I’ve received notecards relating to two events occurring this weekend I’ve been asked to pass on to readers.
Saturday 14th April: LEA Hosts Project 48 Machinima Premiere
From Pete Linden, Linden Labs
The global sensation that is the 48 Hour Film Project comes to the virtual world of Second Life on with an exclusive in world screening of all entries from the 2012 Machinima 48 Hour Film Project, accompanied by film crew interviews and a presentation by Emmy nominated Film SFX supervisor Tony Dyson.
22 teams have entered the world-famous 48 Hour Film Project Machinima, where crews must create a movie within exactly 48 hours: write, shoot, edit and score it. With 3 required elements (prop, character and line of dialogue) and a randomly assigned genre, filmmakers must work fast to create high-speed cinematic history. In the Project 48 Machinima edition, films are created within games and online platforms.
The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) is a resident-managed agency within the world of Second Life, tasked with nurturing and promoting the arts community within the virtual world. LEA’s new Media Arts Center specifically works with awareness, education and development of virtual world-generated video (machinima) and will be hosting this screening within its new LEA Theater, a high-tech facility designed for cutting-edge media events.
The program will also feature the head of jury, noted Emmy-nominated special effects supervisor Tony Dyson (Moonraker, Dragon Slayer, Star Wars, Altered States) delivering his jury keynote speech before the official awards ceremony. This event will be streamed live to the Casula Powerhouse Theater in Sydney, Australia.
Other judges; Sean Callinan, Paul Nunes, Chris Howlett, Dan Graf, Trace Sanderson (aka Lainy Voom) and event host Phaylen Fairchild.
The winning film will represent the 48HFPmachinima at the Filmapalooza Filmfestival 2012, in Los Angeles, and take away a grande first prize of 3,000 Australian dollars.
Event producers: Chantal Harvey and Tom Papas
- Location: LEA Theatre, SL
- Times: Saturday April 14th 23:00 SLT (Sunday 15th April @ 08:00 Europe; 16:00 Australia).
Sunday 15th April: Duche de Coeur: Opera meets Couture Gala
Duché de Coeur’s Academie Royale de Musique (ARM) and MANIERA LLC present the first annual Opera Meets Couture fashion show and gala. A magical night inspired by Vogue’s Night of a 1000 Stars. Please join us Sunday, April 15th starting at 12pm SLT for an afternoon filled with music, dancing and fashion.
A selection of gowns from some of Second Life®‘s top designers will be sold with partial proceeds being donated to help support the Academie’s education and outreach efforts.
ARM’s director, Marquise Baharat Atlas, “Music education is of course at the forefront of our education agenda, and we offer a series of music education workshops and listening sessions. The Academie however continues to grow and expand beyond music into the performing arts enabling us to produce elaborate dance productions. We also offer immersive educational activities that allow guests to experience 18th century French customs and culture. All of our offerings are open to all”
Academie Royale de Musique supports and promotes superior music and theatre at the Duche de Coeur. The Academie’s mission primarily focuses on classical music however it showcases a variety of genre through several music appreciation and educational workshops and sessions.
The Academie also produces modern and liturgical dance as well as ballet and stage plays. We are proud of our partnerships with Unity Productions (liturgical and modern dance) and KG Shine Productions (theatrical plays). Together we bring spectacular performances throughout the year.
Maniera Inc. is a premier Second Life® fashion and lifestyle corporation with three subsidiary companies including: Maniera Magazine, Maniera Model Management and Maniera Institute of Style. For all business inquiries, please contact Topaz Joubert, CEO of Maniera Inc.
MANIERA MAGAZINE is one of Second Life®’s top fashion and lifestyle magazines with a distribution of over 30,000 in world. We were the first themed magazine in Second Life® and boast a staff of professionals in their field not only in Second Life® but in real life as well. We raise the bar of Second Life®’s magazine publishing industry by demanding excellence in our professional writing, expert photography and sleek design. Maniera Magazine is published in-world Monthly and also on the world-wide web via Issuu.
- Location: Le Musee dans le Ciel
- Times: Sunday April 15th
- Pre-show reception: 12:00 midday SLT
- Auction: 13:00 SLT
- Gala featuring Aelthing Aeon: 15:00 SLT