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Save your Stage6 raid videos {WoW}

Feb 26th 2008 4:03PM

I am also happy to offer the Machinima Archive as a host for movies, whatever quality and size. (In other words, there is enough space to handle high-quality renders easily.)
http://www.archive.org/details/machinima
Click the box in the upper left and follow link to "contributions." Note that contributions to the Machinima Archive are permanently preserved. You can also upload to the opensource movies collection and leave a message in the Machinima Archive forum; I'll move your movie to the Machinima Archive. Or e-mail me. I'm the curator of the collection, so it's easy to find my name (hint: Lowood) and e-mail.
As others have pointed out, this option is the best if you want to be sure that your machinima piece is permanently archived; there are better viewers out there probably. Also, files submitted to the Internet Archive are converted to a couple of popular formats and streamed in a lower-res version, all for free without you having to do anything other than upload.
Henry

WoW Moviewatch: The Fat Cow V, and some bad news about Stage6 {WoW}

Feb 25th 2008 12:21PM mneill,
you're right, of course. We'll soon be opening up a Virtual World videos collection on Machinima Archive, which will make it easier to separate "documentary" footage from machinima.
Henry

WoW Moviewatch: The Fat Cow V, and some bad news about Stage6 {WoW}

Feb 25th 2008 12:20PM I am also happy to offer the Machinima Archive as a host for movies, whatever quality and size. (In other words, there is enough space to handle high-quality renders easily.)
http://www.archive.org/details/machinima
Click the box in the upper left and follow link to "contributions." Note that contributions to the Machinima Archive are permanently preserved. You can also upload to the opensource movies collection and leave a message in the Machinima Archive forum; I'll move your movie to the Machinima Archive. Or e-mail me. I'm the curator of the collection, so it's easy to find my name (hint: Lowood) and e-mail.
Henry

Enter to win a $5k Dell WoW Edition notebook {WoW}

Dec 18th 2007 2:03AM Horde, please.

Enter to win a $5k Dell WoW Edition notebook {WoW}

Dec 14th 2007 12:14PM Horde, please.

Teaching in WoW {WoW}

Oct 1st 2007 3:35AM Hello,

I'm Henry Lowood, the guy who taught this class. I noticed the post here on a google search and read the comments. Let me respond to a couple of the questions:

1. Goldwolf, actually we did this on a Friday evening, because most of us (including myself at Stanford) have day jobs. This is a grad course for students working towards a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies. And, er, I was at home the whole time, with my son helping me and my wife wondering what the heck was going on.

2. For the various questions why we did this. There is a lot of interest in library-land in using virtual and game worlds for library services (to be where the patrons are, to attract kids to libraries, etc.) plus another part of the course is about game collections and preservation in academic libraries. The thing is, I find there is a lot of hype about this subject, and some of it is because librarians or educators don't actually play these games or even visit the virtual worlds. So I wanted all of the students to get a tour through a real game world.

3. The students will be writing up project proposals relating to the topic of "games and libraries," and there is a lot of reading. (The student who took my Stanford course can probably vouch for that.) It's not a light course at all.

4. We've also had class sessions using xfire and will have one in Second Life, as well, probably to show how machinima works and to have a tour of a couple of Stanford projects in there.

Hey, thanks for the interest in this. Feel free to contact me if you want more details.

Henry