Category Archives: SL Videos
After weeks and months of waiting The Blackened Mirror has returned with a new season 2 and episode 1 can be viewed here. Episode 1 runs for ten minutes and thirty one seconds. Season 2 went live on Sunday 1st December at 2pm SLT and hundreds of avatars viewed the new episode.
Episode 1 / Season 2
As Season 2 opens, Harland Quinn, Private Investigator, is forced to face up to his past and to meet old – and new – enemies. But what has become of his companions, the enigmatic Alais Alleyn and her redoubtable champion, Mister Biggins
Stay tuned for Episode 2 coming soon.
Episode 14 has been released of The Drax Files featuring Rose Borchovski who is one of the most popular artists on Second Life and in this episode she shares her wonderful art work with the rest of the world. Drax and Rose discuss inspirations, current projects and much more. Episode 14 runs for four minutes and fifty nine seconds. Great work!
See Episode 14 here of The Drax Files.
Rose Borchovski’s installations are by far are unique and the best on the grid I think. This is another amazing episode and overall there is always new things to learn in The Drax Files when new episodes are uploaded.
Draxtor Despres has uploaded a new 10 minute & 54 seconds video today of him playing with Leap Motion exploring gesture-based interactions with Second Life. Draxtor Despres pre-ordered Leap Motion when it was announced and Drax found some time to try it out. It’s a awesome video from start to finish and it’s so nice to see Leap Motion being used in Second Life. Yay!!!
Leap Motion for sure has amazing potential in Second Life I think and hopefully with more development/support it will be used more often. I hope that this video will inspire more people in the SL community to give it a try and share their views.
See Draxtor Despres playing with Leap Motion below…
A new month and a new special episode from the Drax files featuring Creations for Parkinson’s in Episode 13 which is truly inspiring story of Fran Swenson, who is 86 years old suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Watch the video and find out how Second Life has improved her life over the years. I think anything that helps this cause and stops others suffering from this terrible disease is worth doing to make life easier. Think positive and try things to improve the condition.
Episode 13 details…
My avatar represents how I truly feel inside” says 86-year old Fran Seranade. And despite her Parkinson’s condition she navigates her blond, blue-eyed and stunningly dressed digital alter ego with bravura through the immersive universe of Second Life: one moment she is a mermaid and another she ice skates with her friends in winter wonderland.
The effect of engaging in a virtual world on her condition is being closely studied by her personal doctor and although conclusions can’t be drawn without further research, the exhilaration of being able to engage in activities like horse back riding and boating in SL suggests that so-called mirror neurons are at work here: identifying with the avatar and the action happening on the screen makes Fran’s muscles feel less rigid and increases dopamine production in the brain.
“Second Life just might be the fountain of youth” Fran is saying with a smile and the in-world community “Creations for Parkinson’s” run by her daughter is trying to make this statement a reality by bringing people together to celebrate the power of creativity every day, regardless of age, origin and physical location.”
Watch Episode 13: Creations for Parkinson’s below!
Another amazing episode and it’s got to be the best episode yet of The Drax Files.
A new video trailer has been posted for a brand new Season 2 of The Blackened Mirror filmed in Second Life which returns in December 2013 for six episodes. The trailer runs for 46 seconds featuring The Blackened Mirror crew and a quick inside look. You really don’t want to miss season 2 because it’s going to be fantastic and ten times more exciting. The repeats of Season 1 can be found here.
Trailer details for Season 2 of The Blackened Mirror
The popular series, The Blackened Mirror, is back for Season Two! The story will keep you on the edge of your seat through all six episodes! The twists and turns this season will keep all of our loyal fans thrilled! Enjoy this small taste of things to come!
Will you be watching Season 2? – please comment.
The first 12 episodes of The Drax Files series have been very entertaining, fun and incredible to watch. It’s been great to find out the people behind the avatars from Second Life and in-depth info about various places around Second Life that I didn’t know much about. Every episode tells a fascinating story and the quality of the episodes is world class. I’m a big fan and I really do enjoy watching The Drax Files.
The first episode started back in March 2013 and since then the series has has received 51, 369 total views so far. The comments feedback has been great and with many people loving the new episodes. The series has been featured on the SL official blog by Linden Lab which is a good promotion for new residents joining.
