Environmental Machinima

  1. Adapted from story By L.F.Tallis. Music kindly provided by World Tree Music.
    Whilst Northern Europe was once covered in Trees and Forests, that it is no-longer so makes all the more pressing our need for many reasons to protect and cherish those Trees, Woods and Forests that we still have.
    The concept of The Tree of Life has been used in Science, Religion, Philosophy, Theology, Mythology, and many other areas. The Tree Of Life is a Universal symbol found in many Spiritual traditions around the world symbolizing Life itself, with its branches reaching to the Heaves, Father Sky, and its buried roots linking to Mother Earth. As such The Tree of Life provides a perfect mystical metaphor for the interconnectedness of all life on Planet Earth.
    For more details please see my Blog The Dance Of Life, here
    ( bit.ly/H2zkp6 )

    As The Voice of Farmer Foolhardy, Celestial Elf,
    As The Voice Of The Guardian Of The Tree, John Cornwall,
    Narrating The Legend Of The Tree, Gretchen Cornwall.
    Acting as Farmer Foolhardy & The Guardian Of The Tree, Celestial Elf.

    Filmed on location at Empress and Hierophant,
    Grateful thanks to Alchemy & Immortalis Cyannis.

    Also thanks to Emma Fargis for providing The Guardian of the Tree outfit 'Gregor' and for The Farmers outfit 'Irish Man',
    And to Cyneswith Luik for use of Great Grandfather Oak Tree.

    Soundtrack created with
    Sleeping In The Rock & The Beast Within, by World Tree Music
    ( worldtreemusic.com/ )
    sound samples licensed under Creative Commons
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
    ( creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ )

    Also Sound effect via Freesound ( freesound.org/ )
    Author = agfx rooster chicken
    Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1 License
    ( creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/ )

    Filmed on Exodus Viewer Beta,
    Windows XP using Fraps and Serif MoviePlus X3.
    Adapted, Directed and Produced c.Celestial Elf 2012.

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  2. This is Our Temple.
    by Robyne Maria Dreamweaver.

    This is our Temple.
    On top of our Land.
    Eons of memories.
    The links, hand by hand.

    This is our Temple.
    The Sun we observe.
    Honouring daily.
    The passage of curves.
    The Sun when it rises.
    The Sun when it sets.
    The Moon follows closely.
    Erasing days debts.

    This is Our Temple.
    Hands off English H.
    The land we hold Sacred.
    No Money to fetch.
    We Honour our Ancients.
    And memories hold dear.
    Of all of the history.
    That bought Mankind here.

    This is Our Temple.
    This is Our Land.
    This is Our Heritage.
    So why are we banned?

    Poem c. R.M. Dreamweaver. 20.04.11
    Robyne Maria Dreamweaver is an Artist, Poet, Playwrite and Seer, and a Light Warrior Priestess of the Loyal Athurian Warband.

    Narrated by King Arthur Pendragon and recorded at Scotland Lodge, Wiltshire.
    King Arthur Pendragon, crowned 'Raised Druid King of Britain' is the Titular Head and Chosen Chief of The Loyal Arthurian Warband, a Pagan Priest, and Druid Swordbearer with an unshakeable belief in the Divine and his place in this system and most widely known for his role as an environmentalist, and Eco-warrior. His battles with the British Government (in the form of English Heritage) and campaigns for the right of everybody to enter Stonehenge at the Solstices have earned him great respect among many.
    The Loyal Arthurian Warband is a vast network of people working together throughout the world towards a vision of Truth, Honour & Justice
    ( warband.org.uk/ ).

    Stonehenge has been used over 5000 years as a temple, burial ground, a place of gathering, for magic, for ritual, and as an observatory.
    Built between 3200 BC and 1600 BC, Stonehenge lies 9miles north of Salisbury Hill in Wiltshire and is the world's earliest earthwork to contain specific lunar and solar alignments, composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. That the Summer Solstice Sun rose close to the Heel Stone, and the Sun's first rays shone into the centre of the monument portrays the particular importance placed by its builders on the Solstice and Equinox points of the year.

    To Support King Arthur's call for the reburial at Stonehenge of the ancient cremated human remains (known as the Guardians) held by Sheffield University , please sign the following E Petition; ( epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/14696 )

    Filmed on location at;
    Stonehenge c1500BC at Woods of Whimsy co The James Madison University, SecondLife.
    ( jmu.edu/news/madisonscholar/SecondLife.shtml )

    Soundtrack created with samples from Freesound ( freesound.org/ )
    Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1 License
    ( creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/ )
    And from Kevin MacLeod ( incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ )
    for use of Also Sprak Zarathustra, Feral Chase
    Creative Commons Licenses Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
    (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

    Filmed on SecondLife via Snowglobe 1.4.2.
    Made using Frapps, Serif MoviePlus X3 on Windows XP.
    Filmed, Directed and Produced by Celestial Elf 2011.

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  3. This machinima film is a fictional message from a post apocalyptic and pro permaculture peace and sustainablility future world to the current day Venus Project and its founders.

    What is the Venus Project?
    The Venus Project ( thevenusproject.com/ ) was started
    around 1975 (formally called "Sociocyberneering") by Jacque Fresco and
    founded on the idea that poverty is caused by the stifling of progress in
    technology, which itself is caused by the present world's profit-driven
    economic system.

    Presenting a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture, resolving the serious problems of unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth's ecosystems.
    According to Fresco, poverty, crime, corruption and war are the result of scarcity created by the present world's profit-based economic system.
    The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting these problems by actively engaging in the research, development, and application of workable solutions through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.
    Fundamental to the project is what Fresco calls a "resource-based economy". Such a system uses existing resources, rather than money, to provide an equitable method of distribution in the most humane and efficient manner. It is a system in which all goods and services are available to everyone without the use of money, credits, barter, or any other form of debt or servitude.
    Fresco argues that the world is rich in natural resources and energy and that, with modern technology and judicious efficiency, the needs of the global population can be met with abundance, while at the same time removing the current limits of what is deemed possible because of notions of economic viability.
    Fresco provides an example of this confusion in the following quote: "At the beginning of World War II the U.S. had a mere 600 or so first-class fighting aircraft. We rapidly overcame this short supply by turning out more than 90,000 planes a year. The question at the start of World War II was: Do we have enough funds to produce the required implements of war? The answer was No, we did not have enough money, nor did we have enough gold; but we did have more than enough resources. It was the available resources that enabled the US to achieve the high production and efficiency required to win the war. Unfortunately this is only considered in times of war."
    Fresco states that for this to work, all of Earth's resources must be held as the common heritage of all people and not just a select few; and the practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter-productive to the survival of human civilization.

    The Venus Project was featured prominently in the 2008 documentary film Zeitgeist: Addendum, as a possible solution to the global problems explained in the first film and first half of the second film.
    Following the movie, an organization called the Zeitgeist Movement was established to promote the aims of the Venus Project.
    JOIN THE VENUS PROJECT HERE; ( thevenusproject.com/en/get-involved/global-activism-teams )

    Filmed on location with very Grateful thanks;
    Inspire Space Park & Shinda co Earth Primbee,
    Little Kassiopeya co Chantalia Carter,
    Kronbelt memorial to 1984 Union Carbide disaster co Mecha Innis,
    Brooklyn, New York co Dehlia Steinhardt,
    Gallifrey co Cheshyr Pontchartrain,
    Etopia Eco Village co Namaara MacMoragh.

    Original Music created by Celestial Elf via freesound sources
    ( freesound.org/ )
    Original poem c. Celestial Elf
    ( celestialelfdanceoflife.blogspot.com/2011/05/to-venus-project.html )

    Filmed on SecondLife via Snowglobe 1.4.2.
    Made using Frapps, Serif MoviePlus X3 on Windows XP.
    Conceived, Directed and Produced by Celestial Elf 2011.

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  4. the butterfly's tale;
    Swarms of butterflys were once widespread across our countrysides, but now you will be lucky to see one or two...
    The decline is due to Industrial agriculture, the loss of 97% England's natural grasslands and wildflower meadows, the increase of motorways and urban development plus climate change which brings new predators and diseases..
    Butterflys are essential eco system pollinators benefiting both agriculture and medical science for its plant derived medecines, as well as being sensitive indicators of environmental change.

    The last species extinct in Britain, the Large Blue (Maculinea Arion)(d.1979) was re-established in the 1980's by Professor Thomas, who stated "What is bad for butterflys is bad for all species -- including our own''.
    ( butterflyworldproject.com/ )
    Other Species recently extinct in the UK; Mazarine Blue (d.1904) Black-Veined White (d.1925) & Large Tortoiseshell(d.1970's). Currently 1/3 of only 435 species in Europe are under threat...
    Around the world the Large Copper of Ireland, Giant Swallowtail of Jamaica, Atewa of Ghana, American Silverspot and Apollo of the Alps have also become extinct.
    In The USA the Monarch butterfly now faces drastic reductions following destruction of their milkweed seeding plant by biotech agricultural chemicals.

    On a brighter note, in 2008 Sir David Attenborough the BBC's Natural history broadcaster launched a £25m conservation project to reverse this disaster. Butterfly World, has 250 species flying in its dome, and also hosts extensive gardens and meadows to attract native British species.
    ( butterflyworldproject.com/ )

    To save the butterfly, plant suitable nectar producing plants, the best are the Buddlea, Ice-plant, Lavender, Michaelmas Daisy and Marjoram.
    Caterpillars also need feeding so plant Holly and Ivy in sunny positions where they can grow tall and flower, & keep the Stinging Nettles as these are home for the Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral butterflys.

