Friday, December 7, 2007

Introduction to Machinima: Filmmaking in Second Life

In early December, two sections of the UIUC/Alliance Library System's Virtual Worlds Librarianship continuing education course met for the Introduction to
at the new location for the Machinima Institute in Second life. A new offering of courses to be taught in Second Life as well as using Moodle (distance education content management system) will be announced shortly on the UIUC site.

UIUC Class: Virtual World Librarianship in Second Life

The Machinima Institute was recently relocated from ALA Arts InfoIsland, where it was located since Feb. 2007, to its new location on Eduisland 3.
If Second Life is already installed on your computer, use the SLURL to get to the new location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduisland%203/60/30/22/?title=Machinima%20Institute
SLURL_machinina_institute2
I will be teaching the spring sessions for UIUC and will be taking two sessions (4 hours) to introduce machinima and its application to libraries which will include hands-on activities and a group movie assignment.

New Method for Streaming Machinima using SilverStream Servers in SL:

I am currently using a server and screen system for playing video (on playlists) at the Machinima Institute. It costs $600L and is available from AWM Mars who represents Silverstream Network and is affiliated with WBA Advertising on the Innocence sim in Second Life. They are based in the UK. It’s excellent (meaning "no fuss" and easy to set, reset or add new videos to the playlist). The video is triggered when avatars approach the vicinity of the servers placed around the building. The URL for your quickime video file will not show to anyone viewing the video in sl.
I am currently using a server and screen system from for playing video (on playlists) at the Machinima Institute. It costs $600L and is available from AWM Mars who represents Silverstream Network and is affiliated with WBA Advertising on the Innocence sim in Second Life. They are based in the UK. It’s excellent. The url for your quickime video file will not show to anyone viewing the video in sl.
The server is located on the floor to the left of the screen (black and white box) and the video is streamed to the proprietary screens without using the media tab in the ‘about land’
Other great services include MerlinRocket.fr and Veodia for live video streams.

2 comments:

William said...

Beautiful place! Make sure to turn on video and audeo streaming in your client browser, or you will not trigger the video player.

HVX Silverstar said...

Hey thanks, William.