Games based on film licenses have been an important part of the videogame industry since the beginning of professional game development. Historically, games were seen as an easy way to generate extra revenue for the film industry. There are strong indications that both industries are now starting to collaborate in different ways. Moderated by Bruno Felix (director of Submarine), this panel will discuss the following topics: the market for European film games; the emergence of indy and arthouse games; and the opportunities for creative collaboration between film and game professionals. Panel guests are:
Hot Spot is a network set up to exchange experiences and stimulate new ideas for TV makers from Dutch public TV networks. In the face of a fading Second Life hype, Hot Spot #003 will explore the many possibilities and as-of-yet unfulfilled promises of virtual worlds. Hot Spot guest curators Martijn de Waal (writer/researcher) and Femke Wolting (director of Submarine) will discuss the latest developments with three key note speakers:
It's good to be early. The doors are open from 19.30.
The world premiere of Douglas Gayeton's much-discussed documentary shot entirely in Second Life. The film tells the story of a man named Molotov Alva, who disappeared from his California home. Recently, a series of video dispatches by a Traveler of the same name have appeared within the popular online world Second Life...
With an introduction by Emile Fallaux and Douglas Gayeton.
With Minimovies, SubmarineChannel explores a new narrative and visual style of filmmaking. The project shows that the documentary format is flexible and capable of re-inventing itself in the emerging distribution channels like online video channels, iPod and mobile phone. Short Ride will show the first five Minimovies on the platforms they were created for.
A showcase of unique indy and alternative games that have been released over the last decade for the Nintendo, Sony, Sega, and Microsoft game platforms. Experimental and sophisticated aswell as commercially viable, these games push the envelope in fascinating and dazzling new visual directions and challenge traditional game conventions. You can watch our expert gamers as they get the best out of these games or play along if you dare.
When it comes to music promos, high production values don't count for much anymore. Today, it's all about a good idea. Original, low budget promos can attract millions of viewers on YouTube. As a result, a new generation of music video directors has emerged. A prequal to SubmarineChannel's upcoming online program, Pause 2 showcases the best of today's music video culture in three one-hour compilation programs, that will be repeated throughout the evening:
A true web pioneer, Han Hoogerbrugge singlehandedly pushed the boundaries of interactive animation to new heights with his online series Modern Living/Neurotica, HOTEL and NAILS. But Hoogerbrugge's body of work also includes music videos, commercials and installations. You can read all about it in the upcoming Hoogerbrugge monograph, designed by Simon Davies, which is due out early 2008. A sneak preview of the book and DVD with Hoogerbrugge and Davies.
An original, fifties retro-style animation series produced by Submarine aimed at children of all ages. Kika & Bob is about the adventures of a not too clever firefighter - Bob - and a bright girl - Kika - who travel the world trying to get home in time to save Kika's kitten Tiger. Kika & Bob is a linear TV series as well as a series made for an interactive TV set top box.
Presented by Vincent Bal, who directed the series with Colette Bothof.
A compilation program with a selection of the best contemporary title sequences made by design companies such as Imaginary Forces (US), VooDooDog (UK), Hotel (NL), and others, including a selection of the best works by the godfather of contemporary title sequence design Kyle Cooper from Prologue (US). Additionally, there will be a presentation by title designer Danny Yount, art director at Prologue, in the Royal Foyer at 22.30.
Kinooga.com founder Max Keiser and A Swarm of Angels creator Matt Hanson present their Cinema 2.0 projects and discuss the crowdsourcing of film production with Bruno Felix (Submarine).
The surprise feature at Short Ride in a Fast Machine 2007 is Falkenberg Farewell, a haunting coming-of-age film by debut filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt. With no formal film training and with the help of four friends, Jesper made a personal, semi-autobiographical film that has had critics and audiences raving over its purity, honesty, and originality. The perfectfilm for our mini-festival.
More info and a trailer at SubmarineChannel
A 50 minute compilation program that will immerse you in game experiences that next generation game platforms have to offer. States of Immersion is a powerful, magical and uncompromising blend of the most spectacular official game trailers. Not for the faint at heart.
Danny Yount, creative director at the Malibu-based design company Prologue Films will present his latest projects. Danny created memorable title sequences for films such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Reaping. At 21.10 we will show a selection of the very best contemporary title sequence designs, including 12 title sequences by Prologue founder Kyle Cooper.
Want to explore the ever-expanding vlogosphere but don't know where to start? Michael Schaap, aka MacDocMan, has been scanning every nook and cranny on the Internet to uncover the very best video blogs, which he presents and contextualizes on the United Vloggers website. Michael shows us what the fuss is all about.
Bloot (Naked) is a contemporary, animated documentary series by Mischa Kamp. Children between the ages of 10 and 13 tell us their funny and personal stories about the changes that are going on in their bodies. The stories were shot on digital video and then animated using the rotoscope technique. The film has been selected for many film festivals around the world and won several Awards, like the Award for Best Educational, Scientific or Industrial Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Gary Hustwit's film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them. Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Wim Crouwel, Neville Brody, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Experimental Jetset, and many many more.
We're closing off this all-in-one jam-packed evening with an international bang. At midnight, the giant stage of the beautiful Main Theater will be transformed into a throbbing dancefloor for the Short Ride party, bar included, with music and visuals to blow your socks off.
Phil Peoples (DJ, MC, Kiss Escort, Alliance Social, Papaya)
Stef van Es (Gitarist Anouk, Gea Russell & Company)
Pablo van Wetten aka Victor Repo (VJ, Bordello Roses)
Aaron Israel (Wallpaper, The Vizibles, Funk'd Up London)
Dimitri Madimin (Illustrations, Kiss and more)
Day program: 14.00 - 18.30
Evening program 19.30 - 3.00
Day € 7,50
Evening € 12,50 (Door € 15,-)
Combined € 17,50 € (Door € 20,-)
Tickets for the evening program can be ordere online at:
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SubmarineChannel is organizing the second edition of the biennial, cross-media mini-festival Short Ride in a Fast Machine on 29 September 2007, in the beautiful rooms of the Stadsschouwburg, as part of their Expanding Theater program.
From 14.00 till 3.00, we'll bring you music video culture, engaging discussions, immersive virtual worlds, innovative documentaries, the greatest title sequence designs, fabulous feature films, surprising guests, groundbreaking animation, and lots more. The event will be opened by Martijn de Greve.
We're closing off this all-in-one jam-packed evening with a bang. At midnight, the giant stage of the beautiful Main Theater will be transformed into a throbbing dancefloor - bar included - for the Short Ride party featuring Rockstar Dim Browski!
Short Ride in a Fast Machine 2007 is a partner event of Picnic '07 - a leading international event, where creative minds from the worlds of media, entertainment, science and the arts convene from 24 to 29 September in Amsterdam. www.picnicnetwork.org
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