Facebook finally has a better solution to freebooting — the common practice of stealing someone your video and uploading it to their Facebook Page to reap the engagement and audience growth. Today’s update to the Facebook Rights Manager tool that launched last year includes the new option to “claim ad earnings” on other people’s uploads of a video you own. This way if an infringing video includes a new mid-roll ad break Facebook is testing, the revenue will be sent to the content’s owner instead of the uploader who stole it.
And now instead of manually reviewing all pirated content instances, rights owners can set automated rules for whether infringing uploads should instantly be blocked, allowed but the viewing metrics shown to the owner, allowed with the owner claiming the ad earnings, or sent to manual review.
The “claim ad earnings” option puts Facebook Rights Manager closer to feature parity with the industry standard, YouTube’s Content ID. When Facebook launched Rights Manager last year, TechCrunch noted this feature was the one big thing it was lacking….
Source: Facebook lets content owners claim ad earnings of pirated videos | TechCrunch
Enchanted Art, operated by Oema Resdient and Magda Schmitzau, is based on Oema’s homestead region, Astralia, which I last blogged about in August 2016. The idea is to present artists with the opportunity to display a selection of their work on a monthly basis, with those who apply and are accepted being promoted through the Enchanted Art web pages on Oema’s blog and through the usual in-world channels for art.
The current exhibition features Bamboo Barnes, Jarla Capalini, Clary Congrejo, Paola Mills, Antarctica Slade, Toysoldier Thor, Lissa, Terrygold, with Oema and Madga rounding-out the numbers. Each artist is provided with space to display two 2D pieces of art, with Toy also supplying one of his 3D masterpieces.
Enchanted ArtThe region offers a marvellously enchanted aspect for exhibitions, being decorated using Elicio Ember’s wonderful plants and creations, which have been brought together under a suitably atmospheric windlight to present an ethereal, otherworldy setting visitors are encouraged to explore. Within this, there are two areas in which art is displayed: an open-air setting and a separate gallery building.The landing point delivers visitors at the foot of the outdoor exhibition area, caught in the light of a setting sun, which is periodically eclipsed by the presence of another body in the sky – one big enough to suggest is it a planet, and the gallery and its surrounds are perhaps on a moon of that world. This outdoor space makes for a pleasant walk, platforms for the artists to either side of the path, each clearly labelled and with a Flickr link to the artist’s photo stream. The offer of biographical notes would have been appreciated, but this is a minor point…
Source: Enchanted Art in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World
Snapchat will no longer show that annoying white border around old photos that you share from Memories.Previously, if you shared a photo from Memories that was more than 24 hours old it would have a white border around the image.While Snapchat’s goal was to remind viewers that this older content wasn’t truly ephemeral, the ugly border ended up annoying users who didn’t want their snaps altered, sometimes to the point where they would decide not to share the old content at all.
Disincentivizing users from sharing content is a problem for any social platform, and especially one for Snapchat which is now trying to keep up with the rapid growth of Instagram Stories.So this change should help increase the amount of old Memories that users decide to send to friends and post to their story, since they no longer have to worry about it looking ugly or uncool. While shared Memories will still have a small note at the top saying how old the image is, it’s much less intrusive than the border.
Notably, this doesn’t change how Snapchat handles photos shared from the camera roll.LEFT: How photos shared from the camera roll appear. RIGHT: How old Memories will now appear.T
he app will still treat Memories (images captured then saved from within Snapchat’s app) differently from camera roll images (images taken on a phone’s native camera app). So any image uploaded from the camera roll will still have a white border around the image.
So Snapchat users can only share old content without a border if they originally capture this content in Snapchat’s app.The change is essentially forcing users to choose which they value more — the ability to share old borderless images in Snapchat and have a good-looking story, or the ability to use their iPhone’s native camera app (which can capture higher-quality photos and videos with more features because it’s not relying on a public API).
It’s also another signal that Snap truly does see itself as a camera company, and wants to be the default app people open when they go to capture a photo or video.This differs from Instagram’s approach to old photos in Stories: The app lets you post any photo less than 24 hours old to your story without any ugly border or notation, regardless of where it was captured. This move has been well-received by users as it’s essentially the best of both worlds — you can use a native camera app while still sharing old content. And the 24-hour limit doesn’t really matter on Instagram Stories, because if you like an old image that much you’ll probably just post it as a regular old Instagram.
Source: Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories | TechCrunch
On May 1, 2017, the next edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published. This issue will feature artist, fashion model, and the Best in Show winner at the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, Sabine Mortenwold. Artist Kody Meyers is also featured, along with The Key’s Live Music Venue owner Liz Harley. Contributor Veruca Tammas discusses copyright and creative commons, Inara Pey has two features on the Butterfly Conservatory and the current state of VR, the Edge Stylists present their May 2017 stylings, and Edge Stylist Tiszo Cioc presents a unique photo essay. You can preview the cover below:
RAGLAN SHIRE ARTWALK 2017May 14 – June 18, 2017 – Raglan Shire Sim Cluster in Second Life Residents of Second Life may show their artwork during this time. Reproductions of RL artwork (painting, drawing, digital fine art, printmaking that can be imported and put on a prim) are encouraged, along with SL photography, manipulated photography and sculpture.
