As of last night, Bisons Star Wars Night 2014 (SWN) has started its development stage! This means we are going to need a lot of help from you all. First and foremost, we need a development team which consists of a production team and a writing team. If you think you'd like to be in either of these teams, then please read the rest of this post and seriously consider committing to the production of SWN. Before reading below, understand that what follows could seem like a daunting or even intimidating proposal. Please remember that we have a lot of experience under our collective utility belts with bringing about the best Star Wars Nights in the country! And I know we have a lot of passionate, smart, and creative people in the club that are more than a match for this undertaking. Even more important, we are a supportive bunch and together I know we can do this by helping each other! Also know that I will make myself available to anyone on these teams for direction and support in making SWN a LOT of fun for us and therefore incredible fun for our audience. Okay, now for a lot of technical language... feel free to contact me with any questions. WRITING TEAM At this time, anyone interested in helping create the story for SWN and even be on the writing team have until October 1st to prepare and submit a story idea to me (message me if you need my e-mail) for consideration by the production team. The production team will vote on October 3rd and determine the basic theme and any possible message based upon suggested possible stories. Club members can submit ideas on their own and/or as part of a writing team. The story can be pitched as part of a series or as a standalone story. The story idea must be presented in no more than 500 words. The writing staff for SWN will be identified based upon story idea submissions and the story determined by the production team. A head writer will be suggested by the production team based on interest and will need to be endorsed by the majority of the writing team. When you submit your idea please indicate the author(s) and whether there is a desire to be on the writing team and if there is interest in being the head writer; this is a commitment to take the selected story idea and develop it through synopsis, outline, scriptment and script phases -- about a six month process. PRODUCTION TEAM If you are interested in being on the production team, please contact our club president, Chris Solecki, and express which position or positions you would be interested in. Please note that this is more than a nine month commitment to this event. The assignment of these positions will ultimately be determined by him: Director - primarily responsible for the storytelling, creative decisions and acting of the film and live show. Also responsible for casting decisions and photography. Assistant Director - manages the production schedule, rehearsal schedule, film shooting schedule and logistics of the production, among other related tasks. Director of Audiography - responsible for sound design, sound effects, recording, mixing, and music used for the film as well as the live performance. Art Director - responsible for storyboards, concept art, visual effects, sets, and props Director of Choreography - responsible for live show field movement and fight choreography Please submit interest to Chris immediately! As indicated above, the production team should be solidified soon; I'd prefer by next Sunday, September 15, so the task of story idea review can be spread out over the greatest amount of time possible. Thank you one and all in advance for your support of SWN!