The Studio Video Blog S1E1 – Introduction

Well FINALLY, I have the first episode of my new video blog up and ready! Can I get a collective YAY!
In the first episode, you’ll find a general introduction to the space we’ll work in and how and why it was created. Honestly, I’ve had so much to learn – and I have so much yet to learn – about recording, editing and producing a Vlog that I didn’t want to get too complicated. But what a great time it is!
In future episodes I’m planning to give tutorials on general dance subjects just as using the Firestorm Viewer to our best advantage, Managing Lag, Costuming and Shopping, and of course, using the Spot On Choreography Tools as well as lots of other Gadgets and Tools found in Second Life.

The Stage templates used in the build box are simple prim built, dimensions are 15m Deep x 13m High x 30m Wide.

Some specifics to this Episode:
Studio Building: Reign – Tiny Dancer Gacha – Studio Skybox
Piano: LISP – Into the Light Piano
Hair: Elvina by Sintiklia
Leotard: Stasha plunge bodysuit by Jeune by Roane (Luxbox)
Skirt: Tinker Set Ballet Skirt by Blueberry
Shoes: Reign – Tiny Dancer Gacha Ballet Flats Plain

Art, Dance, Music and “doing it the RIGHT way…”

So this is a bit of an introduction to my philosophy about art and “credentials” or “standards”. Art is so very individual. Can you be an ‘expert’ in Art? Surely you can be skilled in rendering an image, the settings of the perfect photo shot, skillful playing of an instrument or flexibility in movement or composition of a musical masterpiece, but does that make you an expert at ART? My opinion is that it makes you a masterful practitioner. But art doesn’t come from skill alone; it comes from the heart. Frankly, it IS the heart of skill. I have seen plenty of people who have no formal training, no formalized skill, yet they share art from their very heart. Your art may not appeal to me aesthetically or emotionally, but that doesn’t mean it’s not art; it means it’s not my taste in art.¬†Does that mean that art cannot be done WRONG? Well, it can be done without heart. But I have to argue then; is it “ART”? Music played without heart, is music, not necessarily ART.

So my distinction would be ART versus SKILL. My hope is to share the small bit I’ve learned about Skill with those who haven’t yet learned as much as me, so that their Skill can serve as a vehicle for their own ART. Am I an expert? I’m an expert in what I know, I’m a novice at what I don’t know yet. I am an expert at finding solutions to those things I don’t yet know. I can help others to do the same. So I’d call myself an expert at learning and finding resources. Imagine that! I make a living doing EXACTLY that in the medical world! Well, go figure. LOL

So if you EVER come across a person who finds that they need to first impress you with how much they know, how EXPERT they are, how much farther above the rest of the “community” they are.. ask them if they know how to remove an appendix. You’ll find that they, like any other teacher, is an expert in everything they know and a novice in everything they don’t. just like everyone else.

Hello World!

I always love that salutation! I have this mental image of the whole world cringing, looking over its collective shoulder and grumbling “Oh geez… what is she doing NOW?!”¬† Well, THIS (imagine me pirouetting in place with my arms open) is what I’m doing now. “What the hell is THIS?” you might ask. So let me tell you ….

I have always been a person to jump headfirst into anything that catches my interest. If I like it, I tend to stay and wallow around in it for a while until something else becomes more satisfying.