(Full information – click Deadlines, Info, Requirements link below.) Each year we have had over 100 artist participants exhibiting in spaces over several sims. This year, the 12th ArtWalk, we hope for a good turnout and will include space in the newly renovated Raglan Shire, in Heron Shire forest, and in other sims in the cluster if needed. The 2D artwork will be displayed along hedgerows around Raglan Shire, and sculpture in designated areas of the forest on Heron Shire.Deadlines, Info, Requirements:
All the info you need (please read and print) >> Registering for ArtWalk 2017 implies that you have read and agree to this information.
Click Here to Register for ArtWalk 2017!
Visit ArtWalk May 14 – June 18, 2017, in Raglan Shire, Second Life.
Questions? Contact in world: Karmagirl Avro, ArtWalk Director
You can also ask questions in Friends of Raglan Shire group.
RAGLAN EVENTS (ARTWALK) 2017 CALENDAR – Look at May-June for dates
Source: Raglan Shire ARTWALK
While the traditional Second Life Birthday celebrations are now pretty much coordinated and run by the community – hence the title Second Life Birthday Community Celebrations, the Lab has a track record of sharing in the celebratory mood around the time of SL’s anniversary through various promotions, gifts, and so on, often as an overall part of the community celebrations.In 2015, for example, the Lab held the first Anniversary Music Festival, which they then repeated in 2016 – and which is now set to take place as a part of the 14th Birthday celebrations as well, alongside of an in-world shopping event.
Xiola Linden once again brought forth the news in an official blog post, in which she once again invites musicians across Second Life to sign-up for auditions to be a part of the 2017 Music Festival showcase. All genres are welcome to apply, from bands to solo acts, electronic to acoustic – and the event itself, for those invited to participate, will be a 30-minute paid gig (subject to the Lab’s terms and conditions) at the SL14B Community Celebrations.
Those interested in applying should complete the submission form no later than May 22nd, 2017 – signs-ups will close at 00:01 SLT on May 23rd, 2017. All applications will be reviewed, and a selection of acts will be invited to attend in-world audition sessions. At the auditions, they will have a maximum of five minutes to perform before a panel of judges made up of Lab staff and Second Life residents, who will select acts to perform at the actual SL14B Music Fest. In addition, Second Life residents who wish to, can attend the audition sessions as members of the audience…..
Source: Lab seeks musicians and merchants for birthday festivities | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World
How to use OBS Studio to Record or Live Stream Second LifeFiled under TECHNOLOGY, TUTORIALS, VIDEOS5I continue to get numerous questions about this so I thought I would do a detailed tutorial with a video so you guys can also get into Second Life vlogging and live streaming.Watch my video on YouTube for all the information: https://youtu.be/NLciu-Dt7Q4
Source: How to use OBS Studio to Record or Live Stream Second Life – StrawberrySingh.com
Now, Motion Graphics Artists Can Set Up Templates with Elements That Can Be Easily Modified by Premiere Editors
Adobe updated its Creative Suite applications today with a workflow built around the new Essential Graphics panel in After Effects and Premiere Pro.
In After Effects, the Essential Graphics panel allows users to put the most important elements of a composition in one place, where they will be easier to update. Using a new Motion Graphics Template feature, the AE user can hand that composition off to a Premiere editor (via exporting it as a file or saving it to a shared Creative Cloud library), after specifying adjustment properties that should be available in Premiere such as text, color and opacity. That allows the editor to easily make adjustments to the composition without sending it back to AE for revisions.After Effects CC Essential Graphics panel
After opening the Essential Graphics panel in Premiere, the editor can easily change the color or background image used in a template, or can use controls to increment episode numbers, change graphics styles, or adjust the screen position and scale of elements. To help users get up to speed, 70 sample motion graphics templates will be installed with the new version of Creative Suite, Adobe Director of Video Product Management Bill Roberts said.The goal is to make it easier for Premiere users who have never dabbled in After Effects to adjust AE-style compositions without learning a whole new program. In order for the workflow to function, After Effects must be installed on the editor’s computer, but does not have to be licensed. “Premiere users without After Effects will be just fine using this,” said Adobe Senior Product Manager for Video Editing Patrick Palmer during a press briefing introducing the new workflow…..
Source: Adobe Adds New Essential Graphics Workflow to After Effects and Premiere – Studio Daily
Join us this Sunday, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the grand opening of the April to June Exhibition at Bailywick Gallery. The Bailywick Gallery houses black and white images and the following four talented artists are exhibiting:
The event is formal and will feature live performer Winston Auckland. Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bailywick/121/93/21
Apple’s Live Photos are fun — they’ve definitely captured a few unexpected magical moments for me that standard stills would’ve missed. But for the most part, they live on your phone and stay within the confines of your apps. Seeing them floating around the web, especially on a desktop browser, has always been something of a rarity.
Tumblr kicked down that wall a bit last year by adding Live Photos to its web version and releasing a tool to let others do the same. When it came to an official Apple-approved method, however, there was nothing to be found.
Continue reading Apple releases a bit of code to let you put Live Photos on your sites | TechCrunch
Join us this Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the formal opening of the Kultivate Select Gallery’s April Exhibition! The Kultivate Select Gallery is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is “Spring is in the Air.” The gallery will feature the following artists:
Live performer Dimi Ludwig will provide the entertainment and the dresscode is formal for this event. We hope to see you at the exhibition!