Monday, 12 December 2016

SX Magazine Awards - The Winners

Hello people,

Let me say it, the SX Magazine Awards Gala was just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Over 50 guests attended the show lead by our wonderful Monique, where we announced the winners in each of the 8 categories to which SX Magazine Awards have been assigned. A special Thank you to Sunday Storm, who shoot the guests on the Red Carpet ( her photos will be on Flickr soon ), and to DJ Temp, for a fantastic party after the ceremony.


The winners of the SX Magazine Awards 2016 are:


for the category Best Male ModelCROSS AURA

for the category Best Female Model: ZUBY GLOOM

for the category Best Photographer: ANGI MANNERS

for the category Best Photo: SASQUATCH RHINO

for the category Best Actor: LARRY VINAVER

for the category Best Actress: CARLY MODE

for the category Best Director: DILLON LECKER

for the category Best Movie: RAVI REDFIELD

Along with the Awards to the winners for each category, the staff of the SX Magazine decided to assign two special Lifetime Achievement Awards to TATIANA EASTERWOOD and RYSAN FALL, who in several years of activity in which they produced art of the highest level, brought prestige to the whole community. It was an honor to have them as judges for this first edition of the SX Magazine Awards.

One last time, thanks to each of you who joined us in this project. It has been fun, exhausting, exciting, moving, thrilling, exalting, and we're looking forward to see what amazing works you'll submit for the next edition of the SX Magazine Awards!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Rysan Fall - SX Magazine Awards Video Categories Judge

Here we are at least, dear readers,

Our final interview with the video category judges. Sit back with your favorite mug, filled with some nice coffee (or something a little more potent depending on your timezone), and enjoy this intriguing look at one of the most interesting and well respected SL machinima producers. Today we give you, Rysan Fall.


Photo by Maya-el Kusumah

In Rysan's words:
My name is Rysan Fall. I have been a member of Second Life since Dec 2nd, 2007. I have been making machinima since February 2008. This initially was intended to be practice for real life film making. When I started I had no idea there was a whole genre of film making dedicated to filming in a virtual environment. My videos became popular in the machinima community, which really was a surprise to me. I decided to offer my skills to business, creating commercials and making keepsake (wedding) videos for the people in this virtual environment.  My desire to make more detailed machinima films grew, and real life film making kind of took a back seat. But I wanted to take what I’ve learned and put it to real life film,.

Machinima has been very good to me, and I am very grateful for everything it’s given me. I’ve been interviewed countless times, I’ve spoke at many lectures, events and universities. I’ve had the opportunity to work for Tufts University, University of Florida, and the University of Central Missouri. I’ve even been honored with filming the first Virtual College Graduation ceremony for Bryant Stratton College in Second Life featured on FOX National News. One thing I was really excited about, I was contacted by U2's Principle Management to inform me that my U2inSL video was selected to be played on the big screen at the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. as the REAL U2 perform their song, "Even Better Than the Real Thing".  My visuals went through the approval processes from Linden Labs to me and finally approved by U2's Principle Management. That was really exciting for me. I’ve been interviewed for The Book “Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking.  A few of my videos was seen by a company called How2Connect.com (now called acute care triage), which specializes in providing online therapy and EAP solutions for subscribers. They were in the process of creating their own virtual world at the time, and wanted someone to make their machinima for them. They flew me to California for a week and asked me to become a part of their team, and I accepted. After 4 years I, now edit all of their “Real Life” department  video.

Along with all of this, I do voice over work also. I have also done some radio. I used to have a weekly hip hop news segment on an underground hip hop show called “The Fireset” on 90.7 WTCC. Ive done voice over work for CPTV Sports (Connecticut Public Broadcasting).  I won an award for best male voice over in an animated film in 2011 at the Los Angeles Media Awards for my role as “Sebastian” ” a super computer from the future in “Time Travelers Series Produced by Pooky Amsterdamn and Dr. James Canton. Like I said machinima has been very good to me...it got me into the institute for Advanced Media in Hartford CT., a year long internship at CPTV and I’ve just stated working in the creative services dept. for FOX News in CT.


What will you be looking for, in general, from a well produced adult video?
Rysan: Well a good friend of mine approached me and asked if I could judge. ( Katina Cazalet)  She remembered how I had a few films in the previous "the sexiest" awards. When she told me what it was for, I was happy to help.

