Saturday, May 21, 2016

For The Record - 366 Squadron RAF and TimeForce 10

366 and TimeForce 10 were recently mentioned on another blog and I feel the need to set the record straight on what the groups do and don't do with VICE Combat.

366 Squadron RAF was created in the Fall of 2015 and is primarly a group for people interested in re-creating exciting commando missions in WW2 sims. We're more like a group of actors playing parts, with 70-80% roleplay, and 20-30% use of VICE Combat. We use VICE Targets like V1s, V2s, Heavy Water Processing Machines and similar items to re-create daring missions to sabotage and destroy Nazi Super Weapons. When Axis players get in the way of our mission we fight back, but our main role is to blow things up and VICE does so quite spectacularly.

Since late 2008, I have barely been able to keep up with other combat roleplayers in SL. I'm just not that good at it, and frankly, I can't devote that much time in SL to get any better. But I love the era, love acting, and like any good event planner, love to plan missions! So I created alternatives to the pure combat that most people do. I think it adds a different dimension to WW2 sims and it's great fun! It brings out my inner-actress!

TimeForce 10 (TF10) was created in the late Fall of 2008 as an alternative to my Royal Caledon Air Force group when it was getting more and more difficult for me and others to fly in Caledon and other Steamland sims.

TF10 combines two favorite things! Spies and Time Travel! We don't really use any one combat system for TF10. Basically, if a gun looks good in a scene we use it. 

I used the word scene in that last sentence which is very appropriate because we often speak of our mission arcs or storylines as though we were producing a television series. 

We alternate between several series. 366 had its first season between November through April. TimeForce 10 is back for another season between May and whenever we run out of ideas and are ready for 366 again. Actually, we're planning a crossover where we will combine both in a time travel story in WW2! 

For the record, a photo was published featuring several TF10 members having virtual sex several thousand meters above the Gulf, well above any public area. You'd have to work very hard to find us, and yet someone did. I do admire their abilities as a spy, and you know how I love spies! But they missed a great opportunity to show the hottest scenes that included my great ass and breasts. Such a loss!

I'm happy to answer any questions anyone has about the nature and missions of our roleplay groups. I have loads of notecards on the subject, and a little investigation on this very blog will also be helpful for anyone willing to do the research.

Thank you!

~ Zoe Connolly

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