This documentary was made for the Machinima Expo Festival, November 2013.
Raise a glass and toast to the drunkenness of things being various. ...
An interrogation of the usefulness of terms like "experimental" or "avant-garde" in an age where the new is sought after in digital media as it develops every five minutes. So here are surreal, abstract, romantic, cynical, humorous, dissenting, obscure, oneiric, satiric machinima and film (and whatever rubric you want to apply to them), where new forms are being tried out all the time along with new modes of dissent and controversy by:
Iono Allen, Brandon Dennis, NicoleX, Maya Deren, Ping-Yao Chen, Paul Carr, Anima Technica, Tom Jantol, Pip Chodorov, Gaelle Denis, Joe Zazulak, Lainy Voom, Pia Klaar, Alex Chen, Friedrich Kirschner, Toxic Menges, Tutsy Navarathna, Friday Siamendes, Saveme Oh...and even me. ;) I'm sorry if I left out some superb films... the doc was getting too long. This film is"experimental"--in the strictest sense: it's an experiment for me in that I've never done this before. ;)
I wish I could've said more about Saveme's film at the end... but my recording was set already (I had commentary for another film of hers and switched to this one that had more dramatic impact). What I would have said: This film is not only the display of a SL innovation--wearing your art and taking the stage--but Saveme has literally made her audience sheep and asses! XD The film IMO comments not only on the display of art in SL but of viewing and judging it.
Well, here it is in all its flaws.