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Living Machinima Green Screen Fun for Urban Night: Sounds

Living Machinima Green Screen Fun for Bluesy Urban Night: SoundsMy most recent project involves delving into the world of living machinima. What is living machinima? Well, for the lack of a better explanation, in living machinima I immerse my real time self into the virtual machinima world using film techniques. Now this isn't a cut and dry definition, but this is what I am going for in my latest project Urban Night: Sounds, for the upcoming International Alliance for Women in Music Conference, which is coming up online (and FREE) this spring. 
Using a green screen technique and a scene created using the Machinima software Moviestorm, I have immersed myself in a virtual world, complete with the entire machinima band Nano Ensemble 21, for the song "Baby Blues".
This is my first experiment involving machinima and full body green screen (as a side note, for a couple of weeks, my dining room was covered in a giant green screen that I left up despite being knocked over a dozen …

Vox Novus 60x60 Wave Farm Features American Spam by Sabrina Pena Young

Saturday Night Special: 60x60 Wave Farm Mix
March 7, 2015: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. WGXC 90.7-FM: Hands-on Radio
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Tune in to hear this show. Wave Farm Radio 1620-AM
Tune in or 1620-AM at Wave Farm to hear transmission arts around the clock.
Simulcast mid-6 a.m. and Saturdays on WGXC 90.7-FM., Vox Novus and Wave Farm are delighted to collaborate on a special edition of 60x60 focused on Radio Art. Selected from an international open call, 60 works (created with, for, about radio and transmission) with durations of 60 seconds, comprise this eleventh annual 60x60 project. 60x60 Wave Farm Mix will be featured as an FM broadcast on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM; distributed as a Wave Farm Dispatch Series download; and featured in a series of live listening events. 60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter. Every one-minute piece will be played continuously without pause…

Living Machinima: Nano Ensemble 21

Living Machinima: Nano Ensemble 21So those that have been keeping up with my crazy projects have noticed that I am really into animation and machinima (an animation style based on video games). What you might have not known about me is that I also studied film and video, and spent a summer doing special Fx makeup for really terrible movies, ok, one wasn't terrible, but the rest....well, just lots of zombies on set...lots.
For an upcoming festival I decided that I wanted to create a virtual ensemble using the usual machinima software Moviestorm, but this time I wanted to actually be a living, breathing part of the concert. How to do this? Well, I used the grant that I received to purchase a full Green Screen and lighting kit. Yes, right now my entire dining room is taken up with a massive green screen, a lights, umbrellas, and recording equipment. (Yes, I work in the dining room, largely due to out-of-date electrical in the rest of the apartment...but that's another story). 
Now …

Moviestorm Blog: Moviestorm gets recognition at TEDx talk by Libert...

Moviestorm Blog: Moviestorm gets recognition at TEDx talk by Libert...: Readers of this blog may remember an exclusive guest post in September 2013 from Sabrina Pena Young telling of the story of Libertaria: her ...

Electronic Music Technology Straight Talk: Music Technology -The Great Democratizer

Electronic Music Technology Straight Talk: Music Technology -The Great DemocratizerWant to make a difference? Want to write music? Straight talk from a music pro. Change the world one note at a time.(Lecture at Murray State University IAWM Electronic Music Concert November 9, 2010)
I could give you a historical overview of electronic music. We could sit here and trace the birth of electronic music, from the record player and ondes martenot and theremin all the way through the whacked out 80s with MTV and Laurie Anderson's drum suit. We could talk about France's IRCAM electronic Studios and the contributions of women like composers Pauline Oliveros and Alice Shields. I could mention younger generations of electronic music composers like Kristine H. Burns and Alex Shapiro. But to be honest, you can Google or Wiki almost anything I have to say about electronic music history.

So if you are interested in electronic music history, here is a quick list (quick, write them down):