Machinima project timeline[edit | edit source]
17.9. - 28.11.2010
I. CONCEPT / APPROVAL STAGE
1.CONCEPTUALIZATION A machinima about blueberry picking issue in Nordic forests - A Solidarity Film about forests, Thai-pickers and berries.
WORKING TITLE "The Blueberry Blues"
2. INVITING PEOPLE 17.9. -Opening of SL site - Ask them about movie ideas / Title.
3.SCRIPT Collective scripting process ALUSTA / PLATFORM Use Appropedia and SL meetings. BLOG.
4.DESIGN STORYBOARD / PICTUREBOARD drawings, scanned drawings, snapshots from SL Alusta FLICKR & Second Life snapshot
5.FINAL APPROVAL OF CONCEPT / SCRIPT -Meeting in Second Life 8/10 Friday
6.CREW SELECTION Producer (Mikko Lipiäinen)Camera operator AND Scenery AND Costumes & Make-up AND Director AND Still documentary photographer AND CAMERA assistant archives shots and does running order of filming AND Production assistant (takes care when we are shooting we have necessary gear and scripts) AND Editor of post production AND SOUND (for post production) AND Writer / Script Editor / Adaptation (markus) AND Technical Advisor on Thai matters (Lek)
7. ITEMIZE GEAR TO BE USED - CAMERA, editing eqt., props and costume
8.PRELIMINARY CASTING Director and Producer - in Second Life Meeting 22/10
9.PRODUCTION MANAGER / SCRIPT BREAKDOWN Planning scenes in details and what needed 12/11
10.SHOT LIST Even more detail - i.e. for each scene 12/11 11.LOCATION SCOUTING Scouts 12/11 12.DATE SCHEDULING 12/11 13.ITEMIZE GEAR TO BE USED (camera, editing eqt, props and costumes) 12/11
14.CONFIRM LOCATIONS - in Second Life meeting 19/11
15.PRE-EDIT - SELECTS / ADD CHANGES TO STORYBOARD/PICTURE BOARDS - second Life meeting
16.SHOOT IT / PRODUCTION 26/11
IV. POST PRODUCTION
17. EDITING 1 - rough version 18. Reshots as needed 19. LAY DOWN Background noise and vocals 20. MUSIC SELECTION
APPROVALS / SIGNOFFS
21. EDITING 2 - final version 22. ADD GRAPHICS
APPROVALS / SIGNOFFS
23. DELIVER MASTER
(CLIENT) DELIVERY [FORMATS]
24. VAULT ALL ELEMENT 25. Premiere Leeds Opening 26. ONLINE DISTRIBUTION 27. CREW PARTY 28. PREP NEXT PROJECT - animex showing / clip kino
Description of the machinima[edit | edit source]
A short solidarity movie about Thai berry picking issues in Nordic Forests. The aim of the film is to creating awareness of the highlighting the effects of global serfdom (modern day slavery) on the peasant farmers of Thailand.
Links to machinima tips[edit | edit source]
Activist Films / Machinima to see for ideas etc.
Other interesting references
Across America in two minutes
Easy to understand idea (just concept)
Just check :]
and the making of
Example of an interview in Second Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crPrPpAaRXo
Script Meeting[edit | edit source]
A mind map was done and in the Mind Map it was:
WHAT DO WE WANT TO TELL MACHINIMA
- Cultural Change
- citizens - dehumanize them (Thais) - Thai families living in Finland - Thai / Finnish families in Finland - Temperature .... CAMPS -(Sleeping bags) -(showing the reality of a camp - is it good for children?) -(Family) -(Why do people STILL come here even though they know there will be no money (silent motivation) -(FORCED LOTTERY) -(AGENTS BUROCRACY!)
-pic of aeroplane -(Thaimaalaiste ja suomalaiset sanassa konessa)
- Greed -Drug abuse (viz OUTLAND with Sean Connery - keep working longer with drugs) - Baht/Euro -play on Greed / hardworking (Buddhist / Christian cultures) -Agents play on this & Lazy
- Psychological side
-change inside people, feelings) -temperature -slavery (feeling like a slave) -drapetomania? (OK to exploit -Thai government -customers -berry industry (scandals)
-adults -children -(fairy tales?)
Script concept[edit | edit source]
Airplane lands in Finland alien - a Thai so like ET Comes straight to forest as a slave makes a little money good in Thai but shitty in Finland then slowly grow into landscape So change into mosquito hat etc.
The Seventh Seal -
So diff characters pass by him and ask him to sign paper etc. he does not move very far
1. Suomaliset - working morals - people are lazy 2. Agent 3. Perus suomalaiset
WOBBLE to diff place
SO memory of family in Thailand - and how it is there
Ends at airport going to Thailand:
So it could end like this.... ? SEVERAL ENDINGS shown? what else can be shown.
Airport and rich No money to go home Dead in the forest