It’s been interesting to follow developments on Paradise Lost during recent months and I’m a fan of this series. Today Draxtor Despres uploaded the latest episode 18 of The Drax Files on YouTube. This month it’s all about Paradise Lost which is a fantastic episode from start to end. The episode runs for 4 minutes and 59 seconds and please spread the word about Paradise Lost.
It’s great to see Canary Beck and Harvey Crabsticks in this episode in real life form. There are funny parts, interesting parts and great footage during this episode. The views of their sim and production set is very cool indeed. The amazing part in the episode is when we are told that the audience is in the middle of the production which is rather smart. Near the end of the episode there are shots from the west end of London and Second Life.
The production features 43 roles and played by 8 avatar actors. Paradise Lost opens officially in Second Life on Saturday 5th April 2014, with a second premiere showing on Sunday 6th April 2014. I can’t wait and over recent months Paradise Lost has attracted more fans from across the grid.
Watch Episode 18 Here
Absolutely amazing and I can’t wait for episode 19 of The Drax Files to come out. The latest news on Paradise Lost can be found here.
MachinEVO 2014 is a free 5-week workshop for language educators on how to create videos (machinima) in virtual worlds like Second Life. Registration opens from 6th-12th January 2014 free of charge and MachinEVO starts on 13th January 2014. The 5-week workshop will be held at Edunation Island and some other places in Second Life.
The MachinEVO Award Ceremony and Film Festival will be held on 28th February 2014. Registration can be found on the MachinEVO 2014 Google+ page by asking to join.
What’s involved ?
- 2 Film crew group building
- Basic Filming and Editing
- Advanced Filming and Editing
- Advanced Editing Techniques
- Final Editing and Uploading
MachinEVO 2014 Trailer
About the MachinEVO 2014 workshop
Moving pictures, sound and stories are the most powerful way of communicating learning content. MachinEVO takes up the challenge of ‘video as a new language of learning’ and proposes to train and equip language teachers to produce visually appealing videos in virtual worlds, commonly called machinima.
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!!!
Great news is that registration is now open for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project Machinima Competition for 2013. The 48 Hour Film Project weekend will start on 8th until 10th November 2013. Around 24 teams will compete this year to shoot machinima within 48 hours. Teams normally receive a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue to be worked on during their new film.
Register Today if you are interested in filming a machinima..
Weekend filming times
- Starts on Friday 8th November at 2pm US EST
- Ends on Sunday 10th November at 2pm US EST
This is a great film project that has been really successful in previous years to produce and showcase high creativity machinimas either from Second Life or OpenSim. Check out the FAQ for more details.
It’s November in Second Life and it’s time to look forward to many exciting events happening this month. My favourite picks for November 2012 in SL.
- Full Permissions Mesh and Sculpties Fair – 1st to 15th November 2012
- InWorldz Relay For Life 2012 weekend – 2nd/3rd November 2012
- London City Winter Wonderland – Event runs until 30th November 2012
- Steelhead Harvest Festival Corn Maze – Event runs until 30th November 2012
- The Man & The Temple burns at BURN2 – 3rd/4th November 2012
- Guy Fawkes Exhibition - 5th November 2012
- 5th Annual Machinima Expo 2012 – 16th-18th November 2012
- Spooktacular Snapshot Contest – 13th to 20th November 2012
- InWorldz RFL 2012 closing party – 27th November 2012
Other interesting November 2012 events happening this month in Second Life!
- Featured Events – SL Destination Guide event listings this month
- Events Within Second Life - Via SL blogger support (November & December events)
- Events This Week - Full event listings for November 2012
What SL events are you looking forward to in November 2012? I’ll add to the list above! :)
Back in May 2012 I blogged about the end of season 1 of Flufee on a Meshion after 14 brillant SL episodes. The good news is that it’s back and bigger than ever before. The new season 2 of Flufee on a Meshion series starts now after the recent summer break taken by Flufee. Watch all epsiodes of season 1 here in case you missed any. I strongly recommend watching the awesome SL comedy series of Flufee on a Meshion. What do you think of season 1 & 2 so far?
Flufee on a Meshion – Episode 15: Flufee For Resident!
Epsiode 15 info…
It is that time of year again: American voters are asked to pick their president. But never mind real life: Democracy can be messy in the virtual realm as well….and campaigns can be even messier: watch as a certain gaggle of avatars is trying to win over the ever important & elusive [and often cranky] undecided voter! Hilarity ensues? Maybe…if things were not that serious…..
About The Drax Files
Machinima by award-winning media maker Draxtor. Channel also includes the “Flufee on a Meshion” comedy series and some work from the “physical” world. New stuff every month, promised!
This weekend there will be a 48 hour film project going on in Second Life. Over 300 filmmakers will be making films during the weekend and this event will take place in the UWA-BOSL Theater. This 48 hour film project started in 2007 and this seems to be happening yearly in Second Life. Chantal Harvey is one of Second Life’s premier Machinima makers.
The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) is a wild and sleepless weekend in which participating teams make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours. On Friday night, each team gets assigned a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in their movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete.
Schedule this year
- Starts at 6pm PDT – Friday 17th September 2010
- Finishes at 7:30pm PDT – Sunday 19th September 2010
- Premiere Screening starts at 1pm SLT – Thursday 23rd September 201
- Check timezone times, landmark and info here
Check out the team leader of the 2009 48HFP Machinima winning team. They created their film in Second Life. Also check out the Mamachinima blog with interesting details/interviews of the event. Sounds like its going to be good fun during the weekend.