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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Slizzle Dreams...

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Here is a rough edit of the second in my experiments merging machinima. In this little video my level 7 Blood Elf Huntress (world of warcraft character) falls asleep after a hard day hunting the Wretched. She dreams of Second Life.
I have been working in both WoW and Second Life this week. I have created quite a few WoW characters to play with and am truly enjoying the interface and shooting lots of tests. Soon I am going to start incorporating Real Life digital video and see what kinds of effects I can come up with. Ultimately all of this will lead to an epic narrative tale.. the story is slowly developing..

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Questing for Sigilbringer

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So.. I have been shooting away in WoW and also trying to get my levels up so I can have access to lots of props and have knowledge of the lay of the land. I have been spending some of my time working with Sigilbringer - a.k.a. media artist Jeremy Owen Turner - who is developing his own rather esoteric project in World of Warcraft based on the shaman character of Sigilbringer. On Sunday nights we meet up with the friendly folks from Ars Virtua. They run guild in WoW that works with artists interested in intersecting/interpreting the environment, creating new work inside of the environment and also just having good old fashioned gaming fun. My Sunday night WoW sessions have been devoted to working with Sigilbringer to help him on his Shaman based piece. Mostly we have been working on leveling and getting Sigibringer all of his totems - something he will need for the final manifestation of his piece.

Here is a little documentation of Sigilbringer and Dorka ( a shaman I created to assist Sig in his quest), accompanied by Woshaman of Ars Virtua, attempting to Vanquish those frigging Betrayers. Woshaman teaches us the value of having a healer in our midst. After all the the slaying we sleep at Razor Hill Inn.
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Monday, March 10, 2008

First Baby Step


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This is a rough-cut of my first experimental merging of machinima. Here Sliz of the Horde in World of Warcraft encounters Lizsolo Mathilde of Second Life. This video demonstrates some of the ideas I am exploring with this project. The edit is still a little rough but you will get the idea.

I plan to experiment with techniques and ideas for a few months before heading into my main shoot and will generate a series of these short videos. I have had lots of technical issue fun finding the right screen capture program for my mac but finally settled on Snapz Pro and am editing with Final Cut. I am about to upgrade my computer soon and hope to improve the overall quality of the machinima I am shooting. Having a great deal of fun.

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