Friday, April 13, 2012

48 Machinima Premiere Screening in Second Life APR 14 at new LEA Theatre


Linden Endowment of the Arts Hosts Project 48 Machinima Premiere Screening in Second Life APR 14

The 48 Hour Film Project
comes to the virtual world of Second Life on Sat APR 14 with an exclusive inworld screening of all entries from the 2012 Machinima 48 Hour Film Project, accompanied by film team interviews and a presentation by Emmy nominated Film SFX supervisor Tony Dyson.

22 teams will compete in this virtual-world version of the famous 48 Hour Film Project, where crews must produce a machinima masterpiece within exactly 48 hours: write, shoot, edit and score it. With 3 required elements (prop, character and line of dialogue) and a randomly-assigned genre, filmmakers must work fast to create high-speed cinematic history. In the Project 48 Machinima edition, films are created within the 3D virtual world of Second Life.

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA)
is a resident-managed agency within the world of Second Life, tasked with nurturing and promoting the arts community within the virtual world. LEA's new Media Arts Center specifically works with awareness, education and development of virtual world-generated video (machinima) and will be hosting this screening within its new LEA Theater, a high-tech facility designed for cutting-edge media events.

The program also features the head of jury, Emmy-nominated special effects supervisor Tony Dyson (Moonraker, Star Wars, Altered States, Dragon Slayer) who will be delivering a presentation before the official awards ceremony, be streamed live from the Casula Powerhouse Theater in Sydney, Australia. Other judges include The rest of the judging panel includes; Sean Callinan, Paul Nunes, Chris Howlett, Dan Graf, Trace Sanderson and event host Phaylen Fairchild. The first place film will represent the 48HFPmachinima at the Filmapalooza Filmfestival 2012, in Los Angeles.

WHERE: LEA Theater in Second Life:

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