My Oriental Garden goes life!

We are proud to announce our webstie is up and running. This website will be our online source for real life Japanese garden oriented products like Japanese bridges, Japanese patios, prefabricated Japanese buildings and Japanese decorations for the Japanese Garden.


Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Announcing: The Hosoi Ichiba Machinima Awards 2010

It has been a long time since Hosoi Ichiba launched the first Machinima Competition. Over time we have added a lot more scenery to our little corner in Second Life. The Hosoi Cluster is now 4 islands big! 3 of the islands are Japanese inspired and 1 island is Chinese. We have added all ingredients for a great love story or drama production. In other words, the stage is set. And we think it is time for you, the true artists to come over and show the world your skills.

Hosoi Ichiba announces the second competition, Hosoi Machinima Rewards 2010. We are looking for the artist that can compose the best Machinima impression of our Hosoi Cluster. The production should have a story line, use Windlight settings and be a minimum duration of 100 seconds of high quality video (no maximum). It should be published on YouTube and contain the phrase "Hosoi Ichiba" in the title or search tag.

Extra marks will be given by the judges for background sound and or music and the use of authentic japanese avatars fitting with the environment.

What are the rules?
  1. Contributions should be published on YouTube between 15 April 2010 and 15 July 2010.
  2. A jury will evaluate the submissions and decide which ones best capture the spirit of our place.
  3. The jury reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not fit this competition.
  4. The Jury's decision is final.
  5. Announcement of the award recipient will be made on this blog.

Prizes and Acknowledgments:

The winning video will be published here, with credits to the artist, who will be presented with the L$ 50,000 prize. When you have a video completed, please IM Amiryu Hosoi with the URL to your production (posted on YouTube).

To answer some questions that we have had, this competition is not intended to be a paid commercial for our products. We want you to use our environment and scenery in as creative a way possible - we are not asking you to feature our products. Tell your story, using our scemnery and atmosphere as a backdrop.

Scripts are enabled all over the island, so you won't have any trouble there. If you need to rez objects for your project, we currently have autoreturn set to a few minutes, so you may need more. Please contact Amiryu Hosoi in-world and we can add you to a group that allows you to build. All that we ask is that you clean up after yourselves when you leave the islands, or log off or your stuff will get returned to you.

Just in case you don't take a look at the comments, the piece can use whatever aspect ratio you choose, and adding your "watermark" or "bug" in an unobtrusive way is perfectly acceptable.

The Hosoi Ichiba Crew wishes you lots of creativity and inspiration.

Let the camera roll


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