16 Mar 2009
Transition Movie Blog 6, and why we need your help naming the film!
It’s been a steep learning curve for Emma on the edit of the movie. Chris Watson has stepped back to work on another project that has come in leaving Emma to edit on her own. She’s never sat in the editor’s chair before and after being shown a few key buttons has started to put it together. “By the end of the day my brain is totally fried. I imagine it’s like playing a computer game all day long!” she saiys. It’s one thing to sit back and guide the whole process alongside an editor but it’s quite another to navigate a 7 track timeline and know all the shortcuts keys.
James Engwell, who donated some equipment and software to the Transition Network, has kindly been in to give her some one to one tuition. He brought in some coloured cards and stickers and wrote each story down and pinned it onto the board to create a mind map. Tackling it one sequence at a time is proving much quicker. We’ll worry about how it all fits together later.
Emma feels too close to the edit to comment on the film’s impact but whenever fresh eyes view it they’re moved in all the right places and also in entirely new ones she didn’t expect. Working out in what order it all fits together will be the real task. It’s a big project to put together with footage coming in from all over the world so it’s hard to create a flowing storyline from disjointed elements.
The key themes drawn out of the sequences so far are:
Galvanising community; one individual can make a difference; just start one yourself; it’s about making connections; positive visioning and of course resilience.
The deadline for any more footage is gone. There’s a lot of material and it won’t all make the final cut so no more footage please! The key challenge at the moment is coming up with a name for the film. Although it has been called ‘The Transition Movie’ as a working title, that’s not what we ultimately want to call it. We want a short, snappy title that communicates the essence of the film. Please bombard us witih suggestions. If you send in one we love and we end up using it, we’ll credit you in the film. Get your thinking hats on and let’s take the wiki nature of how this film was made and carry it through to its logical conclusion, throwing open the process of naming the film!
Thanks. Other needs we have if there are any volunteers out there, some help with online viral film marketing, and people with first hand experience of film distribution who can advise us on that.
PS from Rob. On Friday I saw some of the first roughly edited sequences of the film, and it was quite brilliant… you are in for a real treat.
16 Mar 7:23am
Hi, when will the film be finished? Is there a sneak preview somewhere?
16 Mar 1:02pm
‘The Road to Tomorrow’
‘Back from the Peak’
Both of these would probably need a subtitle, though.
16 Mar 1:25pm
“Into The Valley” – complete with soundtrack by The Skids…
16 Mar 3:59pm
Any chance of a little teaser video?
16 Mar 6:11pm
Hmm, a little brainstorm at my desk here…
The other side of the mountain
All downhill from here
Beyond the peak
Trying to think of something with a sense of hope about it, got as far as ‘land of hope and glory’ and it’s time to go home. Transition: Land of hopeful stories?
16 Mar 6:19pm
“Transition – Its downhill all the way from here…”
16 Mar 6:43pm
‘The Great, the Good and the Age of Stupid’
‘The Transition Guide to Life’ – part 1
16 Mar 9:13pm
“Head, Heart, Hands: Looking at global crises in a new light.”
Best that I could think of right now. 😀
16 Mar 10:05pm
How about “Always look on the bright side of life” from Monty Python’s Life of Brian for the sound track on the credits???? :0)
17 Mar 8:40am
I like Peter’s Head, Heart and Hands. Could be adapted slightly to: ‘With Head and Hearts and Hands.’ The sub title could be ‘Creating a positive future beyond the age of cheap energy’
17 Mar 9:34am
Feel free to use:
This is yesterday’s future, the moment we have cocreated with our thoughts, desires, actions, words, visions, stories, fears, hopes, and our silence.
What future do we want to cocreate together, today?
17 Mar 1:05pm
Planet Transition – Living Past Peak Oil
17 Mar 1:34pm
Now dedicated more time to this than I should have. Can’t think of anything particularly original or brilliant, all my ideas sound like the name a Local Authority would give to a particularly dull report. I think Jeremy’s suggestion ‘The Other Side of the Mountain’ is good. Other film titles relevant to TT keep popping into my head:
The Pursuit of Happiness
Back to the Future
The Incredible Journey
From Here to Eternity
The Great Escape
Oh dear, better go and do something more productive.
17 Mar 1:47pm
I also thought of ‘The Great Escape’ but by time I’d thought up other titles I’d forgotten it!
Thanks for the reminder; (and you deserve the credit for that one)
17 Mar 4:13pm
The revolution will not be fossil-fuelled
People get up!
You get what you give (from producers to consumers)
Out of the ashes
A call to farms
Transition needs you!
18 Mar 12:43pm
Acorns to oaks
Onwards & upwards
Seeds of hope
Back down to earth
Planting seeds for our future
Network of positive movies
Actually, this is really difficult!
18 Mar 2:25pm
Earthbound: the transition story
19 Mar 7:05am
From the Ground Up
Course Correction: The Transition Movie
How We Made It to 2030: The Transition Movie
For the Seventh Generation
Our World, Take 2
Out with the Oil (In with the New)
Oil Fall Down: The Transition Movie
Party Like It’s 2020
The New Post-Modern
The Transition Movie (sorry, I like the working title. It should at least be the subtitle)
19 Mar 3:53pm
On behalf of an unidentified someone who texted me.
A world reimagined
Reimagining your world
Your world reimagined
19 Mar 6:15pm
The Great Turning: Chapter one.
25 Mar 4:03pm
I’m not with stupid.
Age of Bright/Clever/Brilliance/Genius etc.
Back to the Future Part IV.
How to keep friends and feed them.
Transition (without the movie bit)
Transformers part III (even better)
or just a block of text with Transition in every language.
Transicion veinteveinte (stuff always works better in a different language?)
Not Drowning, Waving.
No one gets left behind
Each Day, One Good Thing
Mad Max -1
Enough is Enough, EisE, EiE
Honey, I’ve sold the car! etc
This is more like a party etc
no title just a symbol for a transfomer, two overlapping circles arrow in/arrow out (bit like a ven diagram with a T in the centre.
25 Mar 6:51pm
“no title just a symbol for a transfomer, two overlapping circles arrow in/arrow out (bit like a ven diagram with a T in the centre.”
Then it could be ‘The Film Formerly Known as The Transition Movie’
25 Mar 8:16pm
LESS — The New More
6 Apr 10:19pm
Thanks for the opportunity to contribute:
We Need to Tackle This One Together
All Hands Together
A New Energy
We’ve Peaked, Now What?
Life Beyond the Peak
Our Biggest Challenge So Far
The New Garden of Eden
A New Life
Perhaps We’ll Get it Right This Time!
The Big Transition
Life 101: Beyond the Energy Crisis
Greetings from Derryl in Hurleyville, NY
7 Apr 10:18pm
Been accumulating some more:
Descent into Abundance
Abundance v. Consumption
Design for Abundance
More and Less
In Our Hands
This Is Not a Drill
The Great Experiment
Who Are We Waiting For?
Bridge to Tomorrow