Author Topic: Special Event Help: Help us bring The Hobbit to NWN  (Read 756 times)

Legacy_BelowTheBelt

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Special Event Help: Help us bring The Hobbit to NWN
« on: July 26, 2012, 08:07:20 pm »


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Help us bring to life The Hobbit (or at least the 1977 animated musical television special version, which was based on the classic 1937 book by J.R.R Tolkien).This event will be performed as a stage play within the world of Arenthyor, specifically the fey city of Ithaeria.  The play will be positioned as a work of fiction by one of the fey bards and performed in front of a live audience (all are welcome to attend the performances).

I am looking to put together a small team of interested persons (people familiar with the DM client or those willing to learn) to stage the play and adopt the roles that are needed.  This promises to be extremely fun, totally different, and likely a first of its kind - not something to be missed, whether as an actor or audience!

Requirements include:


  • Flexible schedule to pactice - generally in the 8pm Eastern US Time (GMT -5).  I'm targetting 3 full rehearsals before we're ready for prime-time with a couple of performances to be scheduled.
  • Willing to have fun doing something different

    Preferred:  Experience with DMFI (though not required)

    Available Roles:

  • DM1:   Gandalf, Troll William
  • DM2:   Bilbo
  • DM3:   Thorin, Troll Tom, Smaug (the dragon)
  • DM4:   Bombur, Troll Bert, Bard the Guardsman (human leader)
  • DM5:   Elrond, Goblin King, Gollum, Balin, Misc Dwarves, Elven King
  • VFX:   Visual Effects Operator/Spawn Controller/Various
  • Camera Operator/Recorder (so that this performance can go into your permanent record and be considered for the Academy Award/BAFTA recognition it will most certainly deserve) - needs to have some kind of video capture software
  • Crowd Control (someone to be on-hand to make sure the audience is reasonably behaved)
    As you can see, there's a tight list of people, but each actor will have a significant character to play.  Understudies for each role are available as well.

    You will receive a copy of the play, with all your lines and emotes listed, so you can litterally cut and paste during the event.  There's even direction as to where you enter the stage, where you exit, and other actions.  We'll practice a few times to ensure everyone is comfortable with hitting their marks and their lines.

    Once a team has been put together, we can determine schedules of practices and performances.

    Who's interested in a truly unique experience?

               
               

               


                     Użytkownik BelowTheBelt edytowaÅ‚ ten post 09 październik 2012 - 05:35
                     
                  


            

Legacy_Just-Me

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Special Event Help: Help us bring The Hobbit to NWN
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 07:31:04 pm »


               I see no responses.  Did you get any PMs instead?
               
               

               
            

Legacy_BelowTheBelt

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 06:32:25 pm »


               I received a couple of PMs, but not enough to stage the play.  I'm still very interested in putting this on, especially in light of the movie version coming out soon.  Certainly no high-budget version would come close to comparing to what the NWN community could come up with!

I think I've done most of the heavy-lifting for participants, though there's plenty of room for you to bring your own dramatic flair to the part.

What's more, we'll try to film the whole thing so your performance will become part of Hobbit cannon!

C'mon now!  Who's in?!

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Legacy_BelowTheBelt

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 11:23:38 pm »


               Surely with the upcoming premier of the Peter Jackson's Hobbit, this is deserving of a bump.

What's a $500 million movie budget got on a few volunteers, a 10-year old game, and boundless creativity! Nothing! We can do better! C'mon NWN'ers!

It could be bigger than the movie.  You could be famous!  FAMOUS!!

Imagine yourself, standing there....accepting an academy award before the teeming crowds, adoring fans, and fawning groupies...(well, its more likely to be the AME academy...though come to think of it, I think they just send an e-mail...)

Anyway, it would at least be fun.  And different.
               
               

               


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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 12:04:55 pm »


               I'm at least kind-of interested.  I have some acting ability and I know how to follow instructions.  I also have a lot of experience with the DM client, having been DM of Viking Northeast and its backup for at least a few years now.

If you get enough other people, you can count me in.
               
               

               
            

Legacy_BelowTheBelt

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 02:52:25 am »


               Well, you, my friend and thespian extrordianaire, have first pick to the role of a lifetime.  The role that will define you for the rest of your life.  

Will you choose the wise Gandalf?  Or, the bumbling burglar Bilbo?  Perhaps there's a Gollum stirring in your heart, eh?

Stake your claim to greatness and immortality!

*Dramatically fourishes his cape and disappears behind the curtain*
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 07:16:47 am »


               Hmmm.... which part(s) to play?  That is the question.  Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the flamboyance of Gandalf and the bumbling of the burglar, or to take arms against the Slytherinic Smaug and by quick arrows, dispatch him? ;D

Let me think about that for a while.  I'm torn between 1, 3 or 5 at the moment.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2016, 02:29:29 pm »


               

Did this event ever happen or did it fade away? Is there a video of it? I'd love to see it, if there is.