Thursday, July 19, 2007

Watch The World(s) - Revisited

Well. Cough. I don't know what to say. I have never had such a full inbox!

Torley says on the LL Blog: "To this day, I swear one of the kewlest things about Second Life is that if you see something you like, contact is just an instant message away, and this facilitates telling someone “YOU ROCK!” Going beyond text chat, you can visit with them, in-avatar, and until such time we get “RL teleports”, I’d say this is pretty swell. And this sort of activity happens every hour in Second Life, involving strangers (possibly soon to become friends) you “have never really met”.

What he doesn't really go on to say, is what kind reaction this has on the creator. I am feeling very motivated by the comments to roll my sleeves up and do something else THANKS! - In the meantime:-

Many people wrote to me to say that they were sorry that the Sim used in 'Watch The World(s)' was wiped as they wished that they could have explored it for themselves, firsthand :(

Although I know it is not nearly the same thing, but here are some of the out-takes that were not used in the film. This is my way of saying THANK YOU for all of the kind and supportive IM's and comments... they are all very much appreciated.

(Rob - bie Dingo)

Original Music is 'Rollercoaster', written by my good friends Scott Bingham and Steve Bean (Angry Man).
Performed as an instrumental by Steve.

Click here to download a copy.

OR watch the YouTube, lower quality version.


Blogger Torley said...

Right on Robbie! I was hoping you'd do followup in your inimitable style. Congrats and thanks for wowing + inspiring so many of us in Second Life and beyond, myself included!

Intriguingly, I originally did have an extra paragraph I edited out in my post where I went on to describe the process of someone in a sandbox going up to a builder and complimenting them, leading to... well, you know... but as such, these stories aren't told by any one person — I have a term, "Positive Inspiration Loop" or "PIL" that I inherited from my wife, and when you, as the artist, are so encouraged to create more art, bring more beauty into the world... well, that's what you do.

Keep doing it well. :)

19 July, 2007  
Blogger Klaatu said...

Lovely supplement to the finished version of this video Robbie. But how about putting out the complete unedited version? I think some TV networks would love to broadcast the whole thing (if they haven't already) and you SHOULD get some financial recognition from them for showing it!
Many kudos to you Robbie. Looking forward to maybe bumping into you in SL sometime - Klaatu Congrejo. Peace'n'Love.

20 July, 2007  
Blogger MenuBar said...

Wonderful, Robbie! You constantly bring amazingly beautiful things to Second Life. From your humble "Growing Plants" to the amazing "Hyper" musical instruments.

This movie and the "Better Life" video are two defining aspects of SL to me (and many others, I'm sure). Keep up the great work, sharing your wonderful talents with us and making the (virtual) "world" a most beautiful place to be. I feel that without your contributions, there would be a great, gaping hole in the metaverse where nobody knows what was supposed to be there.

21 July, 2007  
Blogger olivier said...

great job !
But do you think that the "real" author name is too famous to be mentioned ?

28 July, 2007  
Blogger Meg said...

I knew nothing about Second Life until I literally stumbleupon'd it. It was fascinating watch the creation of a well love painting. What I would like to know, though, how does one find a copy of the beautiful instrumental piece that accompanies the follow up installment of Starry Night played by Steve Bean?

04 August, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this thread saw its last comment near a year ago... but I just saw the video recently, along with a couple other Machinima, including Better Life.

I cried - no, I wept. Wept tears for joy and beauty and promise that there are people out there that see these and are inspired to create such beauty (In as Torley terms it a PIL)... I still weep - I can't watch either without shedding tears... and they're still full of hope.
Thank you Robbie ... thank you so much for all you bring to our Second and First Lives...
Stellar Bing

24 April, 2008  

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