MachinimUWA VI: Bay, Veruca, Giannis, Emmo, Talia & Luci take the total to 50!

Closing in on 24 hours to go, we bring another beautiful selection of 6 to the challenge, taking the total to 50!. Luci von Smörgås continues the European renaissance with a work whose timing is perfect given the recent Supreme Court decision in the USA, Emmo Wei's Pale Horses, brings to mind the series of tragedies that ended with us burying our hearts at Wounded Knee, Veruca Vandyke returns, and shows what happens when relationships break down, Bay Sweetwater's  brings to us a love story where a sand castle is swept away and returned on the tide, Talia Sunsong unmasks a wonder with Masks of Life, while Giannis Piaggio brings to us a curious tale, with The Lake.

Do note that 'Gift from the Gods' can also be used now to meet the entry requirements. 

These machinima are now part of the L$1.1 Million, MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS, the 6th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The theme for MachinimUWA VI is a tribute to the Centenary of the University of Western Australia. Entries for MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS may consist of any storyline that fits the theme of 'REFLECTIONS.' At least ONE of the 3 'Spaces of Reflection' on UWA's SL SIMS (the Sunken Gardens, the Somerville Auditorium or the Reflection Pond) must be clearly shown in the story.

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered in UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge: REFLECTIONS

All works are on the AviewTv RSS feed for MachinimUWA VI: Reflections  

MachinimUWA VI Entries (In reverse Klingon alphabetical order)

Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - DRAWING OUTSIDE THE LINES
Hypatia Pickens (Rochester, new York, USA) - CLOUD (YOUTUBE) / CLOUD (VIMEO) 
Karima Hoisan & Natascha Randt (Costa Rica & Germany) - WINDOW ON A TRAIN
Vilvi Rae (Jyväskylä, Finland) - PAST|BEYOND
Emmo Wei (Florida, USA) - PALE HORSES
Ambrosia Lanley (Seal Beach, California) - DREAMTIME
Lazarus Doghouse & Pixie Rain (Memphis, USA & Peterborough, England) - MERE REFLECTIONS OF HER 
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - RENUNCIATION 
Misprint Thursday (New Hampshire, USA) - BINARY STAR REFLECTIONS
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - DREAM OF LIFE
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - THE MIRROR LIES

Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India) - NARCISSUS (French)NARCISSUS (English) 
Bryn Oh (Toronto, Canada) - JUNIPER
Sophia Yates (Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA) - REFLECTIONS 
Braclo Eber (South Africa) - STOLEN REFLECTIONS
Aquaglo (Texas, USA) - 100 YEARS OF EDUCATION?
Hypatia Pickens (Rochester, new York, USA) - SLOW LIGHT (VIMEO) / (YOUTUBE)
Luci von Smörgås [Lucian Zemenis]  (Lund, Sweden) - REFLECTIONS (IN YOUR MIND)

Devi Sky (Northridge, California, USA) - REFLECTIONS OF A LIFE 
Veruca Vandyke (Arkansan, USA) - MALADY
Hypatia Pickens (Rochester, New York, USA) - THE FAIREST ONE 
Talia Sunsong (Berkeley, California, USA) - MASKS OF LIFE

Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - SHADOWS REFLECTING DARKNESS

Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - NO REGRETS 
Pallina Loon (Rome, Italy) - PALLINA..THE LITTLE RASCAL
Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - EGMONT (YOUTUBE) / VIMEO 
Edward/Joseph Nussbaum (Durham, North Carolina, USA) - IKE R US 
Elizabeth Spieler [Michele Rubatino] (Emerald City, Seattle, USA) - UWA REFLECTION: JOB
Karima Hoisan & Natascha Randt (Costa Rica & Germany) - REFLECT ON THIS: DACTYLS ARE DHARMA TOO
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - DREAM REFLECTION
Bay Sweetwater (San Fransisco, USA) - CASTLE IN THE SAND

Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon USA) - CAN YOU HEAR THE SILENCE 
Ed Vespucciano (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
Elizabeth Spieler [Michele Rubatino] (Emerald City, Seattle, USA) - IN THE DARK 

