Super Universe (Concept)

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October 11, 2007 at 12:55 am #333986
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“TwickABros” wrote: Cool idea…
We probably won’t do any more super stuff besides the real thing, but it will still be cool to see it.
Oh and if I get bored of our Kensington sig, can I use the super one too since 3 people already are?

Sure, go ahead, it’s meant for anyone who wants to promote the project to use.

“brianfast” wrote: Yes but there should be little control over what the animators do.

The guidelines and rules are meant for people who want their film to be canon with the Super Universe.

Speaking of which, let me put some out here for discussion.

Your thoughts on these, please:

  • In order for a film to be canon:
  • It must relate to Super in some way.[list]
  • Until Super is released, NO spoilers allowed.[/*]
  • Should not contradict with Super’s storyline.[/*]

[/*][*]Animation should be acceptable quality.[/*]
[*]Should have a story of sorts. Plot should be run by me before going forward with it.[/*][/list]

If you have anything to add, please post.

October 11, 2007 at 10:27 am #334063
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How long can each thing we make be? I’m still a bit confused. Can you re-explain the whole thing in one post, please?

October 11, 2007 at 5:52 pm #334189
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We’re creating an Expanded universe of sorts for SUPER, allowing people to tell their own stories (in other words, make their own film) of how they discover their power and what they did with them when they couldn’t in the SUPER film due to time and pacing.

This is mainly aimed at members of the project whose scenes are being reduced or cut out. It is also aimed at folks outside of the project who wanted to be part of it but couldn’t, basically everyone else.

You’re an animator. You saw the premise of SUPER (wake up with powers, what do you do?) and you formulated in your head or dug up some past superhero role playing game scenario you made up in your childhood that answers the premise. But before you even get to start, you’re smacked with strict requirements and demands and the possibility of it being excluded in the SUPER film.

Here’s an opportunity to be included. If I must use the Star Wars Expanded universe as a reference: the 6 films just focuses one group of people, the Skywalker family. We know nothing about the Solos, the Wookies, the taxi driver, the Jawas that sold R2-D2 and C-3PO to the Lars in the film, etc. We find out about them in the Expanded Universe through novels, comic books, and video games canon to the Star Wars universe.

Going with Heroes as another example: The wireless character Hana Gitelman only appeared briefly in the TV series and little else is known about her. That’s the same idea with minor characters in SUPER who only get 1 or 2 scenes in the film. That character is expanded on in online comics. Now we know more about her and what happen to her. In the Super Universe, you get to know more of that minor in that character’s own short film.

I may be able to tell stories, but I only have my own perspective and experience to base off of. Like George Lucas, I’m allowing other creative minds to expand from the film with their own storylines. But also like George Lucas, it must be accepted as canon.

The length of the film depends on how you want to tell your story.

To add to the developing guidelines: Currently there are still enough powers to make up or choose from so no duplicate powers. That means no Telekinesis, Flight, Force field, power negation, metal phasing, animal shapeshifting, etc.

Of course, eventually, there would be little powers left to choose from. At that point, I would allow duplicates as long as the person distinguishes it from another person with the same power.

For example: one person can fly without any use of propulsion. Another can fly with the use of wings or can only levitate.

October 13, 2007 at 2:55 am #334627
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Is this open to non-super animators? I think it would be fun to do a short thing like this.

October 13, 2007 at 3:11 am #334628
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It is also aimed at folks outside of the project who wanted to be part of it but couldn’t, basically everyone else.

In other words, yes.

October 13, 2007 at 3:28 am #334629
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Oops. I’m usually better at reading things.

October 13, 2007 at 3:46 am #334631
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Timothy Ratner

This is from a gangster Bionicle charecter teaser/trailer:

That might be cool idea to use.

October 13, 2007 at 3:48 am #334632
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“Timothy__Ratner” wrote: This is from a gangster Bionicle charecter teaser/trailer:

That might be cool idea to use.


October 13, 2007 at 11:44 am #334723
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I think what he means is the style for little teaser trailers introducing our characters. Like a short use of the character’s power, then freeze a frame of them and have their power in text on the side of the screen. I’m not sure if this is what he meant, but I think it might be a good idea.

October 13, 2007 at 1:09 pm #334739
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Dibs on aniamtion for Super universe.

October 13, 2007 at 2:13 pm #334751
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Mess de la Fritz

Sounds like a cool idea. I’m in favour of it.

October 13, 2007 at 2:57 pm #334772
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I like it. Sweet. Cool. Awsome. Radical.

October 28, 2007 at 12:08 am #339315
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I need to enter the next community project

I was too much of a noob filmer when the signups began for this

November 8, 2007 at 9:21 pm #342712
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Zzyxxxz the Destroyer

Is this open to space aliens? I’m willing to relocate to Antarctica if necessary.

November 8, 2007 at 10:25 pm #342735
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Zzyxxxz: as in Space Alien characters or allow Space Aliens to join the project? Either is all right, but the former requires some definitions.

How would the solar-charged meteorite radiation affect an alien compared to its affect on humans?

Seriously, Smeagol, all you had to do was ask in the private forum if you wanted to do an Antarctic scene.

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