Sunday afternoon Second Life machinima footage was shot to be used in Praga Khan’s theatre show ‘Frame by Frame, where Art meets Technology’. The machinima will be projected when the public enters the theatre halls, showing them how our avatars be seated on floating chairs.
They also recorded some Second Life party footage: lots and lots of dancing avatars on two - obviously sponsored - dancing floors. It’s only later I realised that that party scene lacks the true Second Life spirit: no particle effects, no dancing orbs, no pole dancers, dancing animations that would make Veyron cry humiliated and.. - maybe the worst - no dancing cows! If I understood correctly that material is to be used for the theatre show outro in combination with the song ‘Power of the Flower’. Which makes me think, why didn’t they use a couple of this flowers as dance floor? =)
Praga Khan’s shows are known for top notch visual effects, so I have my hopes up high for the end results. And, as usual with such things, I wonder if Maurice Engelen will use it’s avatar Maurice Ninetails - born on the 6th of October 2007 - ever again.
There are two - very short - recordings of the recording of the Second Life machinima in the Frame by Frame videocloud. Strangely enough, they do not seem to capture the in-world footage with Frapps or the like, but rather just film the monitor. Anyway, look for ‘Second Life shots “Artfabric Lab”‘ and and ‘Praga in Second Life - Recordings “Artfabric Lab”‘ in the Praga Videocloud. It might look flashy, but is far from handy if it comes to direct linking. And when you’re there, also check out the ‘Computer Dance Act’ video: wouldn’t it be neat if our humans could ‘drive’ us that way? We definitely need Moven suits for the Second Life masses! ;)
Conclusion? Frame by Frame, where Arts meet Technology does look like mixed media heaven. Can the owner still exchange Lisa Gerrard tickets for some of Maurice Engelen’s Frame by Frame? ;)
Update: found a promo interview - in Dutch - with Maurice Engelen about Frame by Frame: where art meets technology. If somebody feels an English transcription is needed, let me know.