Sunday, 29 May 2011

Jiersen Splashes Rain

The ubiquitous and talented Jinx Jiersen consolidates his position as Second Life's premier porn star photographer by releasing these exclusive photographs of controversial celebrity film director, Pixie Rain.
In other news, it has been widely reported that Rain has recently taken to speaking of herself in the third-person so that she can use words like "controversial" and "celebrity" to describe herself without appearing to be egotistical or pretentious.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Mad Ninjaz - Beautiful and Unusual

I am attracted to things, people and places that are both beautiful and unusual.

Kate Bush is my favorite artist and Mad Ninjaz is my favorite SL sim.

'Showdown' was partly filmed at Mad Ninjaz.

These snapshots do not do justice to Mad Ninjaz and so I encourage you to go visit!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Clowning Around @ Sopor Aeternum

'The Kiss' contains a lot of scenes which are almost wholly created by software. This is fun to do but very time consuming.

Essentially, however, I prefer the rugged nakedness of actual camera work; the exploring for a location, the logistics of setting up, checking lighting, hauling equipment etc.

In SL, I love exploring and finding new places. This is how I often find film recommendation or by accident.

Yesterday, tutsy tp'd me to a sim called "Sopor Aeternum". It really is worth a visit!

Expect to see this sim featured in a Pixie Rain Production any time soon....

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Winners of the UWA III Machinima Contest

Blogged live from the UWA....

I am pleased to announce that joint First Place at this year's UWA machinima competition, is tutsy Navarathna and Eric Boccara.

Congrats to both Eric and tutsy, and extra special rabbit kisses and licks to tutsy!

A Journey into the Metaverse by  tutsy Navarathna

Juroney by Eric Boccara

More UWA III news to follow, after I have calmed down and given tutsy his massage!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The Kiss: A Love Story (Jiersen/Rain)

The Kiss: A Love Story

Soundtrack: Harry Nilsson
Screenplay: Jinx Jiersen
Filmmaker: Pixie Rain
Inspiration: Andrew Kramer
Sponsors: 'Old Lars House' and 'The Keyhole Club'
Featured Regions: Evermore, Rainbow Horizon, McFarren, Savage Isle

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Rob Danton's "Me And My Avatar" - RL/SL Presentation

I first met Rob Danton at Old Lars. It turns out I was reading his web site while he was watching Sex With Strangers.

Rob is the director of the well-known film "Me and My Avatar". This film has been accorded many accolades as well as having been broadcast on Europeon RL television and at US film festivals.

It has been nominated for best documentary at film festivals in L├╝beck, Germany, and Krakow, Poland, and selected to festivals in Amsterdam, Cleveland, Ireland, Spain and Denmark. Also, it has been televised at ZDF and ARTE a.o.

Tonight there is a simulataneous RL/SL presentation of the film; 4 SL sims and 12 RL cinemas will be participating.

tutsy & I have been invited to watch at the theater on the "VIP Sim", no less! (quote-unquote). 

Am looking forward to it. To celebrate, here is a snapshot of tutsy & I wearing scissors on our head and ill-fitting shoes:

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Can I Haz A Pr0n Star Plze?

((Name changed to protect my sanity))

[2011/05/08 13:10]  Pr0nStarSurprise Resident: Hi i saw you a porn director & I want 2b in 1 of yr films
[2011/05/28 13:10]  Pixie Rain: hey, thanks for your message. Have you seen any of my films?

10mins later...

[2011/05/08 13:20] Pr0nStarSurprise Resident: I started 2 watch it but I was 2 busy

/me quietly closes the IM window and returns to what I was doing
8 mins later...

[2011/05/08 13:28] Pr0nStarSurprise Resident: OK ready to start. tp me
[2011/05/28 13:10] Pixie Rain: Pixie Rain scratches her head and closes the IM window


A totally irrelevant picture to take our minds off this whole distasteful episode:

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Where's My Kiss?

We were scheduled to release 'The Kiss' today and actually could of if we had wanted to.

I worked finalising it until 2am and the set the alarm for 6am to do two hours more before college. Uploaded it during morning lectures.

Jinx & I watched in 720HD and felt happy and proud.

Almost simultaneously, we realised that, as good as it is, we can make it even better. And so we are putting the release date back until next week to film an additional scene.

Version 1 is available to watch, if anyone was particularly interested; we are just not making it public. Just IM me in-world for the link.

I am not much into "teasers" (so-called), feeling that rather than teasing they in fact generate sighs, rolled-eyes and boredom.

This pic is emphatically not a teaser. Really. But it is a screen dump of a scene in Version 1.

Monday, 9 May 2011

'Showdown' and 'The Kiss' - Background

Showdown was created based on this college assignment :

Assignment 3rd term Year 1 (optional):

Consider the following passage and in a digital medium of your choice demonstrate what it means to you:

"In order to transform a work into a cult (or art house) film one must be able to break, dislocate and unhinge it so that one can remember only parts of it, irrespective of their original relationship with the whole. [Such a film] survives only as a disconnected series of images, of peaks, of visual icebergs. It should display not one central idea but many. It should not reveal a coherent philosophy of composition. It must live on, and because of, its glorious ricketiness."

- Umberto Eco in 'Faith in Fakes: Travels in HyperReality'

Tommorrow I release 'The Kiss'. The original screen play was proposed to me by Jinx Jiersen, winner of Best Male in the 2010 THE SEXIEST competition. I don't usually take on ideas proposed by others simply because I have enough ideas of my own. But I like Jinx as a person and thought it would be fun doing a film together. It was.

Tommorrow we will see the result of our collaboration.

In the meantime,  here is a pic of him:

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Scraps from the Cutting Room Floor

I am hopeful of getting 'The Kiss' released this coming weekend. I have a bit more footage to film in SL but the hard work is now all completed.

This is a screen shot of a sequence which was taken to completion but failed to make the final cut: