Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 STAGE: A.R.T. is scary. Friday Oct 24. at 5pm SLT

A.R.T. is scary.  Friday Oct 24. at 5pm SLT
Scary, spooky or downright macabre theater to herald in the season.  You may want to bring a change of skins just in case you are scared out of the one you are wearing at the start.

  • This Friday things get scary at Avatar Repertory Theater.  
  • Scenes and stories in the spirit of All Hallows.
  • Friday Oct 24. at 5pm SLT
  • Live theater, presented in voice
  • Free.  Donations welcomed.
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Avatar Repertory Theater is a project of New Media Arts, Inc.a nonprofit organization tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(3).  You may be able to deduct contributions on your tax return, depending on your tax  circumstances.
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News and Notes

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Contests and dated calls/invitations/events

The Machinima 48 Hour Film Project

Weekend of 14 - 16 November 2014
Filmmakers from all over the variety of virtual worlds and games will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world.
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Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winners will be announced in December 2014.   
UWA Art & Film Challenges 2014 with L$1.03 Mil in Prizes, early entries 
Visit the UWA Challenge Gallery  to view the submissions so far:
    Note:I am running some submitted videos in this blog, but only those posted on YouTube.  Vimeo sometimes removes videos and so ruins the post. 

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    How to handle a Hypergrid address 

    From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day. 
    If you get a address that looks like this: 
    hg.francogrid.org:80:Residence-09:/119/128/190 it may take you to the exact coordinates if you paste it into the address bar of Firestorm

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    New Media Arts AMP report 

    Camera Engineer Geo Meek 
    Director Bob Shurley (Thundergas Menges in SL)  
    Executive producer and Avateer Selby Evans (Thinkerer Melville in SL) 
    Spent Thursday evening capturing voice clips for scene 3 (Communion).  We got part of Mama's speeches done. 
    Mission:  Flying Saucers Return is a proof of concept project to demonstrate and document the feasibility of a plan to produce a video series in virtual worlds.  A video series requires, and the plan includes both the writing and the video production.    If the plan proves to be feasible, FSR may result in a commercial venture (thus separating from NMA, but with some of the same people.)   #FlyingSaucersReturn

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