Category Archives: Season 2 – Spotlight

Spotlight: Erica Hughes & Brandy Maltas (season 2 Finale) (2×24) #56

Episode 56 Brandy Maltas aka Kalli Birman is the PR and Music Booking agent for SpotOn3D, the manager for award winning musician Mankind Tracer, Co-Owner of The Tracer|Birman Agency. Plus Writer/Film Maker Erica Hughes The creator of 2020 A.D. is Erica Hughes, from Wisconsin. Thursday, June 23, 2011

Host Kinte
Co-Host Psylent Knight, Neon-San & D.L. Watson
Guests: Erica Hughes & Brandy Maltas

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/957849184245976/

Previous: “Geek or Gangsta” / Russell Boyd & Pooky Amsterdam (2×23) #55
Next: Season 3: Phaylen Fairchild Returns (3×01) # 57

This show will be the season finale. We will go on a 2 or 3 week hiatus and then come back with new episodes.

Erica Hughes (Writer/Film Maker)
The creator of 2020 A.D. is Erica Hughes, from Wisconsin. In her mid-30s, she’s already self-published in a number of media. She’s got several books to her name including the romance, Infatuation, and also writes articles for screenwritersdaily.com on how to produce and pitch animated movies. “I enjoy working on different things, from painting to writing and even singing,” she says. “Film and movies seems like a natural progression for me. Not in front of a camera, but making things that other people can enjoy.”

Erica isn’t a newcomer to the movie world. She used to work at Sony as a Coordinator, and part of the support team for Vegas, their editing software, and their audio suites, Acid and SoundForge. She then worked with a producer, Kennedy Safo, editing and writing screenplays, and editing his feature-length movie. In January 2009, a friend told her about Moviestorm, and she wondered whether it would be useful.

Brandy Maltas/ Kalli Birman
Brandy Maltas/ Kalli Birman in Virtual Worlds joined Second Life in 2008 and almost immediately became involved in the arts community by working for and art gallery as a curator. In three years she has worked in the arts community, land , event and musician management and public relations, many times all at once. Her work in virtual worlds has become her full-time employment.

Currently Brandy is the PR and Music Booking agent for SpotOn3D, the manager for award winning musician Mankind Tracer, Co-Owner of The Tracer|Birman Agency (a full service PR and Marketing firm) with Mankind, Co-owner of The Village and Club Graffiti with Mankind and the events and community manager for Solace Beach Estates.

When not working Brandy also enjoys hosting open mic poetry events where she is allowed to express her creativity through the written and spoken word.

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Spotlight: “Geek or Gangsta” / Russell Boyd & Pooky Amsterdam (2×23) #55

Episode 55 Teoxis & Shawn Gee come on to talk about “Geek or Gangsta” plus we are joined by the machinima film making crew of Russell Boyd & Pooky Amsterdam. Pooky and Russell’s recent machinima “Time Travelers”, won an Award of Excellence at the Los Angeles Movie Awards. Thursday, June 16, 2011

Host Kinte
Co-Host Psylent Knight, Neon-San & D.L. Watson
Guests: Teoxis, Shawn Gee, Russell Boyd & Pooky Amsterdam

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/840049982736510/

Previous: Rysan Fall & LaPiscean Liberty (2×22) #54
Next: Erica Hughes & Brandy Maltas (season 2 Finale) (2×24) #56

Teoxis

At first glance I may look like a weird boy with a even weirder choice in hair. You may think that the only thing I’m good at is swimming nude in a tub full of yogurt while watching the view, and you would be right but there is more to me than my deviant taste in past times. At the base of all of my frivolous quips you will discover a shy but open yet non com formative individual. You will notice in time though for some things I may lack in dependability and intelligence I can quickly make up for it in my confide ability, my outlook, and my non judgmental third eye located to the left of my fifth nipple I think thats it. In fact I know thats it as I am not at all complex unless you take into account the complexity that is me. Leave me a message/ Comment if you wish to chat if not leave a message that will be ok too although I will die a little more on the inside -Teoxis

Pooky Amsterdam
Pooky Amsterdam is the avatar behind The 1st Question, The Quiz Show To The Stars, which broadcasts live on Tuesday nights at 7PM PDT on Treet.tv. Originator, Host, Writer and Producer, The 1st QuestioN! represents the first show in what will be an expanding galaxy of real time viewer log in entertainment. The 1st QuestioN! has a science theme within it as people, both on panel and in audience, are challenged to both educate and learn throughout the hour of the fun fact based and richly paced show. Panelists represent the best & brightest SecondLife has to offer. Produced in the Scilands it takes place in the StudioDome.