Have you ever done, or considered doing an adult video?
Rysan: Yes, I've done several from 2011-2013. Although, I don't consider myself as a pornographer or adult film maker. I am mostly mainstream..

Would you approach a "mainstream" movie production differently from adult?
Rysan: Actually no. Whether it's mainstream or adult, I believe you still have to set your project the same way. You have to gather materials, find the sets, actors and storyboard your film in the same way. I think the only difference is that in adult the actors have to look good without clothes just as much as they would in clothes.

I got started in movies...
Rysan: This initially was intended to be practice for real life film making. When I started I had no idea there was a whole genre of film making dedicated to filming in a virtual environment.

I enjoy being a producer because...
Rysan: I love being creative. I love many forms of  artistic expression. Being a machinima producer has offered me the ability to tell a story without the use of expensive equipment. It can be difficult and tedious at times,but the payoff comes when the video is done. When people appreciate your work, its the best feeling in the world.

I draw inspiration from...
Rysan: I draw inspiration from anything. Movies, Television, a song, a memory, a fantasy....anywhere. I love artwork that says something. That has a message. I have so many ideas in my head ,and they come and go. But its all the time. But every once in a while an idea will scream to be made, and I feel like I have to do it.

The best way to deliver the story in a movie is...  (eg. subtitles, captions, voice-over, the imagery itself... )
Rysan: My favorite way of telling a story is to use voice overs and match them with the mouth, to give the story that movie feel. Im not usually a fan using or reading subtitles in a film. But I do believe if a film has neither voice or subtitles ...its could still tell a powerful story if done right.

The optimal length for a movie is...
Rysan: I have found  that with machinima, peoples attention spans are really short. So, I believe that you have to capture the attention of your audience, hold it, and then let go as soon as possible. Any thing over 15 minutes and you're pushing it  in regards to people getting bored.

Producing a movie involves... (eg. commentary on steps, time to conceptualize/plan/shoot/edit...)
Rysan: A good idea, story boarding (optional). a really strong graphics card, and editing program (i.e adobe premier, sony vegas) a capture program (i.e  Fraps, Bandicam)

a successful actress/actor is...
Rysan: a successful machinima actor is someone that can change into many different looks. Being available and on time for shoots. For me the ability to voice act is a plus.

I would work with an actor/acctress again because... (eg appearance, personality, dependability...)
Rysan: I would take appearance, personality and dependability into consideration if I was to work with and actor a second time.

A new actor/actress can most benefit from...
Rysan: Being someone that can change into many different looks. Being available and on time for shoots. For me the ability to voice act is a plus....lol. Try not to become romantically involved with the producers.

A new producer can most benefit from...
Rysan: Being serious about your project and seeing it through. Doing whatever it takes to get it done.  And...Try not to become romantically involved with the actors.


The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Emily - SX Magazine Awards Video Categories Judge


Hello again faithful blog reader types,

Our next interview with a video category judge is of galactic proportions. Really, Emily should not be unknown to most of you. Host of the longest running official porn star party, and producer of countless movies (ok, well, the count is actually below but I don't want to spoil it). Here is a deeper look at this prolific porn icon.


Photo by Maya-el Kusumah

In Emily's Words:
Emily has been making porn for 5 years, in those 5 years she has made and been in about 150 movies, 133 she directed!!! Since were comparing this to the sexist awards in 2015 she won Sexiest  best movie & Sexiest  best director for her work in 2014's Legs Wide Spread, Sexiest  Awards Lifetime achievement award and she still hasn't retired yet, elevating Second Life porn to a whole other level with her epically successful erotic space adventure series; Intergalactic SLUTS, which is currently on it's 2nd season.

I got started producing movies...
Emily: Because in 2011 Movies were the biggest, that was the main focus in SL porn and I had some experience in making some very simple movies and enjoined it more than photos

I enjoy being a producer because...
Emily: I can tell a story and be WAY more creative with a movie than a picture. And I enjoy give people the "Movie Star" experience in SL.

I draw inspiration from... 
Emily: Early days Serenity and Thorgal, but our styles are different so now I love going to the movies in the theater where movies are meant to be watch and taking it all in and thinking how I could do some of the biggest scene with the limitations of SL.

