Wouldn’t you know, Head BurroAntfarm beat me to the punch. That’s what I get for not having a RL (or an SL, for that matter!).
Rather than duplicate the post, I’ll just link to HBA’s
Lights Camera Action – My Adventures With SL Machinima. I filled in a couple gaps about my personal (and limited) experience with machinima. It’s an exhaustive “how-to” blog post that offers great hints on how to get started and what tools to use.
Well done, HBA! Happy filming!