other problems... and iClone is playing sluggishly, too. I know which new graphic card and system I want, but at the moment, all the components I'd like to have are sold out in germany.... so it's more waiting. Which isn't that bad - I'm doing more singing and voice overs in the meantime... :)

I am also waiting for iClone 4 to appear in the german version - which will hopefully be at the end of november. I have high hopes for the facial animation features and the motion-pathing - I never made a secret of it that I'm slightly disappointed in the facial /motion capabilities of iClone 3, and I hope version 4 will make a big difference.

In other news, I've quit smoking - wednesday, 21st october. It's going surprisingly well so far - I'm only slightly more agressive than usual, haven't gained weight yet (and doing my best so that it stays that way), plus I already can feel that my voice is better.... so, singing will get better. Which is the reward for having to give up my one and only vice!
Gah, I'm so boring now........... :D
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Online Voting for the Cinemanila Machinima Festival has started!

The excitement doesn't stop - so shortly after the First Ollies Award Show, which left me overwhelmed and very happy about the support the TMU community has shown me - I'd like to say 'Thank you!' once again! :) - the online voting on the First Cinemanila Machinima Film Festival has started!

I am very proud that Kate Lee's "The Afflicted" has been chosen to be voted on! If you'd like to vote for me (or any of the other wonderful movies in their selection), please visit their website:

Cinemanila Machinima

You will have to register to be able to vote!

There are two categories: Short Film and Music Video.

Among the selections for Short Film are also IceAxe's 'Clockwork', Lainy Voom's 'The Stolen Child', Russel Boyd's/Pooky Amsterdam's 'Shrink Wrapped'... (just to name a few!) loads of great films to vote upon!

Voting will be possible until October, 16th!
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Good News!

I'm happy to announce that two of my films have been selected for film festivals -

"Saving Grace" will be shown at the Atopic Machinima Film Festival in France (a big thankyou to Phil Rice!), and "Kate Lee's The Afflicted" at the 1st Cinemanila Machinima Film Festival in the Philippines!

I'm very happy and excited about this, as you can imagine! :)

And of course I'm also looking very much forward to TMUnderground's First Annual OLLIES Award show, which will take place on the Ken & Roger show this coming sunday, october 11th!

Don't forget to tune into the show and join the merry crowd in the chatroom!
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