The show took the Bronze for Best Series in this years Online Machinima Film Festival.

Russell Boyd
Russell Boyd is the award winning resident director for PookyMedia Films, a professional real-time animation (or machinima) studio with over 30 films directed in the past 2 years using Second Life. His roots are as a flight-sim enthusiast where he started making films in 2005, a recognised leader of the community at the time, award winning and still maintains the showcase website of all the best flight sim movies at Flight Sim Movies.

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Spotlight: Rysan Fall & LaPiscean Liberty (2×22) #54

Episode 54  Graphic Designer/ Video editor/Machinimator inside Second Life Rysan Fall is our guest with Owner and operator of Aviewtv.com. Thursday, June 9, 2011

Host Kinte
Co-Host Psylent Knight, Neon-San & D.L. Watson
Guests: Rysan Fall @FallFilms https://twitter.com/FallFilms & LaPiscean Liberty @AviewTV https://twitter.com/AviewTV

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/997145243628958/

Previous: Chantal Harvey (2×21) #53
Next: “Geek or Gangsta” / Russell Boyd & Pooky Amsterdam (2×23) #55

Rysan Fall Bio
I am an aspiring Graphic Designer/ Video editor/Machinimator inside Second Life. If you are interested in having any artwork done please feel free to contact me.

My name is Rysan Fall. I have been a member of Second Life since Dec 2nd, 2007. I have been making machinima since February 2008.I got the idea to do it because I am novice video editor in real life and I thought Second Life would be a great place to practice shooting some scenes in real world. I am basically a one man production company, producing commercials, short films and personal videos for customers inworld. I started “Fall Films” in March of 2008 and since then I have completed 21 videos.

I film, direct, and edit everything myself along with coming up with the concept for each video. I love machinima …I was doing it before I even knew there was a whole new genre of video dedicated to it. And I hope to be as good as some of the other seasoned machinimators Ive seen out there such as Madame Zhora and Baron Soosdon, to name a few. I was really impressed with Trace/Tracechops/LainyVoom for her work on “The Dumb Man.” Simply incredible. I am inspired by them. Thats why I will always try to top my last video…because if I can do that , I will only get better. I am proud be part of this new and exciting style of film making.

LaPiscean Liberty

Owner and operator of Aviewtv.com

ABOUT SL
entry: 2005
first home in Sl was in region Lippert (mainland)

2006 bought first private region and what is now about a dozen regions (Moon Park Land Sales)

2006 started Qsim design and configurations (quad region clusters) this required going to Rez-Faux and designing rezzable scripts that would rez across sim lines, as it didn’t exist.

2007 designed and built the AV1000 A/V switching system with the help of good friend and acclaimed script artist, RumbleR Boa.

2007 Provided all the streaming to inworld for Burning Life 07 (BL07) also was on the entertainment committee for that yr.

2008 I became the technical director for Cuttingt Edge Concerts and partner with Ray0 Raymaker, 30 yrs experience on road with big name bands. I built lighting and effects for concerts and held one of SL’s largest events on new designed Qsim. Pink Floyd Production, attendence was 269 avatars at one time. We were proud that nVidia agreed to be our sponsor.

2009 Built my first grid on opensim on my computer from early OS grid build package, gave that up due to unstable code at the time and decided to do what i love best, and that’s putting on the show.

2009 I took up the open source script, phpmotion and built AviewTV then with my 2 programmers that I hired we tweaked the script and now developing desktop software that will enable users to convert, watermark, tag, description, and ftp upload to site and make stream ready for Virtual World viewing all from desktop. Chantal Harvey was early beta tester for this work.

2010 I became Media Adviser for UWA & assist JayJay who is on LEA committee also. during this time I also became Tech director for Chantal Harvey and MMIF, as well as Frolic Mills and BOSL. Because of Chantals efforts, I also became the sponsor for the in world events for the 48 Hour Film Project, providing services from AviewTV

2011 Finds me still working on software (mainly budget needs) but again thru the efforts of Chantal Harvey I was introduced to LEA and asked to design some equiptment for the Theater.
this consist of custom servers and relays on the regions and Qsim config. Added the lighting and clear screens for Werner and made rezzable index menu device for all to use when not in use by management.

2011 moving onto advancement in site design and incorparating the new software. http://help.vidgui.com/?page_id=2 is some detail on the software and downloadabe version but not ready for release yet. These are earlier versions of what I use now to process the videos i host on AviewTV to inworld.

Well thats it in a nutshell. I don’t type very well at all, it’s wonder i can build anything, and as you see above, most of my talents are visible only because of others. not just myself. I dream it up, my friends help me put it into practical application. So any graditude goes to those people.

