5 Dec 2017

Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Virtual Campus Presents Cool Immersive Learning Environment for Students

Virtual and immersive environments work exceedingly well and very affordably for those learning foreign languages. We recently had the opportunity to work on this advertisement with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Virtual Campus to showcase how their exciting platform within Second Life is teaching students around the globe.


14 Dec 2016

PookyMedia & Hotels.com

For those of us who have already logged millions of kilometers on pixels roads and flown through the virtual skies of environments created by electricity and perspicacity, we know what the future can bring. We imagine it everyday because we are using the tools of the future to communicate and create.

What does a hotel room in the year 2060 look like? Forget modern amenities, what future amenities will prevail and avail themselves to us? Dr James Canton the global futurist was brought in on a project for Hotels.com to explore this topic and he brought in his team of machine cinema movie makers, that is us, PookyMedia to realize his visions.

With an interview on CTV, Dr. Canton insightfully talks of what the future will offer for travelers, once they land in their hotel suite.

For the full interview on Canadian TV please click the above link, if you don’t have the 4 minutes plus to view that because your electrojet is about to leave for the Galactic highway, take 59 seconds and watch this >

19 Nov 2015

HealthlinkNY > Consent & The HIE

Our health issues for and of the future concern our current state of technology advancement, and surely should. Technology that also can advance patient and doctor information flow is imperative in many instances, certainly in emergency situations, and also in more everyday visits to physicians which help treat our ongoing medical problems. This is also critical for the bigger picture of saving money, time and stress. The immediate transfer of important health information helps all sides when the medical history of the patient can be accessed easily.

Luckily there is HealthlinkNY and PookyMedia was asked to create a video which explains the importance of having doctors be able to access important medical history and information. The video is short and very helpful in explaining what Consent and The Health Information Exchange is.

Many thanks to the HealthlinkNY team for the opportunity to work together on this and to Lori Reese for the graphics and input. Enjoy the film and appreciate how important our new era of technology is and how much it can save so much in terms of time, money and even lives.

26 Nov 2014

At the Top of the Box

This is a great win for the virtual world crowd of which we are indeed a part - CarrieLynn presented the paper we have been working on to the 100th National Communications Association Conference and it was awarded a great honor This presentation was awarded one of the Top Paper Awards for the Communication of the Future Division.

Virtual World television is the definition of The Living Screen and entertainment in real time we can participate in...It will not give away too much of what is in this paper to reveal that this is indeed one of the great new horizons to meet for the future of entertainment.


Have a read and let me know what you think...and if you want to be part of it!

25 Jun 2014

youthisme proves machinima is a great marketing tool!

And while the title there is in lower case you can see these are Upper case Productions - Backed by the best team that ever hit the grid in FPS, I am beyond proud of the work we have done for this great encrypted messaging app. (Please download, it's free)

The amazing Krypton Radio and Kal-El have done a fabulous interview and here we are: http://kryptonradio.com/2014/06/25/pooky-amsterdams-machinima-and-youthisme/

Thank again to the team, especially Russell Boyd, robwag Soothsayer and Psylent Knight.

26 Nov 2013

Style Matters!

This year's Machinima-Expo 6 focused on intense discussions regarding the medium we love for game engine film making known as Machinima (that portmanteau describing cinema done on machine).

There were many great presentations which I urge all to see, plus of course the fabulous films which reflect a depth and breadth of talent within our Independent film community, that does indeed make this the medium to watch.

Within this context I was asked to contribute a piece on Style in Machinima, which I share here on my blog. This is the real life Pooky whom you will see appear...For some reason I can't find that same shade of red I usually wear in Second Life though....Certainly hope you enjoy.

On Style in Machinima with Pooky Amsterdam from Ricky Grove on Vimeo.

25 Oct 2013

Flufee On Demand: Our "Bugs Bunny" for the Digital Age

Flufee is a character brought to life through the efforts of Bernhard Drax and myself which illustrates in the best way possible how profound a medium this game engine virtual reality is that we work on. Flufee has a virtual identity and presence that is strongly connected to his core brand > Adorableness. He could be a Bugs Bunny for the Digital age, all wisecrack and charm.

In this post he talks (Drax & I gave him full perms on this one) about what The Producers' life is like and some worthwhile reflections as always emanate from his flufeeness. Or His Flufeeness as I am always put on Upper case notice with this little guy.

Please feel free to comment and of course enjoy!