Dec 22, 2011

The Legend Sessions

What Makes a Great Film - Great? With Tom Jantol and Russell Boyd.

Expo Rewind is a series of archived programs presented live at past Machinima Expo events. This particular programming has Tom Jantol and Russell Boyd discussing what makes a film great. Introduction by Pooky Amsterdam.

Originally presented at the Machinima Expo 2011 on November 20th.

Expo Rewind: "What Makes a Great Film - Great?" w/Tom Jantol and Russel Boyd from Ricky Grove on Vimeo.

May 27, 2011

Dateline: Los Angeles – Time Travelers has Laurels

Time Travelers has won an Award of Excellence at the Los Angeles Movie Awards.

Machinima and real–time animation took a huge step with the inclusion in the awards circle for film competition in the animation category. For this genre to be recognized as valid it has to stand head to head and shoulder to shoulder with more traditional forms of animation. As the ability to use story, character development and plot grows along side mastery of the genre, we are confident that we will see this great and breathtaking new medium continue to win awards as a graphic platform of its own, WITHIN animation categories.

Los Angeles Movie Awards extract:


1st Place Winner
“Escape Of The Gingerbread Man!!!”
Dir. by Tod Polson

Awards of Excellence
“Great American Pigeon Race”
Dir. by Diane Namm

“Time Travelers”
Dir. by Russell Boyd, Pooky Amsterdam & James Canton

Dir. by Bianca Esteve Stephant

This is great news for machinima, for Second Life artists and filmmakers and for PookyMedia. We are so proud to be part of the efforts which we share with the entire machinima community to lift the genre in the eyes of the public and main – stream movie audiences! On to the future indeed!

Feb 6, 2011

The Future Will See You Now

Recently, Dennis Shiao asked Pooky to Guest blog for his website.

Talking about how science has always been influenced by the arts, her comments reflect recent filmmaking with the release of Time Travelers 2.

It's All Virtual - The Future Will See You Now