I just finished hanging the LIGHT show at the Photography Studio. It's a big show, and strangely, almost all the images are avatars. As I was hanging Tina popped in and gave me a landmark to her very cute new store in the Second Sweden sim (I think that's the name). I stopped in just after I finished hangng.
A very nice new resident came in as I had just finished. It's funny how some people just exude intelligence and reasonableness. I'm hoping to drag him into my vaudeville scheme as he's a musician.
What else did I do... well, a lot of time was taken up finishing the machinima and trying to make it into a streamable form. I sent it to Enj and Ida and they both liked it. Ida said Theo's sister laughed out loud at all the right spots. Excellent!
The process is pretty complicated, as it involves making multiple short movies that get edited into a bigger one. Each time someone speaks it's another movie - with or without a background. I think there are seven short movies incorporated in that piece. Typically there's a background video, an overlying video of the person speaking, overlying graphics, two soundtracks, overlying titles. The split screen part has two movies making up the scene - as Enj and Ida are separate then smooshed together (with a black line as well) and the soundtracks (as I don't use the separate movie soundtracks). There was one place that was really a lot of trouble - not saying where. Last thing I had to overlay the fire extinguisher as it drove me nuts that it was in Theo's hand in one scene then gone in the next. Can't wait to get all that crap off my harddrive.
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posted by - 1:29 AM
We have no idea how the fire extinguisher ended up on the ground! He looked like he had it in his hand the whole time to me! He claims that it never would attach and then magically ended up in his hand. Always something new. I love having the laptop when I am out of town.
Well, I cut the fire extinguisher out of a still pic, angled it and prepared it so it would be easy to mask, then put it on an overlay layer in the time line because otherwise it was just gone. So the f.e. on the ground = done by editing. I figured Theo had detached it as it would look funky when he was waving his arms around (would go out of the frame, etc. It works fine - I just didn't want it to disappear entirely as it was so noticeable.