The best way to deliver the story in a movie is...  (eg. subtitles, captions, the imagery itself... )
Emily: Most movies are 2 people telepathically linked, starring at each other and say "Want to fuck". Sound tracks are best, but they have the limitation of following dialog.  Currently I write the story out on a computer screen like giving a report and got that idea, from video games that write out your "mission" before you start.

The optimal length for a movie is... 
Emily: 7 minutes, Because attention spans are short and to me I don't see anyone wanking to pixel porn over real porn, if they do great.

Full in-world scenery or green screen? 
Emily: Gosh both. I'm lucky I can afford a Homestead just to make movies on and I have SL largest green screen  a 1024 meter diameter sphere. The green screens are mostly for space flight, but I could see shooting a whole movie in one.  I build most all my sets as well.

Producing a movie involves... (eg. commentary on steps, time to conceptualize/plan/shoot/edit...)
Emily: Simple movies for me use to take 4 days of editing 4-6 hours perday. shooting use to take 2 hours and set building 4 hours or so.  Now for me it's 3 weeks of editing, planning starts 5 months ahead and sets are usually built 2-3 months ahead. I filmed one episode in January because the site had to be use for another set. the episode was released in July.

A successful actress/actor is... 
Emily: Prepared, alert, seen, and works there butt off. Show up prepared, don't go afk cause as soon as you do something about you will need changed. Seen when your not on set make sure you go to parties and getting pictures done so your not forgotten.

I would work with an actor/acctress again because... (eg appearance, personality, dependability...)
Emily: Dependability is HUGE most have no idea how HUGE!!! August 2015 I started looking for new cast members for Intergalactic SLUTS Season 2 which was to start shooting late January 2016.  I made a list and watched people took some in and helped advise them. I want people that look fantastic, do what they say they will and show up when they are suppose to. And if they have something like "Warning I'm a Bitch" written in there profile. no thank you stay away.

A new actor/actress can most benefit from... 
Emily: Experience, there are many directors that will use new people and I would prefer they get some experience there and see how normal movies are made before being on my set. Many directors look for newish people and love saying they put them in there first movie. When I say newish I don't mean people looking like noobs.

A new producer can most benefit from... 
Emily: Experience, get into movies, watch how other directors work, figure out why they do what they do when they do it. You don't need to ask a bunch of questions, just remember what you seen at the shoot and then see final product and figure out how it was all done. Movie magic!!

What will you be looking for, in general, from a well produced adult video?
Emily: I want to see a nice set, the more details the better. Great animation and properly adjusted. if they go to a club and use freebie animations it's not going to look very good unless they can adjust. A story is nice, anyone can put 2 people on pose balls and hump. Sound, Nothing worse than a completely silent movie. Originality, Stripper and a lap dance is so over done. I would love to see something never done in SL before with life like animations on a beautifully decorated set with some kind of story.
And I can usually tell how much work went in to these productions, I mean a movie filmed and uploaded in 2 hours should never beat one that took months to make.



The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens


Monday, 5 December 2016

Raelin Jestyr - SX Magazine Awards Video Categories Judge

Another day, another blog post from SX Magazine. :-)

Today we have the next installment in our raw interviews with the video category judges for the SX Magazine Awards. This is our third judge to profile, with only two left after this. Please enjoy reading the full interview with did with Raelin Jestyr, that we used to write the original article presented in our August issue of SX. This was the first interview I ever did, so I look back on it with a bit of nostalgia :). I hope you enjoy it!


Photo by Maya-el Kusumah


In Raelin's words
Raelin Jestyr started in the SL Porn Business about three years ago after a few years of being exclusively being an immersed in a variety of  roleplaying sims.   However shortly after starring in a few films, she made  film of her own on a whim, just to prove to herself she could do it.  After that the creative bug bit her.   Founding Rabid Jestyr Productions and RJ Studios, Raelin has written/directed/produced several porn Films and and has branched out into photography.   There are several new projects on the horizon for Raelin, but the one closes to her heart is passing on the joy of film making.

I got started in movies...
Raelin: By accident.   I had stumbled into an RP that involved a sleazy porn director who turned out to really be a porn director.

I enjoy being a producer/actor/actress because...
Raelin: It's fun and creative and something to do!

You are passing on your joy of film making by....
Raelin: I have been taking on a bit of mentorship of some budding film makers. I have done a few quickie get started tutorials, and one fairly in-depth training session. haha i have toyed with idea of starting a little film makers 101 seminar. I think film making is actually extremely easy and if more people were able to get a little guidance it would bring alot more films into the Porn industry here.