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Spotlight: Chantal Harvey (2×21) #53

Episode 53 Chantal Harvey Dutch Multi Media/Mixed Reality expert who specializes in Real-time machinima production is our guest. Thursday, June 2, 2011

Host Kinte
Co-Host Psylent Knight, Neon-San & D.L. Watson
Guest: Chantal Harvey @Mamachinima https://twitter.com/Mamachinima

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/811373202288360/

Previous: Darth Angelus and Kimberly Genly (2×20) #52
Next: Rysan Fall & LaPiscean Liberty (2×22) #54

Chantal Harvey.
Dutch Multi Media/Mixed Reality expert. I specialize in Real-time machinima production.
https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/User:Chantal_Harvey

Background in TV – camera person, editor,( multi-) cam director, board member.
Artschool – goldsmith, designer, painter.
Filmschool – camera, edit (Adobe Premiere Pro, Screenplayer).

Owner of Mamachinima.eu – http://mamachinima.eu
Founder and CEO of the Mamachinima Int. Festival – http://MMIF.org
Producer of the 48 Hour Film Project Machinima – http://48hourfilm.com/machinima
Official machinimatographer for Languagelab.com
Co-founder of the MachinimaMondays Group in Second Life
Part of “We can be herous” art project at Espace Multimedia Gantner, Belfort-Dijon 2011
Creator of the 1minART series leading up to a 100 minute documentary of art in VW.
Speaker at IBC Amsterdam – gaming and beyond, first female panel at IBC
Speaker at Metameets 2009 and 2010- the value and future of machinima
Winner of Atopic Festal audience award 2009
Working on short movie “the legend of the Meeroos”
Co-producer of MMTV – http://metamixtv.com
LEA – member, Linden Lab Endowment for the Arts
Organiser of Month of Machinima – MoM for Linden Lab
Shanghai World Expo 2010 participating machinimatographerhttp://www.madrid2010shanghai.com/calendario.asp?evid=79&id=1
Manager UWA-Bosl theater in SL
Working with Monty Phyton Flying Circus animator Markus Parker-Rhodes
Working with Stelarc, the artist
Workshops machinima at highschools,conferences and online.

Video accounts:
http://youtube.com/user/ChantalHarvey
http://chantalharvey.blip.tv/
http://www.vimeo.com/user420338/videos
http://www.tmunderground.com/chantalharvey
http://www.youtube.com/user/1minARTchannel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25337853@N04/

Video Reel 2010:
http://www.vimeo.com/11671971

Videoreel 2011:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fwc2CDvra8

Social media:
http://mamachinima.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/Mamachinima
http://www.facebook.com/chantal.harvey
http://www.plurk.com/ChantalHarvey
https://my.secondlife.com/chantal.harvey
http://myspace.com/495625178
http://chantalharvey.wordpress.com/
http://www.mediamatic.nl/person/41652/nl

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Spotlight: Darth Angelus and Kimberly Genly (2×20) #52

Episode 52 Machinima film maker Darth Angelus and Kimberly Genly of the https://www.rprepository.com/ stop by.  Thursday, May 26, 2011

Host Kinte
Co-Host Psylent Knight, Neon-San & D.L. Watson
Guests: Darth Angelus @DarthAngelus https://twitter.com/DarthAngelus and Kimberly Genly @RPrepository https://twitter.com/RPrepository 

https://www.rprepository.com/

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1094062693941983/

Previous: Video Game Reviewer Joey Ferris & Dean240 (2×19) #51
Next: Chantal Harvey (2×21) #53

Darth Bio
WHO AM I?: I’m currently living near Bath, England and recently finished a degree in Computer Applications. For as long as I can remember my favourite films have been the Star Wars trilogy. When I started seeing the fanfilms that people were making, I of course wanted to have a go but lacked enough willing friends to make that possible so I turned to animation to produce my first masterpiece…ok maybe not 😉

I was proud of the result but I didn’t really enjoy producing it, which is how I returned to machinima (it just seemed right, since the early 90s I’ve been interested in modiying games so that came in very handy) for my next project Consanguinity and that’s how I became part of the community.

I’m currently working on an original science fiction project called Chronicles of Humanity, which having realised how much work it’s going to involve, I must be out of my mind 😉 It’ll be worth it though.

WHAT DO I WANT?: To tell stories using whatever mediums I can, hopefully to entertain and if I’m lucky to help people learn how to be better.

WHERE AM I GOING?: Wherever my path takes me.

