Interruption to coffee

Interruption to coffee

Coffee with Isa is on hold today because I wanted to do a post about the University Of Western Australia (UWA) and the awards they have been giving to people over the years for their amazing contributions to art and machinima in Second Life. Of course it comes with a self indulgent video.

I was very fortunate along with my friend Suzie Anderton to be part of these awards and to have been nominated. (I will link below this post to the site so you can go and check out all the entries ( Suffice to say Harriet Parker was most excited that her two friends Isabelle Cheren (me) and Suzie Anderton were noticed amongst all the talented machinima makers.)

The theme of the SLartist@UWA Machinima Challenge was ‘ART OF THE ARTISTS.’

I won Slartist@UWA Machinima Challenge in 4th place and an honourable mention to for the POOKYMEDIA Prize

What they said was :-This film featured the work of artists Noke Yuitza, Otcoc Resident & Phillysmaybe Resident, Peli Dieterle, Igor Ballyhoo, and Rosie Dimanovic. One of the panel offered, “The concept of this film is very good; it is beautifully made, very artistic and creative. The section in the middle almost feels like it belongs to a different film, and I appreciate it as a separate entity. I like the delivery of the poem, it is easy to follow. There is a dream-like feel to this film, very soothing.

Suzie Anderton  is joint-winner of the UWA Special Prize and also 3rd Place for POOKYMEDIA Prize

What was said of Suzie’s  work was :-  a lovely romantic piece using real life footage and greyscale very well. This machinima pays special tribute to an artwork which won one of the YWA Grand Challenges, created by Australian artist Sharni Azalee. One of the judges said, “This is a creative film with good detail, and script. Well made. Fantasy vs Reality. Very cinematic. Excellent transitions and fit between audio and visual. The idea is a classic, and the dreamlike filming works well.”

The overall first prize went to Glasz DeCuir

All finalists can be seen here as there are far too many to mention.

Video:-

Credits:-

Isa

Fleurista jumpsuit from Just because

Fallen stole from Kaithleens

Sweet gloss lips and Mia eyeshadow from A R T E

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Harriet

Kimbra gown from Just Because

Red lippy from A R T E

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Kimberley bento head from CATWA

Evie shape for the CATWA Kimberley head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Shot on location at the University of Western Australia

News at TEN with Harriet Parker

News at TEN with Harriet Parker

There is indeed some news to be had as the excitement starts to rumble on the Second Life grid. Suzie Anderton and Isabelle Cheren no less.

Watch and find out ..

Video:-

Credits:-

Harriet

Carly dress from D.E. Boutique at the Designer Showcase (it has a hud!!)

Darkness Falls hair from Magika

Kimberley bento head from CATWA

Evie shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Isabelle

Dana shorts and top from Candy Doll

Scout hair from Truth

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

All makeup on both gals is from A R T E

Shot on location at Alpha Gym

Designer Showcase

Harriet visits the UWA

Harriet visits the UWA

Harriet Parker has dropped by the University of Western Australia to catch up on the latest news.

Video:-

Credits :-

Love dress by D.E. Boutique now at the Designer Showcase

Darkness Falls hair from Magika

Kimberley bento head from CATWA

Evie shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Shot on location at The University of Western Australia

Suzie Andertons entry

My entry

Designer Showcase

Before the World was made

Before the World was made

I don’t class myself as a great machinima creator. I don’t have the excellent graphic qualities or the great production software. But I do love machinima.

I have followed the UWA during my time in SL and loved the creativity that has come from the films I have seen and even attempted to participate in doing.

This one I totally enjoyed because it meant I could relate the art to something  I feel passionate about and that is mankind.

I hope you enjoy.

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Credits:-

I can only say a wonderful thank you to the all the great artist there are in Second Life whose works have been displayed at the UWA Virtual University of Western Australia

Noke Yuitza

Otcoc Resident & Phillysmaybe Resident

Peli Dieterle

Igor Ballyhoo

Rosie Dimanovic

It is truly worth a visit to see some of these amazing pieces of art and appreciate the time and creativity spent in their making.