Sierra Rains (San Francisco, California, UWA) - LOVE FAILS
Wynshel Heir [Shelwyn Corrigan] (San Francisco, California, USA) - REFLECTIONS
Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - REFLECTIONS OF A VIRTUAL WORLD 
GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - THE AWAKENING 
Carol Rainbow [Carolrb Roux] (Oxfordshire, England) - REFLECTIONS
Sundog Branner (Lismore, Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia) - ART GROOVE
Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - WINDOWS & PIGS
Aquaglo (Texas, USA) - I WALK ALONE
Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - HURACAN - LOVE IS STRONG (YOUTUBE) / VIMEO
Giannis Piaggio (Athens, Greece) - THE LAKE (Provisional)

ALSO, the audience participation event for REFLECTIONS: The UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge is now open. Full list of 64 artworks is listed and everyone is welcome to submit a top 10 list according to what they think will finish in the actual top 10 as decided by the official judging panel (L$20,000 will be awarded to those getting it closest)

64 artworks entered and now on display so far! Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery to view them. CLICK HERE TO TELEPORT TO GALLERY!


The Lake

A MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS (6th UWA Short Animated Film Festival) entry.

Viewing parts of the Frankenstein classic tale reflected by lake Como waters.

Sunken Gardens is the place that our hero remembered this curious old story...

Background sound's are from - Frankenstein (1931)


MachinimUWA VI: REFLECTIONS (6th UWA Short Animated Film Festival)

We are happy to announce the 6th Machinima Challenge put forth by the University of Western Australia (UWA). The theme is 'Reflections'. Sponsored by the Parramatta City Council, MetaHarpers (Arhenn Oberlander), AviewTV, Freemason Magic & UWA the prize pool sits at L$1,100,000 (approx USD 4,500). We hope you are inspired by this to create many wondrous works as you have been through the years! (Please note the major rule & special prize guidelines as well as the Audience Participation Prizes for watching the machinima)

WHAT: MachinimUWA VI : Reflections 

WHEN: Entries Close at Midnight SLT 30th June 2013.  Winner will be announced in August 2013

The theme is 'REFLECTIONS'. Reflections in a pool of water... Reflections of light... Reflecting on the grandeur of the universe... Reflections of art.... An Inner Reflection.....Reflecting on opportuinities lost, or siezed... How 'Reflections' is interpreted is exactly like how beauty is interpreted.... in the eyes of the beholder... or in this case, the eyes and lens of the machinimatographer.

This theme was chosen  in conjunction with the 2013 UWA Centenary, as she reflects on 100 years of existence and ponders the question of what the next 100 years will bring.

You machinima can be about any type of 'Reflections' you may wish to portray. There is only one  requirement to make this a valid entry. At least one of the 3 major spaces of Reflection at UWA needs to be included in your storyline (The Reflection Pond, The Sunken Gardens, The Somerville Auditorium - LM's provided below). You may choose to film in any other area of the campus if you so wish or you could include all 3 locations, but the rule is you need to select at least ONE. You may use props at the location, or maybe want to change the footage later during the post process, this is up to you... as long as one of the 3 spaces you choose to be part of your Machinima can be recognized and form part of your storyline. Addendum: Or, you could choose to include Robin Yakinthou's 'Gift from the Gods' instead of one of those 3 spaces.

There is a prize pool of L$1 Million, with a L$200,000 top prize, and 12 prizes in all. There will be a top 10, as well as 2 special prizes.  All winners will also receive a special RL UWA package.  The UWA Centenary Prize of L$50,000 will also be awarded to the Machinima that best captures the essence of 100 years of reflections on education. The UWA Art of the Artists Prize of L$50,000 will be awarded to the Machinima that best incorporates one or a number of the artworks that have been submitted to the UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge.  Info on Art Challenge here:

There are also audience participation awards totalling L$45,000 for just watching the machinima and submitting a top 10 list

The Reflection Pond Next to Winthrop Clock Tower

The UWA Sunken Gardens

The UWA Somerville Auditorium with its Norfolk Bay Pine Trees

Robin Yakinthou's 'Gift from the Gods'

The UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge Gallery (curated by FreeWee Ling)

4 mins 30 seconds is the strongly recommended maximum length, but this is not a hard rule. The UWA Special Prize however can only go to a machinima that fits within the recommended length.

