223 - Something About Hamburg!
So.. I visited Hamburg. I was invited there by the fine folks of BitFilm festival.
My machinima, I'm So Sick was a nominee in the machinima category. No victory this time, ISS came second. I heard that ISS was #1 for quite a while, but then the winner - Rusty Whispers: Dennis by Lit Fuse Films came and owned me in the finishing line.
Congrats to them!
I also got to meet the duo from LFF, funny guys they were. Most importantly.. the Lit Fusers have also mastered the fine art of Rickrolling people!
Even though ISS did not win any awards, the event and trip was far from a loss.
I got an enormous boost of inspiration and ideas from the works shown on the event's big screen. More about the other animation vids later.
Looks a lot like a clockwork gnome from WOTLK?
The city had some sea monsters! I bet the reason for that is the fact that lots of sea men are thrown into the ocean. It can't be anything else!
Now, who wants to see boring shots of landscapes when you can have underlit pictures of machinimas shown on a big screen? (and the picture does not even give any indication of the scale lolololollol)
That is one big porno dwarf.
Black piggybank with a skull! The only souvenir I bought.
Sorry Olibith.. it does not have any entry holes in the correct places :(
Behind the piggie you can see my new toy, an Asus EEE PC. A sexy beast it is, but the god damn cursed WLAN functionality (read: the lack of it) is making me gmrgrlgrGLRgrL. I installed a nLited Windows XP to the machine, but still no help.
More drama about the subject shall come in the future!
a little Best Of from the other categories of Bitfilm, according to me:
3D Space Category
Our Wonderful Nature (#1 Winner)
Do Penguins Fly?
FX Mix Category
Artificial Worlds v3.0
I Am Legend - Isolation
Kings of Power 4 Billion % (This one is pure win! I wanna make a 2d machinima rite now)
Antivirus (#1 Winner)
Lifeforce (#1 Winner)
If you got time and want to see more more more more - head this way. All the contestant entries are there!
Last but not least, I hope that all the WoW machinimakers submit their films to the next years contest!
I will be definitely doing that if I get a passable machinima done.
I know that the French will have my head for this but I gotta say: I liked Hamburg more than Paris :P