Interesting article on Second Life in the WSJ.com this weekend. Director Douglas Gayeton filmed a documentary not about Second Life and the founder Philip Rosedale (who coincidentally comes from my hometown of Bonita, CA) but on the social structures developing within the animated environs of Second Life during an eight month immersion.
Challenges of crowd control and sets plagued the film maker as described in the article. As you might imagine in a virtual world, “…. I’d shoot something one day and come back the next day and it wasn’t there.” I found that quite amusing…and certainly not a trivial variable if I was constructing a story for a documentary.
“The ten-part “Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey” premieres Thursday on Cinemax and online in Second Life. Parts of the series will also be available on YouTube and iTunes.”
I wonder if it will focus on the animal “issues” and social interaction of the Second Life participants that were supposedly one of the reasons why Rosedale stepped down from the day to day operations?