The Hobbit - Fan Films.

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Aule
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Post#1 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:33 am

Hi, just asking for advice and/or ideas :idea: related to The Hobbit.

A while back, I had the idea of making a short film, and now have most of the equipment (not professional stuff :roll: ) left over in the cupboard as this fell into abandonment because of a unfocused subject. But being inspired by the flares and great ideas coming from all over the place ( ;) mostly here) I am considering making a fan film set in the hobbit book, not the movies when they come. But yet again I come into the barrier of subject. So I now want to re-ewaken this fantasy, and get some good suggestions :D.

We just need to be aware that this will be very low budget (most attire will ether be hand made or from markets), but at a push I can buy re-enactment weapons :| . I also have an abundance of local wood and field land, as well as a safe waterway and a canoe :?: at my disposal. As a last note I would also like to avoid special effects :evil: .

Please be aware that this relys on local interest, and if I lose it, then the project gets the boot :cry:

Aule :mrgreen:

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Post#2 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:44 am

Could you explain further Aule what you mean by "set in the hobbit book."

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Post#3 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:55 am

I mean it in the way that it would be a scene from The Hobbit in its book form, and not in portrayal of the movie characters when the movie is released.

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Post#4 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:15 am

I get you now. So do you have a particular scene in mind from the book? what was your original project that was abandoned going to be about? You could always make it about hobbits rather about The Hobbit- do Bullroarer Tooks first ever horse ride across the fields of Tuckborough!

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Aule
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Post#5 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:25 am

All great ideas 8-) , and as I did have a sort of short "tales of the shire"(cheesy I know :lol: ) idea at first, I hadn't thought of Bullroar yet, and thinking about it it would suit perfectly with my location, and I have a friend who rides, so its plausable to get a horse. I have a very sketchy outline of what the subject is going to be, thats why Im posting here. :mrgreen:

As for the previous project, It was going to be a accompaniment to some of my poetry. Hope that helps. :D

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Post#6 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:11 pm

What if you thought a bit laterally, Aule?

Maybe you could choose your scene, but change your hobbit (s?) into another little person of some sort - and change names or races of any other folk or creatures you have. Then you could use your own imagination to change anything you want so none of us would be the wiser. (Tolkien was a big copier himself!) This way you would have an original short fantasy film. I don't know about these things, but I'm guessing an 'original' film might be welcomed more readily than pure fan-fic when you present your credentials and (future) collection of films at the big film studios. Film companies are presumably always looking for new talent - and new ideas!

If you really just want to do The Hobbit, of course, I think Mr Tyrant is on the money. Bullroarer Took and the invention of golf would be a hoot! There would be heaps of other possibles. Have you anything particularly in mind yet that we fellow forumers might help you develop? (I must say, the mere mention of your poetry being in it sounds exciting!)

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Post#7 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:29 am

Hi Odo! :D

I had thought of using the hobbit as a base for branching out into some of the myths and legends that no doubt inspired Tolkien, and I am quite interested in that vein of thinking and evolving the poetry into a bardic narrative ;) would be a fine way to compliment this (though not as wailing as the animated LOTR hopefully :lol: ). But to find my style I would wish to keep my feet on familiar ground, and I have plenty of input from this forum :D. Liking the Bullroarer line of thought at the moment, hobbit with a splash of adventure ;) .

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Post#8 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:05 pm

If you wanted to portray a scene from The Hobbit maybe you could do the part when they cross the river in Mirkwood.
You know when Bomfur (the fat one) falls in and falls asleep. I just thought about that when you said you had a canoe and safe waterway :)

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Post#9 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:55 pm

8-)

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Aule
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Post#10 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:12 am

I can just picture it now Fimbrethll ;) .....

Its a sodden morning on the Oxford canal, and 14 cloaked figures wish to cross. They were forewarned of the waters of the barge-laden slop are enchanted and any who wish to cross must not touch the rancid depths or drink from there waters. Sitting on the other bank, a small canoe is tethered to the other side, and so the 14 have endeavoured to catch it with grappling hooks. This only resulted in one of their party tumbling into the waters, and landing on (or rather being enveloped by) the silt of muck, sweet-rappers, and discarded bikes. So now they have an extra ''pack'' to carry across on the boat, one unfortunately smelling of 100 years of fishing bait thrown in to no good use. Upon their crossing, a bargeman approaches on a narrowboat, shrugs his shoulders at the unoccupied boat, and continues on down the canal.

In the words of Odo; " 8-) "

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