Friday, March 18, 2016

The NIGHT STALKER TV Series News Room in Second Life

My friend Lora Chadbourne invited me over to see her latest build in Second Life. It's the Chicago newspaper office from the ABC TV series NIGHT STALKER (1974-1975 season).

The builder: The beautiful and talented Lora Chadbourne

The build is full of tiny details

Lora at the desk of intrepid reporter Carl Kolchak. 
Kolchak was X-Files before there was X-Files.

You can thank Lora and her Netflix Binge-Watching for this build ;)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Blue Angels WW2 Era Dogfight in Second Life

Blue Angels WW2 Era Dogfight in Second Life. 

Second Life scenes were captured using Bandicam. 

Raw Edits were accomplished using Bandicut. 

Final Editing done with Microsoft Movie Maker. 

Additional video segments from VideoBlocks. 

Music from artists at AudioJungle.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

366 Sqn RAF - Operation Crossbow Movie Trailer Test 1

I've been working on a Second Life version of the Operation Crossbow movie trailer. Here's what I have so far. I have another 45 to 60 seconds of content to add later.

This is the original Operation Crossbow trailer.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Operation Crossbow - (set design screenshots)

Screen captured pics from the movie Operation Crossbow. The photos are for a set design concept in a future Second Life Role-Play. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

366 Squadron RAF - Video Test of Quick Edits and Music

Part of the ongoing Bastogne Video Project


This is another little test video. In this one I try out 3 ideas.

  1. a nice little Ident Musical thingy with my "a Zoe Connolly production" motion graphic.
  2. some quick 1 second edits at the start of the video. 
  3. some epic sounding music. 

Advantages of quick 1 to 5 second edits
  1. It's easier to hide lower SL Video Capture frame rates.
  2. It better emulates modern movie and television editing practices.
  3. You can tell the same story in less time.
  4. Shorter videos retain more viewers.

Monday, February 15, 2016

TimeForce 10 and 366 Sqn RAF title sequence test for SL machinima

This is a Test of a few title sequence ideas for an upcoming Second Life machinima (SL Video). 

  TimeForce 10, 366 Squadron RAF, Second Life

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Prep for 366 Squadron RAF Mission 5

Second Life roleplaying is great fun and I love planning RP events. Part of that is a search for props... sometimes exploding props. While chatting, I told my good friend Buzzbox Munro about my roleplay plans. Buzz is a great guy and a wonderful creator of WW2 Era items in Second Life. 

I told him specifics about our next 366 Squadron RAF mission based in part on the Norwegian Heavy Water Sabotage by the Norwegian Resistance and the British SOE. He was kind enough to recreate VICE Target explode-able Heavy Water Processing Tanks. 

These tanks will "star" prominently in our next few missions, the beginning of a new story arc. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Crossbow from Black Ops

Many people have asked me about my Crossbow with Grappling Hook from Black Ops. I've rezzed a vendor on my studio platform. The Crossbow is 1200L.

The SLURL is