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The website has a movie storyboard that advances from
scene to scene with background music and subtitles when
you click "PLAY".
The potential actor uploads their home made shot of the
scene reading the line for that scene which replaces the
storyboard frame. They supply the green screen and
camera. A pretty cheap investment.
Viewers vote on who did the best job for any particular
scene. The person who gets the most votes "gets the
in that when you click "PLAY" is plays the movie with
uploads. Different people upload their attempts to act
parts until all the characters are filled.
No special effects, this movie would be more like a play
requiring great acting and writing to be engaging. If it
gets popular enough, they all get together and film it for
And yes, different people might play the same character
first because they did a scene better that somebody else
you'd get competition watching how this guy won that
scene then re-doing theirs to try to win it from the other
guy. People would also comment on the scene, like "I
the way you did this, but didn't like the way you did
Hopefully the writing would be better than my
of this idea but I'm in a rush today.
The Johnny Cash Project
Crowd sourced animation [AusCan531, Sep 13 2013]
||It'd have to be something like a period piece with a lot of makeup or costumes to be able to distinguish character continuity. But sounds like fun.
||Bring a video camera to a LARP. This is what you'll end up
with, more or less.
||"Great. Yet another entry for Kirk's 'KHAAAANNN!' scene. Put it in the pile with the others."
||Interesting. Reminds me of the Johnny Cash Project [link]
where a music video wash created through crowd sourcing.
Each individual animated frame was chosen through
||Wow, thanks for that link Aus, very very cool.
||I'd like to briefly share what inspired this idea. I
was watching the best tv drama to ever hit the
small screen, Breaking Bad, and goofing around
with my iphone. After admiring the performances
in a particularly well produced scene, I flipped the
camera around and made a video of me acting the
lines of one of the characters to see how my
acting would compare to the actors on the screen.
I then played it
back and compared "takes". I basically learned how
to play a simple character in about 4 tries. Don't
be phony looking, don't be too animated,
(surprisingly hard to do) radiate the emotion,
mood or idea of the character clearly. The
difference between the good and bad takes was
stark and it was pretty interesting. The bad takes
were really bad, the good ones were actually
watchable and entertaining. I think I could
definitely play a mobster type character.
||Anyway, try it, it's kind of fun.