"Liberation" -- Planning Thread (Bisons 2013 Dueling Show)

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by BPStoyle, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. BPStoyle Jedi Grand Master

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    Hi all,

    Thank you for your patience while I wrapped up the production of Cannibal: The Musical.

    This Year's Duels: (Added 4/20/13)

    Duel 1 -- Luke's Escape
    • Sith running around field (TBA)
    • Luke (Bryan) vs. Marty, Gil (as Sith), Peter A.
    Duel 2 -- The Jedi
    • Luke (Bryan) vs. Galen (Steve Lo.)
    • Jenner Telsch (Jon) vs. Dave Baro. & Steve Lu.
    • Quinlan Vos (Bill R.) vs. Norma, William, Dan, Karen
    • Leia (Anna) escorting mascots out of harm's way
    Duel 3 -- BIG DUEL
    • Gil (as Jedi) vs. Marty
    • Kathleen vs. Norma
    • Anna vs. Antoine
    • Victor vs. Dave Baro.
    • Bill R. vs. Steve Lu.
    • Bill B. vs. Dan & Willliam**
    • Peter Sr. vs. Karen**
    • Jon vs. Heidi & Peter A.**
    **These pairings will feature some partner swapping mid-duel

    Duel 4 -- Vader's Rampage
    • Vader (Chris) vs. TBA
    • Luke (Bryan) & Vader (Chris) vs. Galen (Steve Lo.) (QUICK)
    Duel 5 -- Clean-Up
    • Remaining Jedi vs. Remaining Sith (TBA)
    Additions to the Crew:

    In addition to myself, we have the following members stepping up in various duties:

    Jon & Bill R. -- Assistant Directors, Producers. Both have stepped up and requested an opportunity to work in more detail on the show, so they are learning the ropes. Jon has brought some great enthusiasm with getting dueling rehearsals going that were unrelated to the show, and figuring out some basic choreography ideas for duelists who wish to have some more direct guidance. Bill also has a strong production background with his film work on top of his martial arts skill. Both are going to be strong assets and will help make sure that you guys keep a great product rolling out year after year.

    Mindy -- Stage Manager. Mindy will be helping with some administrative portions of the show, including coordinating scheduling conflicts and assisting with blocking the show. Mindy is also going to be up in the booth running the show and advising spotlight cues, pyrotechnic cues, and music cues.

    Larry -- AV. Larry steps up every year to videotape everyone's rehearsal videos to assist in the choreography. He will also be taping the show live this year himself. Thank you as always, Larry. You put in many more hours that we all get to see.

    Chris S. -- Associate Producer. Chris has mainly acted as liaison between the show plans and the rest of the event plans. He has agreed to take part in the production a little more to make sure he has a good feel for the efforts that go into the overall production.


    Rehearsals (Updated 4/20):

    Rehearsals will be taking place on Saturday evenings in location TBA. Jon has secured Holy Ghost for April 20th's rehearsal. We are solidifying dates for the other Saturday rehearsals.

    Rehearsals will also be taking place on alternating Tuesday evenings at Jon's church. Jon has organized many a rehearsal on the side there already so this will keep that in line. Thank you Jon! The next scheduled rehearsal is April 23.

    For the weeks we are not meeting on Tuesdays, we will be meeting on alternating Wednesdays at a location TBA. First tentative rehearsal is scheduled for May 1.


    First Rehearsal / Organization Meeting:

    McKinley Mall Conference Room
    Saturday April 13
    6:30pm (corrected time, not 6pm as earlier stated)

    Obviously this is a bit short notice but with the loss of the Lincoln Arena as a rehearsal space I wanted to at least get started with some very basic planning. My main priority is to get everyone partnered up so rehearsals can begin and everyone knows who they are fighting.


    Blocking/Storyboards, & Other Documents:

    Once we have determined who is dueling who I will be working on the general blocking for the show. That will be online and available as soon as possible.


    Filming Dates:

    While this may end up getting condensed, the plan is to have 3 filming dates this year. This will save on the amount of costumes needed to be brought each time (helping to curb the "I forgot to bring that costume" accidents from occurring) as well as allowing more time for each video to be shot. The Bisons staff has mentioned increasing production value as far as lights and microphones, and while those items are fantastic, they require extra setup time between shots.

    Shoot Date 1 (Stadium) -- All Mascot Shots
    Shoot Date 2 (Stadium) -- Stadium Shots focusing on Sith that don't require mascots
    Shoot Date 3 (TBA) -- Jedi Conference Scene

    A detailed filming schedule is forthcoming once I get to go over some schedule conflicts and then the ballpark's availability.


    Audio Recording:

    I will be hashing out the details on audio recording very soon. This will only affect the few members who have dialogue during the live portion of the show. Those with lines in the videos will only need to be present for video filming.


    Action Items (Updated 4/20):

    Please send your scheduling conflicts for TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS (for filming possibilities) between now and 6/22 to Mindy.



    Thanks guys!
    Last edited by BPStoyle, Apr 20, 2013
  2. quigonschuel Jedi Grand Master

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    I will be there, albeit slightly late due to a rescheduled photo shoot with Bob.
    As far as dueling partners, I have no preference! I will be a generic Jedi.
    Last edited by quigonschuel, Apr 9, 2013
  3. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    Looking/willing to be multiple sith....at least two....and looking forward to dueling Quinlan Vos again
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  4. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Given that there are two sets of duels for any Jedi and Sith besides Luke and Vader, duels 3 & 5, if you can do a decent quick change, we could fight TWICE! I also need Sith for duel 2 but I imagine that duel being more of mowing down Sith who don't like to duel long at all. ;)
  5. quigonschuel Jedi Grand Master

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    Looking forward to getting started!
    Last edited by quigonschuel, Apr 9, 2013
  6. BPStoyle Jedi Grand Master

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    *ahem* there will be no time for quick changes between those duels, as all of the Jedi and Sith are on the field from Duel 3 onward.

