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Machiniplex Premiere: "Monad" by Sam Goldwater, Sunday, May 25th, 12PM Pacific Time

Machiniplex is proud to announce another Machinima Premiere this Sunday, May 25th at 12PM (Pacific Time). We will be presenting Sam Goldwater's film "Monad" at Hathead's Lounge in Second Life. Sam's previous films, the experimental "Dead Dogma" and "Robes" are both beautifully crafted films using the Half Life 2 SDK. While both of these films are excellent, I think Sam has surpassed himself with "Monad". I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that "Monad" has some of the best character animation I've ever seen in a machinima film.

"Monad" is a tweaked love story between two very different people. The backdrop is any urban city where young people are disenfranchised and have become obsessive gamers. When a young woman gamer starts a passionate affair with a man who is committed to freeing himself from the contstraints of society, an unexpected tragedy ensues.

The set design and style of the film is beautiful and poetic. The acting is excellent. And the entire film comes together in a way that serves a sad and moving story. I really like this film.

We will show the film at around 12:15PM (Pacific Time) and then have a Q&A with director Sam Goldwater. I'm looking forward to discussing the film with Sam. Especially his faceposer work and custom set designs.

Details on how to attend the Premiere in Second Life

Hathead's Lounge slurl (web address to take you to Second Life location):


If you have never used Second Life, you can download their FREE software and give it a try. There will be plenty of people on hand at the event to help you figure out the interface and move around.


We will be communicating primarily via voice chat, so if you want to talk you'll need a mic/headphone combination. They are pretty cheap now and you can find them at most electronics/computer stores. My favorite brand is Sennheiser.

However, you can communicate your questions or comments via text chat as well, so it's not necessary to have a headphone/mic to attend the Premiere.

Oh, and if you think of it, drop a few linden dollars in the cup for Hathead.

See you there!

  1. Blogger Overman | May 19, 2008 at 7:31 AM |  

    Quite possibly the "must see" machinima movie of 2008, this one is. I'm so looking forward to talking to Sam.

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