Well known artist Ole Etzel, who was the subject of an excellent ‘Drax Files’ episode, moved in to a small dirty damp apartment in our 1920s Berlin sim and created a wonderful machinima in the dark streets and alleyways.
‘A German Tale’ tells us the story of an old man looking back at his childhood in Berlin.
I’m extremely excited with the end result and proud that Ole picked the city I build for this production.
In RL I’ve been to Filmschool, owned a tv/movie production company and have been a writer and director and I’m very impressed with this video, it makes me wish I had the time to start making machinima myself.
I started the 1920s Berlin Project because of my passion for history and saw in Second Life a way to share and even contaminate people from all over the world with this love for the past while at the same time teaching them a few things while learning new things myself as well.
This film does the same and I hope it grips you the way it gripped me.
It brought tears to my eyes, not just because of the story but also because I’m just so happy to see my Berlin used in such a way.
Enjoy this first episode, and of course, on behalf of everyone in 1920s Berlin; frohe Weihnachten!
Harper Ganesvoort said:
Reblogged this on Around the Grid and commented:
An excellent and seasonal piece to go with the season — I encourage you to read the whole article and watch the machinima’s first episode. As Jo says at the end of her piece, “Frohe Weihnachten!”
A lovely and touching video Jo. Frohe weihnachten indeed 🙂
Karen Donnelly said:
Björn Jakobsson (BJ Boberg) said:
that is truly a magnificent machinima, one of the best I’ve ever seen.
Pepa Cometa said:
I do agree with you, this is a wonderful and stunning machinima, one of the best one I’ve ever seen in second life. It is touching, special, different, very well done with a great cinematic sense, something to show to others. I enjoyed a lot watching it, and I did it many times and I will do it even more . Congratulations for Ole Etzel and for you (who are a part of it)