MMIF 2009 was a mamarvelous succes!

2 Mar

Link to this post: http://2009.MMIF.org (active soon)

update 20090302 20:20 CET

[MMIF 2009 impression machinima by Larkworthy Antfarm]

Thanks very much to everybody involved in MMIF 2009: All the volunteers, the participants and the visitors! It was a great success, much busier then we had expected, and overal a great atmosphere in SL as well as in NL!

[Snapshot taken at the MaMachinima Theatre during the screening of … by CallieDel Boa]

Over FIFTY machinima films were screened at MMIF 2009, the average quality was actually quite high and very talented. MMIF participants ROCK!

[Snapshot with SL interface, taken at the MaMachinima Theatre by CallieDel Boa]

The Rasta Views sim in SL was almost contineously full for the entire 6 hours of the festival. Some could hardly move because of the lag, at the beginning of the event it was a real issue. The sim limit had to be lowered to 75 avatars by RastaViews sim manager TributeTim Kwak. There were some technical ‘infant illnesses’ with the synchronisation of the machinima for the audience at RastaViews (SL) as well as the audience at PLANETART in Amsterdam (NL) .

[Snapshot with SL interface, taken at the MaMachinima Theatre by PookyMedia]

For many of the volunteers in the MMIF 2009 organisation, this was the first experience with such a big event. We learned a lot about logistics, software and hardware and so, valuable experiences  we can use for MMIF 2010.

MMIF 2009 at PLANETARt, Amsterdam (NL) [photo by Richard Pyrker][iPhone photo of the MMIF 2009 screening control in Amsterdam by mobile twittering visitor cycus aka Richard Pyrker]

Despite modest publicity, also the public screening at the PLANETART Medialab Artspace in Amsterdam (NL) was full at a certain point, we had to arrange extra chairs last-minute. Some people actually brought their laptop to be even more interactive with MMIF2009, even MMIF 2009 participant Alexicon Kurka unexpectedly showed up ‘in the flesh’ with his laptop computer. All together the athmosphere was very good in SL as wel in NL!

[Snapshot taken at the MaMachinima Theatre by Blue Linden]

We learned a lot about logistics, and the use software and hardware and so for a cross-reality live event like this. Valuable experiences we can use for MMIF 2010. So we are already looking forward to MMIF in february 2010.

[Snapshot by PookyMedia taken at the MMIF 2009 Ball with VJ Galaxy Girl ]

Please join us as a participant, volunteer or organise a simultaneous public MMIF 2010 screening in your city (‘RL’) and contact us please!

Audience in SL watching the audience in NL watching the audience in SL...[Exerpt from a Snapshot by PookyMediaTaken at the MMIF Theatre showing the  Meta.Live.Nu webcam at PLANETART, Amsterdam. During the breaks of the machinima screenings: Audience in SL watching the audience in NL, watching the audience in SL watching… ]

View more images at http://flickr.com/groups/mmif and please add yours!

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