Sunday, December 13, 2009

Virtual Extras Needed for Machinima Project in Second Life

Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT) at Memorial University is producing a machinima for the Conne River Project in Second Life, a virtual world developed by Linden Lab that launched on June 23, 2003 and which is accessible via the Internet.

The machinima (a short video filmed within the virtual world) is based on the book Muinji’j Becomes a Man, by Misel Joe of Conne River, Newfoundland. This coming of age story is set in the late 1800s and follows a young Mi’kmaq boy and his Grandfather as they travel up river with a load of furs to trade. While the story focuses primarily on the 2 main characters there are several scenes that involve 20 extras in the background (other Mi’kmaq people in the village and townspeople in the coastal community).

If you like a particular avatar ie Conne River and City, please contact Marlene Brooks and let her know which you would like to play and she will send you the login information. You can view the characters at the following location in Second Life.

"You don’t have to worry about delivering lines as these characters are all moving around in the background and the sound will be added later," says Brooks. "If you do not have a preference of character/avatar we will assign two avatars to you (one for the village and one for the town) and a set of directions for your scene so you know what your character has to do. You will be provided access to the Muinji'j island once you have selected an avatar and have their password."

If you would like to be involved in the production of the machinima please contact or IM Zana Kohime in Second Life.

December 21st 2009
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SLT/PST Time
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Newfoundland Canada Time

1 comment:

John Jeddore said...

I believe a film/photography crew visited our Tourism Centre to take some footage for second life
interesting to see how this all comes together