Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Bee Cave Spirits, an environmental Machinima film
An Environmental Machinima film based on Willi Paul's modern myth, The Bee Cave Spirits;
( http://www.planetshifter.com/node/1638 )
Set in a post Distopian society of a not too distant future, this film introduces the cause of bees and their integral value to the Eco-sphere.
Bees in Traditional Culture;
Throughout history in many world cultures a mystical relationship to honeybees can be found.
In the Ancient world the Great Mother was known as the Queen Bee and her priestesses were called Melissae.
They served the Bee Goddesses and functioned as Oracles carrying the golden wisdom of the Goddess to her people.
The Druids of Northern Europe reverenced the bees for their ability to pollinate flowers and crops, which was regarded as a sacred charge because honey was seen as a precious gift from the Mother Goddess herself.
Many Native American Indian tribes also used honey and other bee by-products, including the early Maya and Aztec Indians who kept bees and collected honey from the wild bees.
However the bee population of North America and Europe is now in serious decline, which threatens disaster to our food crops as they are dependent upon the bees to pollinate them.
The increase of commercial agriculture with its use of pesticides and destruction of wild plants and flowers upon which the bees forage upon contributed to this problem.
Permaculture, based on ecological and biological principles, is a holistic approach to designing agricultural systems modeled on relationships found in natural ecologies, harmoniously integrating the land with all of its inhabitants.
Bill Mollison launched with his book Permaculture One (1978) an international resurgence of land-use structured on this cooperation with nature.
( http://www.scottlondon.com/interviews/mollison.html )
For more information on Permaculture please follow these links;
( http://www.permaculture.org.uk/ ) ( http://www.permacultureusa.org/ )
Written and Adapted for machinima by Willi Paul and Celestial Elf.
Filmed at Various Locations including;
The Druids Grove at Maya Island co Conjunctio Magic
Kronbelt co Mecha Innis,
Outland City co pyro Batriani,
Seraph City co Pumpkin Tripsa,
Hinterland Orkney co Tim Mersereu,
The Bee Cave at Auebach Management Incorporatin, Gold co Sienna Panthar,
Infinite T at Mystica co FreeSky Republic.
Psychological Introduction; Celestial Elf. Bee Myth Narration; Willi Paul.
As the Bee Queens; Sienna Panthar & Jazz Doulton,
Bee Queen Costumes; Miss Bee co Ocelot Gears & Bata Dress co Alper Yalin, Neon Skin co Gloom Stoakes & Haik Outfit co Vilandra Miles,
As the Bee Workers & Moon Dancers; Daryion Reinhard, FreeSky Republic, Murriadoc Alter.
Beew Workers Costumes; Lab Coat co Doctor Wolfhunter, Yellow Wellington Boots co Jennylynn Capalini.
Grateful thanks for the following;
Druid Tree provided by Luna Barak
Rustic Speaker Stand, Hay Stacks, Northern Brazier, Moon Dance Pole; provided by Laufey Markstein of Trident
Moon-Dancers Masks provided by bratta Licious.
Also thanks for allowing their use,
Bee Skeps and Honey Extractor co cynful Deeds
Beekeepers Hive co Andi Bekkers
Bee Skep co Angus Highfield
Beehive co Ashade Sinister
Bee Emmitter co Kitiscan Quan
Honeycomb co Juliea Diesel
Original soundtrack created with use of
Copyright Free Music courtesy of
Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com
( http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ )
licensed under Creative Commons
Additional Music and Audio effects mixed from samples via
Filmed on SecondLife via Snowglobe 1.4.2.
Made using Frapps, Serif MoviePlus X3 on Windows XP.
Casting Coordinator Sienna Panthar,
Conceived, Directed and Produced by Celestial Elf 2011.