- Posted March 16, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Stories from Second Life
SL Contestants On World Stage
Second Life Becomes World Stage in First Life
V Starr Incorporated to the SL stage and the Real Life Air.
met with Redd Jiagu, the owner of V Starr , recently and talked about a
new event coming to SL. After Redd had heard so many horror stories
about other talent contests, she took matters into her own hands.
enlisted the talents of Attim Hokkigai to help build the islands of V
Starr Inc. and the corporation's contest starting with 4 complete sims, a complete sim each dedicated to a mall, orientation, green room,
and contest island conjoined together. These are the four foundation
islands which will later have eight more complete sim islands conjoined
for a total of 12 in all.
This amazing project also boasts the
largest suspension bridge built in SL spanning 3 sims in length and
topping out at 90 meters with the walking platform topping 60 meters,
which will be covered later in related stories. The monorail/maglev
system will speed residents and contestants from one end of the sim (mall island) all
the way to the other end of the four islands (event/contest center)
alongside the walking path of the suspension bridge, bypassing all the
foot traffic and getting you from your shopping to the contest in high
class style, speed and efficiency.
"The event center is a out
door pavillian meets the sydney opera house theme" explains Redd,
"I started it about 3 months ago. Nobody else would do it, so I put my
money where my mouth is and did it."
So what is this all about?
"In association with the Leadership in Music Council, Purdue
Univeristy and many others we are proud to be bringing the World Wide
Talent Contest to Second Life. A One Year Contract with Graham
Entertainment Nashville/ LA, $100,000.00 USD and a One Million Dollar
Recording contract to include classes, professonal photo shoots,
management, production, studio time, product placement, radio teams and
distribution for our Grand Prize Winner. "
Redd's efforts have
not gone unnoticed in building her company and the SL sims to house her
company and the contest. She has garnered the attention of Purdue
University and it is no shock that they are particpating in a case
study and are working with V Starr Corp on the execution of key points of
their business model in conjunction with the Economic Development
Center, and Business Development Center.
From the CEO of
Advanced Content Services: ( Joint Venture Partnership) "This is quite
an honor for the company's business model to be used in a case study
for a prestigious Big Ten University such as Purdue. The case study
will be a project for a select group in the MBA program and staff. In
return for the project I am looking forward to having several minds
working with me to create, optimize and implement the plan for this
awesome opportunity. I am extremely honored to be able to work with Dr.
V Starr has also started collaborating efforts
with leaders in the music industry by participating in a case study for
the music industry directly related to the internet audience and this
contest. A Senior Executive with Echo Music related, "Our Leadership
Music project isn't a secret. Share the word. We'll want to include you
in our PR activities."
It is as easy as going to the company
web page to join the contest! The show will be entirely 100% produced
in SL and post produced in RL for a one hour show broadcast world wide
(32 countries) on network TV once a week.
Redd says, "It is
the first network TV show 100% SL content. This is about getting people
noticed for their ability to sing, a fair contest about singing, not
closed door meetings deciding who the winner should be this year."
truly amazed me about Redd was her charisma and character, her drive
and determination. In months of hard work, she has created a company,
built the sims in SL and done all the footwork to put this show
together. Redd Jiagu, former kindergarten school teacher, age.......23.
With more on this story later,
this is Rocket Flasheart, reporting for CNN from Second Life.