Documentary about Customizing - Help Me Make It!
Posted in Custom Workstation
We're havng a documentary course in school, and I've decided to make a film about customizing.
It will be informative for those that are new to it or have never heard of it, and it will explain what it's all about. It will start with a brief history of the action figure and then move on to customizing, explaining what it is and why we do it and that stuff. My voice will narrate the film with facts and information.
For this, of course, I need everybody's help! I want this to be a nice film about this great hobby, that customizers can show their friends and family that don't understand what it is you are actually doing, and also for people that are just starting to find out what it is and want to learn more.
So how can you contribute?
- Give me permission to use pictures of your customs. Especially if you have WIP pictures so we can show a before/after effect. I'm not looking to show only the best figures or anything, I want a wide variety of material to just show off. It's easy to just give your permission, so please do! You can also provide me with higher quality pictures than the ones on the site (without your personal logos on, so I could add the logos on another layer afterwards) Even if you don't have a logo, I'll of course add your name.
- The most impotant thing you could help with is to actually film. If you'd be okay with being in front of the camera and representing our community, it would be SUPERB if you could film your work, while sculpting or painting or just filming your collection!
Also filming an interview with yourself, where you sit in front of the camera and explain the hobby and how you work and stuff like that. I would then use your inteviews as narration for explaining the hobby and a kind of "how to" guide.
You could also film the action figure shelves in the local stores, because I need such footage too!
So if you have access to a camera, don't be shy! You can use your real names or the forum usernames, it's up to you!
I'd love to have our members participate, it would be great fun and something we can all be proud of.
I'd love for this film to be accessable here on the site when it's done, I think it will be a great information video, fun for customizers and non-customizers to watch.
So guys, please help me out as much as you can because it'll be be fun! I'm sure you have friends or family that have a camera if you don't. There's no deadline either. The film won't be finished with this course, so there's no hurry!
Posted by LWes
on Monday, September 17, 2007