Politicians like Barack Obama or Antonio Di Pietro, singers like Irene Grandi or Paola e Chiara, corporations, art directors or enthusiasts: the use of virtual worlds like Second Life, IMVU, The Sims and the like as platforms to realize machinimas has spread around the globe. Not being able to keep track of all the new productions, at Mondivirtuali / SLnn.it we will try to offer a selection which we hope will enrich moreover thanks to your suggestions to: info (at) slnn.it. We are looking to hearing from you soon, but for now enjoy the show!
The end (maybe)?
Can you imagine if we tried to convey in the lives of everyday gestures and habits learned in virtual worlds? The result, as this video of Draftfcb agency (Paris office) shows, could be embarrassing.
RL or SL?
SL secret affairs
Is the main fear of many: that a virtual love can destroy a real relationship.
World Builder (by Bruce Branit)
The goal seems still far away, but who knows in the future can not be achieved.
The world of creativity and art has watched with interest to Second Life and virtual worlds in recent years. Here are some examples of the hundreds of events that took place on these platforms.
IMAGIN@RIUM (by MiC, on Second Life)
Virtual Diversity (on Second Life)
Virtual Diversity (on Craft)
1st performance of Museo del Metaverso (on SL)
Sognando (by Pallina60 Loon)
In nome della rosa (Musei in Comune Roma - SL)
Il bianco a tavola (Musei in Comune Roma - SL)
Andrea Cerqua (at Isla Negra - SL)
The magical world of fashion has long been a source of inspiration for digital video, here some examples that we think really well done.
Second Life Supermodels (by F3L1P40)
It was perhaps the most famous machinima made inspired by the world of fashion. Unfortunately, the author ("F3L1P40") of this "Frankstein video" had made it using clips from other machinimaa (one we'll show below) and images of Second Life avatars in part taken into the metaverse of Linden Lab and partly " hacked" on the web, so Youtube has removed the video (closing the account of its creator). But Mondivirtuali.it/Slnn.it have found it here. Enjoy.
Lip Flap 2nd version (by Kronos Kirkorian)
iVillage Fashion Show (by Electric Artist)
Passions Of Black Swan (by Rezzable)
Fashions Inspired by Crimson Shadow (by Rezzable)
Miamai's Spleen & Ideasm (by Avenue Models)
Best of Italian Style tour
Just tak all dreams (Rho Cassiopeiae Production)
and others will follow...
Just for fun
Of course, in virtual worlds there you go mainly to relax, have fun and meet interesting people, all seasoned with chat, music, lights and colors. A mode of use, which despite the passing years never goes out of fashion, whatever they may say. If you do not believe here's some evidence.
Itland (the original... and sorry for awful English text!)
Millenium Disco - Spot (mixed RL-SL)
Lost gardens of Apollo Tribute (by Samlowry Hawks)
and others will follow...
Virtual worlds can be a useful tool for educators in many different fields, from using the tools of these same platforms to give rein to their creativity sessions to psychology, from literary meetings to first aid knowledge. Not to mention the presence of numerous institutions and universities around the world.
Arte e Mente (on OSGrid)
Vulcano (Second Life)
English lesson for Italians (at Imparafacile - Second Life)
Often on famous pieces are made machimima that may appear sometimes funny but often are really well done, even in comparison with the originals, when they themselves are not the originals! The only limit, at times, is given by the protection of copywright on original songs, which led Sony to have removed from the main community online tribute to Michael Jackson, produced by Cecylia Live Events Production in Second Life to faithfully reproduce (even too much for Sony) the set and the music of the video for the hit "Remember the time" (when there is still only see a copy of the movie here). Turn on your speakers, sit back and enjoy the show!
Do You Want To Date My Avatar (Second Life Adaptation)
I'm too busy to date your avatar (Second Life remix)
Irene Grandi - Bruci la città (on Second Life)
Paola e Chiara - Second Life (created with 3D graphic software outside SL)
Kate Perry - California Gurls (on IMVU)
Lady GaGa - Poker Face (on IMVU)
Lady GaGa - Paparazzi (on The Sims 2)
Lady Gaga / Beyonce - Telephone (on IMVU)
Michael Jackson - Can't Stop (on Secondlife)
Video clips of everything from Hollywood classics to animated films, can be a source of inspiration for new machinima. Like these below.
Beauty and the Beast (on The Sims 2)
Time Travelers (on SL)
What do you do if you want to understand how best to use a program? Looking for a video tutorial of course! Here are just a few.
How to create a SL avatar
Close your eyes (by StrawberrySingh.com)
SL Viewer 2.1 Shadows (by StrawberrySingh.com)
Free Animation Creation Tool - Frenzoo.com (by Frenzoo Team)
Shroud Studio by CloakWorks (demo)
IMVU (by IMVU Inc)
Sluub TV (show n. 00)
Crashinews (introduction n. 00)
Whether it's a video game, an event, a commercial movie, an educational documentary, trailers are a more typical use of machimima. Some are very small film, like the one developed by NASA for the construction of a future lunar base. Seeing is believing!
MinDBlinD around the worlds (by MinDBlinD Setsuko)
Fifth Avenue Apple Store in SL (by Kronos Kirkorian)
Nasa Moonbase Alpha (official Nasa video)
CSI: NY Second Life Virtual Experience (official video)
Anya and Dell (actors preparing for the takes of Lip Flap)
Trough stargate at Isle of Wyrms (by Load and Eljsa Production)
and again and again and again...