For Christmas, a new video – The Missing Mile: She Came for Christmas. In it, I’ve cut a public domain archive animation from the 1950s with Second Life action. The archive film is a great little piece about the importance of maintaining your house, with the devil’s project manager overseeing the collapse of neighbourhoods. It clearly had social importance at the time, and is now an interesting insight into the past and a wonderful example of 1950s artistic drawing and animation style. Missing Mile Dark Rural Community in Second Life is a rundown area primarily set up for roleplay, and was the ideal seedy place to film the action to cut with the archive material.
For the first time, there’s a narrative structure, though I make no claims for its strength! It’s more of a thread to link the visuals.
This certainly has been the year for the moving image – I did my first rl video and sl machinima around Easter after a lifetime of still photography. It all came out of an attempt to capture virtual worlds more effectively. This latest video is now my twelfth machinima, all of which are on Vimeo.
Hope you enjoy it!
Written, filmed and edited by
Robin Marchand and Tizzy Canucci
The devil’s project manager, and Jay and Silent Bob
(none of whom endorsed this production)
Missing Mile Dark Rural Community
in Second Life
Credits and Creative Commons notices
Animated archive sections:
‘Man of Action’ by Transfilm Productions, 1955
Public Domain / https://archive.org/details/ManofAct1955
Omega 3 by Eaters/ CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 (Formerly available on Free Music Archive)
Kite (Tizzy Canucci) / CC BY-NC-SA