MacRumors video collaboration!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by MIDI_EVIL, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    We were discussing in another thread, the possibilities of collaborating with people around the world on a video project.

    I thought about a series of short narratives that are linked by one single object that would appear in each of our own videos. For example, something like a camera, or something as trivial as a matchstick. If we all had one similarity it would bind them all together.

    That's just an idea, i think it would be a great thing and the outcome would be something we could all enjoy, we would all get a slice of someone else's imagination!

    Any other idea's out there?

    I thought this should have it's own thread, and it's own title, so it's open to whoever is interested.

    Rich.
     
  2. mangis macrumors member

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    I'm interested in such a project. It could be a really amazing thing. Perhaps some sort of universal theme with different takes on it. Any good ideas floating around?
     
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I like the idea of seeing how small the 'world' can be at times. Perhaps a series of short-clips or pics of land-marks that other people may or may not recognise?

    * Rushes out to film the Canadian flag along-side the tourists!* :p
     
  4. Lau Guest

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    I'd be up for this - sounds like a great idea.
     
  5. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Might be game for this....don't really have a whole lot to do this spring. :)
     
  6. jrk07 macrumors regular

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    As I said in the other thread, I am down 100%. We just need to get a good idea (I really like the OPs idea). Our collaborative talents should be able to pump out something professional and interesting. :)
     
  7. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    So we need some 'single object' suggestions.

    Does it need to be a tangible object, or would it be more interesting to have it intangible?

    EDIT: Just a thought, since the 'end' editing job of this is going to be tricky, how's about starting with the OP's idea of a series of shorts, based on a single object/theme, but then allowing each person who enters a short, the chance to edit their own short-film at the end (using ALL and ONLY the individual shorts) - perhaps a friendly competition of some sort?
     
  8. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I quite like this, we could all produce a visual documentation of our surroundings, exploring shape, colour and compositions.

    I look in detail at my surroundings, some people never even look up.

    Rich.

     
  9. liketom macrumors 601

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    sounds like a good idea - let me know what you want
     
  10. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I have no video camera, nor digital. But, I could send a pic of said object to be determined. Other MR members in my position could do the same.
     
  11. GilGrissom macrumors 65816

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    This sounds like a really interesting idea. Would love to see it materialise, see what concepts come out.
     
  12. calculus Guest

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    How about an apple
     
  13. whoooaaahhhh macrumors member

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    Ideas

    Thought i'd post a few idea-rs.
    1. One could be innovation. I mean we could each do different shorts about random innovations that we cool, important, funny or whatever. Then we could like end it with like a thing on Macs being innovative, or like a new motto of some kind like, MacRumors: Tracking Innovation or something like that.

    2. Also, we could do a bunch of things about like how macs have changed the world. Like movies and science and other stuff.

    3. We could also one like funny places to find a mac or something.

    4. If we want to get controversial and start a good old flame war, we could do a movie about places where macs have replaced pcs or something like that. Etc.

    Anyway, there are tons more, but we need to have a very clear concise vision if we're going to do this.
     
  14. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    all of this sounds very interesting! Count me in ;)
     
  15. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    This sounds like a really cool idea. Count me in too.
     
  16. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Brilliant!

    The whole reason we are here is through Apple, it'll be a really subtle reference to how this all started.

    I think once we all agree on something, we can then start to think of a duration.

    This is all great!

    Rich.
     
  17. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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  19. calculus Guest

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    Let's get to it! We need some simple 'rules' like

    Content - I'd say whatever you like as long as it is 'decent' (sorry can't think of a better term to cover so much ground). Has to feature an apple somewhere.
    Duration - A minute? Two minutes?
    Someone would then have to pull all the stuff together.
     
  20. qpawn macrumors member

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    At the end of each short, somebody can throw an apple to the person in the next short to catch.... that way the apple can travel around the globe. :)

    Basically, have the apple lost or left behind somewhere at the of a short so it can be found by the next short. :p

    Just thinking of ways of linking. That rhymes. :D
     
  21. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    This is such a good idea...I'm in!

    I like the idea of using an apple in the short films. I think if we find different ways to use the apple in a transition, or the actual subject of each short, we could make a really cool compilation of all the shorts.
     
  22. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    In all seriousness, I think every film should have it's own take on the apple, i.e. as long as the apple has some significance and appears prominently, it will be a clear enough link between the shorts.

    In terms of duration, I think anywhere between 3 - 5 minutes sounds good.

    So the list of people surely willing to undergo such a project are as follows:

    fatsoforgotso
    mangis
    Danksi
    Lau
    jrk07
    liketom
    whoooaaahhhh
    heaven
    Oryan
    calculus
    qpawn
    Kingsly
    bigbossbmb
    irmongoose
    Graeme
    kiwi-in-uk
    GhostFace
    Sdashiki
    Keebler
    Texas04
    technicolor
    Gil_Grissom

    Others who surely want to do this should reply to this thread clearly stating their interest and I'll add them to the list.

    Anyways, that makes 20 people, with DV movies (I assume) about 4 minutes on average. If everyone compresses to Quicktime .mp4 with H.264 (is this necessary?) with dimensions 320x480, the final output should be about 20 ~ 30 MB per person, which with the current list of people would amount to about 400 ~ 600 MB in total. We could all then upload to YouSendIt or RapidShare, and someone will have to download everything and put it together. Then we we also need a central server to share this final file.

    So, we need someone

    1. Willing to download everyone's video and put it together, then upload the final file to a server.

    2. Willing to share the final file on his/her server.

    Anyone up for either job?

    If I've misestimated the file size, etc. please let me know.




    irmongoose
     
  23. liketom macrumors 601

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    4GB .Mac storage here - with bandwidth to burn :cool:

    Maybe we need ourself a central Mac group so we can all keep tabs on what we are doing -
    Music ? someone with Garageband skills
    clips of around 30 sec each i was thinking - with one theme for all of us
    i take it most of us will be using DV cam's ? and i will be using iMovie to edit but for final Movie maybe someone with FCP Skills
    i like the idea of throwing an apple to link to the next clip - maybe a what a mac means to us ?


    if you want to check out my iMovie editing have a looky on my you tube page :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5HcZbBdxNc there are 4 movies in total
     
  24. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I can unveil my insane super-human FCP ninja editor skills.
    Also, are we talking Apple the fruit or Apple the computer company or just our interpretation of the letters A P P L E in that order?
    When all the rules and people involved becomes clear someone should compile together it in the MR wiki.
    Also... Why doesn't MR host it? It is, after all, the MacRumors video collaboration.
     

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