Siggraph 2012 is THE largest computer graphics conference in the world. I cover it every year as a reporter for renderosity.com. I decided to do a special audio report from Siggraph and have included interviews with Ton Roosendaal, Michael Nikonov and John Martin along with comments about machinima at Siggraph.
Listen to a Ricky’s pre-recorded report from Siggraph 2012 here. (Length 18:40)
The Expo secured a location in Second Life, thanks to Pooky. A more detailed announcement will be made in coming weeks.
Siggraph was a big boost for the Expo. We got two new sponsors and achieved full funding for this year’s festival. Thanks to 3Dconnexion, Smith-Micro Poser, Muvizu, Reallusion’s iClone, iPi Soft motion capture software, New Media Film Festival, and Anomaly book.
Expo is partnering with MAGFest “Games on Film” in January. All jury films and selected screeners will be screened at festival.
NMFF festival is accepting submissions. Expo will submit all jury nominated films and pay the entrance fee. Expo will be a part of the NMFF next year (April, 2013).
We will be announcing prizes for the Expo next week on our Expo blog.
Seventy films submitted so far, most come in at the end, get submitted.
Lucy Georges won Expo’s logo competition.
Last Remarks Kate and Ricky remind everyone to submit their film by Sept 31st. We need your help in promoting the Expo. Anyone listening please go out to forums and post “Submit Your Film to the 2012 Machinima Expo.” You can download the press release here.