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Spotlight: Video Game Reviewer Joey Ferris & Dean240 (2×19) #51

Episode 51 Video Game Reviewer Joey Ferris joins us as well as Dean240. Thursday, May 19, 2011

Host Kinte
Co-Host Psylent Knight, Neon-San & D.L. Watson
Guest: Dean240 & Joey Ferris

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/987638054612573

Previous: Jayjay Zifanwe & Taralynn Gravois (2×18) #50
Next: Darth Angelus (2×20) #52

Joey Ferris is a Video Game reviewer http://www.youtube.com/user/FerrrisWheelPro

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Spotlight: Jayjay Zifanwe & Taralynn Gravois (2×18) #50

Episode 50 Jayjay Zifanwe of the University of Western Australia stops by to talk about the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge with Taralynn Gravois. Thursday, May 12, 2011

Host Kinte
Co-Host Psylent Knight, Neon-San & D.L. Watson
Guests: Jayjay Zifanwe & Taralynn Gravois

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/839738509438792/

Previous: The Actors Sandbox (2×17) #49
Next: Video Game Reviewer Joey Ferris (2×19) #51

Resident Since: 2009-03-05 (1 year, 11 months ago)

Owner of the University of Western Australia SIM
Creator – UWA 3D Open Art Challenge (The prize pool is in excess of L$1,000,000). ASK ME FOR A NOTECARD PLS
http://www.uwainsl.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/UWAinSL
http://www.koinup.com/UWAinSL/
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven
email: jayjayaustralia@gmail.com

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Spotlight: The Actors Sandbox (2×17) #49

Episode 49 Vincent Lowe, Suzy Q. Yue & Wytchwhisper Sadofsky come by to talk about The Actors Sandbox in second life. The Actors’ Sandbox is a workshop series designed to have voice actors and Second Life-based avatar actors demonstrate and expand their craft.  Thursday, May 5, 2011

Host Kinte
Co-Host Psylent Knight, Neon-San & D.L. Watson
Guests: Vincent Lowe, Suzy Q. Yue & Wytchwhisper Sadofsky

Second Life Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moon%20Park/213/28/43

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/856616151072763/

Previous: Artificial Intelligence w/ Joey Aboma & Archivist Llewellyn (2×16) #48
Next: Jayjay Zifanwe & Taralynn Gravois (2×18) #50

The Actors Sandbox
Are you a voice actor, a Second Life actor, or a producer of machinima committed to the excellence that comes from having live actors in your production?

The Actors’ Sandbox is a workshop series designed to have voice actors and Second Life-based avatar actors demonstrate and expand their craft. The format allows participants to deliver a monologue, demonstrate facility with props, animations, and motion in the virtual environment, and to exhibit their ability to take direction.

The event is sponsored by Schoolhouse Earth, Suzy’s Super Cast & Crew, and TMUndergound.

Past participants in the event have been selected for casting calls on the new variety series, Be My Guest as well as other independent productions created in virtual space and beyond.

Location: Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Running%20Lady%20Studios/190/134/131

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Spotlight: Artificial Intelligence w/ Joey Aboma & Archivist Llewellyn (2×16) #48

Episode 48 Joey Aboma & Archivist Llewellyn are here to talk about Artificial Intelligence. Thursday, April 28, 2011

Host Kinte
Co-Host Psylent Knight, Neon-San & D.L. Watson
Guests: Joey Aboma & Archivist Llewellyn

Joey Aboma @joeyaboma twitter.com/joeyaboma & Archivist Llewellyn

slurl.com/secondlife/Moon%20Park/213/28/43

FB Event: www.facebook.com/events/1063330937028005/

Previous: Flimsey Freenote & Flashpoint (2×15) #47
Next: The Actors Sandbox (2×17) #49

Joey Aboma
Skilled in graphic design, virtual worlds, artificial intelligence, 3D modeling, animation, photography, video production, web design, portal management, DVD/CD design, desktop publishing, logo design, and motion media. I served 21 years in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Journalist, Combat Cameraman, Master Training Specialist, and Public Affairs Officer. I am now a partner at Sonalysts, Inc. – a multimedia firm and government contractor.

I also created the Virtual Guide Sun Tzu as part of the “Greybeards Project” using advanced AI technologies. Sun Tzu can be run through a chatbot that provides him many capabilities through the use of Automated Avatar Markup Language (AAML) and Artificial Intelligence Markup Language (AIML):

Give automated tours (movements, chat, and teleportation)
Communicate like a real avatar (chat, IM)
Feel emotions
Be inquisitive
Learn from the environment
Web Scraping (using web services to provide answers to questions asked in world)
Automated communication with social networks (like Twitter and Facebook)

Archivist Llewellyn
Archivist’s project “Curiosity AI” won 2nd Place in the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge, including a check for $3,000, an engraved trophy, a ribbon, and a medallion from the US Army for “Simulation, Training & Research.”

