RFL: calling all machinima makers, camera people, editors and more!

Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th mark the RFL of SL weekend - can you help document it?
Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th mark the RFL of SL weekend – can you help document it?

The Relay for Life weekend is fast approaching in Second Life. Taking place over the weekend of Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th, 2015. Over the years, RFL events in Second Life have raised over US $2 million to assist the American Cancer Society in its efforts to eradicate cancer, and the hope is that this year will push the total past the US $2.5 million mark.

The weekend will feature everything one would expect from the event – walks, celebrations, remembrances, the luminaria ceremony, interviews, music, dance, and more. Already the regions, which I’ve been fortunate enough to have a sneak peek around, are taking shape and promise something truly extraordinary for 2015.

Catalina Staheli's amazing STAND portrait exhibition should not be missed over the weekend (see my review here)
Catalina Staheli’s amazing STAND portrait exhibition should not be missed over the weekend (see my review for a flavour of this remarkable exhibition)

One of the features of RFL of SL has been the telethon. However, this year, the organisers are doing something a little different, and a call for volunteers has gone out, as reported by Saffia Widdershins in the Prim Perfect blog:

This year we’re trying something new – rather than a Relay for Life Telethon, we’re asking people across the grid with machinima and streaming experience to join us in a crowd-sourced experiment.

If you have skills to offer in film and editing, and would like to create (or work on) a machinima featuring the people and events surrounding this year’s Relay Weekend, contact us by filling in the form below with your details. If we can help (for example by setting up interviews, by arranging accreditation), we will.

The idea is that all the films will eventually appear on a single You Tube channel. You can put your credits on your video – we will give you a special title screen to add so that you can clearly be identified as part of the project.

RFL of SL 2015 Relay Weekend: something very special to see, be a part of and document
RFL of SL 2015 Relay Weekend: something very special to see, be a part of and document

In particular, support is being sought from cinematographers, sound recordists, those able to edit video and / or sound,  and anyone willing to interview those participating in the weekend.

Opportunities are on offer to film specific aspects of the weekend (and the days leading up to it, in order to document the preparations, etc.), and to indicate when you’d prefer to offer your services (over all or part of the weekend, in the lead-up, and so on.

So, if you are able to help out with this project, please make sure you hop over the the Prim Perfect blog and complete the application form – but do please make sure you do so sooner rather than later; applications must close on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015.

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