December 6, 2013, 02:29am
Evil Master of Dreams
Seeking a writer and collaborator for MOTU Fanfilm Script…
Note: Mod's hopefully this is allowed. It is for the purposes of fan film/fanfiction.
Hey fellow He-fan's and She-ravers:
What I'm looking for: I am currently looking a collaborator and co-writer for a script(s) for a Live-action MOTU fan film. I'd like someone who is creative and can craft an effective mature (not adult - more LOTR) type fantasy story.
About Me: I've been on the org for a long time but am a bit of a lurker. To give you a little background about myself I am an artist getting my degree in computer animation, specifically, visual f/x and also an actor. Been a huge MOTU fan since I was a kid. I have been the past director of theatre group so I have experience directing people. I am a bit of a jack-of-all trades making costume stuff, props, sets, etc.
Many people are asking, "Why don't you write this yourself?" That is a very valid question. The answer is: I would love to write it myself but this production is going to take tons of time and since I'm a one man crew (so far) I need help. I just can't produce, direct, make props/costumes, possibly act, do f/x work, and write this thing. So I thought I'd come to the community, first. I have the start of some ideas on paper and in my head but I need help bringing things to life as a script. Also remember I'm in school and work so obviously, I have time limitations. As much as I like to think I'm Superman and can do everything, I really can't. I want to involve other people that would like to help and be involved and are very passionate about MOTU. It isn't the "Lee show" or I'd do an entirely animated film. Now please understand I'm not a dictator and open to lots of suggestion but please be easy, approachable, and able to work together and collaborate. I am footing the bill so I am the producer, and have to happy with the final story.
About The Project: This is where I may lose some of you. I loved MOTU growing up and I feel like a couple of areas have already been covered. James Carroll has done the Filmation style with his "Wizard Of Stone Mountain" trilogy. The "Tales Of Eternia" web series (I'm doing a few f/x for) seems to be handling 200x. I'm talking the red-headed step child. No, not New Adventures, the '87 film. I know many people hate the film. I'm one of those that really liked it. Sure it had some overly corny moments and some of the costumes were different from what we were used to as kids but production values weren't bad (for the time) and there are some epic performances like Langella as Skeletor. So to the few people still interested PM me and we'll talk. I have some interesting takes on things, where it should go, and how to handle some issues such as making the characters a little more familiar without going outside of the style. Also, I am a bit of perfectionist and stickler for detail so you can bet the final project will look awesome.
What You'll Receive: First and foremost my undying gratitude for helping me with this labor of love. Full credits on the film of course. I am a team player and believe that everyone who puts in work deserves credit. Again, this is not all about me. A Copy of the dvd for all cast and crew and a big hug. Ok, maybe you don't want the hug. Who knows? How bout a slice of pizza? Since it is a fan film it is non-profit and will not be monetarily compensated.
So hopefully this will excite someone and I can get help with script. I would love to get the ball rolling and announce the project is in progress and move it forward.
Thanks for reading guys and gals!
December 6, 2013, 04:13am
Why is there a base in the '87 movie.?
Do you mean that it is live and as real as possible or traveling to earth to eat chicken and talk to cows??
I am a fan of cows, I have been watching through 4 seasons of RawHide so I know the beeves hold up well on screen, especially next to Clint Eastwood.
Also I have often had trouble in my mind trying to see Masters of the Universe as anything other than a big movie; 100-s of millions to blow on contractors and DP's and agencies and market makers and shakers.
I know stage actors who sing and dance for no money or fame, and they do a very good job, but I don't think they could do it just right, and you need more than these types of actors.
..(where do you get a body for He-Man ..even if you have the hair/wig)
Otherwise I would like to help, but I don't even know how to get my stuff made.
December 6, 2013, 03:13pm
Evil Master of Dreams
Let me see if I can answer some of your questions...
Honestly, not being a fan of the 87 film, I'm not sure if this is a good fit for you. As far as making your own stuff you just have to get out there and do it. That's what I'm doing. But if you're planning on live action you need to learn CG stuff. Editing and compositing software, photoshop all of that. And you have to have a camera and recording software and hardware. Not just modeling unless you want the whole thing to be animated. If it were me, since you have so much work done on that end of it already, that would be where I start and put together your ideas into an animated movie. Good luck!
Originally Posted by Eternian-King Paul
December 6, 2013, 11:45pm
..I haven't figured out how to animate yet.
The models I am making are actually meant as a gauge for live action, but it will need a big backing from millionaires to make it, and those chumps are all busy hiding from Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura or planning/ignoring WW3... I ramble too.
Now.. the story of Masters of the Universe from beginning to end is in my storyboards, but the story is split into two movies, this is because the timeline in-between these two movies is where you make a TV show or other He-Man and She-Ra material, the little stories. I think if you can understand my complete story then you could understand/relate to a simple story taking place in the middle of the grander story.
It would be like how filmation just jumped into the story without explaining who anyone was, which is cool in retrospect but bugged me when I was young and wanted to know more. There is no huge difference in my work to filmation, but I make it a given that there is and has always been a royal family with Adam and Adora, (no baby snatching), and She-Ra is about blood/natural magic as opposed to rock/crystal magic.
If you can get this, then you can make a small story in the middle of my big story, and it would be just as awesome.
Also it would be flawless and perfect, because I am without flaws in my perfectionism.
..which is really an academic pursuit of the greatest storytelling, meaning and message in the world, to ever be done ever.
This is a task Hollywood is never going to undertake unless under 'pain of death'.
..because Hollywood thinks movies will be around forever making them more and more money.
Also I never said I didn't like the 1987 movie, it is ..neat.
December 7, 2013, 12:15am
I'm not a writer by any means, however I've worked in post-production as an editor for nearly ten years now. I've worked on programs for HBO, MTV, Nat Geo, several of the Discovery channels, etc. You can always bounce ideas off of me and I can be a great resource for cameras, editing, audio, and color grading. I've done some directing (mostly music videos for friends with no money) so I have a good knack for what you can get away with on a small budget, but make it look like you spent a hell of a lot more. I've had ideas for what a MOTU feature today could look like, but it might be pretty unpopular on here. I wasn't a huge fan of the '87 movie though - but I'd still offer my help if you wanted it.
Originally Posted by skeletor73
December 7, 2013, 01:18am
I bet you have stories to tell.
Originally Posted by FutureRetro