So, I got this idea to get Nerdfighteria together and write a movie. Who will make the movie? We will figure that out later.
I can keep track of the official draft. People can write ideas and even whole scenes for this movie. We can discuss characters and how they should interact and change over the movie. The finished product doesn't even need to be that great (in fact it probably won't be), but it just needs to be fun to make and write, so we have a complete film that was written, produced and directed by Nerdfighters (does John or Hank feel like making a cameo?).
So, anyway, before we can start writing we need an idea. Should it be romantic? Action packed? Give your thoughts below.
September 11, 2011 (Guide to the Unnamed Nerdfighter Collaborative Movie Project (UNCMP)
This list should hold most every idea discussed about this film in this thread so far. If you see anything missing or inaccurate on this list, let me (Vince T) know and I will do my darndest to fix it during the next update.
If an idea receives a good deal of interest, it will automatically be moved to the ‘liquids’ list.
If you think something that has seen a fair deal of discussion deserves to be in the film, feel free to propose moving it to the ‘solids’ list. If it sees enough support, it will be moved.
Directors: These guys have last say on all things and help to keep the movie running smoothly.
(Main Director) Gillman
(Mrs. Manager) Laura
(Mr. Manager) Vince T
Laws of the Film Universe (Established truths to this film production)
-The Script shall be written by the collective awesome of the community
-Everyone is free to contribute, and once you contribute you’re a part of the team
-The movie must be awesome
-The script will be the only main collaboration. We will hand over the finished script to a made-of-awesome filmmaker (we will figure out who later) to complete the movie.
DFTBA used as a naming scheme for episodes or chapters
-Giraffes (separated from other animals for their closer link to Nerdfighting)
- Peeps in some capacity
- Giant Squid of Anger
-John Green books references
-Hank Green song references
-John and Hank cameos?
-Deadlines Occur on Greenwich Mean Time unless otherwise noted
-Writing Scene by Scene
-Establish Overall Storyline first before going into detail
-One group shooting it
- Massive Library
-Vondell Swain’s map
-Whiffinity’s Lemongrass scene
-Lincolnstein: Cross of Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln (possible time traveling accident) who is nefarious. Kidnaps babies from the evil baby orphanage to start his "Dangerous Formation of the Terrible Baby Army".
-Willy Bubbles the Nerdfighting Puppy Pirate & Jerry the Tap-dancing Duck Ninja: leaders of the Pirate and Ninja factions (respectively) that are constantly at war on the island. The two share a deep animosity for one another. Will probably have a big face-off at the end.
-Jenga: Female protagonist. A clever young lady who is new to the island. Has a plot point attached to her that takes advantage of a metaphor tied into the physical/mental skill game she shares her name with. Has a penchant for witty fun dialogue.
-Dorian: Male love interest. Time traveling nerd-hunk ala Doctor (take your pick of Doctor iterations). Just as sharp as Jenga at least when it comes to snappy dialogue.
-Mark Taylor: committed worker for the evil baby orphanage
-Natalie Spiegelman: a passionate girl with issues of trust
-Tiny Cooper: the finder of beauty in all things
-Queen Ranavalona I (as evil baby)
-Hitler (as evil baby)
-Vlad the Impaler (as evil baby)
-Queen Bathory (as evil baby)
-Stalin (as evil baby)
-Napoleon (as evil baby)(or possibly as a good baby)
- Hal: the main character’s supervisor at their job on the island
-Katherine: Love Interest
- currently works at evil baby orphanage
-used to work at a hatchery, handling peeps
-Alternate names: Natalie, Katherine
-mannerisms similar to the 10th doctor
-Leder hosen wearing bridge trolls from Quebec!
-At least one Star trek reference
-Harry Potter references
-Olivander’s wand Shop
Dorian & Jenga
Once the first scene is written, and as we see how the story is set up, we will decide on the next section.
Scene 1 (written by David Nica)
Thanks for everyone's awesome and amazing work so far! Keep it up!
DID YOU GET AUTOGRAPHS. O-O
And as it seems this weekend doesn't work, it looks like you guys will have to have it without me. D: Maybe by the time I get back we could have another one.
(watched it on youtube live, but that must have been AMAZING)
Okays, its pretty unlikely that we will find a perfect time for everyone, so hows about those that can make it this weekend can do it, and we'll arrange another one later on that can accommodate those who couldn' make it??
Next question is, which video chat are we using?? Skype is fine for me, unless anyone has an alternative/preference...
(Despite camping out for 2 days, no, we didn't get anywhere near the front. But the atmosphere was amazing and we got photos, so it's all good :D)
I'm fine with that, maybe we could make sure someone takes notes or something though so we know what has been decided afterwards? :) Also, tinychat is quite good if you want to type-chat, not video chat / phone call :)
Tinychat it is then :)
Shall we say saturday? (and sunday for those who are in the morning)??
and we can get someone to take minutes and post them up here for everyone
Guys, I'm REALLY sorry, but there was some miscommunication and it turns out my going away party starts at 4:30 and ends at 7, which means I'll miss the meeting. :( I am going to leave you with a few of my thoughts, though.
-First off, I think it's time we go back to our original plot lines and see which points we want to use from each, or which plotline we want to use. I think we've gotten a feel for the most important characters (at least the good ones, we may need to do a bit more work on the antagonists.)
-Another important thing I think we should focus on are said antagonists I've just mentioned. We have a lot of ideas, but it's time to really mold them to be our own. (Also, can I suggest Nicilo Machiavelli and John Dee as evil babies? I'll explain who they were below.) Antagonists, it seems, are always the most fun to work with in books, plays, musicals, movies like this, etc. Since we're using historical figures, perhaps some actual facts could be worked in in a fun way. (Such as Napoleon's accent- he wasn't French, he was Corsican- he spoke French well, but not very fluently. I am totally not obsessed with him.)
-Can we get a clear idea as to WHY Licolnstein is evil? Motives? Perhaps to separate the Lincoln from the Einstein?
-Are we going to break the fourth wall? I think having the characters talk to the narrator once or twice would be funny, as well as breaking the fourth wall.
-Another quick thing: we should probably start getting some ideas about references we want to make. We'll think of plenty more once we've got the script done.
Okay, those two men I mentioned earlier, Niccolo Machiavelli and John Dee, would make some good evil babies. (they're actually the main antagonists of the book series I'm reading right now, The Secrets Of The Immortal Nicolas Flamel.) Niccolo wrote a book called The Prince that basically gives all the ways one should rule. (Although some people say it was how not to rule.) John Dee was the right hand man to Elisabeth I- he choose her coronation date and was her personal spy. In fact, he was the original 007! The 00's in his signature represented the Queen's eyes, and the 7 was his secret signature. Now I don't want you to think I want them in there solely because of the book, but I did my fair share of reseach on them and I think they'd make terrific evil babies. And why isn't Voldemort an evil baby yet. Seriously.
Niccolo Machiavelli's Wiki page (The Prince=amazing.)
Well, that's all I can think of at the moment, sorry this post was really rushed and I probably forgot some things. Have a good meeting, Dftba. :)
So, it's like, tonight? As in, in 2 hours ish? Confused :S
I made a room for us to chat in... not really sure how it all works but this is it, since I might not be there depending on when I'm done packing, if you can't use it without me then someone else will have to set up a chat room :)
I don't know. Maybe it will work :D
I will not be able to do it think weekend.
(ps. Great job Whiff. Thanks for the chatroom.)
This week I will post the times and dates that will work for me. Then you guys can write out yours and we can pray that they overlap.
It's working, come and join! We're having a little pre-show chat :)