Thursday, February 5, 2009

MACHINIMA - German Digital Artist Friedrich Kirschner: Goethe Institute Joburg

We at Deconstruction support all levels of awesomeness and THIS looks like it completely fits the bill....I am SOOOO there, and so too should you be!

WHEN: 18 February 2009 at 18:25 untill 22 February 2009 at 16:00
Where: Goethe Institute Johannesburg & Digital Art Convent Building
CITY: Johannesburg, South Africa

German digital artist Friedrich Kirschner will be giving a series of screenings and events on Machinima.

Look out for the very very cool Scanning Event on Saturday - You can 3d scan your whole body and play yourself in a game!!
Check It

What is Machinima? (machine + animation + cinema)
Machinima is a real world film making technique applied with in the interactive virtual world of 3D games. Basically, games are modified and altered so that scenery and characters (‘characters’ are not human they are objects or avatars) can be controlled either by human intervention or scripts – allowing the artists to ‘shoot’ movies within the virtual environment.

There are degrees of manipulation and modification – from the basic manipulation of the chosen games characters to the full replacement of the environment and characters. Kirschner in a series of machinima titled person 2184 replaced the 3D gaming environment and characters with photographs of an urban environment. In this way he created a graphic movie series on urban living. These were released both as a stand alone movies and movies that run in the gaming environment of Unreal Tournament.

Machinima Screenings and Discussions:
To view full screening schedule (films and artist info) visit Screening Schedule

Screening Session 1:
Art and Play - Machinima as a New Art Form
Date & Time: 18 February at 18:30
Venue: Goethe Institute Johannesburg
119 Jan Smuts Ave
Entrance on New Port Road
1hr 30 min

Screening Session 2:
Machinima Filmfest Selection
Date & Time: 19 February at 18:30
Venue: Goethe Institute Johannesburg
1hr 30 min

Guerilla Animation Workshop:
Blending Video Games and Milk into Narrative
"Participants learn how to look at computer games as sandboxes for creative play and storytelling. After some initial experiments with Machinima, the workshop will show new ways of using simple tools like a webcam and a bowl of milk to create your own characters and environments, and how soy sauce can be used to move a digital puppet."

Date: Friday 20th February to Sunday 22nd February
(this will include Saturdays Live Scanning Event)
Time: 11:00 to 16:00 daily
Venue: WSOA Digital Arts Division – New Lab
Digital Convent Building, East Campus, Wits.

3D Scanning with a Bathing Suit:
Live 3D Scanning Event – Make yourself 3D
“Participants can digitally scan their whole body using a small inflatable pool, a webcam and colored water. The overall procedure, the setup and the open-source software both for scanning and visualising will be explained and people can take their scans home to watch them on their computer, or even build their own scanning apparatus to a scale of their liking.”

Date: Saturday 21st February
Time: 14:00
Venue: Goethe Institute Johannesburg

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1 comment:

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