Sarah Higley

Completely Machinima Interview: Hypatia Pickens (aka Sarah Higley)

Ricky Grove Interview, Machinima, Podcast September 23, 2021 Leave a reply



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For our classics theme episode of machinima, Tracy spoke to Sarah Higley about her Second Life-based machinima work that draws inspiration from old and middle English texts written as early at the 10th Century.  Whilst they didn’t get around to discussing this on the recording, Sarah is also well known for having written the script for Star Trek: Next Generation’s episode 21 (Season 3) ‘Hollow Pursuits’, which aired in April 1990 (under the pen name of Sally Caves). Sarah is particularly noted for the character, ensign Reginald Barclay (portrayed by Dwight Schultz) who uses the Holodeck to imagine how his life should be.  Sarah recalled to Tracy this was her first imaginings of her experiences of Second Life, evidenced through her creative machinima works discussed in  this interview.

Films

Design, 2012 https://vimeo.com/47538361

KAPHD, 2011 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

The Lover’s Confession: Three Tales by John Gower, 2014 https://vimeo.com/98521054

Wulf and Eadwacer, 2012 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Cloud, 2013 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Yeah…, 2012 https://vimeo.com/user4518792

Finding the Experimental in Machinima, 2013 https://vimeo.com/78406362 

Stolen Child, 2012 https://vimeo.com/46507689

Publications about machinima

‘For it Acordeth Noght to Kinde’: Remediating Gower’s Confessio Amantis in Machinima’, 2016 https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.679.8142&rep=rep1&type=pdf 

Chapter 6: Dangerous Sim Crossings: Framing the Second Life Art Machinima, in Understanding Machinima (Jenna Ng) https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/understanding-machinima-9781441140524/

Other notable links –

Peter Greenaway speaks at 48HourFilmProject Machinima, 2010 (Chantal Harvey) https://vimeo.com/15253336

Push, 2010 (Lainy Voom) https://vimeo.com/5543976

Cirque du Machinima, 2006 (Tom Jantol) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE540j9U830

Dear Fairy, 2011 (Tom Jantol) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX3hJIjWRkA&t=155s

Completely Machinima S1 Ep 18 Films (September 2021)

Ricky Grove Machinima, Podcast September 9, 2021 1 Comment

The theme of this month’s film selections is based on a question one of us had last month: How has machinima adapted classic texts? Tracy, Damien, Phil, and Ricky set out to learn about the history of the classics in machinima and came up with so many interesting films it was hard to choose a reasonable amount for the podcast. Phil couldn’t make it this month, but we did include his pick (Haunter of the Dark).



Sept 2021 Completely Machinima films

Here is the list of our film picks and links to each of the films.

-Snow Witch, Britannica Dreams (Michelle Pettit Mee), The Sims
https://vimeo.com/614442

-Pierrepont Machinima (EK Theatre)
https://pixelkin.org/2015/12/23/pierrepont-machinima-brings-ovid-shakespeare-to-schools/

-War of the Servers, Robert Stoneman, Garry’s Mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppUl_CBuyz8

-The Nobbit, Anima Technica, iClone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj53KG-7YTE

-Haunter of the Dark, Biggs Trek, iClone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyqoNvcmEcM

-Lover’s Confession / Confessio Amantis, Hypatia Pickens, Second Life
https://vimeo.com/98521054

-Stolen Child, Hypatia Pickens, Second Life
https://vimeo.com/user4518792