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Thursday, 3 July 2008

Winner Hosoi Ichiba Machinima Awards 2008

The very first Hosoi Ichiba Machinima Awards Contest is closed and we, the Hosoi Ichiba Crew have picked a winner.

First I want to thank all of you that made this contest possible, the various artists, their crew and the members of the jury. Not many people know that making a movie in a 3D based environment is very hard to do, especially in Second Life. You need skills, creativity, actors, a storyline and a whole lot of time to even come close to a reasonable production. But, some of you did manage to come a very long way!

As you all probably know this is the first Hosoi Ichiba Machinima Awards ever and we did our very best to attract as many artists as possible. But for some reason however we did not get as many contributions as we hoped for. Among the contributions that we did receive, however, we found a few real gems. You guys made it very hard for our jury to pick the best production. But, they managed to do so!

We were planning to invite all competitors and guests to a party where we would announce the winning production. unfortunately Kalderi Tomson our head of the jury hasn't been able to be inworld for a while due to RL issues. We also very much wanted Torley Linden to announce the winner and hand over the prize but, Torley did not respond to our invitation.... We are very sorry we will not throw a party this time, but we promise we will make it up with you the next time.

The winning production is a short movie about a lovely couple. The makers did a very good job keeping the story both mysterious and intriguing. They left enough room for the viewers' imagination to dream away and come up with different plots. We very much enjoyed the use of the custom animations and sound effects that together with the strong camera shots and carefully picked lighting setup ensured a top of the shelf production. Well done and congratulations!

That said, leaves me to announce the winners. The winners of the Hosoi Ichiba Machinima Awards 2008 are, Pyewacket Bellman and Niten Altamura. As this announcement is published the 50.000 L$ is on its way to you guys. Together with a check you can put up on your walls;-)

It was a pleasure to have you all in the contest and we hope to see your contributions in our next contest the Hosoi Ichiba Photo Awards 2008 that will be announced shortly here on our blog

Thanx again

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