Monday, April 28, 2008

Script Writing

Today was a productive day in interactive media. We made some good progress on the script writing front, with the first two scenes well on their way. It's pretty cool to see the script coming together. We ahve given ourselves a deadline for the completion of the script, which I believe is late July/early August. I think we are well on our way to meeting that deadline, which should hopefully leave plenty of time for messing around later in the year when something inevitably goes seriously wrong.

Also, Roger gave us a short presentation abouot concept maps. It was certainly a useful presentation, as I can certainly see myself using these to help with our video project. Having just read Daniel's blog, I imagine we might be working on one or two of these in the not so distant future!

Thats pretty much all for this week, and I would say that my post will all be pretty short and boring whilst we are in the scripting/pre production stage. Hopefully thing will get more exciting once we begin shooting!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Stuff happens...

After yet another week in interactive media, things are finally starting to come together. We have started to draw up the initial storyboard and should hopefully be finished soon, which will allow us to start writing the script. Also I've signed up to, and now I'm beginning to research the genre so that I know some more about what we are attempting here. The whole cyber punk genre is fairly new to me, so I guess it's good to gain some more knowledge before we get deeper into this project.

On other news, I actually got an overseas hit on my blog! Someone from Oslo, Norway found it using Blogger Search, using the keywords "gas mask". Thats pretty strange, if you ask me.

Apart from that, I dont think that there is much else going on; hopefully this time next week there will be more to report about.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Since my last entry, there has been a fair amount of progress on the project that I am helping Dan with. In our last lesson we held a pre-production meeting to discuss the idea and start to try and sort out a storyline. Basically, it's going to be produced as a "cyber punk" film. We did record the audio from the meeting on my phone. The quality isn't great, and unfortunately Adam and Kate (from another class) can be heard discussing a road trip to New Zealand in the background, but for the most part it's OK. I might post it up onto my blog, when I figure out how.

This morning I helped Dan shoot another film for his Art - Video Production class. Thankfully my acting skills weren't particularly tested, as I was wearing a gas mask, and all I had to do was stand in front of the blue screen.

I find that helping out other people with their video projects is a really good way to keep yourself excited and inspired to continue creating videos.

As I am writing this, Dan is drawing up the initial story board. Hopefully, there will be some more progress to report when I make my next entry.

Until next time.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Another update...

Well time for another update on my blog... not a lot has been happening recently, much to my frustration. Last week we missed a lesson because the school was shut for the entire day due to a power blackout, because of "hurricane force" winds. The power was out at my place until the late morning, which made things a little boring! I did try and use the time to try and search for blogs written by people doing short film type projects, however I didn't have any luck. I guess if i was less fussy I would have found some blogs to comment on/follow, but mostly they didn't seem to interesting at all.

Right now I'm commenting on people's blogs, as is required by criterion 2 and 3 of the course. It's pretty interesting reading about what everybody else is up to in the class, especially all of the other guys making short films. Some of their ideas are pretty cool; I can only hope that my ideas live up to theirs!

My plan for world domination through this blog seems to be failing at this point in time... I have only had six hits on this page, and I'm pretty sure that 4 of those were me :P

Anyway, thats pretty much all from me. Until next time...