Saturday, February 07, 2009

Machinima Info Barf #18

Continuing the slimmer better info barf.


Machinima News:

Next Machinima audio conference Feb 22.
Machiniplex premiere of Saving Grace Feb 15.
MellaniuM talks convergence.


Radiohead and Aniboom contest winners.
Siggraph entry deadline is March 4.

Video Game/Virtual World News:

How to create vector art from Alien Hominid designer.
Retro Atari ad. Ahh...the good old days of epileptic seizure-inducing PacMan.
Video Game Classics. The GoldenEye poster kills me.
Games eclipsed the Hollywood box office years ago. Now it's beating DVD and Blu-Ray sales.
The art of the videogame.
Second Life biology.
Dystopia's (HL2 Mod) Upcoming Release.

Machinima/Video Clips:

Scott McCloud analyzes comic books. His TED talk gives a 17 minute intro.
Augmented Second Reality.
One small step from reassembling robotic cubes to the T-1000. Their robotic dog was previously mentioned in info barf #1.
TheWorldThatYouKnow from Pineapple Pictures.

Digital Online Video/Cinema/Imaging:

3D sex in all its cinematic glory coming soon.
Some YouTube HD uploading tips.
Sites that allow HD uploads and which ones are the best.
Top 50 3D renders, some utterly fantastic, some utterly banal.
Inauguration meant big numbers on the web.
Mike Jones talks about shot length in movies based on some dubiously drawn chart junk curves.
Explore color themes at Kuler.
Bordwell has flashbacks.
MAKE magazine article on the Prelinger archive.
You can search google by image size.
The top 10 shots of 2008, part 1, part 2.
Film editing with Albert Brooks.
More procedural city generation.
Interactive photo hunt of Oscar nominees using YouTube annotations.


Classic art from old books. The Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass art by Tenniel remind of my first foray into these books as a kid.
How to write a book.
50 most loathsome people in America.
Primitive robots.
2009: The Year of Panic. At least according to Sterling who is increasingly becoming the Andy Rooney of the internet age.
More Lessig and copyright in the digital age.
Digital literature with a nice set of links.

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