So this weekend I decided to try something different — record and post a video blog, or a v-blog. I decided to try X-split Gamecaster to record gameplay in SL, and it worked really well with one problem — I had difficulty with the sound. I kept getting an echo. After a lot of frustration and experimentation, I realized if I muted my speakers I could record a voice-over as I video recorded my travels in Second Life, but this meant that I could not hear in-game sounds, but yet in-game sounds recorded on my video recording. (If anyone has any ideas about how to fix this, I’d love to hear them. You can email me on my gmail account at suzannepiers821 or contact me in-world.)
What was interesting was when I played the recording back, all of the in-world sounds were there, which I could not hear as I was exploring. The video I recorded ended up being over 30 minutes long, and I tried to edit it into two videos to post on two different days, but alas my video editing skills are in the infant stage, as well. I need more practice (and a decent video editing software!).
I decided, since it was nearly October, to visit a site that has some haunted stuff. This was called Halloween 8th Year Haunted Mansion, rides, Zombie Hunt.
Here is my very first v-blog. I know that it is too long, and the last half drags a bit, so feel free to fast forward through the end if you’d like. I’ll work on improving my skills for next time. Meanwhile, here’s my very raw video blog.
I remain respectfully yours,
~ Suzanne Piers
ZI Social Media Manager