And the winners are…

21 12 2006

Yesterday the winners of the The Second Life Business Magazine machinima contest have been announced. The goal was to produce a commercial within Second Life for whatever product, company or service that exists within Second Life (and I was part of the panel for judging the entries).

So here are winners:

1st place: Trent Hedges and his Griffin Ad
2nd place: Trent Hedges and his Tugboat Ad
3nd place: Francis Chung for the Dominus Shadow Ad

Congratulations to the winners and esp. Trent Hedges (who I accidently met yesterday evening and who is a nice guy :-).

BTW, one video I also like, is the promo by Metaversatility which has a nice RL/SL blend and great editing.

All in all I think machinima in SL is getting better, which I was also noticing during the last machinima festival. Sometimes compression and camera technique could be better but some people seem to have an eye for good camera angles and editing.

And speaking of machinima, I also did a new piece, this time for Crayon and you can watch it here.

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6 responses

22 12 2006
Akela Talamasca

I’ve just posted about this, Tao! Adri Saarinen tipped me off, so I hope you don’t mind a link to this page!

22 12 2006

you’re welcome πŸ™‚

And I probably also need a Griffin πŸ™‚

22 12 2006
Heather McConnell : So what do commercials look like for products that don't have the limitations of reality?

[…] So what do commercials look like for products that don’t have the limitations of reality? There was an ad competition in Second Life recently where competitors got to create a video in SL w/ any SL product or service. Take a look at the winners.  I got to say Trent Hedges truley understands Second Life vs Real Life and did a great job playing up the differences.I’m going to try to post the 2nd place video here: <object width=”425″ height=”350″><param name=”movie” value=””></param><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”></param><embed src=”” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”425″ height=”350″></embed></object> Published 22 December 2006 10:53 by Heather McConnell TrackBack URL for this post: […]

23 12 2006 » The SL Business Magazine Machinima Contest

[…] Tao Takashi (who was one of the judges) has the list of winners, and links to their videos, along with a couple of other submissions worthy of notice. And here’s the shameful part: after decades of being marketed to, with no effect, I’ve finally been bitten by the Buy Me Bug: I want a Griffin Trentcycle! […]

23 12 2006

and I got a Griffin! Nice vehicle although the controls are a bit too sensible to my liking and sim border stay sim borders but beside from that it rocks πŸ™‚

24 12 2006
Gwyneth Llewelyn

Wow, all these are simply magnificient πŸ™‚ The quality of the SL machinimas has improved by leaps and bounds lately β€” which is comething I’m very happy to see!

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