Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bitfilm Festival 2011 Winners

These are the machinima winners of the Bitfilm Festival 2011:


1st place:
"Tales of Crusade" by Philipp Schiefelbein (Frankfurt, Germany)
2nd place:
"Clockwork" by spyvspyaeon (Lisbon, Portugal)
3rd place:
"Stop, Rewind" by Harrison Heller (New York City, USA)


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Machinima Expo 2011 News

The Expo Screening Reels have begun already. The films selected for the festival will run continuously 24/7 at the main Expo site:

The main Expo events will start on Friday 18th with a screening in Second Life of the movies made in Second Life and a Master Class on 'How to create Second Life Machinima'.

Second Life UCSVille - The Expo Hub

On Saturday 19th all the jury nominated films will be screened which is followed by the Expo Awards Ceremony where the winners will be announced. Sunday 2oth is packed with a lot of interesting sessions on Machinima. From Monday 21th on screening reels continue to run through the week at the Expohub until Sunday, November 27th at midnight.

2011 Machinima Expo Schedule

Complete list of films Screening at the Expo

2011 Machinima Expo Trailer from Ricky Grove

My own promo trailer made for Machinima Expo:

2011 Machinima Expo Promo Video from CD Schulz on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

'Order in Chaos' in at MachinExpo and Bitfilm

I'm happy to announce that my recent machinima movie 'Order in Chaos' made it in the finals at this years MachinExpo and Bitfilm.

The Official 2011 Machinima Expo Jury Nominations

The 2011 Machinima Expo will take place November 19th & 20th on the internet and in the virtual world of Second Life.

Bifilm Festival Machinima Award short list

Bitfilm Festival 2011 will take place in Hamburg, Germany and Bagalore, India.
If you like the movie please vote for Order in Chaos at Bifilm (until 17.11).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Login 2 Life: Where real life meets virtual.

An interesting documentary film on virtual worlds just premiered on German TV. (And it has Machinima in it)

Login 2 Life is a feature documentary about life online and what fascinates people about it so much. The documentary was on location in real life as well as in the virtual worlds the protagonists reside in.

It is available FREE for viewing online till Sunday 23rd Oct 2011:
Login 2 Life ZDF Mediathek

Only a small part is in German only. Most of the film is English language with German subtitles.
The films focus is on Second Life and World of Warcraft and a variety of people using it. It features disabled people using these worlds, virtual sex in SL, WoW machinimator Olibith, chinese WoW gold farmers and others.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Machinima Expo open for submission

Machimima Expo 2011 is now accepting film submissions. Submission period runs from July 1st to Sept 30th. Machinima films of all kinds and any length are eligible. The only restriction is that you can’t have already submitted the film to the Expo previously.

2011 Machinima Expo Submission Requirements
2011 MachinExpo Film Submission Form

Machinima Expo will take place the weekend of November 19th & 20th (Saturday & Sunday) 2011 on the internet and in the virtual world of Second Life.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

MaMachinima International Festival MMIF2011

This years MaMachinima International Festival MMIF will run this weekend on Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18, 2011. The opening speech at 01.00 pm PDT/SL time. During the weekend machinima movies will be screen in Real Life and Second Life at the following locations:

RL Location: Club Karlsson, Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam
SL Location: LEA Theater,

I'm proud to see my SL movie 'Order in Chaos' screened at this festival. It will play in Block: 3 (starts 11.30 am PDT/SL- saturday) and I'll be interviewed and answering your questions as well, after the film is played on the big screens. I look forward meeting you at MMIF Second Life.
Please go to for news, times, updates, and help us spread the news in any way you can.

Friday, March 4, 2011

E.V.A. - Experimental Video Art , Spring Screening

The full program and schedule for the E.V.A. - Experimental Video Art , Spring Screening is now online. It presents a selection of experimental videos from emerging artists. 11 artists from various countries participate the organisation with their last term works. Video screenings will take place in Bashimi Art House in 12 different sessions between 25th March and 7th May 2011 . Free entrance screenings will be open for all video art lovers in Salzburg . Organisation will end with a finissage on 7th May 2011. My recent movie 'Saltlight' will be part of the screening.
Participating Artists:
Claus-Dieter Schulz / Cristina Moreno Berlanga / Ilhami Tunc Gencer / Iva Radivojevic / Tuncay Yuce / Niek Pulles / Selcuk Artut / Ozlem Yilmaz / Otto Schlindwein / Ugur Gunay / Eimhin Hawes

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ko.yaa.nis.qatsi - An FSX Film

A very interesting Machinima movie inspired by Godfrey Reggio's film 'Koyaanisqatsi' appeared as video response to my GTA4 machinima 'Liberty City'. This movie was made by PrivateCustard with Microsoft Flight Simulater X (FSX). I really enjoyed watching it. It has some amazing scenes and editing.

Ko.yaa.nis.qatsi - An FSX Film

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

MachinUWA III: Journeys (3rd UWA Machinima Challenge - 2011)

The 3rd Machinima Challenge put forth by the University of Western Australia (UWA) has just been announced.
The theme is simply 'Journeys'. What the journey is, will be left to the Machinimatographer. A journey through Second Life. A journey of self discovery. A journey within. A journey from SL too RL, or vice-versa. A journey through space, through time, a journey of hope, a journey of despair. Your own journey, or a journey by someone else seen through your eyes... or... through Second Life in 80 Days, whatever you can imagine.

More informations on their Blog:
MachinimUWA III: Journeys - It Begins!!

DEADLINE: Submissions are open between NOW (Feb 2011) till 1st May 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Celebrating 2011

I hope you all had a good start in 2011 as well. This year it's time to celebrate 5 years of my Machinima movie production. Although early work can be traced back til '99 it took several more year until my serious work on Machinima started. So what is planned for 2011?
Besides the usual 1-2 movie releases (don't know yet which one will get actually finished so far) I'll re-release some of my early movies, which so far were only published at strange places, to my YouTube and Viemo channels. As well it is planned to release some footage of movies that never made it to a finial movie but maybe are interesting to watch. Thank you all for your interest in reading and commenting on my movies and blog and good luck and success with your own movie productions in 2011.

Monday, January 17, 2011

E.V.A. - Experimental Video Art , Spring Screening

Just got informed that my first non-machinima experimental movie 'Saltlight' will be screened at E.V.A. - Experimental Video Art Spring Screening in Salzburg, Austria. Experimental videos in all genres are screened there - animation, abstract, narrative, documentary, found footage etc.
The video screenings will take place in 12 different sessions during March and April 2011 and participating works will be presented in The Visual ARTBEAT Magazine's 7th Issue ( July 2011). If you have an interesting experimental movie, deadline for submissioms is 4th February 2011.