    Original Poem the butterfly's tale c. Celestial Elf 2011.
    ( celestialelfdanceoflife.blogspot.com/2011/04/butterflys-tale.html )

    Bright Blessings ~

    As the Lepidopterist, Yayoo Qunhua.
    As Butterflies, Brooke Baran, FreeSky Republic, Korey Meadowbrook, Nifredil Infinity,
    Butterfly People Freesky Republic, Mnenom Hydraconis, xxxJohnxxx Sitko, Minxy Kimono,
    Butterfly Avatars co Abraminations//'People'wings co Cortex Draper, Black Skin co Zoryana Magic,
    City People, YukiNoHana Guardian, Rimzielle Morales, Ryann McMasters, Jubei24 Yuhara,
    Butterfly Friends, Sanne Halberstadt, Larina Enzo.
    Cairne Birdwing Green, Yellow-Green and Aqua kindly provided by Glyph Graves,

    Grateful thanks for permission to film at;
    The Misty Mountains co Tynus Tenck,
    AM Radio and The Far Away Dreamland co IDIA Laboratories,
    New London Village co Laredo Lowtide,
    Tir Na nOg co FreeSky Republic,
    Nomos co Baal Zobel,
    The Secret Place at Gaia Rising co Enchantress Sao,
    Bhaltair Realm co Fire Topaz.

    Copyright free music courtesy of
    Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com
    ( incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ )
    licensed under Creative Commons
    ( creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ )
    Gymnopedie No1, Virtues Instrument, Virtues Vocis, Nothing Broken.

    Filmed on SecondLife via Snowglobe 1.4.2.
    Made using Frapps, Serif MoviePlus X3 on Windows XP.
    Casting Coordinator Sienna Panthar,
    Conceived, Directed and Produced by Celestial Elf 2011.

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  5. An Environmental Machinima film based on Willi Paul's modern myth, The Bee Cave Spirits;
    ( planetshifter.com/node/1638 )
    Set in a post Distopian society of a not too distant future, this film introduces the cause of bees and their integral value to the Eco-sphere.

    Bees in Traditional Culture;
    Throughout history in many world cultures a mystical relationship to honeybees can be found.
    In the Ancient world the Great Mother was known as the Queen Bee and her priestesses were called Melissae.
    They served the Bee Goddesses and functioned as Oracles carrying the golden wisdom of the Goddess to her people.
    The Druids of Northern Europe reverenced the bees for their ability to pollinate flowers and crops, which was regarded as a sacred charge because honey was seen as a precious gift from the Mother Goddess herself.
    Many Native American Indian tribes also used honey and other bee by-products, including the early Maya and Aztec Indians who kept bees and collected honey from the wild bees.
    However the bee population of North America and Europe is now in serious decline, which threatens disaster to our food crops as they are dependent upon the bees to pollinate them.
    The increase of commercial agriculture with its use of pesticides and destruction of wild plants and flowers upon which the bees forage upon contributed to this problem.

    Introducing Permaulture;
    Permaculture, based on ecological and biological principles, is a holistic approach to designing agricultural systems modeled on relationships found in natural ecologies, harmoniously integrating the land with all of its inhabitants.
    Bill Mollison launched with his book Permaculture One (1978) an international resurgence of land-use structured on this cooperation with nature.
    ( scottlondon.com/interviews/mollison.html )
    For more information on Permaculture please follow these links;
    ( permaculture.org.uk/ ) ( permacultureusa.org/ )

    Written and Adapted for machinima by Willi Paul and Celestial Elf.

    Filmed at Various Locations including;
    The Druids Grove at Maya Island co Conjunctio Magic
    Kronbelt co Mecha Innis,
    Outland City co pyro Batriani,
    Seraph City co Pumpkin Tripsa,
    Hinterland Orkney co Tim Mersereu,
    The Bee Cave at Auebach Management Incorporatin, Gold co Sienna Panthar,
    Infinite T at Mystica co FreeSky Republic.

    Psychological Introduction; Celestial Elf. Bee Myth Narration; Willi Paul.

    As the Bee Queens; Sienna Panthar & Jazz Doulton,
    Bee Queen Costumes; Miss Bee co Ocelot Gears & Bata Dress co Alper Yalin, Neon Skin co Gloom Stoakes & Haik Outfit co Vilandra Miles,
    As the Bee Workers & Moon Dancers; Daryion Reinhard, FreeSky Republic, Murriadoc Alter.
    Beew Workers Costumes; Lab Coat co Doctor Wolfhunter, Yellow Wellington Boots co Jennylynn Capalini.

    Grateful thanks for the following;
    Druid Tree provided by Luna Barak
    Rustic Speaker Stand, Hay Stacks, Northern Brazier, Moon Dance Pole; provided by Laufey Markstein of Trident
    Moon-Dancers Masks provided by bratta Licious.

    Also thanks for allowing their use,
    Bee Skeps and Honey Extractor co cynful Deeds
    Beekeepers Hive co Andi Bekkers
    Bee Skep co Angus Highfield
    Beehive co Ashade Sinister
    Bee Emmitter co Kitiscan Quan
    Honeycomb co Juliea Diesel

    Original soundtrack created with use of
    Copyright Free Music courtesy of
    Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com
    ( incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ )
    licensed under Creative Commons
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
    Black Bird,
    Orion300XB,
    Additional Music and Audio effects mixed from samples via
    freesound.org/

    Filmed on SecondLife via Snowglobe 1.4.2.
    Made using Frapps, Serif MoviePlus X3 on Windows XP.
    Conceived, Directed and Produced by Celestial Elf 2011.

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