Watch Episode 12 below featuring Ole Etzel > (Hamburg + Bones + VHS tapes)
Epsiode 10 details…
“The screen is my canvas on which I paint in a digital way” says Machinima maker Ole Etzel.
The young family man from Hamburg, Germany is not bothered that most of his friends think the term “Machinima” describes a poor man’s attempt at imitating Pixar or equate it with hour-long Call-Of-Duty gameplay uploaded in unedited form onto YouTube.
Ole is confident that over time people will understand that Machinima is in fact a unique and intricate art-form only limited by the artist’s imagination and the customizability of the game engine that serves as the virtual Hollywood studio.
Democratizing short-film one Mr. Bones episode at a time: Ole is a man of the longview and Second Life is his world of choice!
Watch Episodes 1 to 12 below. For me it’s hard to pick a favourite episode because they are all awesome showcasing Second Life at it’s best.
- Episode 1: Kriss Lehmann
- Episode 2: Jo Yardley
- Episode 3: Eshi Otawara
- Episode 4: Fantasy Faire / RFL
- Episode 5: Engrama
- Episode 6: Abramelin Wolfe
- Episode 7: Rod Humble
- Episode 8: MadPea Games
- Episode 9: Elie…
- Episode 10: Robin Sojourner
- Episode 11: Dwarfins
- Episode 12: Ole Etzel
I’m sure there are many ideas in the works for future episodes and I can’t wait to see them. Woooot!!!
Check out Draxtor’s latest new mini-machinima named No on Measure on G looking at public education and the global issue of replacing human interaction with more testing. The video mentions teachers, ipads and kids.
[This is about a local ballot measure in CA however it is part of the global issue of defunding public education and replacing human interaction with more testing!]
Another great video and i’m excited to see what will come next in the Drax video series. Are you a fan ?
Torric Rodas who is the Operations Manager for Mainland London in Second Life has published a new video today for Autumn 2013 showcasing London City, the most popular destination in Second Life. It’s a great SL dancing themed video and everyone seems to be having loads of fun. The video runs for one minute and twenty two seconds which is brilliant indeed.
More information about London City in Second Life, please visit the official London City Blog.
Today Linden Lab have published a new SL video showing many big improvements that the lab has introduced during 2013. The video runs for 57 seconds showing many new features and improvements. It’s a really good video for Second Life to highlight 2013 and everyone should watch this I think. I’m sure there will be more new features to come in late 2013 and next year in 2014. I guess we will have to wait and see.
(first 10 seconds)
- in 2003, Second Life launched.
- In the last 10 years…Second Life has evolved in many ways
- And in 2013, we’re celebrating…
(after 10 seconds to 56 seconds)
- 7 big improvements…
- Better graphics & enhanced lighting
- Better performance & faster avatar loading
- New & improved welcome experience
- Streamlined chat & communication tools
- Sharing to Facebook
- Simplified shopping experience
- Virtual reality headset support, coming soon
- What will the next 10 years bring ?
What SL improvements have you liked this year and what improvements do you want to see introduced in the near future ?
Drax recently shared The Drax Files: Episode 11 featuring Dwarfins which is absolutely brilliant and very cute. The episode runs for five minutes and I have to admit that I don’t know either about them so it was good to learn something different in Second Life. Every month Drax creates exciting different ideas for his Drax Files series. It’s really worth subscribing to The Drax Files channel because it’s genius.
Watch The Drax Files: Episode 11 below
Watch previous episodes (1-10) of The Drax Files here. One thing that I would love for Drax to produce is machinimas from OpenSim grids which I’m sure would be a good thing to do. In the mean time I really do love the new episodes of this current season.
Episode 10 of The Drax Files is now available to watch and this time the machinima features Robin Sojourner talking about balancing online in Second Life and offline life. It’s very inspirational and informative during episode 10 with cool music. The graphic detail is unbelievable and so detailed in every part of the machinima series.
The Drax Files Episode 10
Machinima by award-winning media maker Draxtor and home of “The Drax Files World Makers” series.
A new trailer for season 2 of The Blackened Mirror is now available to watch on YouTube which runs for 46 seconds. The Blackened Mirror is a popular SL online series of short epsoides full of adventures, games and puzzles. Season 2 will include six episodes and many twists through season 2.
Follow the latest on The Blackened Mirror website