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The Drax Files takes us on a magical behind-the-scenes look at Botanical

In the first of a web series profiling extraordinary Second Life residents, mixed reality filmmaker Draxtor Despres shows us the man behind Straylight Botanical, SL landscape artist Kriss Lehmann, whose avatar is a wise old Japanese gardener.

It is fascinating and, no surprise, beautifully done!

Here is what Drax says about his new video project:

“The Drax Files: World Makers will be a monthly show on YouTube examining the creative people behind the avatars who continue to move the virtual world of Second Life forward with their passion and persistence.

“Mixed reality interviews form the basis of very personal stories that profile designers, game-makers, role-players and fashion aficionados, musicians, artists and social-issue activists: for these dedicated residents the avatar is not just a separate pixelated entity, but a true extension of their identity with which they navigate the digital space.

“The show will utilize real-life footage and Skype interviews as well as machinima from within Second Life and feature a range of creators from self-taught hobbyists to dedicated pros from all walks of life, from all over the world, cutting across gender, ethnic and generational divides.

“This is a world solely made and nourished by its residents – therefore truly only their imagination can be the limit!”

drax video

The Japanese gardener and his squirrel friend, from the video.

Support the Drax Files: a special hoodie is available at Escapades.


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One comment on “The Drax Files takes us on a magical behind-the-scenes look at Botanical

  1. draxtor™ (@draxtor)
    March 31, 2013

    thx so much for covering this! I say to my son: if the mainstream press is too lazy and perpetuating tired clichés let us go out and SMASH them with the machinima hammer!” More to come!!!


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