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02 Mar 2010 - 23:2627955
Steampunks/Victorians - WE NEED YOU!
Yes, you heard it right, ladies and gentlemen, we need YOU!




For our final year project in Film Studies we are required to (instead of doing a dissertation)produce a 10-minute-long film! Part of that film includes a Steampunk/Sherlock Holmes/Victorian-esque viniette. We are looking for extras to fill a street scene and give the impression of the hustle and bustle of a steampunk London. There are no limits to the number of extras as of yet, so please anyone and everyone take a gander!

The Location:
The Location of the film shoot is at Milestone's Living History Museum in Basingstoke. A large warehouse-like building with an entire Victorian street inside, with shops, trams, steampowered trucks and working lampposts!

Website: Milestones Living History Museum

And a few photos just to entice you all the more!





Date/Time:
The date of the shoot will be Monday the 22nd of March (yes, rather soon!). I know a Monday will be difficult for most people, but it is the only day the Museum is closed to the public, and therefore is perfect for filming use!

As for time, this as I said has not been specified yet (I will update this asap!) but it should take no more than a few hours. The shooting day will start no earlier than 10am and will finish no later than 5pm.

Extra Tidbits:
Travel can be discussed after we're aware of just how many extras are willing to come by and everything. We're certainly more than happy to offer lifts from Basingstoke train station to the Museum for anyone who needs it - of course if there are several people coming it would be a lot easier if you could arrive at around about the same time!

Food will be provided, though if there's anything specific you're allergic to, please say so we make sure to avoid it! There is also a McDonald's and KFC within walking distance of the location if you decide you want either of those things, so none of that will be a problem.

Costumes I must request be provided by yourselves, as that is pretty much what the point of this is! We cannot afford to kit out an entire scene of extras with steampunk gear! So please bring things you're happy to wear and run around in. Though I recommend not to wear anything too fragile, as you will be in a crowd scene and there will be some running around expected - also please please please nothing that will cause a health-and-safety-problem! (Our producer is already crying under all the paperwork for that!).

Costumes don't have to be completely over-the-top Steampunk of course, even if its just a shirt and a waistcoat and you want to get involved, please do come down also! The more the merrier! (Please, though, we request for no trainers, jeans or any obviously non-period-esque clothing as that will ruin the look we're trying to achieve. Nothing anachronistic please!) Of course, the more interesting-steampunk outfit there is, the more likelyhood it will be closer to the camera you'll be for extra-special close-up shots!

Changing facilities/toilets are in the Museum with mirrors so people can fix hair-pieces, hats and make-up without needing to depart too far from the main film set. However handymen and cleaners will be scouring the rest of the Museum while we are filming so we request that you please stay out of their way as much as possible!

Also if any of you have any interesting props (again, nothing too dangerous that might break health and safety-rules please!) do possibly bring them along, as they may indeed be deemed 'cool' enough to have into shot!

Finally: Is anyone in particular interested in being a Jack-the-Ripper victim? You will be required to be covered in blood and have someone land on top of you, so please costumes you don't mind getting ruined would be great! Any offers would be much appreciated!

What's in it for you?
Well you get to spend the day pretending to be a steampunk in an authentic-looking Victorian setting. Photographs can be taken about during breaks between shots or lunchtime break if you want a few to add to your collection for your outfits. And if you would -really- like it, I'm sure it wouldn't be too much of a problem to request to have a copy of the final film if you want it that badly!

So grab your top hats, your goggles, your military coats, bustles, what-have-you! We need you to fill the scene and bring the street to life!

If anyone is at all interested, please post here, or send me a PM it would be very much appreciated! (Any further questions also post here or PM me!)


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02 Mar 2010 - 23:4927958
Arg!!!!!! I really want to go but kitacon being so close my money is gone, the museum looks amazing its like transport museum in hull really wicked ^.^ it sounds like it would be such a fun day!


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02 Mar 2010 - 23:5227959
Partly due to Kitacon, partly due to University and partly due to the distance...I wish I could have come but I can't make it


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03 Mar 2010 - 10:0127970
This sounds so awesome, I'll definitely be going! You can see my costume here http://demorafairy.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-Cosplay-154804006 (I should really get round to uploading it here lol), though I might have changd it a bit by then. There's also some other steampunk stuff in my gallery if you want to have a look.

Also as for props, I'm currently making a set of mechanical wings with real working clockwork. The wings themselves probably won't move, but it has moving parts. As soon as they're finished I'll post a picture


03 Mar 2010 - 10:2927972
@sjbonner and ryukredapples: No worries about not being able to make it, thanks for the interest though. We hope one day to do a full-feature-length version of this viniette so perhaps when we do that you might be available for extras? ^^

@Demorafairy: Wonderful! Its just the sort of thing we need! As for wings, depending on how big they are I might have to recommend that you don't bring them, as I said its a crowd scene and there will be pushing and shoving expected and the last thing we want is something to break! Of course I'll wait and see what they look like and stuff before giving the final answer. But thank you for saying you're up for it! I shall contact you on the matter of travel arrangements within the next week or so


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03 Mar 2010 - 10:4927974
Quote Monkey:
@sjbonner and ryukredapples: No worries about not being able to make it, thanks for the interest though. We hope one day to do a full-feature-length version of this viniette so perhaps when we do that you might be available for extras? ^^


I would love to get involved its just a bit of a trial as I love so far away its been a while since Ive been in a student film even as an extra its great fun! specially since its something im actually passionate about very best of luck with this!


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03 Mar 2010 - 11:0427975
Quote Monkey:
@Demorafairy: Wonderful! Its just the sort of thing we need! As for wings, depending on how big they are I might have to recommend that you don't bring them, as I said its a crowd scene and there will be pushing and shoving expected and the last thing we want is something to break! Of course I'll wait and see what they look like and stuff before giving the final answer. But thank you for saying you're up for it! I shall contact you on the matter of travel arrangements within the next week or so


The wings won't be too big, the wingspan is about the length of my forearm. But we'll see. I look forward to hearing from you!

Also, I don't know how much you've advertised this, might be worth going to sites like DeviantART and contacting the steampunk groups and asking them to post a journal about it or something. Just a suggestion


05 Mar 2010 - 22:5528072
I saw your invite on DA, i'd really like to attend but just too close to Kitacon, as I'd have to travel all the way from Manchester. I'd be up for it some other time though.


07 Mar 2010 - 18:2128134
Wannabethere
Looks like fun, but in my experience filming is always more work than you think it will be. All the same I would like to take part. I have the same problem with transport that everyone else has, ie affording it. Is there anyone out there going from West Yorks interested in sharing transport. My car is off the road at present, I would be more than happy to share petrol costs etc.


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Last edited by Joshua (07 Mar 2010 - 18:23)
07 Mar 2010 - 18:5128135
Quote Monkey:
@sjbonner and ryukredapples: No worries about not being able to make it, thanks for the interest though. We hope one day to do a full-feature-length version of this viniette so perhaps when we do that you might be available for extras? ^^


I'd very much like to ^_^


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11 Mar 2010 - 10:4328297
To everyone who has shown an interest in coming, would you please be kind enough to PM me your email addresses so I may send information to you all?


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