Last weekend was the 2006 Machinima Film Festival and TSL was represented by most of our crew at the Awards. Fyb3roptik came all the way up from Dallas and we even managed to drag out MC Aero and Mandy Bonhomme, who plays the voice of Amber.
A great series out of France, "The Adventures of Bill and John", swept the awards this tme, grabbing 4 Mackies. Male Restroom Etiquette, The Fixer, Just a Game and Deviation were stand-outs. The ILL Clan's Tra5h Ta1k won a well deserved Mackie for Best Virtual Performance: Puppeteering.
Speaking of which, check out this video that the ILL Clan made especially for the Festival. ILL Will takes a walk through the sets of several machinima productions, including ours, in search of a bathroom. We can't believe he actually prompted Damian to use "The D Word".
We didn't take home a Mackie this time, but we had- and this was proven by MC Aero during something that we will forever know as "The Ketchup Incident"- a really great time. We hung with the ILL Clan, Burnie and Matt from Rooster Teeth, Nate Moller who we are about to lose to actual employment and, to top it all off, we got to meet Clonetrooper Kev and MLG Sniper. No shit.
We really have to thank The Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences, headed by Paul Marino and also the Museum of the Moving Image and Carl Goodman, who hosted the event. What a blast.
November 17, at the City University of New York's Martin Segal Theatre:
"Bending Technologies In and Out of Academia"
TSL will be doing a live performance and interview for this event. More info is below. If you are in New York on the 17th, please come and join us. But get there early. Seating capacity is 70 people. Thanks to Zach Seldess.