I’ve been tinkering around with building stuffs and trying to figure out what I’d be interested in making, being, doing in Second Life (rather than continuing the highly scattershot and random existence I currently have) and also I’ve been keeping my eyes and ears open for inspiration.
Well, have a look and listen to this:
This kid is going places – it’s clear from his voice and piano playing that he’s going to be a major talent, maybe even break out of Second Life and into First Life. Yet the video appears at first to be amateurish screen-cap machinima – but watch and wait. It’s one take, no edits as far as I can tell, and after the camera finally finds the performer after following a few awkward dancing Lego men and seated avatars all using the same “sit-low-priority” animation, the camera pulls away and up, up, up. You’ll probably gasp at some point when you realize what locality the Second Life venue mimics – and it’s pretty impressive. At that point, I realized that the machinima director actually got exactly the shot (and feeling) that was needed for the song.
I’ll definitely have to look this Skye Galaxy up on Monday – that’s 8pm for me, so I should be able to catch the show. Maybe see you there?
If you listen to live music in SL by now you have probably heard the buzz about Skye Galaxy. This young man has a voice that is impressive and a following that is growing by the day. He plays keyboard and guitar which you can sample here. If you can’t make this show, then do yourself a favor and make sure you catch him soon. Go early, Skye is filling sims. In Zeide Kamp. [SLurl teleport at this link]