I am sad to report that I have not been able to find the missing outlines to several scenes. I know that they must be in a alt-notebook somewhere filed away. I have outlines for only three more scenes. I will look through my stuff again but if I can't find them by Wednesday, I'll just post what I have left and then work on the some storyboards.
Hey buddy, I just wanted to say THANK YOU, SO VERY MUCH for all the hard work and this unique behind the scenes look you have so graciously provided us (me). Sorry I've been out of pocket, but I'm just beginning to recover from the fog I was in and I am now heavily entrenched in another class. But my co-worker has returned from vacation and life should get back to some sense of normalcy-----at least what is normal for my hectic pace. I am so looking forward to seeing your story boards. I've had an idea rumbling around in my head for an alternate prologue which I intend to present for your viewing soon and I promise soon, like within the next two weeks. I know it won't be in the next few days because the first week of this class requires reading three chapters and providing three essays one for each chapter as well as discussion post, each at 300 words, in addition I have to take a quizz and a test. But all the other weeks are supposed to just one chapter and one essay, plus a discussion post and a quizz and a test. Let me get this week under my belt and I'll try to find some time to throw my idea out there. We don't have to go with it, I just want to see what you think of it.
Don't worry about the missing outlines. I mean we (I) would love to see them, but you have been so gracious to provide us (me) with what you have thus for and I am eternally grateful.
I loved the Feanor speech, that was pretty cool. I'll be checking in every night even if I don't post and I'll do my best to get on this weekend (no promises).
Post by Glorfindel on Mar 10, 2009 11:08:44 GMT -5
Thanks for your interest and posting Tamitha. I know that you and HV are doing school stuff and other projects so just post when you get the chance. I don't want this to come in the way of school work (I have a 3rd grader and a high school sophomore at home ;D ) . I have been enjoying posting my notes and outlines. It has allowed me to reread and rethink somethings about the script. Hopefully the final edited script will be stronger because of it.
The storyboards are coming along but slowly. I did some really basic drawings and was not satisfied. I tried a more detailed look and got frustrated at the results. Now, I'm trying to stay sharp and simple, "middle of the road", with it all. Some panels will be detailed and others will be vague but will get the point across. Example; a close up of Feanor at the trees may have more detail than the Kin-slaying because of all the components that make up the scene at Alqualonde. I will start to put some up on Thursday.
Hope to hear from you soon, when you get the change. I'm learning from a tree-herder, not to be so hasty! ;D
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2009 11:09:19 GMT -5 by Glorfindel
Post by Glorfindel on Mar 12, 2009 10:15:57 GMT -5
Scene - Choices and News of Melkor
- Manwe and the rest of the host that were at the festival make their way to the Ring of Doom; then to the two trees. Sadness overcomes many. Yavanna examines the trees as Nienna cries. Yavanna states that she may be able to recuse the trees if she has some of the light from the Silmarils. Manwe ask Feanor, who is silent. Tulkas gets inpatient and presses Feanor but Aule ask him be patient with Feanor. Feanor erupts and says that it will kill him to give them up. News from Fromenos arrives. Feanor curses and leaves.
<|> Hope of a possible restoration of the trees turns into despair when news of Finwe and the Silmarils arrive.
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2009 10:29:25 GMT -5 by Glorfindel
Post by Glorfindel on Mar 12, 2009 10:18:10 GMT -5
Scene - Leaving Baggage
- Feanor becomes inpatient with the slow process of the host. He is also suspicious of Fingolfin. While the main host are still a far distance behind, Feanor and his sons rally those who are loyal to his house to take the ships and sail the rest of the way to Middle-earth.
<|> Are all the ships in our possession?<|>
*Change* Tolerance turns into intolerance
"BEATS" 1. Waiting at the waters edge 2. Complaints from the sons 3. Feanor ask about the ships 4. Plot to take the ships 5. Orders given
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2009 10:30:04 GMT -5 by Glorfindel
Post by Glorfindel on Mar 12, 2009 10:39:48 GMT -5
Scene - Crossing the Grinding Ice
- The host under Fingolfin's leadership make their way across the Helcaraxe. Elves die along the way. Turgon's wife dies and many of the host lament and curse Feanor for their plight, but Fingolfin keeps them moving forward.
<|> Fingolfin rallies the host <|>
*Change* Hope is fading but Fingolfin rallies the host not to give up.
"BEATS" 1. Marching through the ice 2. Turgon tires to keep Elenwe alive 3. Laments by the host 6. Fingolfin speaks 7. Host march on
Post by Glorfindel on Mar 12, 2009 10:56:11 GMT -5
Scene - Treat with Morgoth
- Morgoth sends emissaries to speak to the sons of Feanor. They say that Morgoth is ready to give back a Silmaril if the Elven host will stop their advance. The brothers discuss this among themselves and the weigh the truthfulness of this offer.
<|> Maedhros decides to try Morgoth but also to bring more strength of arms to the meeting <|>
*Change* The brothers are not willing to trust Morgoth but Maedhros encourages them to try Morgoth in the hopes that he may prove to be at least "half' truthful.
"BEATS" 1. Council of the brothers 2. Some brothers speak against the idea 3. A few brothers lament the lost of Feanor 4. Maedhros speaks 5. Brothers counter 6. Maedhros's number game 7. Brothers agree
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2009 10:58:22 GMT -5 by Glorfindel
Post by Glorfindel on Mar 12, 2009 10:58:50 GMT -5
Scene - Maedhros Crowns Fingolfin
- Gathering of Elf leaders in a wooded area by a large lake. The encampment is made up of many colorful tents. The Elves talk among themselves about past events and speculate about what Maedhros will do next. A meeting is soon to start. Maedhros starts the meeting and then gives the kingship to Fingolfin. Feanor's other sons disagree with the decision (all but Maglor).
<|> Crowning of Fingolfin <|>
*Change* It seems as if Maedhros will be the leader take will take the Noldor forth to war against Morgoth but he surprises everyone and pass the crown to Fingolfin.
"BEATS" 1. Talk about the rescue 2. Questions about what Maedhros will do as king 3. Call for everyone to come to the meeting 4. Maedhros crowns Fingolfin 5. Brothers don’t agree 6. Blessings from the rest of the Noldor
Post by Glorfindel on Mar 12, 2009 11:02:11 GMT -5
Well, that's all the outlines that I can find. I did add a few scenes with out any outlines done but I know that I'm missing at least 3 if not 4 that I wrote in/on another note pad. Anyway, I will start on the storyboards and will get all that I have posted by this Sunday.
Okay, cool, that will be awesome! Again thank you for putting so much time and effort into this. Your time, talent and abilities are greatly appreciated, even though it may seem at times you are all alone. The "ring" is yours to bear, but your Sam is here to support, encourage and be the voice of reason when it all gets overwhelming and dark and muddled.
Post by Glorfindel on Mar 24, 2009 10:56:25 GMT -5
This is my once a week check in until April 13. I wanted to get some storyboards up last week, but my kids on spring-break and other projects prevented that. I somehow ended up listening to the entire Silmarillion on audio-book again. I didn't mean to do it but once I got to Beren and Luthien, I could not stop. ;D Nevertheless, I hope to just do storyboards for FOTN and work on some other projects non-Arda related until after Easter. Take care.
Thanks for checking in! I've been swamped and truly haven't had a chance to get on board. Truely I might have been able to this weekend, but my mother tied up my ENTIRE day yesterday, which put me scrambling to complete my homework and ate up valuable time which I might have been able to spare here. As I said I've idea for an alternate prologue that I want to share with you as SOON as I can catch a break. In the meantime I will be looking forward to your story boards. I'm sure I will find them inspirational and extremely helpful in the editing process. I really need to get the book from the Library again and read it again. I've read it twice, but it's been over a year since I read it and college had inundated me with massive amounts of info that I am failing to retain due to OVERLOAD. So I'm not fresh on the story anymore and the Silm is quite complex. Rest assured I'm still lurking in the shadows and have full intentions of continuing to assist you with this, it's just slow going AS USUAL. If we were independently wealthy and could sit down in person for about six months and do nothing but hammer this out, well who knows what kind of a master piece we might create, but such as it is it will be a long, drawn out labor of love that will be no less its worth.
Post by Glorfindel on Mar 30, 2009 12:50:02 GMT -5
My weekly check in; still storyboarding. Tamitha, don't fret about not being able to get to the boards. I know that things will eventually slow down for you and it, and I, can wait until then. Having a lot of money so we can sit down and do it right... It tempts me to play the lotto, but you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning. That would be an ironic twist...to win a couple million dollars and then get struck dead the next day! Now, if I got struck by lightning first and survived...then I would by a lotto ticket! ;D I've added to my Tolkien-esque book collection buy buying "A Tolkien Bestiary - Beasts of Middle Earth", this past weekend with a 50% off coupon (only $5 for a good/fair hard-cover) at Half-Price Books. Anyway, stay focused and I hope to l get with you again next week.
Have a very "good" Good Friday and a very Happy "Resurrection Day"! ;D if I don't post before then. ;D
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2009 12:53:57 GMT -5 by Glorfindel