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Time Out Magazine Amsterdam June 2011
Article in Time Out Magazine, June 2011 Club Karlsson Friday 17 & Saturday 18 If you’re tired of the same overpaid Botox victims trotting out all-too-familiar plot Lines, then prolific ‘machinimatographer’ Chantal Harvey may be your cinematic salvation. The Dutch director’s third Ma Machinima International Film Festival promises 60 original, fun, touching, sometimes plain weird and, occasionally, mindblowing short films that defy the usual rules of storytelling. Machinima, you see, is the art of making movies using 3D online virtual worlds and video games (such as Second Life, World of Warcraft or even Google Earth) where, unhampered by such pesky factors as reality, the laws of physics or an actor’s range, filmmakers can unleash their creativity with no bounds other than their own imaginations. Harvey (after whose nickname in the community, ‘mama-chinima’, the festival is named) claims she refuses to limit herself to one genre of machinima ‘because the medium offers so much freedom to filmmakers’. Clearly, most of them got the memo – including Lainy Voom, whose bird-headed characters drink coffee with a spoonfull of eyeballs, and Tom Jantol, whose rendering of Pinocchio as a disolated doll with lipstick and nipples curiously takes nothing away from the film’s grace and sensitivity. Because it’s inherently inexpensive to produce but rich in possibilities, machinimatography appeals to experimental and emerging filmmakers in particular. That said, some open-minded old-timers have also jumped on the machinima bandwagon, such as Peter Greenaway (‘The Pillow Book’) who is presenting his ‘Big Bang’at the Festival. A poetic ode to all existence, parts of his film eschews human beings in favor of computer-generated avatars, some of whom boast such realistic facial expressions that Pixar’s best illustrators might want to watch their backs. The event, which will happen in ‘real life’ at Club Karlsson, a private club and sel-avowed ‘counter cultural’ space in the Western Canal Belt, will also be streamed live online and in Second Life, where hundreds more visitors and their avatars are expected at the lavish virtual theater ‘built’ especially for the occasion. Club Karlsson guests are welcome to bring their laptops to follow the online part of the event – WI FI and the requisite cables will be provided. Both real life and virtual virtual parties reflect the important social aspect of Machinima: ‘The festival is not a competition; there are no awards, no contests; it’s just about sharing’, says Harvey. In this spirit, newbies can try their hands at the ‘Machinima for Dummies’ workshop at Club Carlsson on June 17, creating a short film that will be screened at the opening of the festival. With twice as many filmmakers and twice as many real life guests as last year, the trend is clearly growing. ‘We ‘ll have drinks, food, a lot of socialising and maybe even sex,’ says producer Ze Moo. No wonder machinima is gaining speed. 17 & 18 June, 20.00 – 01.00 at Club Karlsson (Keizersgracht 264). FREE and online all night. See mmif.org for more information. Marie-Charlotte Peze.Monsters (2010 Film)
It's no secret that I have a crush on anything that the UK does. Really, it's no secret. So last week, I was standing in front of a Red Box movie rental machine and trying to decide on what movie I should use my free rental code on. Monsters looked like a good pick. The name of the movie, the description, and the picture used gave it character. That's something you don't see anymore; a movie with a lot of greatness going for it. Still, I was unsure of how good the movie could be; but it was a free rental code. The opening of the movie seemed a little shaky; it was shot in a first person's view through night vision; as you can see with this uploaded video. I was thinking, "Aw man, not another Cloverfield." The plot at first doesn't make sense with the opening of the movie but I cannot tell you how important it is to watch the movie as one continuous film. The little hiccup of the opening of the movie eventually makes much more sense when you see the end of the movie. The plot of the movie is simple and almost original; NASA happens to find life in space and brings samples back to Earth. During reentry, the specimens are lost and end up between Mexico and the US. A couple years later, the creatures now have control of that area. The main characters are Andrew Kaulder and Samantha Wynden. Andrew is sent by his boss to retrieve his daughter. Unfortunately, getting back isn't as easy as they expected. The visuals for the movie were pretty amazing when it came to the fact that whole movie had a small budget of only $500,000; giving the filming equipment a budget of only $15,000. Gareth Edwards actually wrote, directed, filmed, and did the visual effects for the film himself using off-the-shelf computer programs. The music score is pretty great; as it was atmospheric and relaxing. The acting was also great as two lesser known actors were used. Since the actors were dating in real life, they were able to work better with each other. The extras were actually locals doing improvised parts. I'd definitely recommend anyone and everyone to check this movie using Red Box for the low cost of a $1. You can't get a better deal for your dollar elsewhere!
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