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Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 10:16pm

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I've been thinking a long time about this (Atleast 3-4 minutes) and although I'm not the one to do it I think it would be a success so I hav decided my voice should be heard.
In the FxHome community there are many great actors, editors, directors, 3D animators and other people who hav a job in film work. Why can't we all work together on a large feature film combining the best of everyone's talents. As I've said b4 I'm not the one to do it but this is just a prompt to get peoples mind working.
TVM
ps. I don't mean shipping people to one country to film, I mean filming and sending it to one editor and watevr
Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 10:20pm

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Any voulanteers to corordinate this..........................................
Tarn? you out there?
Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 10:31pm

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do know what, i like your thinking. i beilive that if we combind forces we could all make an awsome movie. But the only problem with this would be, that some people are already working on projects so it is kinda hard to get a hold of them. but if everyone was not working on a project that would be an awsome Idea.
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Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 11:03pm

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Dang, I'd sure as heck help out, ssjaaron and I could do something I think...
Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 11:04pm

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Yeah I wouldnt ask any CSB guys to help because we need to let them focus on AlamDV3!
Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 11:16pm

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yeah, we need a few guys to collaborate on a script, a few people to film seperate stuff, maybe greenscreen elements, and some people to edit and stuff. It'd be hard, but interesting to see how it turns out.
Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 11:21pm

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And people with good cameras so that the quality's pretty good. Maybe like a GL2?!? *cough*Evman!*cough*
Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 11:22pm

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huzzah!
Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 11:40pm

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Probably the best way to do this would be to;

Have a few of the best writers collaborating on a script,
Then some good conceptual guys make some cool storyboards,
Get a hold of a Director and a few actors in the same general area,
Have the director(s) film the movie with the actors and a few other people (not necessarily fxhomers),
Have some of the best editors here work on editing seperate parts of the film maybe each cutting their own rough trailer as well,
Get ahold of some Musicians to do the score,
Then just find some people around to finish it up.

I know of one person for almost every one of those jobs, then it would just be the problem of freeing up their time.

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Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 12:57am

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I know this has been mentioned before.

It's a great idea in theory. But the logistics would make it almost impossible to pull off. Why? Well, first of all there would be no human contact between all the people working on the movie (except in cases like evman and misterpencil, of course). Everyone else would have to work with and rely on people they have no physical contact with.

And who would coordinate it? There would have to be one or two people directing/producing the whole film, and can you imagine how big of a nightmare it would be to keep in contact with tens of people over the internet constantly to make sure they were up-to-date and doing what they were supposed to?

Lastly, you also have to think that the filming would be done by only one person/group of people. You can't have two seperate film crews in America and England, they're not going to be able to film together. And the filming is a huge part of the production.

In short, it would be a wasted attempt to do this for a big film. But I think it might be neat to see something like this with a short film, something that would require less people and less time. But nothing is stopping you from attempting a big film, either. smile
Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 1:23am

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i once found a website (escapes me now) that ran a contest where people would sign up to make a 5 min part of a movie. each part would have the same character (played by different actors). there was a brief outline of the plot, and each director, in turn, would create a short script that would move the story in the direction of the plot outline. genres and situations were completely up to the director of his/her part. sounded like a great concept to include all filmmaker across the planet.

just my 2 cents

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Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 6:28am

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It would be very hard to transfer all the uncompressed or only slightly compressed films to one person (as one person most likely has to edit everything). But it's a nice idea.
Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 12:35pm

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You'd have to have a script that was so diverse as to need all the different elements and people, and I think you'd have to have one guy that wanted to "take this under his wing" and then "Sub out" all the different scenes... But it sounds like fun smile I'd help in whatever way I could!
Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 3:37pm

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Yeah, me too. I'll help if we can come up with a system of how we should accomplish it.
Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 3:58pm

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What's being suggested here is practically impossible, especially since similar projects/competitions here have faded away.

However, what would work better is if just one person wrote a script that has scenes in it that take place all over the world. That person could ask FXHomers to each shoot one scene from the script, with the footage then returned to that one person.

I have an idea for this myself. I've written a script with quite a few different scenes in it & I'm thinking of getting volunteers to shoot each part of it - the twist being no one except me knows the full story; people are just given a couple of pages from the script to shoot, which I'd then edit into a complete movie & submit to the cinema.
Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 6:15pm

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I think us teens would be better pulling this as opposed to the adults
a. because there is a multitude of teens of FXHome
b. Because I doubt adults would really want to work with kids that much. Plus, if groups get together (e.g. atom and I, Pencil and Evman, Billy3d and Rawree, some other groups) then it could get done alot faster.

