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right, there's been a fair bit of talk about making some kind of newsreel to document the Eve war. This thread is here to recruit people to the cause, throw ideas around over what people want to see, and work out how we're going to do it.
The current idea i'm toying around with, is one of a short 5-6 minute video comprised mostly of FRAPS'd footage taken from in-game ops, with a 'newsreader' voiced-over report, explaining what has been taking place. The content would be both reports from actual in-game operations (we're not in the business of making-up the news here), as well as a general overview of how Coalition forces are doing (since most people on the forums seem to be from that particular side, myself included).
Regarding style, everyone wants old-timey war reports. Fallout, StarCraft, Starship Troopers, any WW2 news reports of "our boys on the front-lines", Futurama (no, not Morbo), and that kind of thing. Yes, that's a whole mixed-bag of styles and eras, but it should give you an idea of what we're leaning towards, and is partly why this thread is here; to work out what to do, and what not to do. Combat footage may well be presented in crackly old lo-fi style to match.
So, to make this work, we need people and ideas. There's a lot of room to change that whole idea if it looks good and can be made to work.
Regarding a production team, we'll need people who are actively involved in war ops, that can record some HUD-less footage and submit a report of what is actually taking place, objectives, how it turned out etc.
Writers (i'll take one post) will be needed to turn these reports into something for the newsreaders to read, and then the whole thing will need to be edited and given a decent coat of post-production. I've probably left a few details out here, and again, this whole concept and process is subject to change as ideas come out. That's just an overview of where things seem to be at at the moment.