Monday, June 9, 2014

2014 VIDEO: Prep for a video shoot: the characters. AMP video notes

Prep for a video shoot: the characters
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  • Mannequins for stand-ins
  • The cast of characters
  • Costume and prop boxes
  • Green screens and color bars
Family photos.  
The great Rector and his two agents. 
In the background, 
Lisa-Marie and some of her children
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All of these figures, except me, are mannequins.  They are the size of the characters and dressed as the characters.  As of yet, we don't have them in other poses, but they are useful to show the standing height and position for each character in a scene.   They are copy-able so we can position multiple copies.
Cathy, Letitia Sludberry, 
Irwin Featherstone
  • Cathy, the motorcycle mistress, pagan witch, and grunge artist
  • Letitia Sludberry of the New Jersey Sludberrys
  • Irwin Featherstone, the quiet man
Mama and her two little boys
Cletus and Junior
Video production for this series is on the Kitely grid, on a closed set.  You can see some of these mannequins up close and personal on the Cookie II world in Kitely.  Look in the Writers and Video production zone.  
Scene 1, interior of the flying saucer, 
Mannequins in place
Positions for Red, 
the commander
Costume and prop box
This is how we keep track of the costumes.  The people who manipulate the avatars are called avateers  since the work is much like the work of the puppeteer.  Conveniently, any puppeteer can take the "role" of any avateer.  Voices are handled separately.
Color bar for matching cameras,
Green screen for avatar pictures

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U.S. Army Research Lab’s Simulation & Training Technology Center announced an open postdoctoral position on the MOSES team, which is working to develop the MOSES OpenSim grid and associated technologies.   Hypergrid Business

    Around the virtual worlds  


    • The Spotlight Theatre League, in association with Lady Garden Cabaret, 
    • is auditioning for the musical Rent in Second Life    
    • The performance will be held October 30th at 7pm slt
    • Auditions will be held June 9th - 13th from 1pm to 4pm slt
    • in the showroom at the Lady Garden Cabaret.
    • Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
    • Please contact Brad Mactavish in Second Life to schedule an audition.



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