If greenscreens are used, then everyone needs to set the same camnera settings, to remain consistent. Also, after you get through the filming and script writing before that, then compositing, effects, and editing is easy. You don't just designate one person to each. EVERYONE makes their own composites and their own edits, and then we collaborate the best. Simple. It doesn't have to be as hard as people are making it. AND the different edits can be posted by the gold users who make them. That way we can see everyone's version. Just a thought. smile I wouldn't mind developing a script and collaboprating with Evman and Mr. Pencil. That would be cool. If it WERE adults rather than kids than I'd love to see combined styles of Aculag and MMMProd. THAT would be cool.
Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 8:23pm

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Well it all sounds good so far, I was thinking, It can't b that hard just to e-mail compressed .mov files filmed on a greenscreen wiv a background put on it which every1 has, to one person/editor. I think it wud work we just gotta get a script and a clip by clip storyboard together.
TVM
Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 8:44pm

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Well good luck to ye
Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 9:09pm

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I can't wait to see this, since it will no doubt work, just like the countless other ideas just like this.
Posted: Thu, 18th Nov 2004, 6:32pm

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Me and 2 others were making this stunt video in Operation Flashpoint (PC Game)

What was origonaly gonna happen was we each would run fraps, and send the file to who ever was gonna edit it..
This proved inpossible because of the file sizes, about 500mb a min..
We couldn't compress it because it would have to be compressed again for release (On internet).. And the quality would be awfull
Even compressed, the footage for even a 10 min film is huge..

The only way around it I can see is it the people filming, and editing are close to each other, and can pysicly transfer stuff, and edit it, then send the bluescreen stuff to who evers doing that, and send it back.. So cutting down on the ammount sent

But still it would be very hard, and if even one person dropped out, it would be a lot of trouble crazy

Maybe a group of
A bunch of writers/idea thinker uppers,
Editors and film people, cast, who live near each other
Bluescreen background editors
Coordinator

Would work
Thats (Excluding cast and writers, who could put ideas on a forum or something) about 5ish people, which isn't too bad..

Could be an interesting outcome tho razz

I think the "Each person do 5 mins of the film" works better in a game film type thing, not with real life actors
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Posted: Sun, 21st Nov 2004, 7:45pm

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Yeh a machinima would be cool like www.redvsblue.com or there are some on www.archive.org if you search for them, but we ned someone to hav an idea and come and tell us.
TVM
ps. how do u film a game, do u need a camera with avin and out or sumthing for a console game?
Posted: Sun, 21st Nov 2004, 8:09pm

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Id supply server space (temporary) and bandwidth along with an FTP acount for people to transfer files and video to and from eachother. I would be really interested in seeing how it comes out. I like the idea of having one big story, but with a lot of smaller sub stories taking place inside it (that way the different actors and locations wouldnt matter too much, as long as they all link back together). Id also film some if needed.

The final outcome would be interesting to say the least.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Nov 2004, 1:37pm

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I think that the idea is great. To get the thing working needs to have a story which is happening in different locations and countries. That way every contributer should submit his work (against a script) and then edited in a single movie. Like a group of agents being cased all over the world ??
I like the idea anyways!!

How about this???

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Posted: Mon, 22nd Nov 2004, 1:38pm

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*coughstormprojectcough*
Posted: Mon, 22nd Nov 2004, 2:11pm

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Or maybe a different character, who knows, hmmmmmm!!

Posted: Mon, 22nd Nov 2004, 9:40pm

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what did that coughprojectstromcough whatever mean, also I just remembered this really old 1950's crappy film called "War of the Worlds" and it was really cheap, but we could do a remake of that with like city fighting in alleys and stuff. The reason i say this is because some of it was filmed in other parts of the world, although not long but we could emphasise each place more.
write back on what you lot think
Posted: Mon, 22nd Nov 2004, 9:48pm

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War of the Worlds ruled. The 'berg is remaking it with Tom Cruise
Posted: Mon, 22nd Nov 2004, 9:57pm

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Thats all my ideas all out.... Mellifluous help you write on this forum, you must hav some project which you think would be too hard to do by yourself
Posted: Tue, 23rd Nov 2004, 6:22am

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Like having a mad ruler who is conquering countries and there, in every country, a different battle is happening, to defeat this bust.....