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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ridley Scott, Tsunamis, and Crowdsourcing

Alien and Prometheus director, Ridley Scott
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Alex Guerrero

I haven't posted my article on my interview with Jeani Rector to yet because she has not returned the draft that I emailed her to review for any errors or misinterpretations. I want to make sure the interview reflects her true answers. I was late on getting the draft to her so I'll follow up with her this Wednesday and try to have it posted next Friday or Saturday.

I also mentioned last time that I would write and post an article about a Day of the Triffids remake. That's up at now, so if you haven't read it yet please take a look at it when you get a chance and let me know what you think.

I was just typing my revisions to one of my stories for my fiction collection. Unfortunately I'm running behind with it and I think I said that the plan is to have it released in April which is still the plan. However, things do get in the way and there's more of a chance of that happening starting next week since I return to a seasonal day job and I'm also taking a computer science course so that's going to take up a lot of time. But I will see to it that the collection get's out by summer. I'll probably release it in e-book format first if not simultaneously with the print edition. Either way, though, I just might make it available in e-book format for free! So definitely be on the look out for that since, if that happens, it will only be for a limited time. I'll definitely keep you updated on that.

I was surfing the Web for some ideas for one of my technology articles when I came across a link on Mashable to a trailor for a new Ridley Scott film. No, it's not Prometheus and it's much less Prometheus II (whether there will be a II or not, only time can tell). This one is a crowdsourcing film that he is making starting tomorrow. It's not science fiction; it's actually a documentary and I believe it will be produced in only a day or two since it is a crowdsourcing video. Those of you who don't know what crowdsourcing is, crowdsourcing is a kind of freeform method of making movies in which amatuer filmmakers are selected to have pieces of their films combined into one movie.

In Scott's case, he is having people of different walks of life, ordinary people, film some portion of their day and then he will take the films and combine them into one movie which I believe is to be posted to YouTube. This movie will commemorate the one year anniversary of the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan and the people who were impacted by them. You can watch the trailer for Scott's movie, "Japan In a Day", at YouTube.

Well that's it for now.

Until next time . . .

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