What is the primary concept for your community? What will people come to the site to do/talk about/learn?
Okay my primary concept for the community is to provide a space where people can come together to get involved in creative projects and hopefully get experience through collaborations and connect with others and I would love it to be a good learning environment.
I am just going to give some examples of what seeds have been planted.
A) a friend in Brazil who is a writer wants to do a web animated series and as most of us have very little cash and me and my friend Ugis who is a camera man could film this for him. I do know a few animators who may like to get involved in the making of.
B) I have a script that needs rewriting and 4 more to write for making into short films so will be needing a place to upload scripts for feedback, then start pulling together people and resources to do pre production, production and post production and then will need space for sharing the process of all this and plus the marketing and distribution.
C) I do have a few sculpture projects that I would like to create and sell
D) Graphic Novels, just recently been in touch with a tutor who I spoke to a while ago about doing offline graphic novel workshops as there are none in Edinburgh, do go from concept to finished idea and explore digital media and web comics.
E) Audio plays and podcasts as friends of mine have written lots of short stories that would love to turn into either or these so to have a space that they could get involved in the process of making and keep an eye on progress.
F) Concept Photography shoots know quite a few photographers who want to collaborate on shoots and would like a place so I can promote their work.
G) Documentaries about various issues, got one in the pipeline about Edinburgh Drag Queens, also did a lot of research not long into the monetary system and how it operates so would like to develop an area for social issues which could lead to digital art films to be created
I love being able to promote people who I have worked with so they can benefit and earn money from their efforts, one of the guys I worked with before has ended up doing lots of book covers for writers from a few introductions I did for him, love doing this for others.
I know the site is going to have to be split into two for different types of access as I have been on lots of sites where people just talk so part of the network would be a collaborators club for specific projects, do know quite a lot of people who I have maintained relationships with and would want them to be part of the network but they may not want to be involved in projects.
I haven’t been able to stop collecting information about various things such as art, film making and things like that so want a place to be able to share inspirations and various links to sites that are relevant to each topic.
See what I mean about going off on tangents, I have a mind like a tangled mess with everything.
Have been thinking of features and need some help in coming up with a proper list. I will be waiting for Drupal to release version 8 which is on the 19th of November so been trying to teach myself some basics of html and css with code academy just now.