Off the back of a range of research in this area this year and from seminars at SPAA and Museum of Sydney in 2007 (The Mixed Reality Perfect Storm – slides below) (reminding me of other mixed reality performances back to 1995, where I produced a large dance show at the Birmingham exhibition centre with dance and music students from the BRIT School – live music and dance synchronised against virtual projected avatars) I have been busy preparing some Second Life mixed reality (real dance and avatar dances combined) clips and during various pieces of production research.
I put together this little mash-up of cool sims, avatars and very nice animations. I may use these concepts in collaborations with dancers coming up too.
“Nataraja is both the destroyer and the creator of the universe. He dances away the destruction of a world of illusion followed by the creation of a world of enlightenment.”
I recommend you also go to the YouTube site and see the high def version – it is worth it!
Second Life – THE GREAT DANCE “Myth of Creation through Avatar Dance” A FILM BY GARY HAZLITT (all choreography and avatars played by Gary Hazlitt)
Machinimatography, Music & Editing © GARY HAYES 2008.
If you want even better quality and hear the ‘cool’ music in stereo then download (medium rez) 64MB MP4 from here
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
OH AND MACBETH
Also threw together this nice video of a sim creation I was involved with very early on but was since developed by the folk in the credits after the video.
A ‘Space Navigator’ Machinima and Music by Gary Hayes. Filmed and edited by Gary Hayes.
(Note: This film does not demonstrate the many interactive elements, social intentions or literary integration. Please visit the island to see those first ‘virtual’ hand.)
A medium resolution (98MB MP4) download is available here.
Macbeth in Second Life Credits. Guide & credits here
A collaboration by Angela Thomas, Kate Richards and Kerreen Ely-Harper, from an original idea by Kerreen Ely-Harper.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Initial stages of this project were mentored and developed through the Laboratory for Advanced Media Production (LAMP) at Australian Film TV and Radio School (AFTRS).
This project has been funded and built by the New Media Consortium
Larry Johnson (Larry Pixel)
Alan Levine (CDB Barkley)
Rachel Smith (Ninmah Ash)
NMC Second Life Building Team:
Chris Holden (CJ Carnot)
Beth Satchjen (Stella Costello)
Ophelia Of The Spirits
Recorded at Megaphone Studios
Engineer: Shane Fahey
Additional thanks to: