Filming Starts. (Film #2)
There is definitely something askew with the Mac client for Second Life (I'm assuming that this does not apply to the PC version?). It stalls/skips a frame or two once every three seconds or so, regular as clockwork. At first I thought it was due to my relatively slow broadband connection (0.5Mb) but the skipping of frames also occurs with things that happen client-side only, even when I disconnect and leave SL running. This is so annoying I very nearly decided to give this project up.
However, I have decided to carry on (although I know those frame jumps will bug me throughout the filming process and even more so once the film is done), oh well...
Alt-Zoom's machinima film festival is looming and as it's good to have a deadline to work to, I have decided to use their date for submissions as a target date to complete the project. Co-incidently the Alt-Zoom theme for this month is 'Biography' which my film will fit well.
The film is (going to be) titled 'STAGE', referring to - A) the set looking a little like a stage; B) a reflection on the stage-s of life; and C) inspiration taken from the following:
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
(from As You Like It 2/7, Shakespeare)
So..... back to the filming...