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All the locations have been scouted for the new production. I visited today with a lady called Samantha Glume who has built a great Space Station Sim. She gave us the green light to shoot there and when I explained one of the shots she gave me permissions to pilot the space shuttle. Only then I realised that I could not fly the shuttle as I would be shooting the scene. She agreed to give one of my troupe the perms. So, who should it be? Well why not a VIP pilot? so I summoned up Ashok Kumar MP and he was given his “wings” (see pic). On reflection I wondered if it should be Cllr Mike Findley as he is the “Flying Mayor” but perhaps he could have a cameo shot.

 

Shooting starts this week with a full day of sessions on 8th and more on 11th. We still need more avatar drivers (actors). If you’d like to be involved please go to http://www.doodle.com/bghz9pxwcbmwuzrpand tick all the dates you could do.

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I’ve been making some more progress with the movie. I’ve been buying up some props and I have a sleek spaceship to fly Inspector Bell out of Skinnimngrove . I also have a couple of suspended animation chambers for Mk 1 and Mk 2.

Arthur Vadors two sidekicks are now on board. It was kinda funny having to give each of them some money to go buy their outfits (see pics) The lads are bald in the first shot as I had not yet supplied their rugs.

The Skinningrove Village square set is coming along nicely except for the fact that I accidentally turned Paul Li’s beautiful backdrop into concrete! Still, I had a great visit and chat this morning (inworld) with a guy called Markus. I was shopping around for a Holodeck or a scene for our existing Holodeck to shoot the star-ship scene in. Markus offered to build us a huge Holodeck surrounding the set onto which we would past the Skinningrove real world backdrop. Markus sells these things but he said he’d loan us one for the movie shoot. He also pointed out the significance of 2010 – A Space Odyssey – wonder if we could incorporate a nod and a wink to that? We’re going to need some panoramic pics of the Skinningrove backdrop. Any of the photographers among us up for that? I need couple of voice characterisations. I’ve decided to voice Arthur myself as I’ve already provided his resisting of arrest outbursts in Loftus Police station (that’s another story). I need a couple of mean sounding voices with demonic laughter for Arthurs White Lightning Troupers.. Any volunteers? I’d prefer to record it all on Teesside in one go.

That’s all for now. Happy New Year everyone.

 

The Skinningrove Village Square set is coming along nicely http://slurl.com/secondlife/TeesLife/110/185/148

Meanwhile I’ve been scouting locations for other scenes and have come across a great location for the Classroom Scene. All the childrens voices (Whiteclffe Primary) and the Police anwers are in the can so we’re good to go. The location is Kinsford Academy and the owners of the Sim have kindly consented to the movie shoot. It’s a role play sim so we could be able to recruit some child actors for the parts. One, Sesame March is already on board and she’s done Machinima before. That still leaves 4 adult roles to be played, that of the head teacher and 3 policemen. If you want to be involved and haven’t allready done so please go to the Doodle http://www.doodle.com/bghz9pxwcbmwuzrp or the Wiki http://straad2010.wikispaces.com/ and let us know ALL the dates you copuld be available for the shooting of scenes. (All times GMT)

 

Straad T

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Yesterday I watched a craftsman, Paul Li, at work. I learned so much just watching and was inspired to improve my own build. The Skinningrove set is well on it’s way now as you can see by visiting http://slurl.com/secondlife/TeesLife/110/185/148 or looking at the accompanying pictures. You’ll see by one of the pics I’ve added a production trailor, gotta keep the crew comfy. Dates for shooting will be early in the New Year and will be published shortly.

 

 

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Arthur Vador has arrived (see pic). Perhaps he needs ugglying up a bit? His name in SL is Vador Abbot if you want to friend him (shame on you)

I made a boob with the set which I’ve got around by moving the it 40 metres higher (wish I could lose all my mistakes that way) It’s there now – sorry Kate there is now a piece of Timms Coffee House roof floating 100 m over the University of the Year !

With the script cleared, we’re ready to start recording the dialogue but my audio device went on the blink and I had to drive to Newcastle for a replacement. Big UPP to Sounds Live for help. www.soundslive.co.uk

Whilst in Newcastle I naturally had a nice lunch (Big UPP to Uno’s Trattoria). Kinda strange to dine alone among so many office Xmas get together’s. However, I used the solitude to re-consider the script and I hit upon a new opening scene which I think will set it off much better. I took Arthur to the Wastelands last night where I want to shoot this scene and he got booted out for being a newbie. Typecasting already huh?

 

Straad T

 

The script has now been cleared by the Police and their press office. We’re recording voice-overs over next few days.

We’ll be shooting scenes early January. Virtual actors please come forward as we have some crowd scenes to shoot.

We’re building the set. I’m hammering away at Timms Coffee House. Paule Li of Dlab has joined use freeing up Derek to start on Character design.

Things we still need if you have any ideas:

A Classroom set (already existing somewhere)

A script for saluting

is there an animation for the arrest scene?

Need a nice flying vehicle for police that actually flies.

Suggestions welcome

Steve T
Straad
www.straad2010.wikispaces.com

Dec 032009
 
A "White Lightening Trouper" (Click to enlarge)

A "White Lightening Trouper" (Click to enlarge)

A new movie is going into production we have a tight production schedule so if you want to be involved please email stmedia@gmail.com asap to be added to the subscription list. We’re working towards a screening of February 11th 2010 so we need to get cracking. The outline scenario can be found here – we have a full set to build and costumes to design.  We have the full backing of this from Cleveland Police and some of the force including Inspector Ian (Charlie) Bell who will take a leading role.

 
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Lanestris 58,146,99 – Manhattan. An example of a set using “flats”.

 
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Progressive Island 153,176,25 –  prison compound

 
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A strange and moody place with auto traffic, scanners and underground parking lots

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Suffugium/102/116/34

 
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http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Junkyard/149/162/73

 
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http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kalepa/25/241/29

 
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A waterfront Dockland area with platforms and cranes etc.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Erie/206/27/22

 

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