Am I right in thinking that people who want to get involved shoot a very short “story”, say 30 to 45 seconds per video - or was that in total for the whole thing? Per section feels right, that should be enough to convey the activity that is happening, as per Popey’s original post, and should have enough time for a beginning a middle and and end. But could very quickly add up to a five minute video which is probably too long. Maybe we do a series of videos, each one has two or three sections in it?
So, for example, I take the “gaming” topic:
- I get my kids sat around the TV.
- One of them turns the TV on, and you can see the Ubuntu desktop.
- Somehow they launch a game (mouse, air mouse, “the magic of cinema”, doesn’t matter)
- They all grab a controller and start playing and having a jolly old time
- THE END
One problem I do foresee is that with everyone using different equipment to shoot their video, each “story” will look very different. Either we have to agree on a standard video camera (unlikely) or perhaps this is something that can be fixed by someone with the right skills and equipment, @marshallspight for example
I can put a Google doc together for people to sign up and add their stuff, or we can do it all on this thread. WDYT?