Thursday, July 15, 2010

Video Commentary on "Transworld Syndrome"

Video commentary on posts by Lalo Telling and sororNishi on the "Transworld Syndrome", which is the tendency for those with avatar identities to maintain a consistent form across worlds such as Second Life, OpenSim, Twinity, etc.



Video created using iClone. Botgirl avatar transported from Evolver.

6 comments:

Lalo Telling said...

One of your best, thus far :)

sororNishi said...

wonderful.

Professor Loire said...

Compelling audio-visual commentary on the manifestations of identity, Bot. The interaction between sound and image in that blank canvas/construct space is really intriguing. "Let's just dance until we disappear." :)

Dale Innis said...

Coin slot!

:) I am so superficial...

Botgirl Questi said...

Lalo and soror: Thanks for your posts that inspired the video.

Loire: I had initially played around with a couple of environments for the setting, but ended up with the blank space to add to the surreal nature of the conversation. The first out-of-nowhere cheesy dance section leading up to that long reverse shot was also intended to accentuate the absurd nature of the scenario.

Dale: You picked up the intentional voyeuristic overtones that would have been at home in a peep show setting.

My high-level intent was to layer a few cliche's in hopes of transcending them to some degree. The "so wrong" comment by Majic was amplifying the ickiness in the change of her voice tone. I tried a deep male voice first for the switch instead of the younger sounding voice, but I wanted to create a sense of discomfort in the juxtaposition rather than to totally squelch the erotic-nature of the illusion.

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