Cable channel HBO has picked up the documentary Molotov's Dispatches in Search of the Creator: a Second Life Odyssey
for airing sometime in 2008. The seven webisodes from Douglas Gayeton, totaling 35 minutes in length, showcase the virtual world of Second Life
from the perspective of an in-game avatar.
The documentary is still available on Molotov Alva's website
. As Animation Magazine
notes, the video could be eligible for submission to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for Best Animated Short (or perhaps Best Documentary). In the setting of machinima, however, who gets credit for the animation: Gayeton, SL
creators Linden Labs, the residents featured in the film? Regardless, Molotov
represents a major step in the field of machinima.
[Via SL Insider