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It has been nearly five years since I wrapped my mind around a machinima project. It took some digging into my memory to rediscover the knowledge it takes. It helped to have a goal, shamelessly capitalistic as it was. 3D modeling, texturing and animating has been consuming my years since the last time I finished […]

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What an Expo!

Hello, reader. Long time no see! It was quite a fun Sunday, Nov. 9th, I spent at the MachinExpo 2008 in Second Life (SL).
Here’s Sol Bartz standing near the MachinExpo 2008 Award (click image for full size).
Lots of machinima folks I admire and respect were in attendance while the design and layout of the […]

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I am not a good blogger! For me writing one is like pulling toes off of a fly’s leg: tedious and damn near impossible! But now I have the distinct pleasure of writing that my first real machinima collaboration, Morning Run Amok, won the Gold for Best Comedy and Silver for Best Sound Design at […]

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It’s always good to be nervous at an event like the Online Machinima Film Festival, especially if you’re one of the presenters! But even if you’re not involved in the workings of such a gathering, not being a bit nervous means that it isn’t fun and exciting for you. The OMFF was both for me, […]

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As I dust off and start to perform my original compositions in Second Life to a potentially larger audience than they have ever had in the past, I get an email from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announcing their call to action to sign their newly crafted Bill of Rights for […]

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Building Gitmo

I’ve been working with documentary filmmaker Nonny de la Pena in Second Life (TM) helping, along with other builders, to construct her Gone Gitmo interactive virtual experience.
My Real Life (TM) schedule has been so hectic that I was only able to make the Camp Delta long term maximum security detention barracks. I worked in a […]

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As I began writing this blurb about my presentation at the American Film Institute’s Digital Content Lab production cycle orientation I learned that Arthur C. Clarke had died at age 90. What would the state of today’s technology have been like without the imagination of Clarke? I shudder to think. There went a mind well […]

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Just came down from 30,000 feet and boy are my avatar’s arms tired!
Hathead Rickenbacker’s Second Life Sky Tower Lounge was the place to be tonight. Hathead was generous enough to host the well-attended Online Machinima Film Festival’s Pre-awards Cocktail Party where we danced, chatted, and listened to live performances by guitarist Ceedj Beaumont (PEDS’ CJ […]

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Condolences and good will

As I was on my way to a particularly intense client meeting this morning I received word that Peter Rasmussen had passed away. The meeting took very long and was packed with information which I both received and disseminated, but almost all I could think about was the few short hours I had spent on […]

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Goodnight, Irene!

As I scramble to remodel my entire site because of the demise of Stage6, I’m kicking myself for betting on the most beautiful horse in the race instead of studying the handicaps and weighing the pros and cons of the odds on favorites in the video streaming site wars.
I had the feeling early last year […]

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