I love making videos, especially using second life. If you need one for a club or function fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you. My main production site with the videos I love best ( made in the last month) is on Ravens Kiss (dot ) org. With modern software it is amazing what you can do if you use your imagination. If any one needs lessons likewise fill out the form and advice for me? Fill out the form …..smiles. I manage on disability but don’t charge much for making a video, it depends what you want. I charge €8 or $10 an hour and I’m pretty quick. Here is a list of the programs I use.
Expression Studio (there is a free version , highly recommended, lessons given)
Microsoft PowerPoint Excel Word 2013 ( I have MS Certs in them, lessons given)
Camtasia Studio ver 8 ( this is my main program you can pick up a lower version for very little, lessons given)
Autodesk 3DS Max (I’m learning this at the moment)
I use anything I can get my hands on. Its surprising the free stuff out there. Anyone using Paint to do graphics is daft! lol. Just as an example I have captured a PowerPoint transition and saved it as an animated gif on a loop. Ok I have been doing this for some time but to be perfectly honest its not rocket science. I studied PowerPoint online and then went up to Dublin to do my exam which I passed with flying colours! Cost? Nothing except my time.
Having your own domain, a personal domain is so much fun. I mean I just tell people to google me ( Philip Finlay Bryan ) and there are links to everything I do. My email address is me@PhilipFinlayBryan.com [I actually use a different one, Philip@IrishSecure.com, I forward all my email addresses there] So be a member of the 21stCenturyNetworks (dot ) com . Come join the fun.
I have learned a few new things sins I posted Appearence so here is an addendum. I have surveyed some people most were running sl in high graphics wise . I got a bit miffed with one person who had a very bright face light. I sent him a picture:
I was blinded by his light so I sent him the above picture. Prior to this DJ Siani ( who is getting a web site ) told me I could derender lights. I managed to do this with one lady who was bright with four lights however I couldn’t do this with Ernie. I IM ed him He told me that he was running low on graphics and only went on high when he was photographing. He told me I could turn off lights globally by unchecking Local Lights. Which works but gets rid of ALL local lights including the DJ which I may want and the lights built into the sim. So. Below is a video I made about it all. I’m still getting used to voice narration and I used the stream from http://JunkyardLive.com . I am also still learning Camtasia 8.
Some people have different settings for different settings lol or for different activities. At the moment I’m sticking to one and seeing how it pans out for different sl environments. There is a balance between quality and speed I have yet to fine tune. I’ll let you know.
WARNING! AVATAR THEFT!
While I was chatting to someone about settings she told me her avatar had been hijacked. She was sent a bogus market place url that looked like the real thing. It captured her user name and password. She caught it in time and used Linden Labs fraud dept to get a new password sent to her. No damage but just a reminder to be careful.
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.
Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he’s dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.
Two people come together and form a business partnership. one has a flair for graphics and the web. One has contacts. One spends hours on end bemoaning an unhappy love affair, the other lends a sympathetic ear. Comforting, patient and kind for weeks. Then the other has a major crash, tries to come to terms with the preponderance of sexuality in “his” cybercommunity. He cries out for help and lashes out when ascribed the same base feelings as other men . ” How dare you talk to me like that? ” “I thought you were my friend” he emailed to her turned back. She refuses any reconciliation, any recompense. She “was getting very very fond of him” alas no more. He was drowning and she made sure no driftood was within his grasp. With a deft swish of her mouse the business partnership was disolved, “Gimme my blog back!!!”. This is friendship? Fair weather one way street friendship. I have said this before. All I know is this…….
All I know is this: the ravens kiss my mouth,
The veins are tangled here,
The sea is made of blood.All I know is this: the hands reaching out,
My eyes are closed, my ears are closed.
The sky rejects my scream.
All I know is this: my nostrils drip with dreams,
The hounds lap us up, the fools laugh out,
The clock ticks out the dead.
All I know is this: my feet are sorrow here,
My words are less than lilies,
my words are clotted now
The ravens kiss my mouth.