Archivist holds the Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and is a professional librarian and archivist. Archivist’s background includes approximately 15 years of work experience in informal education (library, archive, museum) and formal education (K-16). She is a writer, editor and presenter. During her graduate study for the MLIS, she completed a project relating to the history of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to obtaining her graduate degree, Archivist worked at the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum assisting with the education programming and working as a tour guide. Later, Archivist worked with the collection of one of the founding members of NACA (the precursor to NASA) located in the Oberlin College Archives. Archivist then served for a year as the Archivist of a living Nobel Prize winning scientist’s collection (James D. Watson, co-discoverer with Crick and Wilkens of the structure of DNA) in the area of molecular biology. She has lectured on molecular biology digital resources at the University of California, Berkeley (2007) and science archives and history at the University of Oxford (2008). She presently serves at the volunteer Director of the Library and Archives at NASA CoLab in Second Life, the first library or archives in a synthetic immersive environment recognized by the Library of Congress. The project received various media coverage, including an article on CNN’s website. Her publishing background includes Technical Reviewer for a best selling book in Library and Information Science Automation published by O’Reilly (2008) and editorial duties for two books published by Cambridge University Press (2004-5) as well as three other books. Archivist was awarded a full scholarship for three years to complete her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge.

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Spotlight: Flimsey Freenote & Flashpoint (2×15) #47

Episode 47 Flimsey Freenote is the CEO of Fluent Media Productions, which owns MetaMixTV stops by.  The Cast of the radio play Flashpoint stops by as well. Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kinte K. Fergerson @KinteF https://twitter.com/KinteF

CoCo-Host Psylent Knight @psylent_k https://twitter.com/psylent_k , D.L. Watson @dlwfilms https://twitter.com/dlwfilms & Neon-San
@tozonline https://twitter.com/tozonline

Guests: Flimsey Freenote & The Cast of Flashpoint

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/821708641246401/

Previous: 1st anniversary special (2×14) #46
Next: Artificial Intelligence w/ Joey Aboma & Archivist Llewellyn (2×16) #48

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moon%20Park/213/28/43

Fluent Media Productions has acquired Rezzed TV which will now become a wholly owned division of MetaMixTV, the multimedia arm of Fluent Media Productions.. Deborha Patten is CEO of Fluent Media Productions. Stuart Warf founder of Rezzed TV will continue to manage the operations of his division within MetaMixTV.
[12:05:27 PM] Deborha Patten: Flimsey Freenote is the CEO of Fluent Media Productions, which owns MetaMixTV. She is the producer of several short independent films and music videos (Lucky Stars and String Me Up), a long-time contributor to the arts and education communities. She has received awards for her work in short film as well as her accomplishments as a 3D builder and designer.
A veteran contributor to Second Life, she participates in developer groups, in advisory groups for media and education communities, and she regularly mentors new filmmakers in the field of machinima.
Flimsey loves music, travel, and spending time in nature. She claims to have driven every single highway in the State of Oregon.

Guest: psylent.knight

While the play on words has been used through the internet, in the right entertainment circles, there is only one true “psylent.knight.” From director, writer, voice and live actor, to electronic composer, he’s made a sound name for himself throughout the web, even if under other names as well.

“Though I was making music under the Victor Creed name, I was always interested in doing video editing after a friend of mine got me interested,” he reflects, “there were tons of AMV’s (Anime Music Videos) we’d watch and I was always coming up with ideas, but didn’t get to start making them for years. Once I did, it was like I opened the creative floodgates to a new outlet.”

From there, he had been introduced to not only the concept of fan-based voice over projects (or fandub), but took the chance to take part of a few, leading to the creation of his first fandub, “The Kennedy Report: Resident Evil 4,” which also combined fan fiction and machinima elements to create a new story around the existing plot of the famed horror series.

Along with writing, directing, and co-starring, Richard has also done the score to The Kennedy Report. “This was my chance to get my John Carpenter on,” he laughs, “as he was the first director I knew of that would also score his work. Though most of it was made exclusive for the series, I made sure I had placed music that fit with the miasma of both the established world, and the new one I built around it.”

With many different voice acting projects under his belt and under way, Psylent still keeps busy with other projects to helm. His most current one being the audio drama “Flashpoint: Sonic the Hedgehog,” a more adult take on the video game franchise that he claims “is a fan-fiction in definition only…created as a personal dare to give a childhood icon a unique edge.” He hopes, in time, to have created a new, more original production once Flashpoint has finished, as well as have time to produce a new music review series to come in the later months.

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