Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Machinima Artists Guild

Visit Second Life Machinima Artists Guild

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Lowe Runo invited me to join the Second Life Machinima Artists Guild (this is my profile page there!). It's a group of Second Life Machinima-ists, and a whole bunch of talented folk. Hopefully I can pick up some tips to improve from there.

I also managed to find a great piece of music for my planned Wild West video, so will try and get going on that ASAP. I'm gonna miss the latter half of the event due to RL holiday (Big Apple, woot!), so have to have something done within the next fortnight!

I also kept meaning to get around to posting this blog post from Vlad Bjornson at Shiny Life, who offered some very lovely words about my Coldplay video a while back. Thanks Vlad!

Friday, 27 March 2009

Extrovirtual Video Promo: Tiny Wings

I recently collaborated with the Queen of Tinydom, Ms Wynx Whiplash herself to create a video promo to advertise her new product project - tiny wings!

Due to a claim by Warner Music Group that they own the copyright to the 158-year-old piece of music The Ride Of The Valkyries, the video would be muted if uploaded to YouTube, hence I had to put it onto the vastly-superior Vimeo, and embed it for you here too.

Thanks to Arizona Noel, Shady Fox, Xandra Bracken and Karmagirl Avro for their help in taking part, and a HUGE thanks to Wynx for her generosity! I hope it was worth it. I kinda like it; it turned out to be a lot more difficult to film and edit than I originally envisaged. I'm gutted that I can't get it to my YouTube channel alongside my other stuff in this form, but I might consider trying a different piece of dramatic music: Holst's Mars, perhaps?

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Burrowing & Tunneling

Holy mo, been a while since I posted an update, it's making me look slack!

Well, what have I done...it seems a lot, and yet nothing (Or at least very little) to show for it! Have had an inspiration of the superhero-kind of late, and have been trying to make some costumes. Expect to see some Fantastic Four outfits, my Thor costume, a Tiny Wasp and a slightly improved Hulk outfit all out soon (paws crossed).

I managed to catch a few key MG events, but the sims were often so laggy, it was all I could do to stand still and focus on one thing. I managed to grab a few Machinima shots of various folk dancing, and a few floats that were in the parade, but I'm losing focus on an 'angle' in which to edit it. I have a horrible feeling that it's going to end up being a project consigned to a drawer on my PC until another day.

An event I am looking forward to filming is the upcoming Wild West month that Raglan will hold as part of their 2nd birthday celebration. That might allow for something more cinematic, and a little more slow paced than the MG video demands. I also plan on filming some 'TV adverts' for a certain in-world creator, which should be fun to do.

Aside from that, have whiled away some time doing some fishing. I'm having fun with it, and the Artisans of Raglan Shire have turned out some great customs for Heron Shire and Raglan Shire. Grab a rod, grab a chair on the fishing dock and take 20 minutes out of each day to just wind down and fish!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Getting Bigger!

Magistrate Zayn approved the design of a new bigger shop unit for Heron Shire wharf this week! I have now managed to get my stuff more spread out amongst the vendors, thrown out a few more vendors and basically had a tiny up. Looks pretty good, I am happier with it now, and will actually make stuff to sell, not just waste time doing then throw in the bin.

Visit my Heron Shire shop here: Visit Funny Bunny

Also made and opened a new store at Enktan's Tiny Outpost. I was semi-aware of Enkythings mall, and it seems to get some great traffic. Enky has done a great job of putting the new outpost together, and even let me construct my own outpost store. The second day or trade, he saw 12 bots hanging around my Lucky Chair there (with the Tiny Vampire Hunter Belt in it), so just to annoy them, I moved the chair to the other side of the shop!

Visit my Wilcutt shop here: Visit Funny Bunny

Rizzo also asked me if I had a Leprechaun outfit. I did, but the one I made last year sucked. But Rizzo's asking inspired me to do a better one, which I did. It's out now, ready for St Patrick's Day on March 17.

And I recently modded my popular aviator jacket to fit Loco Pocos avatars. Damien Fate has opened up a boutique at LP Island, which is doing a few folk some great business - which is an outstanding testament to not only their work, but also Damien's - but I need a minimum of 5 saleable items to set up there...so now I need to figure out which I can adapt!