LEA Office Hours held on Friday’s on LEA3

LEA office hours
LEA office hours

LEA office hours will be held on a weekly basis on Friday’s at 10:30am SLT which will be held on LEA3 in Second Life. The first ever LEA office hour took place on Friday 25th July hosted by Solo Mornington and that was very successful indeed. LEA office hours are open to anyone interested in art in Second Life and those interested in LEA in general.

You are invited to come and ask questions about the LEA, its grants, procedures, sandbox, plans, or anything else he might be able to answer. If you have some ideas you’d like to share, they are also welcome.

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LEA Welcome Area - LEA3
LEA Welcome Area – LEA3
LEA sims
LEA sims







Explore “Moving islands” at LEA20

Today marks the start of the new year and the start of my new 2014 owl adventures around Second Life which is going to be fantastic. Today I went along to Moving islands build at LEA20 which reflects on the topic of “In the belly of the Whale”. Reflect harder!. The Linden Endowment of the Arts is an official Linden Community Partnership program whose purpose is to help new artists, cultivate art in SL, and foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the art community.

2014 LEA Latest News

LEA20 builds

  • At LEA20 there is a chance to create your own whale story in photos or as machinima.
  • Visit and look around here > SLURL

Moving Islands

Moving Islands

The LEA20 plan and mission 

The Plan
Mr. Bones will sing you the art of Machinima: 11th January 2014, 12PM (Noon) SLT
The Mission
Explore “Moving islands” at LEA20. Reflect on the topic “In the belly of the Whale”. Reflect harder! Now do us a film, a picture or a photo story at LEA20. Wear own builds or use existing ones from the sim, create a short photo story or a 120 minute epic film, sing, shout or shoot a harpoon into the last whale! Perhaps you may decide to feel like being in any special kind of belly or to produce your work in that special Cadavre Exquis look? Special russian dictator bellies floating through your mind? NOW you are ready to go! Give us the honor and donate a work to our interactive extravaganza!
All artworks entered will be shown on whale.boxfolio.com/ and also at the end of January for a party in SL. Stay in touch for more infos about the event and special rewards!
PS: “Ve haf vays of making you speak viz ze German accent, ja?”

Moving Islands

My personal rating of LEA20 > 9/10

LEA Art Festival 2013

Visit the LEA Art Festival 2013 today and be amazed by the amazing LEA sims/events. The festival continues until Thursday 28th of February 2013 in Second Life when it comes to the end. It’s very interesting and fun according to many friends that have already been checking out the LEA regions.  The LEA art festival takes place on regions between LEA10 to LEA29 which are all definitively worth visiting. With more than 30 artist builds to check out.

What is LEA ?

The Linden Endowment of the Arts is an official Linden Community Partnership program whose purpose is to help new artists, cultivate art in SL, and foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the art community.

LEA Arts Festival 2013

The Linden Endowment for the Arts not only provides grants of land to artists-in-residence, it also helps to promote the artists and their works through this festival, articles, interviews, social media and other avenues. For many artists, this festival is the culmination of 5 months of hard work and inspiration, and so the time has to fully celebrate and share these works. Please share your LEA Arts Festival related photography on our LEA Arts Festival flickr group, and on your Google + or Facebook. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the LEA!

LEA Art Festival 2013 Includes

  • Machinima Screenings
  • 20 Sims of Art Installations
  • Performances
  • Talks
  • Artist Interviews/Tours
  • And more!

LEA Arts Festival 2013

LEA Arts Festival 2013

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Press Release LEA & 48 Hour Film Project Machinima Premiere this weekend

Pete Linden posted a group notice yesterday evening via the Second Life Press Corps group about a press release for the upcoming screening of entries to the 2012 Machinima 48 Hour Film Project inworld. The screening will take place on Saturday 14th April 2012 at 11pm SLT for those that live in the USA first. Screenings for Australia is set for 4pm SLT and Europe is set for 8am SLT on Sunday April 15th 2012. Visit the LEA Theater in Second Life to watch them: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/223/223/21

Check out the press release below via Chantal Harvey.

I’ll be most likely be watching the Europe showing this Sunday because I live in the UK and 8am SLT works well for me. Wooooot!!!!




Linden Endowment of the Arts Hosts Project 48 Machinima Premiere Screening in Second Life APR 14.

USA PDT (SL time): 11 pm, April 14 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Due to timezones, this corresponds with:
Australia (Sydney): 4 pm, April 15
Europe (CET) : 8 am, April 15

The global sensation that is the 48 Hour Film Project comes to the virtual world of Second Life on with an exclusive inworld screening of all entries from the 2012 Machinima 48 Hour Film Project, accompanied by film crew interviews and a presentation by Emmy nominated Film SFX supervisor Tony Dyson.

22 teams have entered the world famous 48 Hour Film Project Machinima, where crews must create a movie within exactly 48 hours: write, shoot, edit and score it. With 3 required elements (prop, character and line of dialogue) and a randomly-assigned genre, filmmakers must work fast to create high-speed cinematic history. In the Project 48 Machinima edition, films are created within games and online platforms.

The Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) is a resident-managed agency within the world of Second Life, tasked with nurturing and promoting the arts community within the virtual world. LEA’s new Media Arts Center specifically works with awareness, education and development of virtual world-generated video (machinima) and will be hosting this screening within its new LEA Theater, a high-tech facility designed for cutting-edge media events.

The program will also feature the head of jury, noted Emmy-nominated special effects supervisor Tony Dyson (Moonraker, Dragon Slayer, Star Wars, Altered States) delivering his jury keynote speech before the official awards ceremony. This event will be streamed live to the Casula Powerhouse Theater in Sydney, Australia.
Other judges; Sean Callinan, Paul Nunes, Chris Howlett, Dan Graf, Trace Sanderson (aka Lainy Voom) and event host Phaylen Fairchild.
The winning film will represent the 48HFPmachinima at the Filmapalooza Filmfestival 2012, in Los Angeles, and take away a grande first prize of 3,000 australian dollars.

WHERE: LEA Theater in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/223/223/21
SITE: http://www.48hourfilm.com/machinima/
and: http://48machinima.project48.com.au/

Chantal Harvey and Tom Papas.