I draw inspiration from... 
Raelin: All over.  Songs, people, jokes, tv.. it can come from anywhere really.  I generally get a little kernel of an idea and kick it around for a while.  some turn into something and some just get put away for later.

The best way to deliver the story in a movie is...  
Raelin: I'm not a fan of subtitles but i have used them.   There are definitely alot of limitations to SL Movies, so any method to get your story line across is a good method.

The optimal length for a movie is... 
Raelin: 10 minutes or under.. People got things to do!

Full in-world scenery or green screen?
Raelin: Full world scenery.  Its almost more important than the characters in any movie.

Producing a movie involves...
Raelin: 10% skill with editing, 90% creativity.    The choices you make as you are filming can only be helped so much with creative editing.  All the hard work comes before

A successful actress/actor is...  
Raelin: Patient and flexible and shows up.

I would work with an actor/actress again because...   
Raelin: Personality.   I have built projects around people just because they were fun or inspiring before.  Other times I work with people based on how reliable they are or how they photograph.  But if someone is hard to work with, it makes me think twice about worth with them again

A new actor/actress can most benefit from...  
Raelin: Visibility.   See and be seen.   You are your best billboard, so make sure you get out there where it can be seen.   Take any and all castings, go to parties, whatever it takes to put yourself out there.

A new producer can most benefit from...  
Raelin: Trying new blood.   Sometimes people, including myself get stuck a comfort zone, and you can find yourself using the same people over and over.   One little casting change can sometimes make the difference between an ok project and a WOW project.  There are a lot of uniques look out there!


The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens

Sunday, 4 December 2016

SX Magazine Awards - Nominations for Best Photo

My dearest SXy readers,

THIS is it! The final category! The piece de resistance. The cherry on the ..... sundae. And really the category I don't envy the judges position the most for, because, the entries here are all such high quality. Today, we bring you,

The nominees for the SX Magazine Award for Best Photo are:


Leaving Passion (by Angi Manners)

Through the shadows (by Junah)

Prisoner (by Marika Blaisdale)

Shaping Her (by Sasquatch Rhino)

When the second-last guest left (by Talisker Braveheart)


Just look. And appreciate the artistry. And applaud.

All the categories will have the winners announced at the SX Awards Ceremony being held Sunday, December 11th!

Best of luck to the nominees!


The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens


Saturday, 3 December 2016

SX Magazine Awards - Nominations for Best Movie

Hello there once again, dear SX-iest readers!

We are close now. Veeeerrrry close. Not only to the awards ceremony itself, but also to having all of the categories and their nominees covered. But we have kept some of the best for last. Today, we bring you the first of the two highly coveted "end-product" awards. Let's get right into it, shall we?

The nominees for the SX Magazine Award for Best Movie are:


Empire (By Isabelle Cheviot)

The Women of Fire Valley (by Dillon Lecker)

Onyx Blaze 
(by Ravi Redfield)

Secret Fuck Tapes Vol "S" (by Christion Sparta)

Alexa in Wonderland (by Alexa Topaz-Rodgers)



Not surprisingly, some of these movies are what got their respective creators nominations for the Best Director award. Please take a look at the movies (again, if necessary), because these are truly inspiring pieces of work.

Best of luck to the nominees!


The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens

Friday, 2 December 2016

SX Magazine Awards - Nominations for the Best Director

Hello there, our dear blog afficionados,

Yesterday Virgil posted the Best Photographer nominations with some VERY talented photographers on the ballot (judges, please make sure not to leave any hanging chads).  Following up on the first of the "content creator" categories, we now want to announce,

The nominees for the SX Magazine Award for Best Director are:


Marika Blaisdale (For Smack My Dick Up)

Isabelle Cheviot (For Empire)

Dackster (For St. Tropez)

Dillon Lecker (For The Women of Fire Valley)

Ravi Redfield (For Onyx Blaze)



Another hotly contested award, take a look at the movies they are nominated for and then... try to cool down a bit.

Again, best of luck to the nominees in this tightly contested nomination!


The SX magazine Awards is a VIR Studios event, offered by Orgazamz Club[Celestial Estates], and Angels of Savage Gardens