iClone Citizen Director Paul Louis debuts 1930s era comedy, “Biffle & Shooster”

Reviving Hollywood past with an iClone Machinima twist, Citizen Director Paul Louis releases his latest film inspired by the comedies of Hal Roach. Paul’s short film, “The Case of the Missing Plot,” showcases iClone’s flexible character creation, movement and camera composition. Written by Nick Santa Maria and adapted for the screen by Paul Louis, “The Case of the Missing Plot,” cracks the case and a few laughs in a nostalgic and enjoyable iClone movie.

Paul Louis introduces Biffle & Shooster, “When I was a kid, I grew up watching and loving the old comedy shorts made by Hal Roach. I was a huge fan of the “Our Gang” or “Little Rascals”, as they were later called. And I especially loved Laurel & Hardy. For a while now, I’ve been wanting to make a short film in iClone, but I’ve had somewhat of a writers block. I called a good buddy of mine, Nick Santa Maria, and asked for help. Nick is an extremely talented individual who is also passionate about the same “old school” comedy classics. He immediately sent me a script that he wrote about a fictitious comedy duo from the 1930’s, called “Biffle & Shooster”. I got to work, and well, here it is for your enjoyment.”
Follow Paul Louis’ weekly commentary, free iClone character downloads and films at http://www.myclonesforiclone.blogspot.com/
Purchase Paul Louis’ characters for iClone: http://www.iCloneUniverse.com

Gnews Avatars Anchor Video Game Headlines from iClone Virtual World

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Binary Picture Show is proud to announce their new blog, “Gnews”, the new home of Lady Mainframe. The unique Machinima show is back, and better than ever, with frequent releases (rather than one long show every 2 weeks), along with the addition of a new reporter, Dr. Nemisis co-anchoring with Lady Mainframe to ensure that the news can be delivered as fast as possible.
http://www.binarypictureshow.com/gnews
Dr. Nemisis, creator of the virtual news show said, “Thanks to the use of Reallusion’s ‘iClone’ and ‘CrazyTalk’, the Gnews posts stories anchored by our virtual avatars shortly after the news is received, making sure you’re kept up to speed, on time.” Dr. Nemisis went on to say, “Gnews offers fans the latest in computer and video game news, delivered by streaming video and conventional text format. Now catching up on the biggest events in the industry is not only easy, but much more entertaining.”
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-5883419563426612227&hl=en-GB

The Power of Love – room904studio

The Power of Love – Part 1 of 2


room904studio has released a 2 part short featuring a live-action mix of iClone. The story follows Ken Chan’s tormented night of sleep before a major college exam. Crashing at this desk after an exhausting day, Ken Chan drifts into a world mixed with Final Fantasy ala iClone and finds himself fighting a new breed of academic demons. Director Ro, delivers a great story where in the end Love conqures all. Great work room904studio, we’ll stay tuned for more from your sleepless saga.
The Power of Love – Part 2 of 2

Full-contact Filmmaking! Competitive cinema packs punch with Web 2.0

First rule of film school fight club…
Your movies are in high-demand, even the one’s you haven’t made yet.
The storm of citizen director films on sites such as YouTube and BlipTV exposes web viewers to entertainment from the most unlikely of sources, themselves. Not only are the swarms of web fans flocking to become ‘subscribers’ of their peer productions, but they are transforming in record-time from audience to auteur. Electrifying the surge of citizen directors is largely attributed to the advancements in video hardware and animation production though the genre known as Machinima. Machinima filmmakers blow away the Hollywood constraints of prolonged production obstacles and offer fresh content produced in studios that are normally smaller than a major studio’s coat closet. What more, Machinima delivers fast paced production making it a method of madness and certain power up for full-contact filmmaking. Machinima’s crew of gamers and techies are raising a real-time renaissance and the mass media is beginning to respond.


SciFi.com and VH1 are addressing the rise in user generated films fueling the Web 2.0 mega trend. Filmmakers from traditional methods to real-time Machinima go frame-to-frame in VH1’s Acceptable.TV where a vist to their website will deliver a tasty morsel from Jack Black waxing Shakespeare as he gives you the low down on how to enter VH1’s video challenge. Acceptable.TV is now calling all citizen directors to submit original films, which will be judged by web viewers throughout the week and highest votes get a sweet prime-time slot on the weekly VH1 tv show. Are you acceptable?
Whip out your warp drive and get ready to battle. Blasting competitive filmmaking to new worlds, Scifi Channel equips filmmakers for a quantum leap into the role of writer and director with Battlestar Galactia. SciFi has included a nice library of video and audio resources to aid in production. Winners of the Battlestar Galactia competition will air their film on Scifi during a primetime episode of Battlestar.
Competitive filmmaking spurs the muse allowing a production poised population to take aim and shoot films based on themes and objectives. Full-contact filmmaking swings storytellers into an imaginative exercise that celebrates the emergence of the citizen director.

Electric Sheep & CrazyTalk, animating Second Life Machinima

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‘The Grid Review,’ covers the headlines from inside Second Life delivering a smart series that’s worth a stream. Animating, ‘The Grid Review,’ mixes Second Life Machinima and CrazyTalk facial animation to bring the Second Life avatars to life as talking actors. CrazyTalk is a complete facial animation studio for storytellers and filmmakers with accessible tools for creating characters from any photo, JPG or BMP. CrazyTalk’s real-time playback puppets characters with voice audio. CrazyTalk facial animation was also featured behind the trailblazing Machinima from Electric Sheep, the CBS Evening News. The Second Life version of the CBS Evening News delivered the anchor’s stories through the technology of CrazyTalk. Companies like Electric Sheep are pioneers when it comes to finding inventive ways to produce with signature-Machiniima low production resource requirements aiming for high impact studio results. Tools like CrazyTalk are perfect for studios seeking efficient alternatives to animation that are designed to save production time. ‘The Grid Review,” showcases talking Second Life avtars, which otherwise do not speak in the world of Second Life. CrazyTalk creates talking characters that are performing well for the Electric Sheep.
more info: The Grid Review
more info: CrazyTalk by Reallusion

Machinima 101 showcases iClone as flexible Machinima studio

Understanding the fundamentals of filmmaking formulates a finely tuned film. However, understanding the visual definition of these composition concepts is not well translated from textbooks so a challenge to build a collection of visual filmmaking terms through a series of short films was accepted. Machinima.com hosts a detailed filmmakers resource center with access to articles, tutorials, and other filmmakers where the goal to collectively enhance the craft is key. iClone and Reallusion sponsor the Machinima 101 Filmmakers Resource Center on Machinima.com. Check out the 36 iClone shorts produced by the Martin Bros. and powered by Reallusion.
Shooting – iClone Filmmaking Terms
Directing – iClone Filmmaking Terms
Editing – iClone Filmmaking Terms

iClone Movie Showcase

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