PART III. Script meeting with fans

Tomi Tuuliranta
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For first I would like to thank my new partner SC5 who made this new good looking blog and supports my Iron Sky documentary project. So in Finnish KIITOS :) For second, from this on the blog will be in english language. I apologise a little bit my poor written english, but hope that you understand something of it :)

This time I woke up in 0440 like earlier times, but this time it not felt so bad. I quess that eventually humans can learn to wake up early in the mornings. This time I took cheap bus to Helsinki only 12€, so it is way cheaper than use you own car.

Todays word was FANS! Iron Sky took a bold step and handled the first version of the script to fans who have supported this movie. Few fans were selected from huge amount of them and they got invitation to this script meeting. This is a completely new and fresh way to do film script. So the fans got the script beforehand and they had opportunity to make their own notes and suggests to script. The goal was to get extra tips and hints from ”outside” of the crew. I quess that if you read your own text long enough, you can get blind with your own text and of course fans have plenty new ideas. Five fans were invited to this meeting, but three of them had majority of obstacles and they could not come. These two fans where from Russia and US, one of them had quite long trip to this meeting. That you can say is a true dedicated fan, I will lift up my hat for him :) There where a lot of good ideas from these two fans and I believe that some of them will end up in to the movie. My opinion for this kind of method is that, other movie makers should learn from this. I think in the future fans will have more and more important role when producing movies. The economical times are so hard that you must learn new ways to produce and fund movies. Don’t underestimate the huge resources what your fans can give you. So watch and learn… :)

From a photographers point of view this meeting was challenging. You never know beforehand what kind of place you are going to. This time the space where quite small cabinet and had really difficult lightning, natural light and two type of lamps (luckily I do black and white documentary). I used my Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens, which was suitable for this space. One challenge was my movement, there where almost impossible to move so that you don’t disturb anyone. Hope that me and my camera didn’t irritated anybody :D One good thing in Olympus OM-D EM-1 had, is turning display so you can get the angles which you don’t get with traditional viewfinder. This was quite handy in place like this. So here you are, few pics from the script meeting :) Next time we will be in green screen shootings and there gonna be some action.

Take care and see you…

-T

Ps. I’v got messages from you, that why this blog is only in Finnish language. Well… Perhaps small country… And small village where I live. Go to Google maps and check LAUKAA FINLAND. I will translate two earlier parts to english very soon…

Girls are sorting the fresh scripts to meeting.
Girls are sorting the fresh scripts to meeting.
Table full of ideas.
Table full of ideas.
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Page one, long way to go…
He was from russia and had plenty of good ideas.
He was from russia and had plenty of good ideas.
Timo emphatizes the script.
Timo emphatizes the script.
He was from US and had good knowledge about geology.
He was from US and had good knowledge about geology. So he had good visions about prehistoric times and how hollow earth should look like.
Timos new pet :D Looks so sad... Maybe Timo has forget to feed him.
Timos new pet ;) Looks so sad… Maybe Timo has forget to feed him.
Tero found something interesting from his notebook.
Tero found something interesting from his notebook.
So the Dinos should be about this size, at least...
So the Dinos should be about this size, at least…
Yes that's the point.
Yes that’s the point.
There where lot of good conversations.
There where lot of good conversations.
Tero is explaining some of his ideas.
Tero is explaining some of his ideas.
Brainstorming...
Brainstorming…
Timo and Jarmo found something.
Timo and Jarmo found something.
Something funny...
Something funny…
Yes, something real funny :D
Yes, something real funny :D
At the end this meeting was full of good ideas and these fans can give so much to new Iron Sky.
At the end this meeting was full of good ideas and these fans can give so much to new Iron Sky.