Inspired by the Opera Semi-Automatic Writing; an Opera for Human and Machine Voices, which is available in whole on the Australian media sharing site ABC Pool.

"Opera Notes.

“Semi-Automatic Writing; an Opera for Human and Machine Voices”
It will be of
interest to both tonight’s live audience and to our radio audience that the
libretto was developed using an inter-active computer text-generating
programme. The author’s initial interests in the Automatic-Writing techniques
of the Surrealist Poets suggested a method in which the sub-conscious narrative
or naturalistic speech is replaced by a dialogue with an artificial intelligence
system. Here the author embraces serendipity and regards the machine as an

This animation follows the spirit of the original installation, taking tiny snippets from the entire work and fitting them together in a way which allows the film makers' subconscious processes to surface.

In the same spirit, the film is created using mixed media and a variety of digital tools. The virtual world location, Castle Mar is featured, alongside sketches and dedicated machinima program Moviestorm.
The Land of Lar is a beautiful build and can be visited for free by anyone with a games capable pc.

The Queen's it life or death? Or even just a nice plate of stew?

I hope you enjoy the film and I am glad to receive your comments.

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Women In Machinima

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Kate and Trace chose to highlight women, currently working in machinima, who use a thoughtful approach to tell stories, or communicate ideas and emotions.

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  • françois vautier
    my new showreel = 2'23''= tv design + feature films + researches

    by françois vautier

  • Russell Boyd

    I'd hate to think what the Men in Machinima Channel would be, if this was called fannymation :o Great idea, Kate and Trace, we need more of the woman's touch, there are just too many testosterone shoot-em-up frag fests that dominate the machinima world.

    by Russell Boyd

  • QoH

    Thank you for adding my video! What a great idea for a channel!

    by QoH

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