Monday, October 27, 2014

MachinimUWA VII: Babypea Von Phoenix & Masterperry's 'Silence Remains'


Babypea Von Phoenix & Masterperry GnomeZen use C-Lekktor's song top bring us 'Silence Remains', taking us back to Babypea's childhood. This film is the latest entry to the L$545,000++ MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders, the 7th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The 'Transcending Borders' theme was selected by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, UWA and who inspired the very first of the UWA art challenges in 2009. This theme is in honour of the 'Transcending Borders' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2014CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2014.

Babypea writes that C-Lektor's song:

"... inspired me to dance my childhood reccurring nightmare….

As a child, my reccurring nightmare was always hands coming out of walls and furniture, trying to grab me. And the mud. There was always that suffocating mud. My father was a thunderous voice and my mother was a scarecrow in my nightmare. There was also a daisy… the very last daisy in the entire world. The daisy had intelligence and feelings. She felt alone, vulnerable, doomed in a field of muck.

I felt sick with fear every time I awoke from that nightmare. When I was seventeen, I was so exhausted from fear of sleep because I feared having the nightmare, I surrendered to the hands. I decided to let them touch me. I had the nightmare two more times, and each time I let the hands do what they wanted. They touched my face, and then went away. Both times, I woke up not afraid. And I never had that nightmare again. "

You may interpret the theme as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes how it fits in the film notes on the web). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders'. You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which includes either Winthrop Clock Tower, The Somerville Auditorium or The Sunken Gardens.
ALSO, public viewing for TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (though the closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered to TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge.

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders:
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Glasz DeCuir (San Sebastian, Spain) - Guest Outsider

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) -  The 6th Extinction  (Click HERE for Vimeo Version) 

Iono Allen (Paris, France) -  Butchery  (Click HERE for French Version) 

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - Transcending the Borders of Consciousness

Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - 'Transcending (surreal) Borders'

Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India)  - Metaphore - "Transcending Borders" 

Natascha Randt (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) & Karima Hoisan (San Isidro del General, Costa Rica) - The Connection 

Pepa Cometa (Andalusia, Spain) - Little Marie 

Sophia Yates (Boston,  Massachusetts, USA) - Transcending Borders 

Babypea Von Phoenix & Masterperry (both from a little town near Horsham, Victoria) - Silence Remains

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Imagination

Peter King (Chester, England, United Kingdom) - Crime Knows No Borders 

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - Transcendence

NicoleX Moonwall (New Orleans, USA) - Transformation, The Long Journey Home

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - Night of the Johnstown Flood 

Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Virtual Toy Island Plankton 

jjccc Coronet (Talygarn, South Wales) - What a Wonderful World

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Dreaming

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