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About our goal
Now $50 000 might sound like alot to many of you, but its not in terms of film making. This will cover the bare minimum needed to make a high-end documentary that can do the scene justice. We have this campaign set to flexible funding, which means that we will get and use all the money collected. If we get less than our goal, we will still make the film, but not be able to focus on all global regions.
The exponential growth of the gaming industry over the past decade has been hard to miss and games like World of Warcraft are now household names. “Gamers” competing against each other isn’t anything new either, but is eSport something else? The LAN event DreamHack Summer 2012 had 15 300 visitors and over 4 million unique viewers on their streamed tournament games which shows that this is no trivial matter.
Is eSport comparable with more established sports such as football or tennis? Who follows eSport and who makes it possible for them to do so? These are some of the questions we want to answer and deliver in a way that is comprehendible regardless of your computer background, or lack thereof.
We will examine what eSports is and how seriously we should take it. Through mainly interviews of players, financers, organizers and individual enthusiasts who are working towards promoting eSports, we will give a picture of what eSport is today and where it is headed. This to be complimented with footage from big events and key locations to put the contents of the interviews in a visual context. We hope to show eSports from the views of these people and how it’s possible to place it in the broader spectrum of mainstream sports.
We will not focus on any specific game, since the subcommunities and tournament set-ups differ. We want to show what eSports IS and to do that, we will look at everything from the scene around big games such as, but not exclusively, Counterstrike: GO, Starcraft 2, League of Legends, to "smaller" ones like Quake or Shootmania. This is not about games, it's about what makes eSport, as a whole, work.
We who conduct the interviews will be “invisible” and not appear,in the final cut. The documentary will be shot in a well-composed, vibrant and colourful fashion. We will use FlyCams to avoid camera shaking while we move around, glidetracks and tripods during interview sessions and will constantly try to find new visual approaches for our material.
We will make our documentary, not only informative, but also visually pleasing. The overall atmosphere will be warm and positive.
* Visually pleasing
* Aimed at the broader public, not just gamers
* Focus on eSports as a whole, not an individual game
* What is eSports? What/who makes the wheels spin?
* Where is it headed?
What We Need & What You Get
The money we raise here will solely be used to produce this documentary and make sure we dont die from scurrvy during the proccess.
It will be used to:
- Buy the equipment necessary to get the film both sounding and looking good
- Air-fare to get to the locations where we need to film (events, HQs, important characters)
- Accomodation at these locations.
- Food when there (if we dont have food, let us eat cake)
We will keep on filming as long as we have the funds to keep going. The more help we get, the better the outcome.
Your money won't be wasted and we will continually update our homepage with pictures and clips so that you can follow our progress!
The significance of your contribution cannot be understated! It's not the size that matters, its how you use it...but of course, size is nice too.
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A 45 minute long documentary made for broadcast that answers all questions around eSport, big and small.
A dedicated website will also be created that will be continually updated with pictures, clips and character portraits to show the progress of the project and build up interest. The finished product will also be sold digitally through iTunes and other digital distribution channels.
As mentioned we aim to reach a broad audience and not only preach to the choir of already initiated. The documentary’s visually appealing and explanatory style offers a clearer picture of the inner workings and personalities of eSports to all walks of life.
Who will make this movie happen?
The movie will be shot and edited by Martin Eriksson, who owns and operates a small award-winning production company in Stockholm, Sweden. He loves colours and to weird out from time to time.
The man asking all the questions will be Christopher Arunasalam, avid gamer since birth and a history buff like no other.