Archive for 15/07/2013


Ruth's Reflections

National Theatre Live is a project whereby live London performances are filmed and beamed to movie theatres throughout the world.  This is the first such show I’ve seen and I thoroughly recommend it.  Watching it is like being in the audience of the live show.  You see and hear the actual audience, and during the interval there was an interview with the playwright and a short film about the costumes.

The Audience

This play tells of the private weekly audience which each Prime Minister has with Queen Elizabeth, and during her reign there have been twelve Prime Ministers (so far).  Helen Mirren, reprising her role in “The Queen” is simply superb, and so are the other members of the cast including those who play the young Elizabeth.  There are even two corgis.

The imagined conversations touch on world events, right up to the present day, and show a human side of the…

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Libertaria: The Virtual Opera

How Machinima Is Diving Into Scripted Content Without Leaving Gamers In The Dust | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce.

What is machinima? Well, most video gamers will say that its the use of video game engines to create fan videos. In fact, the Machinima YouTube Channel is one of the most popular channels in all of YouTube. But Machinima has become more, as companies like Moviestorm and games like the Sims allow indie film directors to create decent film animation using the same principles as the most popular gamer fan videos using traditional machinima. So where is machinima going? With so many options available in the fan universe and filmmakers and composers alike starting to catch on to this new technology tool, we may soon find machinima is making a real splash in the film and music world. Who knows?

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My Life in Progress

The past week was filled with sick icky tissues and working on sets for networking bucks (also known as free, but we all got to start somewhere right!?). On Wednesday I had the opportunity to work on a commercial for a car sales company with Much Music’s production house (thanks again Jackie!). And because Jackie’s an intern at Much I too was listed as an “intern” on the callsheet, which was slightly confusing cause I had no idea what the hell I was really suppose to be doing on set. So I basically decided to jump on board with the Art Department and help them dress the set all day, which also involved building horribly frustrating Ikea patio furniture… the worst! But it turned out helping the art department was a good idea since they ended up being the busiest department on set for the shoot.

 After the long day…

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