Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for October, 2019

Inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds have recorded a special show for Halloween – Gifts in the Library – and it’s available on the web!

DW407 – Gifts in the Library – A Hallowe’en Tale from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

You can also see the show on YouTube or on SLArtist.

Tak’s a thief – one of the best pickpockets in Old Bart’s gang in Top Town. It’s All Hallow’s Eve, and young Tak is on the look out for what she can steal. But is she wise to visit the mysterious library? And what will be her her own special experience of Trick Or Treat?

Tak meets the Professor inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak meets the Professor inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Gifts in the Library, a special tale for Halloween, written by Saffia Widdershins.

Readers, in order of appearance:
Saffia Widdershins
Corwyn Allen
Aisling Sinclair
Elrik Merlin

Performers:
Tak was played by Alethea Denimore
Mikey was played by Arvid
Old Bart and the Professor were played by Lambda Actor

Tak and Old Bart, the fence, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak and Old Bart, the fence, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Extras:
The Second Life Cheerleaders Squad
The Urchins of New Babbage
Wildstar Beaumoont

Lambda Actor appears courtesy of the Faireland Players

Old Bart's Den, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Old Bart’s Den, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Locations:
The Looking Glass, Horizon Dreams
– this link takes you to Tak’s Top Town – but don’t forget to visit the store as well!
Street-Rat Den, Jadida Mondrago – this link takes you to Old Bart’s lair, created by Beryl Strifeclaw.
Pandemonium – Aged Dungeon (privately owned) – this link will take you to the rezzer at Pandemonium where you can see – and buy – the dungeon

Many thanks to:
Sharni Azalee
Beryl Strifeclaw
Aisling Sinclair
…and the very patient Extras!

Tak spies on the Trick or Treaters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak spies on the Trick or Treaters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Still Photography:
Wildstar Beaumont

Videography & Editing:
Elrik Merlin

Music:
Moonlight Liaison by Paul Mottram
Courtesy of Audio Network

Mikey, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Mikey, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Produced and directed by
Saffia Widdershins

 

Read Full Post »

Note for non-US viewers – as the European clocks have gone back, the show will be an hour earlier for non-US viewers (still at 2pm SLT)

Tak makes a dangerous journey, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak makes a dangerous journey, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak’s a thief – one of the best pickpockets in Old Bart’s gang in Top Town. It’s All Hallow’s Eve, and young Tak is on the look out for what she can steal. But is she wise to visit the mysterious library?

Tak, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds presents Gifts in the Library, a special tale for Halloween, written by Saffia Widdershins.

The show goes live on Monday 28th October at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel – and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Tak spies on the Trick or Treaters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak spies on the Trick or Treaters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The tale was filmed largely amongst the mysterious streets and hidden rooms high above The Looking Glass (Horizon Dreams region) – and in other locations in the region too. Additional scenes were shot at Street-Rat Den (Jadida Mondrago) and Pandemonium – Aged Dungeon (privately owned).

The Tale is as mysterious as its setting … join us to discover Tak’s story among the rooftops of The Looking Glass – and learn the secrets of the Gifts in the Library!

Tak looks inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak looks inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The show was recorded with the readers Saffia Widdershins, Corwyn Allen, Aisling Sinclair and Elrik Merlin, and features stunning illustrative photographs by Wildstar Beaumont.

Make sure you don’t miss this … ah … spellbinding story by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

The Mysterious Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Mysterious Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Read Full Post »

Dresden Art Gallery

In this show from the archives, we look back to one of our history shows where – in celebration of our tenth anniversary – we ran a series of shows looking at the events of all the intervening years.  In this show, we look back to 2008 – 2009, right back to Designing Worlds’ beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

DW358 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #1 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We’re helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who shares with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years (e.g. <cough>the Homesteads row</cough>), and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from the very first show, Mr Merlin’s first appearance as co-host, the beautiful virtual Dresden Art Museum, the story of the changeover from MetaMakeover to Designing Worlds … and much more!

The room made over - from the first episode of Metamakeover

The room made over – from the first episode of Metamakeover

This is the first in a two part show – we’ll be showing the second part soon.

 

Read Full Post »

How it all began with MataMakeover

How it all began with MataMakeover

Today we are sharing a chance to see a show from the archives – this time one of our history shows looking back to 2008 – 2009, right back to Designing Worlds’ beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

You can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: http://bit.ly/2p2zHzF and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: http://bit.ly/2MzoIqv. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams where you suspect there’ll be some chat about the good old days. Why not come as you were?

The room made over - from the first episode of Metamakeover

The room made over – from the first episode of Metamakeover

In today’s episode we revisit early years, and we’re helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who shares with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from the very first show, Mr Merlin’s first appearance as co-host, the story of the changeover from MetaMakeover to Designing Worlds … and much more!

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

This is the first in a two part show – we’ll be showing the second part soon.

Read Full Post »

The new camper and trailer Linden Homes at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The new camper and trailer Linden Homes, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds returned – with a discussion show looking at Second Life – where it is now and where it’s going – with some interesting developments internally and externally.

DW406 – The Future of Second Life from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Saffia and Elrik were joined by some old friends to talk about this … Kess Crystal of the Blogger and Vlogger Network, Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, Stevie Basevi, Owner of Sanctuary Roleplay Community and Aisling Sinclair, the director of this show and new Linden Home owner.

Linden Himes

Linden Homes

Read Full Post »

Studio shot

Studio shot

Designing Worlds returns – and in this episode we’re kicking off our autumn season with a discussion show looking at Second Life – where it is now and where it’s going – with some interesting developments internally and externally.

The show goes live on Monday 14th October at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel – and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Saffia and Elrik are joined by some old friends to talk about this … Kess Crystal of the Blogger and Vlogger Network, Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, Stevie Basevi, Owner of Sanctuary Roleplay Community and Aisling Sinclair, the director of this show and new Linden Home owner.

Linden Himes

Linden Homes

We discuss the new Linden Homes, the Second Life Bloggers’ Network and Sansar, to name but three topics we cover in the show.

As you can see, we have a fascinating show for you today – make sure you don’t miss it by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

Read Full Post »