28 Jul 2010

W B Yeats - An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

Recipient of the Order of 777 Studios Medal.

Nominated for Jury Award at MachinExpo2010.

Screened at Atopic - Festivel de Films Machinima - 2010

Runner up for Best Story Line/Narrative Machinima at VWBPE 2011

I have wanted to turn this poem into film ever since I saw a friend's forum signature:

A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds

But my usual flight sim, IL2, did not have World War I scenarios. Now, with the visually stunning flight sim, Rise of Flight, this finally became a possibility.

3 Jun 2010

Dakadakadaka - Machinima Expo 2010 Trailer

The Machinima Expo 2010 is now accepting entries. It would be great to see some flight sim movies represented though I know it has been a quiet year. Still, there are a few months to go before the deadline is up -August 31st.

2009 had two of Doktorkop's films included, one nominated for a jury prize and another screened. Myself and Blackace had films screened too, but these were not flight sim movies.

2008 had Faith Hope and Charity screened and Bag the Hun was on display on one of the vendor stands.

I know there are good flight sim movies out there, so please do submit!

There have also been some amazing films made in other engines so I'm sure it will be the best Expo yet, especially as we are hoping to have many more attendees both from the web via Livestream and other browser technologies as well as in Second Life.

PS here's the original

2 May 2010

Time lapse video of set building in Second Life

This is how a WW2 control tower was built in Second Life and chroma keyed with an airfield in IL2 for an upcoming flight sim training film. The script has been written by Kate "kkffoo" Fosk and Carlos "EAF51 Nepe" Garcia for an interesting mix of human interest and technical accuracy. Second Life is a great engine for building sets and creating actors while IL2 is one of the best flight sims for representing WW2 aircraft. Thanks to Chantal Harvey and TributeTim Kwak for providing the land to build on.

10 Mar 2010

Some of my old gaming videos moved to Youtube

A few of my early gaming videos, pre 2007, that were only available for download, now moved to Youtube. Is this machinima? ;)

Mainly nostalga for my flying pals of the virtual European Air Force as these are mostly recorded from online flying sessions, but other's may hopefully be able to relate.

Or just for anyone interested in what I started out making, and maybe even to give you that same thought I had over 5 years ago of "hey, I could do that".

S/L Joe90, 602 "City of Glasgow" Squadron, EAF