Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007, 02:33 pm
Still waiting for Hollywood to call

On the Acting in Bloodspell

Paul A J Hamilton is superb as the Master. His voice work suggests a background story that colours every line.
...excellent work by Thom Tuck as Jered and particularly Paul A J Hamilton as the Master.

Oh, yes.

In the interview (which is quite long) I'm fairly sure I sound weirdly unlike me, and—on a completely unrelated note—I sound like a complete and total nerd. Why did I decide to start talking about The Wrath of Khan for no apparent reason? Why?

Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
coaldustcanary

So, I'm on the mailing list for the Association of Internet Researchers, and I did a double-take the other day when I was reading through the day's messages.

Bloodspell: The rise of machinima
Viewing and panel

22 November 2007
5.15 - 8.30pm
London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre
166-220 Holloway Road
London, N7 8DB

Bloodspell is the world's first feature-length machinima, and it is
licensed under a Creative Commons a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. Bloodspell is a
Fantasy story "of a world where men and women carry magic in their
blood, and spilling it can unleash terrible power."

This event is organised by the London Metropolitan Business School and
the Open Rights Group (special thanks to Michael Holloway and Fernando
Barrio for putting the event together). For those new to the topic,
"machinima", in very basic form, involves the use of software that has
been designed to create video-games to produce films with their own
script and narrative. The word “machinima” was coined some time ago by
Hugh Hancock, who also wrote and directed Bloodspell.

The evening will start with Hugh Hancock introducing the concept of
machinima and the movie, to be followed by a viewing of Bloodspell.
After the viewing a panel will address the issues raised by the film to
then open the floor for discussion. The panel includes:

Chair
Professor Lilian Edwards, Director of the Institute for Law and the Web
at Southampton (ILAWS) of Southampton University

Panelists:
- Holly Ayllet, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at London Metropolitan
University and Managing Editor of Vertigo Magazine.
- Ian Brown, Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute of Oxford
University
- Andres Guadamuz, Co-Director of SCRIPT, the Centre for Research in IP
and Technology Law at The University of Edinburgh.

Venue
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/conference/venues/graduate-centre/

Bloodspell
http://www.bloodspell.com/

Related sites:
http://www.openrightsgroup.org/
http://electromate.blogspot.com/
http://blogscript.blogspot.com/
http://technollama.blogspot.com/
http://dooooooom.blogspot.com/
http://www.vertigomagazine.co.uk/


The nerds, they speak of you in reverent tones!

(I'm sure you already know about this, of course; I was just amused to see it in an unexpected venue.)

Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
gominokouhai

Muwahahah. I am everywhere: I am your nightmares. I am the Actor Who Flaps in the Night.

Wed, Nov. 7th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
markadm

Very nice. A kind of sensei-esque Connery.

Wed, Nov. 7th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
gominokouhai

Me, or Ricky? Or the Master?

Wed, Nov. 7th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
markadm

You/The Master.

Wed, Nov. 7th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
gominokouhai

Oddly enough that has been discussed in Another Place. The Angelsh deshide who ish innoshent.

If you're looking for a sensei-ish Connery, you need to watch Rising Sun; except don't, because it's a bloody terrible film.