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I have just started to work on the edit for the machine – my next release. the machine is a multi-media piece that merges film, video and machinima to create a post apocalyptic fairy tale set in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I had the opportunity to work with a fantastic crew during the shoot and learned so much. I also had the pleasure of working with the incomparable actress Melanie Caines, who played the part of the Clown, opposite my hacker character.
Here are a few shots by Rhonda Pelley from the fourth day of the shoot. Melanie and I take a quick break on the fire escape.

Gaffer, Tim Murphy, giving awesome input, as he did throughout the whole shoot.

Asleep at the machine.

the machine

Beauty shot of Melanie Caines.

I am also working with Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks and Jo Ellsmere/Jane Leffler on the machinima portion of the shoot. A great experience, as always, and we are getting some beautiful stuff. A screen captured picture from the set by Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks.

Stay tuned for the release of the machine in the Fall of 2012.

Produced by Liz Solo and the Black Bag Media Collective. Starring Liz Solo and Melanie Caines with Lutius Elijah Whalen and Zoe Elizabeth Howard; Directed by Liz Solo; 1st Assistant Director Shara Desiree King; Production Design by Barry Newhook; Art Direction by Andy Pyne; Props by Jenn Brown; Costumes by Charlotte Reid; Hair by Mackenzie Geehan; Make-up by Andrew Squires; Camera, Bob Pope; 1st Camera Assistant Jay Hamel; 2nd Camera Assistant Stephen Lewis; Gaffer Tim Murphy; Key Grip Thomas Kelly; Sound Phillip Cairns; Boom Operator Marco Dolle; Continuity, Mitchel Bradbury; Design Consultant Geoff Younghusband; Production Assistant Jacky Cook; Production Assistant/Locations Mike Kean; Craft Services Joanne Stoodley. Online crew: Machinima by Liz Solo and Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks; Art Direction by Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks; consultant/bots and scripts by Jo Ellsmere/Jane Leffler. All machinima is being shot on the Odyssey ContemporaryArt and Performance Simulator.

Made with the support of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, The Newfoundland Film Development Corporation, and resources and sponsorship made possible by the Newfoundland Joy Award including NIFCO, Atlantic Studio Cooperative, KODAK, John Doyle and the CBC. Special thanks to Best Boy Entertainment.

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