March 1, 2008 at 7:52 pm #376477
The characters that Noodle provided seemed pretty good. But the name Michael Harrison is kind of…plain. His name needs to have pizazz, it should be something relatively goofy. Like Miami James.March 1, 2008 at 9:02 pm #376499
Agreed. I like Jack Phoenix as a name, too.March 2, 2008 at 1:41 am #376578
Oops. Not as a silly name. But just a name.
btw, I can’t help Concept: Adventure anymore, due to my strange family only allowing me to continue if I’m a co-producerMarch 2, 2008 at 5:26 pm #376738
“badgerboy” wrote: How old should the daughter be? I’m thinking around the age of six-it will be much more saddening for the audience this way.
Agreed. However, finding a female voice actor who can sound six years old will be tough. Maybe someone has a little sister?
“Mr.Lemons” wrote: But the name Michael Harrison is kind of…plain. His name needs to have pizazz, it should be something relatively goofy. Like Miami James.
Agreed to Michael Harrison being too plain, but I’m just really uneasy about using any sort of geographical location in the name (Miami James, Jack Phoenix).
“badgerboy” wrote: As far as the business man’s origin goes, I think he should speak a language that some members of this community speak. If they’d be willing to help with voice acting, I think it’d be a lot easier.
Absolutely. To be honest, I’m a little embarrassed I didn’t think of this myself. Perhaps Dutch? German?
“AlexChaplen” wrote: I can’t help Concept: Adventure anymore, due to my strange family only allowing me to continue if I’m a co-producer
Uhhh… how does your strange family define co-producer? You’re one of the main contributors right now.
One other thing I’d like to point out. I think I’m already out-voted on this, but I want to throw my two cents out there: Right now, the main character is the only straight man (don’t go there, folks), and I really think we should avoid going over the top with his clumsiness and make him into a comedic character. In my opinion, we need that voice of sanity amongst all the oddballs if we’re going to avoid turning this from an adventure film into a spoof of an adventure film. Don’t get me wrong; I like the idea of the main character being a bit of a bungler. But let’s not make that the main facet of who he is.March 2, 2008 at 6:07 pm #376746
They want me to be a part of the crew, not just a contributer. But I have some news. I went against them. They are now allowing me to help, even when I’m not in the crew! I talked to them last night and changed their minds!March 2, 2008 at 6:18 pm #376753
Alex – still don’t quite understand, but as long as the problem has been solved… 8)
At this point, what does everyone think should be our course of action? It seems to me we’re just waiting for an updated treatment, and then we divide the writing duties up and start writing a script. We could keep tossing ideas back and forth forever, but sooner or later we’ve got to just get down to business and work from there.
Incidentally, how long were we planning on this film being?March 2, 2008 at 8:41 pm #376785
We still need to agree on a name. Not sure I like Jack Phoenix or Miami James for that matter. But still something a little funnier than Michael Harrison.March 3, 2008 at 11:41 pm #377083
Ernest “Atlas” McNally
Clarence “Clay” Ferguson
Norman “North Star” Doyle
I tend to think a somewhat normal-sounding real name for this character, but a goofy nickname or psuedonym that he publishes his articles under. Thoughts on this? Come on, folks, brainstorm.March 4, 2008 at 8:44 pm #377293
I don’t think the name Michael Harrison is bad, but I wouldn’t object to something else.
I’ve thought up a short schedule to keep us on track:
March 6th: A name must be decided by then
March 10th: Get a forum open for more organized discussion (Mr. Lemons, did you talk to Lechnology about this yet?)
March 15th: A story/plot is confirmed and agreed upon. Hopefully this will be finished sooner since we’re pretty much finished.
March 31st: Everything involving the story is agreed upon. Characters, plot twists, locations, etc. Everything involving the story, except the plot that will have hopefully been confirmed earlier.
April 1st: Script is begun, writers will be confirmed during March
August 1st: Script is finished
Note that every date here is “at the latest”. If anything can be finished earlier, that would be great. Also, I just gave the script a huge time slot as this is my first CP and I’m unsure how long a script will take. Also, hopefully we’ll take a poll to see how many animators are interested during March.
I’ll just ask this now for a rough count: How many are interested in animating?
I tend to think a somewhat normal-sounding real name for this character, but a goofy nickname or psuedonym that he publishes his articles under. Thoughts on this? Come on, folks, brainstorm.
I kinda like this idea, but I don’t think he should be called by his pen-name constantly during the movie. Each character could call him a slightly varied name, similar to how Peppermint Patty from Peanuts (I think it was her) calls Charlie Brown “Chuck,” while everybody else calls him Charlie Brown. So I’ll just use Ernest McNally as an example (I think this name is decent, I’d be opened to something better, though):
Young pilot: Ernie
Old guy: Ernest
Foreign guy: Atlas (Ernie could introduce himself that way)
etc.March 4, 2008 at 9:39 pm #377311
Since I just started brickfilming recently I don’t think I should be involved in animating but I would like to contribute in some way, maybe as a writer or storyboard artist? As for the name why not Taylor Murphy? Murphy is kind of funny sounding but not enough to make the audience think the character is a complete goofball.