The first 12 episodes of The Drax Files

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.

I’m sure there are many ideas in the works for future episodes and I can’t wait to see them. Woooot!!!


Lumiya updates to version 2.5.5

Today there is a new version (2.5.5) of Lumiya available to download on Android (Google Play Store) and there are many new features added. More support, improvements and fixes are in this latest release which will make the experience better. The app is now 5.2M in size and costs £1.89 to buy with no monthly subscriptions.

Since the launch there has been 10,000 – 50,000 installs which is incredible and in recent years Lumiya has received alot of positive feedback and media blog coverage.  I use Lumiya app on my smartphone and tablet on a regular basis and it just rocks.

What’s new in Version 2.5.5 of Lumiya

  • Sliding gesture toggles between contact list and chat;
  • Partner information in user profiles;
  • Option to view chat logs within the app;
  • Support for llLoadURL();
  • Share option in inventory context menu;
  • Improved notifications;
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Inworldz;
  • Fixed incorrect clothing names in Wearing tab;
  • Reduced CPU load in busy locations.

Download and try out Lumiya app if you are interested in using the best app for Second Life on Android.

Registration Opens for the 2013 48 Hour Film Project Machinima Competition

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.