On Saturday, I mentioned Rambling Librarian’s special guitar he created as his first ever item in Second Life. The guitar is a virtual version of the Gibson “Flying-V” which you can see here in real life. In this video we made yesterday morning, the Rambling Librarian (SL name: IvanChew Link) shows us how he goes about making it. It’s not too complicated and looks great as a intermediate level project.
On a side note, this is my first machinima. Now I made it in high quality so you could see our text-based conversation, and it would have looked good on Revver (my choice of video sharing service), but there was a hitch. While I like Revver for their higher resolution video playback, their ad revenue sharing feature became a problem for me. Even though this was a user-created work, the Revver moderators said that I couldn’t publish the video there since I would be essentially profiteering off the creators of the Second Life. Makes sense in terms of copyright, but isn’t this helping to promote SL anyway? Perhaps Linden Lab should consider creating a space for user submitted in-game videos.
For now I was back to square one… finding a video sharing service that was high-res enough for you to see our text-based chat conversation. I’ve settled for Google Video until I can find a better solution. I don’t need the advertising dollar… I just want to get stuff published. Can anyone recommend a higher-res video sharing service besides Revver?