Michael Nesmith personally invited me to visit the set of his Video Ranch production at Austin Studios today. How could I resist an offer like that? The guy who is credited with creating the music video is now trying to create the future--live streaming video of bands performing as viewed by avatars who can directly interact with the band and with each other. Fascinating stuff going on through Sunday at videoranch.com.
(You can see my Dallas Morning News article about this here.)
Michelle Malone's bluesy band poses with Michael Nesmith (center, partially hidden) and emcee A. Whitney Brown in front of the green screen at Austin Studios.
A. Whitney Brown, axe player Phillip Skipper and Michelle Malone.
What the band sees as they play--the avatars of viewers.