The summer heat is coming people, and that reminds us we should go on holiday. But we could not leave you like this. We have to finish our first season of the series, and the best part is we get to do it with the pilot chapter on the video game industry. Here it is, no more delays. This is the result. Enjoy and please comment:
In this chapter, as in the other three previous chapters, we have to highlight the large amount of interview material assembled in so little time. We know there are millions of people who can speak about the Spanish video game industry, but it has been a bit more complicated than that. We were searching not only for someone who was well-known (more or less), but also the brevity and importance of what they were telling to us. They should also be representative of his profession or position. That is the reason why some statements only last a few seconds. A clear example of this is the inclusion of Jorge Huguet, from Sony. We found it interesting to have someone bringing up the publishers’ vision of the industry, although it was only briefly. Time limitations vs Content, have been the main obstacles for filming and editing the chapters. But, in this chapter, those difficulties have become amplified, because we are dealing with a considerable number of topics and material to analyze before writing the script. Some of these topics were too complicated, so we decided to leave them aside due to time limitations. Just to have a rough idea of what we are talking about, we had a first draft of the chapter with 17 minutes. We reduced this to 7 amazing minutes, less than a half the first draft.
Hello de@r re@ders!
We’re back again to update you on the project. In fact, if we had to sum up this past month at The Gamer Inside, we’d say that it’s been a little of everything, we’ve been looking at the feedback on the memory pilot chapter, and also working on the culture pilot chapter, the future web and some interviews with interesting people that were long overdue; as you can see, we haven’t had much time to get bored:
Buceando en la memoria…
Digging deep into the memory… Continuar leyendo
Making a Long Story Short:
The Gamer Inside,this curious name came to me one day in April, with the idea to interview my friends and acquaintances who played video games. This started almost one year ago, in December 2010, when I was considering how to express my many experiences and mixed feelings related to gaming. In my mind was the simple idea of showing the significant impact caused on me by video games. But then a curious thought came to me, I thought that my story wasn’t so different from other many fans and game industry workers´ stories, so I decided to find out how that collective story had played out under their perspectives. Quickly, I took my tripod and my camera wherever I went, constantly at my side to try to “land” those moments or people you seldom come across but that really hope to capture. Madrid, Barcelona, London, Valencia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro… some of the cities that left their traces in this documentary series where the different experiences, cultures and sociopolitical circumstances were the motive that drove me to go beyond the topics covered in the interviews. Trying to learn a little bit more every day, searching the different nuances between two very similar opinions have made it possible to get a very complex work but at the same time enriching. Continuar leyendo
A busy end of September:
We come back at the end of September to The Gamer Inside, dear readers, with a new delivery of these unconventional chronicles. But, first! How was your week? For me this has been one of the busiest weeks I’ve had lately. While our vote counter was stuck at 59 and with a redirection error in the hosting provider, I have visited two Spanish cities, Córdoba and Seville. In Córdoba I have participated in the festival Eutopía 2011, I gave a video game design and creation workshop with Kodu, which has been very gratifying.
I’m sure you recall a few months ago I was involved with a project called “The Gamer Inside” a trip through the reflections and memories of gamers brought about by their experiences with video games. Well, the project continued to grow to the point where the magazine “Marca Player” asked me to describe some details on an ongoing basis about the project. Hearing this, I decided it would be interesting to chronicle the behind the scenes evolution of the project. Under the title “The Gamer Inside: The Chronicles,” I have decided to write some posts about the development of the project. Here in my blog you will find all of them once they’ve been published in Marca Player.
I hope you like them!
First, we must focus on this, “The Gamer Inside”. I named it that more than six months ago. The reason I created this project is that I have always wanted to get to know more people so that I could learn from them. In December of 2010, my curiosity and passion about video games that had been building since I was very young came together into this blog that your are reading. The project itself originated when I began to study for my Masters at the University of Alcala. Continuar leyendo
I’m pleased to announce you that the documentary project I was preparing since December 2010 will start soon as a documentary series. What started as some interviews to my old friends who still play nowadays, has become a really big project, with more than 50 testimonies (some of them really extense) that are really different to each other. People working at marketing, events organization, journalism, pedagogy, researching, art, game development, business management, etc… All interviewed persons have a common start point, their love for videogames. You belong to a generation who has grown up with a new media, and an expression and entertainment way it leaved his mark in your memory and influenced your lives… “The Gamer Inside” is the name of the project, I chose it because of the intimacy and independence I want to keep along the series. It starts with the goal of documenting the colective memories of this generation (a gamers generation) and their reflections about the media.
During the last months, I’ve been lucky since I count with the colaboration of two great professionals, and good persons, the 2D/3D graphic artist Álvaro Redondo Caparrós author of the original idea and design for the logo, and Jonathan Hall Couto who will work in the main score. Also I have to specially thank Xudit, Juan and David and Suset, from Intermediae.
And last, but not least, I can’t forget to thank to University of Alcalá and GIPI researching group, for letting me use the materials to make the recordings.
The chosen format will be a series of thematic chapters, we will give more details about this soon…
To keep you informed about our progression, I will use this newsletter and for a closer and more constant communication also I created a Twitter account and a facebook page Facebook, all the content will be published at my mi personal blog.
Thank you for your participation in this exciting project, that still now continues growing. Hope you like it when it will be released.
Keep in touch.