Tuesday, January 08, 2008

SCREENBURN_ (Trailer)

In many ways, the opportunities available for an independent film maker / story-teller to have their work seen are much greater these days as there are many more small screens in the world today than larger ones.

Screenburn is a permanent disfigurement of areas on a C.R.T display caused by non-moving text or graphics being displayed continuously over long periods.

Screenburn is also a free video podcast. A work in progress that was started in January of 2008. It is an original story that will unfold over many episodes through machinima.

New episodes will be published as soon as they have been completed at no set interval (even if it takes all year!). For this reason, if you would like to follow the story as it is created you may like to subscribe to the podcast feed at the podcast website

Episodes of the video will also be formatted to work well with mobile devices too.

I’m no author, but this work is largely based upon a short story I wrote somewhere around 1992 (can't be sure of the year, but around then). The story was originally titled 'Interface'.

Now, Some 15 years later, following a house move I recently unearthed a dusty printed copy of the story whilst clearing out my garage.

In the creation of this this work I have now revised the original story (just a little), and over time intend to release it as a featurette length film...

Initially, a speech synthesized voice was used to make an audio-file containing the narration of the story. This file was then processed to give a more characterful and dramatic voice.

The 3d platform / virtual world of Second Life will be used for the filming of this work.

If anyone is following, while it may take some time to complete, I'd love to have you along for the journey - I'll share the work in progress here and the end product too - whatever this thing may be...

Here's the trailer... (Episode one is ready and waiting for you now also, so go subscribe!)

:)

Screenburn is a free video podcast. A work in progress that was started in January of 2008. It is an original story that will unfold over many episodes through machinima.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tor Hershman said...

Cool blog.

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor

25 February, 2008  
Blogger Georgette Whitfield said...

I like the visuals on Screenburn, but found it really hard to understand the story with the digital voice. Any chance you could publish a script to read along with?

27 May, 2008  

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