Nuxified Video - building a plot
One of the reasons why is the new Nuxified theme, dubbed "NXFD" still not released is that I planned on making a video that would be launched with its release, upon which we would also kickstart the Nuxified Cluenet Tournament. So it's basically a sequence of events that is poised to create a buzz like no other we created around Nuxified.org before, not to mention the slight shift in focus to be more specifically to all Free Software and Free Software everywhere, not just GNU/Linux.
So, I apologize for the delay, but I think you can fairly consider this a calm before the storm. Yes sir!!
Anyway.. one of the most challenging things about making a video, something which I actually never done before, is building a plot. What exactly is it going to show and how? The goal is to promote Nuxified.org and what it stands for - with it promoting Free Software - enticing people to check the site out.
Still, knowing that this would be my first, our first, I am not necessarily shooting for anything spectacular. Still having a promotional video in itself is a great thing.
So.. I have a simple plot proposition for starts, and you can make further suggestions about either modifying it or coming up with a new one.
The video would show screenshots flashing one after another, perhaps to the rythm of the beat of a song that will be playing. These screenshots would show general shots of GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Haiku, even Plan 9 and other Free Software OSs, screenshots of OSes running within OSes (in qemu) and screenshots of various Free Software applications. This represents a whole universe of Free Software in various shapes, sizes, themes etc. Free Software everywhere, sort of.
After the run of screenshots with a thrilling music behind it we show some slogans:
Free Software empowers you.
We support Free Software.
(quick flashing of words follows)
Mac OS X
(stop quick changing of words)
We support you.
And then show a screencast video of something significant being done on Nuxified.org itself, such as uploading a screenshot, opening or responding to a topic, writing a blog entry... or something like that.
And then one last slide:
.. featuring the new Nuxified.org logo.
So this may be a bit simplistic, but I think with the good engaging music it could be cool. Changing screenshots to the rythm would probably be a nice build up, then slogans identifying what these screenshots represented (Free Software which empowers you and which we support everywhere, hence supporting you. ) and then showing an example of using a site that this is about concluding with a suggestion to get Nuxified.
Oh well, I tried.