Monday, August 24, 2009

Koinup’s Cream of the Crop - Hiperia3D’s Machinima Selections

Not only does Koinup have some fabulously talented photographers and still artists but we have an unbelievable pool of machinimagraphers as well. These folks stage everything from the most simple of how-tos to elaborate music videos. They take up gigs and gigs of space on their hard drives filming in 3D game platforms, then edit, cut, set them to a sound track of voice or music, and release them into the wild for our viewing pleasure. The results are amazing short films where the machinimists is entire team (director, cameraman, editor, sound engineer...).

Koinup’s Cream of the Crop this week I’ve picked Hiperia3D’s Machinima Selections. This group was founded in April of 2008. Its aim is to promote the works of machinima directors. It’s open to works from all 3D worlds and currently contains 192 wonderfully entertaining pieces. Make sure to turn up your sound as each of the following have fantastic soundtracks.

<a href="">LoveLife</a> - a <a href="">LoveLife</a> by <a>toxicmenges</a> on <a href="">Koinup</a>

Machinima by: toxicmenges

Toxicmenges' LoveLife could easily be a vid to get people interested in SL. In 4 short minutes, Toxic takes us on a journey from orientation island down the rabbithole into some of SL's big activites and landmarks while illustrating not only how incredibly beautiful Secondlife is but how complex it is as well.

<a href="">Art is hard</a> - a <a href="">Art is hard</a> by <a>RockerFaerie</a> on <a href="">Koinup</a>

Machinima by: RockerFaerie

This piece by RockerFaerie is named Art is Hard. Perhaps it is commentary on the challenges that artists in 3D worlds encounter while trying to create in this bold new medium or perhaps is it just a music vid showcasing Cursive's song Art is Hard which is the soundtrack. Either way it's pretty brilliant and worth the watch.

<a href="">Self</a> - a <a href="">Self</a> by <a>BrynOh</a> on <a href="">Koinup</a>

Machinima by: BrynOh

BrynOh's Self is a thing of true beauty. I particularly love the after effects Bryn uses in presenting this piece for our viewing pleasure. Shot on location at Immersiva sim that was designed and built by Bryn.

If your group is having a contest or an event, please PM me on Koinup and let me know. I'd love to cover all the fun to be had in joining such expressive groups of people from all over.

Fiona Haworth
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Pier said...

Awesome piece Fiona!
we at Koinup always considered machinima one of the most mature art expressions of virtual worlds
this group by Hiperia 3D news greatly show the potential of this art genre as new way to make art and creativity

Jordi R Cardona said...

Thank you for your review to our group, Fiona. I am happy to see that you enjoyed it.

Fiona Haworth said...

Thanks this one was such a treat to find and review. -Fi

ColeMarie Soleil said...

Art is hard is actually about the cost and the things you give up/endure in order to create art in virtual worlds ;p

Or it can just be a pretty video to Cursive too
if you don't want to use your brain :D

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