Load the Machinima anywhere, preferably youtube or vimeo, provide link to Jayjay Zifanwe & LaPiscean Liberty

We look forward to seeing what you find as you begin your REFLECTIONS.

*All work must be free of copyright issues. If requested, you must provide detailed information regarding the source, creator and background information of your work. If you utilize any 3rd party materials, such as music, you must have obtained permission from the creator.
* Please acknowledge the works you feature, the lands you film and any music or content that you use
* Multiple unique entries are encouraged (do try to stick to the suggested time limit)
* If you need to rezz (blue screen etc), contact Jayjay Zifanwe or FreeWee Ling
* If you have questions or want to discuss anything, please contact Jayjay Zifanwe
*All entries remain the property of the creator, however once entered, you agree to provide UWA & AviewTV  to non-exclusive, unrestricted, use in perpetuity in the known universe for educational and promotional purposes.

Professor Ted Snell (RL) - Director, Cultural Precinct, The University of Western Australia
Jon Stubbs (RL) - Director of Student Services, UWA
Dr Sally Quin - Curator, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA Museums, UWA
Lyn DiCiero -  Editor, WA Artist's Chronicle
Madeleine King - Director  UWA Centenary Celebrations
Virginia Rowland (RL) - Senior Policy Officer, Centenary Planning, UWA
Merle Hearns (RL) / Briarmelle Quintessa (SL) - Senior Lecturer, Foundation Studies Department, Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
C.Steele (RL) / Rasaec (SL) - Lecturer, York University, Toronto, Canada
Debora Kaz - Director of Kaz Filmes e Produções / Producer of I Festival Machinima Art Connections Brasil
FreeWee Ling (SL) - Curator, UWA 3D Open Art Challenge
LaPiscean Liberty (SL) - CEO AviewTV and UWA Virtual World Technical Media Advisor
Apmel Goosson - Scandinavian Author/Publisher
Dr. Phylis Johnson (RL) - Media Professor, Southern Illinois University, Author - Machinima: Aesthetics and Practice (a.k.a, Sonicity Fitzroy, SL Virtual Journalist)
Mal Burns (SL), Metaverse News Aggregator and Broadcaster
Apollo Manga  - Writer & Novelist
Chestnut Rau (SL) - Journalist
Quan Lavender - Journalist & Blogger
Tom Papas - 48 Hour Festival, Australia
Honour McMillan - Blogger
Taralyn Gravois - CEO of VE Concepts
Dousa Dragonash (SL) - COO Metaverse Television
Sasun Steinbeck  -  Creator of the Art Galleries of SL list
Persia Bravin (SL) - Journalist, SL Media Producer and TV host
Persia BravinJournalist & Media Producer
Arrehn Oberlander (SL) - Firestorm Developer, MetaHarper art collective founder

K. DaVette See,  Director Owner Running Lady Studios and Suzy's Super Cast & Crew, USA

Jay  Jay Jegathesan (RL) / Jayjay Zifanwe (SL) - Manager School of Physics/ Lead of UWA Virtual Worlds

FULL PRIZE LIST (L$1,100,000 in total)
1st Prize: L$200,000
2nd Prize: L$150,000
3rd Prize: L$125,000
4th Prize: L$100,000
5th Prize: L$80,000
6th - 10th Prize: :@$40,000
UWA Centenary  Prize: L$50,000 (awarded by UWA members of the committee)
UWA Art of the Artists Prize: L$50,000
Additional L$100,000 to be further distributed among the existing prizes

Machinima Audience Participation Prizes:
1st Prize: L$15,000
2nd Prize: L$10,000
3rd Prize:  L$8,000
4th Prize: L$7,000
5th Prize: L$5,000
(prizes given to audience members whose top 10 lists most closely align to the final juried top 10)

* Special thanks to Eliza Wierwight for all her support
* Special thanks also to the creator of some of the spaces at UWA. These include Chuckmatrix Clip, quadrapop Lane, Nyx Breen, Bradley Dorchester (Bradley Curnow, RL). Dragonmage Bogan (Dr Chris Thorne, RL), Sharni Azalee & Minny Werefox (Minh Tran, RL).
* Special thanks also to our sponsors The Parramatta City Council, Aview TV (LaPiscean Liberty), MetaHarpers (Arhenn Oberlander),  Freemnason Magic and a very generous anonymous donor.

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