Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Machinima and Electronic Violins

On Wednesday, July 12, Fishbon Event Lab agents toured the game engine world of Machinima. Beginning with examples of film shorts created in virtual worlds, Second Life, Sims, and others, the crew quickly moved on to real time experiments. Teleporting to the Second Life set of the film Silver Bells and Golden Spurs Alex and Clay's avatars staged a mock gunfight, obstructed justice and interfered with law enforcement officials. The whole sordid scene was captured to a waiting hard disk, ready for editing in Final Cut. Later in the evening, Michael brought out his early 70s Electronic Musical Instrument and thanks to the diligence of a classical musician in the group, it produced sublime, if twisted melodies.

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