On April 20th, STAR TREK director JJ Abrams and stars Chris Pine (“Kirk”) and Zachary Quinto (“Spock”) visited Sony PlayStation® Home for an exclusive Q&A with select press and bloggers from around the world. The event was broadcast live via Ustream with interactive chat via CoveritLive at www.startrekfankit.com/playstationhome.
I am working on the STAR TREK campaign with Picture Production Company who produced this machinima featuring some of the highlights from the Q&A. My pics of the event can be viewed below.
Zachary Quinto, JJ Abrams, Annie Ok, Dan Light (moderator), and kingthom.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, JJ Abrams, and Dan Light (moderator).
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, JJ Abrams, Dan Light (moderator), and kingthom.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, JJ Abrams, and Dan Light (moderator).
The Q&A starts to draw to a close and guests rise from their seats.
The Q&A guests start to break out in spontaneous dancing.
The Q&A guests enjoy the spontaneous dance party.
The spontaneous dance party winds down after the filmmakers depart.
Post-Q&A roundtable with press and bloggers.
Annie Ok: “My Life as an Avatar 06.08” in moves09 International Festival of Movement on Screen, Thurs April 23, Manchester UK
Still from “My Life as an Avatar 06.08” by Annie Ok
My machinima art piece, “My Life as an Avatar 06.08” has been invited to be part of moves09 International Festival of Movement on Screen, “a platform exploring rhythmical visual work: films, videos, interactive installations and live events which carry a sense of motion”. I was honored and surprised that they chose to name the machinima screening program “My Life as an Avatar” after my ongoing series.
FORUM & SCREENING My Life as an Avatar, Ian Patterson
Thu April 23 2009, 16:20, Cornerhouse screen 3, Manchester
Ian Patterson leads us through the often-controversial world of Machinima (the lo-fi use of videogame engines to create generated imagery for animated films) and explores the potential for film made with no physical restriction.
moves is the largest exhibition platform in the UK for experimental short film and new media with a unique focus on movement on screen, exploring new ways of telling stories through films, installations and screen-based works.
After a world-wide tour that took the best of moves08 as far as Hungary, Brazil and Russia, moves returns to Manchester and the UK from 23 to 28 April 2009.
Wherever you live, you can catch moves:
in Manchester and the North West with a 6-day festival exploring movement on screen through screenings, installations, workshops and open-space forums; in the UK on the BBC Big Screens and in selected venues such as Sadler’s Wells and Glasgow CCA; worldwide with a year-round tour taking moves’ favourites as far as Hungary, Russia and Brazil.
Special thanks to Ian Patterson, machinima program curator, and Pascale Moyse, moves’ Artistic Director for graciously asking to include my work in moves09.
Sharing news about the STAR TREK campaign I am working on with Picture Production Company: STAR TREK in Sony PlayStation Home.
From PPC Silverscreen:
At 4pm (BST / GMT+1) on April 20th, director J.J. Abrams and stars Chris ‘Kirk’ Pine and Zachary ‘Spock’ Quinto will visit Home for an exclusive Q&A with selected press and bloggers from around the world. Following the Q&A, the invited guests will be able to take part in a virtual roundtable within Home, to discuss the movie and answer questions put forward by fans and fellow bloggers through Twitter, uStream and CoverItLive. Both events will be streamed live across the web through an embeddable video player available at http://www.startrekfankit.com/playstationhome.
The Q&A is part of a number of unique opportunities in Home (SCEE only) ahead of the global release of STAR TREK on May 8th. From today, Home residents will be able to view an exclusive video greeting from Abrams alongside the latest STAR TREK trailer in the Home Theatre. A selection of virtual STAR TREK merchandise e.g. Starfleet Uniforms and T-Shirts, will be available for free in the Threads Store from April 23rd, alongside details of a unique ‘Star Trek in Home Avatar competition’ and the ‘Star Trek Party (in Home)’ where attendees will have the chance to grab some exclusive merchandise and prizes.
- Ain’t It Cool News: “Virtual Press Conference with JJ Abrams, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto happening in the morning! You can watch live!”
- Kotaku”: “Star Trek Boldly Goes To PlayStation Home”
- Joystiq: “Star Trek boldly goes Home”
- SCI FI Wire: “PlayStation Home avatars can enlist in Starfleet—or at least wear the uniform”
- Amazon Game Room’s Blog: “Star Trek Uniforms Beam into PlayStation Home on April 23”
- TrekMovie: “JJ Abrams and Chris Pine Coming to Playstation Home”
- MoviesOnline: “Star Trek Boldly Goes to PlayStation Land”
- 1UP: “Star Trek Coming To PlayStation Home (In Europe)”
- VG247: “Star Trek comes to PlayStation Home”
- TrekWeb: “Paramount and Sony Bring Star Trek to PlayStation Home with Abrams and Cast Q&A”
- PlayStationLifeStyle: “Star Trek Beams Into PlayStation Home”
- TheSixthAxis: “Star Trek Beaming Onto PSN”
- JeuxVideo: “Star Trek se téléporte sur le Home”
- screenWEEK: “Star Trek: fate una domanda a J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine e Zachary Quinto!”
- SciFi Pulse: “Star Trek Beams To Playstation Home”
- Kotaku: “Hangin’ In PlayStation Home With The Star Trek Crew – Star trek d.a.c.”
- Eurogamer: “Star Trek movie stuff in PS Home today”
- Kotaku: “Home’s Virtual Star Trek Contest Wins You Virtual Star Trek Stuff”
- Joystiq: “Create a look-a-like Home avatar and win Star Trek furniture”
Annie Ok, untitled 02.07, thread on paper, wood
The Shooting Gallery Presents: DRAW Show
APRIL 11th – MAY 7th 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11th, 2009 7-11pm
839 Larkin St San Francisco, CA 94109
DRAW is a must-see art exhibition featuring original drawings by over 400 artists in the skateboard, music, urban, tattoo, literature, design, illustration, animation, psychedelic and new contemporary art worlds. The show is a tribute to the often underrated but fundamental building block of visual and graphic art: the drawing. DRAW is the largest contemporary drawing exhibition to emerge out of New York City. Most recently, the exhibit drew over 2000 people to its London debut at StolenSpace, East London’s Leading Contemporary Urban Art Gallery. The exhibit debuted in October of 2006 at NYC’s Fuse Gallery to phenomenal response from audience and press alike. It had an equally impressive showing during the SXSW 2007 Music and Interactive-Film Festival in Austin, Texas. DRAW is currently on a six-country world tour that includes future showings in Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Berlin. DRAW is curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey with guest curators Justin Giarla, Rich Jacobs, Jamie O’Shea, Tim Barber, Damian Weinkratz, Les Barany, Brendan Fowler, Mike Aho, Sto, Lisa Lebofsky and D* Face.
Official press release, more info, and preview of the artwork: http://fusegallerynyc.com/DrawTour/sfdraw/sfrelease.html
- my love for you is a stampede of horses: “DRAW at The Shooting Gallery”
- Juxtapose Magazine: “”DRAW” Group Art Show Comes to SF”
- Laughing Squid: “Draw Show @ The Shooting Gallery”
- Fecal Face: “Draw Show At Shooting Gallery”
- Hunt & Gather: “Shooting Gallery presents Draw- a massive group show!”
- flavorpill: “Draw”
- Happenstand: “Draw Show”
- Art Nouveau Magazine: “300 Artists Come To The “Draw” Show Presented By The Shooting Gallery”
- the rathaus: “The “Draw” Show”