What do you have in mind for your video? Can you list it on here or pm me so I can get a better idea? Id luke to put some thought to it. I am already working in video and audio.clips for.my dark csrnuval this year and would like to add your video to my to do list. If there are specific visuals, effects or audio you need I can start to complie a list of files I may already have that could work for your video.
Although I don't see this as a group project per sey, there could be a strong group infuence and/or partcipation if anyone is interested.
This is actually a combo of a fake newscast (video) and a live actor (after the video)
Here's what I want as a fake newscast video to start the scene.
1) Start with Static: You know the old UHF type snowball static and sound from 25 years ago.
2) Mix in about 3 seconds of horizontal static here and there (Like the picture is trying to come in) along with some zapping and pops (sounds) like the picture is trying to come in.
3) Through the static which ebs and flows throughout the broadcast, you can begin to make out some shapes and you recognize that this is a news broadcast. Underneath in the scroll area, for a second you can clearly see the headline "MINE DISASTER IN HIGH BRIDGE". and "TOXIC GAS RELEASED" You can barely see and hear the news woman saying "This just in.... High Bridge is the scene of a deadly and mysterious mine disaster with toxic fumes at the old Iron mines on the north side of town. This disaster is a direct result of secret and Illegal mining operations the Mayor said". (Static fades in and out like the power is failing).
She continues, "Federal authorities have quarrantined the entire town due to the reports that a deadly gas of unknown origin has been released". " Originally used to make iron cannonballs in the 1800's, The mine was just recently reopened by a company called Quimby Research, a Biotech company, claiming that they had discovered some unusual minerals that could be worth Billions" "There have been reports of some highly unusual activities....(STATIC)........ "No one will be allowed to enter or leave town untill".....(Static).....There have been widespread reports of pandamonium.....(More static) "as strange creatures have been sighted near"......(Static)
One last time you BARELY see the newswoman (The scene then goes to complete Static just as you hear a female blood curdling scream)....
Then, Go to "End of broadcast day" symbol.. with static.....
Then go completely to static for another 10 seconds
Loop the entire thing.
While the static is looping, waiting to play from the beginning again, a light will come on revealing a Live actor in what looks like a white Lab tech robe with his back to you. He's hunched over facing away from you, Flailing his hands in anger, saying things like, "I can't believe that they went ahead and did it!!. THOSE GREEDY bastards!!! They're going to kill everyone. I TOLD THEM NOT TO DO THIS!!!! DON"T GO IN THERE!!! I Beg You!! Your Risking your LIVES!!!! As he says this, he turns around revealing that half his face is normal and the other half is GROSSLY Mutated! Lastly he says "You'll all Die"
The light goes dark.
End of Scene Combo
Repeat all night
My original thought about how to do this would be to get video clips of some small town-second rate news broadcast as base footage. Since I WANT a lot of static, the fact that you can't really see much will help us dub in our own vocals for the newscast.
There is a lot more that I could do with this, but quite simply I don't want an elaborate production. The Video would just be a GREAT Introduction and would (hopefully) automatically space the crowd out a little bit as those who are curious will watch Both the Broadcast AND the live actor.
Also, Instead of a loop, I might have the actor trigger the scene each time, so we can have it coordinated with the ebb and flow of ToTers and "rents"
PS: I probably wouldn't bring the actor in untill it got darker and most of the "little" tots have cycled through.