    There is, however, some time between Duels 2 and 3. Not a whole lot, but possible to change a few accessories.

    If the numbers game becomes an issue, I think we may be able to adjust the script slightly to say Palpatine's army has spread too thin or something to that degree. A plausible effort since Palpatine was starting to invade out farther than the ballpark itself.

    We'll make it work!
  7. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Well, fine! I'm not going anywhere.
  8. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    The 13th is bad for me, and I can't make it. I cannot do anything on a weekday.
    Last edited by JediXXL, Apr 9, 2013
  9. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Did you check the "Conflicts" thread and notify Mindy and Bryan?
  10. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Did you? I posted I can't do weekdays there too.
    Last edited by JediXXL, Apr 10, 2013
  11. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    Emailing Mindy, versus posting to the board, would likely be more helpful to her as she tries to learn how to set up rehearsal and filming schedules. I set up rehearsals and filming schedules for 14 actors and 5 extras and I thought that was a bear even having direct comm via email with all involved.
  12. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    I will be there at the meeting. I will email Mindy my schedule as well.
  13. GreyGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd be happy to continue my run as the Sith first to die on the field. Is that like being the unnamed crewman who dies in the first scene? I'm unable to be at rehearsal this Saturday, though.
  14. GrandAdmDraco Jedi Master

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    I'll be a generic Jedi and I'll need someone to duel. I won't make all the practices, but I'll make as many as I'm able. :)
  15. 72Princess Jedi Grand Master

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    I will be participating as Leia and wil lbe looking for a Dueling partner. Peter Jr., I think I owe you ;) one!

    AJ will be participating but in a non-dueling role as BOBA FETT.
  16. 72Princess Jedi Grand Master

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  17. BPStoyle Jedi Grand Master

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    Thank you everyone who made it out to rehearsal tonight. A big thank you to Jon for getting us the rehearsal space.

    Tuesday April 23 is the next rehearsal, at Jon's church from 7pm to 9pm. We will be focusing on Duel 2, when Jon and Bill R. burst out of the dugout. Anyone who wants to refine their work on their duels from the big epic duel (which we worked on tonight) is welcome to come and work as well.

    Next Saturday, 4/27, will be tentatively scheduled for the McKinley Mall (subject to change). We will be doing Duel 3 (epic duel) again as we did this week.
  18. VideoPrince Force Ghost

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    The 1st batch of videos have been posted to Vimeo.
    The bloopers are being reserved for a special purpose.
    Bwahahahahahahahahahah
  19. LadySith22 Force Ghost

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    I sent out an email with the address for tomorrow nights dueling rehearsal location. If you did not receive it and need the address still please let me know or contact Jon.

    I will not be there since Tuesdays are my late night at work.

    Just as a reminder since neither Chris or myself will be at this rehearsal texting him won't let Bryan know if your availability has changed. Please make sure you have Bryan's contact info incase your schedule changes last minute. :)
  20. GreyGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks to everyone for the email updates and the thorough details in the posts regarding the who, what, when, and where!
  21. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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  22. LadySith22 Force Ghost

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    Okay, here goes....

    A list if all currently scheduled rehearsals, dates, locations and times:

    APRIL
    Saturday, April 27 McKinley Mall 6:30 - 9pm

    MAY
    Wednesday, May 1, Victors church 6:30-9
    ***Saturday, May 4, Mckinley Mall 6:30-9***
    Tuesday, May 7, Jon's church 7-9
    ***Saturday, May 11, no rehearsal d/t mothers day***
    Wednesday, May 15, Vic's church 6:30-9
    Saturday, May 18, Holy Ghost 6-9
    Tuesday, May 21, Jon's church 7-9
    Saturday, May 25, Holy Ghost 6-9
    Wednesday, May 29, Vic's church, 6:30-9

    JUNE
    Saturday, June 1, Holy Ghost 6-9
    Tuesday, June 4, Jon's church 7-9
    Saturday, June 8, Holy Ghost 6-9
    Wednesday, June 12, Vic's church 6:30-9
    Saturday, June 15, Holy Ghost 6-9
    Tuesday, June 18, Jon's church 7-9


    Please keep in mind these rehearsal may change based on events at the locations. Also additional rehearsals will be added closer to show date and if the ballpark is available.

    Thank you Larry, Jon and Vic for securing the practice locations. If I have any dates or times wrong please let me know. I will also send a email to everyone on the contact list with addresses.

    I will have hard copies of the calendar and addresses at rehearsal on Saturday for anyone who needs them.
  23. LadySith22 Force Ghost

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    Please note the location for May 4th has changed. Holy Ghost is unavailable that day, we have McKinley Mall booked. Also may 11th is Mother's Day weekend, Holy Ghost is unavailable then as well.
  24. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    When can we move outside since it's starting to get nicer weatherwise...
  25. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    An indoor place was secured so that we would have coverage from potential rain or mud. I haven't been there yet (Holy Ghost) but I'm sure we could head outside to warm temperatures if there is no rain