Saturday, July 19, 2008

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!

But now..

a little Best Of from the other categories of Bitfilm, according to me:

3D Space Category
Our Wonderful Nature (#1 Winner)
Do Penguins Fly?
Fast Cars

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)

Flash Category
Antivirus (#1 Winner)
Heavenly Sword

Realtime Category
Lifeforce (#1 Winner)
fr-401: debris

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


At July 19, 2008 at 11:54 PM , Blogger Vilaeryn said...

Good on ya for going to Germany and having fun even if you didn't win ! Better to enjoy yourself no matter what, then to be all emo and *gasp* start listening to LP. >.>
I love love love love your piggy !! That, alone makes Hamburg full of win !

Wow you have a sexy beast of a machine too and it is so color coordinated with the piggy. ^^
I can't wait to see the results of the inspiration you gathered while there.

May the muse who visits you in your sleep stay to make you breakfast, instead of hitting and quitting =P *giggles*


At July 20, 2008 at 3:45 AM , Blogger BaronSoosdon said...

Vilaeryn: Also note the youtube video playing on the computer screen :)

At July 22, 2008 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Olibith said...

I never saw Hamburg, but I'm sure of something, Paris sucks big time since I left the place. :D

Nice lil piggy, I think there might be a way to curve holes where you need em !

At July 22, 2008 at 6:34 PM , Anonymous xayo said...

Cool that you liked my city :)
btw. the Black Skull Piggy is a merchandise article for the FC( Football Club) St.Pauli :)


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