Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

For SL Video Content Creators: Where to post your SL Videos

For SL Video Content Creators: Where to post your SL Videos...

I noticed something interesting soon after the posting of my latest video on January 2nd.

For ages I've posted on YouTube and to a lesser degree Vimeo. But I discovered one of the best places to post a video is actually better known for photographs.

Flickr is widely used among SL residents and it's been great posting my newest videos on that platform.

As of this blog post, here are the stats:

Vimeo (highly promoted through friends and group notices) 
44 views

YouTube (used primarily to embed the video for Blogger. Since Google owns YouTube and Blogger, video embeds work perfectly. Views are organic and not heavily promoted so far as I know) 
44 views

Flickr  (posted in 2 SL video groups but otherwise - not heavily promoted)
122 views

I highly recommend posting on as many video platforms as possible, but it really is interesting to me how Flickr traffic is larger than YouTube and Vimeo combined. 

Happy New Year and good luck to all of you SL residents and content creators in 2018!

~ Zoe Connolly



 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SL War Stories: IJN attack on Station Munro




 SL War Stories: 
 The Imperial Japanese Navy attack on Station Munro

Many groups were involved in this event and forgive me if I forgot yours. Please let me know if your group participated:

SL Coast Guard
Imperial Japanese Navy (SL)
US RANGERS (SL Bastogne)
401 Sqn RCAF (SL)
Blue Angels (SL)

This event was staged on December 10th, 2017 in remembrance of the December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack. 

It was my great pleasure and honor to cover this event and present it in an exciting way to people in and out of Second Life.

If you'd like to learn more about Pearl Harbor and WW2, there are awesome resources available on the Internet.

If you're curious about combat roleplay in Second Life, there are lots of groups and eras to choose. From History, fantasy, and science fiction - Second Life has it all.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

My Videos on Vimeo



For now and moving forward, my videos will be posted to Vimeo before appearing anywhere else. I'll have more videos coming in the near future. Thank you for reading and watching!

https://vimeo.com/zoeconnolly

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Maitreya Twist Dress in Second Life

Zoe's Favorites in Second Life.

The Twist Dress from Maitreya.



This is one of my examples showcasing my personal opinion that an SL Video should be as short as possible, with edits that mimic present day movie and television editing styles.
 

Music licensed through Envato AudioJungle
https://audiojungle.net/item/fashion-house-lounge/19253126


 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Zoe Connolly's Avatar Style (Video 1)

This is a short style guide video that showcases 4 of my favorite stores in Second Life.

Maitreya
Lelutka
Tetra
Blueberry

Music licensed through Envato AudioJungle
https://audiojungle.net/item/fashion-house-lounge/19253126


 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wilder Tours test video

This is a video test using my new laptop and new video editing software.

SL Video was captured via Bandicam and edited using Wondershare Filmora and Adobe Premiere Pro. I use the Firestorm viewer for Second Life. 

Music is licensed through Envato's AudioJungle.net
https://audiojungle.net/item/deep/18704757







The helicopter used in the video can be purchased here
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Bell-429-Executive/7227893

The G-21 Goose can be purchased here
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Wilder-Skies-Astral-Technologies-G21-Goose/10603977


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Virtual Sex and the Single Girl


My blog is on hiatus for a month or two, while I consider a new theme for my time spent in Second Life.

When I returned last year I meant to do photography and delve into posts about virtual sex, then got sidetracked by my old habits and fascination with historic recreations in 19th and 20th Century sims.

I'd like to return to the idea of covering virtual sex in SL.

I'm still thinking it over. 

I'd love to hear your feedback. Is this a good idea? Bad idea? 

~ Zoe

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Station Routines

Our main time portal is smaller than the tunnel we've used in the past. It's still very advanced and has the same memory core we've used since the very beginning of TimeForce 10. Some things never change.

We have three droids... Wendy is a medical droid and regular away team member... two others, Magenta and Samantha 7, work on various systems throughout Tesla Station.

All 3  droids have been a welcome addition and they are an integral part of our team. They take great care with various duties around Tesla. 

Magenta and Sam7 maintain and initiate repairs to the portal system regularly, but I like to take a little time to do it myself. Especially before a mission. It's like packing your own parachute before a sky jump. Some things still need a human touch, y'know?





Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wendy's TF10 Log

My friend Wendy also writes a blog and has a very recent post documenting our most recent TimeForce 10 adventure

Just know that her blog is considered adults only and NSFW

 

Monday, May 30, 2016

The next TimeForce 10 mission of the 2016 season

Group Notice From: TimeForce 10, Cornelius Fanshaw

To start off the new season of adventures we are jumping straight into a rather dramatic storyline. I'm afraid this is short notice but the sim we are using will be closing on Friday! The mission will begin in the Space Station at Hawkside today (Monday) at 11:30am SLT and will last about an hour. You will be briefed when you arrive.

Here's a preview of the episode...
 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

366 Squadron RAF group notices



Two notices from Cornelius Fanshaw today:

Group Notice From: 366 Squadron RAF, Cornelius Fanshaw

I just want to say thank you to all that turned up, it was a particularly good turnout considering it was a 366 only event. We even had tank and air support!
As for the objective... well we had Major Jaeger cornered in the bunker, but once again somehow she escaped (details of how she did this are vague and contradictory!) We did however capture some kind of advanced NAZI machine that our scientists are now examining, so we are calling this mission a partial success.

Group Notice From: 366 Squadron RAF, Cornelius Fanshaw

For those of you interested in participating in the next stage of this particular story arc, please visit Zoe's blog  http://zoeconnolly.blogspot.com/  and or sign up to the Timeforce 10 group where we hunt Zabrina through time and space.... (don't worry, 366 Sqn missions will continue as before as normal WWII missions in Bastogne)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

SL Marketplace Summer Sale

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer in the US. Time for a new summer dress. I just happened to look for a nice new one when the SL Marketplace announced that a new Summer Sale started. Select items from Rebel Hope are a part of it. Yay!

 !Rebel Hope - Staci Mesh Dress Rebel Pack

The pack has 6 awesome color patterns and the current cost is $375