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The crew of the privateer ship
Jolly Bonny Anne partee'd hard after capturing a Spanish galleon
laden with looted Inca gold & Mayan calendars & relics from
Egypt, Greece, Tibet & the South Seas
Come find where Gaia buried her pirate's treasure!
Yes, we are still have our original pirate's village and we
have just purchased the parcel next to us to house pour jousting
my home on Second Life
Another busy week in Second Life:
Jolly Bonny Anne
Ships log May '08
Second Life Land Sale
land sale has been and gone - some said it was sad to close the palace and
full medieval shopping village, however its all part of the bigger
picture as we consolidate in preparation for our own sim.
The modifications that the team made to the palace (adding art
gallery, large photo studio and conference area), and texturing
our fleet of ships made the tenure worthwhile.
Houses to rent
have a few places to rent on my little patch, including
a tardis = please IM (instant message) me and I'll show you
around. The place is secure and there are many other fantasies
within a short walk (Mermaids Cove, Medieval Village, etc) We
have a fantasy get together every week so you'll meet some
We respect privacy although if you want to participate
in the madcap mayhem please do!
my home on Second Life
Interview with film maker (machinima maker) Twisted
Surface on 17th May, Australian time
making movies inside a simulated world is the next big thing & the
name of the game in SecondLife art
"Fragments' - the first episode of a
series of interactive machinima films was be released on May 17th
premiere at the Infused Canvas site. If you are inworld now,
click the link to TP there.
Fragments will be a story told in a number of episodes
streamed online on YouTube and in Second Life. Read our
story about Fragments and the machinima
work of Twisted Surface and Nathalia Parisi
Twisted Surface (TS): hello there :)
GaiaGirl (GG): interactive machinima - so you
show a segment, the viewer chooses response a,b,c or d -
and you show corresponding clip next?
TS: well its episodic. So what the
viewers decide. everyone comes together and sticks it on
script and happens in next part of the story. They see it being made, sets being built, things being
created - not behind the scenes like a lot of
GG: ah - so the viewer makes a choice,
and then his choice is then filmed live? sounds very labour intensive?
TS: well yeah, it's a collaborative
process. We get amateur writers, roleplayers etc. What it does it keep the story
alive and in the hands on the viewer. If you want the fate of the
character to change, you come along. Very experimental.
We're not sure exactly how it'll
turn out.. but we think it could be something that could
GG: and the fate - is this decided
democratically amongst the audience - how does the script
selection process work?
It's experimental - but exciting
TS: we hope so :P The process of episode one was
basically I wrote up a makeshift script, a very bad one at that and I got to working with Nathalia
Parisi, who is also with me in the project, so we'll be leading the actual
implementation of the script to the story as we'll have to
see the logistics of the movie but we'll hold writing workshops, machinima workshops..
GG: how many crew do you have working
live to produce this - and what size audience do you expect
to be driving it?
TS: in all honesty, we have no idea.
We're going to broadcast this onto our youtube channel as
soon as it airs. Our working machinima crew is quite small, actually just the two of us :D
We can both build fairly well and
have a dynamic between us. We will outsource help from
places should we need it
GG: the two are the core of the film
unit , with the audience participating in the whole process
TS: pretty much
GG: so how do you make the decisions -
throw around ideas and the best one is decided upon?
TS: bingo. I can write scripts and I know
about the industry in rl.. I've dabbled there. However I
find it's usually best to throw things on the canvas and see how it turns out.
Call it modern art or something!
GG: its like a video game but made to
order - live?
TS: well Midian City at the moment IS
an actual role-playing city, so the movies we do.. can
potentially drive the story there. That's the idea. to spark off
fragments (kerching) of creativity
GaiaGirl Pearl: the stills images on webpage
http://1001virtualnights.wordpress.com/2008/05/12/finally-the-film-has-been-finished/ are they from your first
TS: oh.. those are taken by someone
else. we have fans from other places. Our last project was a
1001 Nights based one, fantasy arabia
GG: Is 1001 Nights on YouTube -
where can people see it?
www.youtube.com/3vilmuffin thats my portfolio
GG: you're influenced by movie Blade
TS: for this particular project yes :) a mixture between the worlds of
Blade Runner and possibly the Matrix - we're going to cover some complex
TS: yes, but the idea is to study 'how'
GG: how the future happened?
Twisted Surface nods
TS: Midian City was a surveillance
society, it'll be touching on areas that a lot of people
want to write about but using fiction as a platform. The
series is an active participation of the viewer with Aiden.
We discover things with him. There will be some background
research involved because I love viral marketing..
and want people to go places.. ask questions :D
GG: how do you relate viral marketing
to movie making?
TS: its not really movie making.. more
story writing. Because this place actually exists in SL,
don't you want to go over to Midian City and see things for
yourself? :) We did that with 1001 Nights
GG: its already the 17th where I am -
so tomorrow is now for me
TS: yeow down under eh. Better head to sleep, was very nice to meet you :)
GG: yes - and check out my 1st Life -
influenced by Blade Runner here too :)
TS: wow :) we're due for some
chattering over a little virtual coffee sometime then. you'll like the movie ;)
GG: I wrote thesis on Blade Runner when
I was at Australian Film & TV School - even after 20 years
that movie still holds up, 25 years!
TS: I wrote one too :D which inspired me to do this. The sleepless nights in the library
Twisted Surface shudders
GG: :) TY
TS: you're most welcome
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my Second Life friends know, I work as a photographer / journalist in RL & 2L
and am happy to do a new profile portrait for you, photograph your
event, party or fantasy situation, or work with a stylist to do a
fashion shoot for that magazine feature or prepare your photos for a
model competition ~
this is the website to collect photographs or order your photo
photographic studio in SL is well equipped, with hundreds of pose balls,
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I am also available to do
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am happy to work for Lindens, although please be aware that an
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minimum L500 ~ only occasionally I will reduce my fee if the
assignment & you are worthy. IM for details! I do not pay
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available for you to pick up anonymously at a secure place on this
website soon after the photo session. Please IM me!
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your Second Life - from castles & palaces to telescopes &
full time Second Life staff can also organise and promote
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machinima (inworld video & movie making), journalism and
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