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Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 17, 2004, 10:04:48 AM
A proposal (http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=5110) from many months ago is finally reaching a kind of maturity... a true sister site... a well written, well edited, frequently updated collection of articles by Xixax users[/size].

It will be called "The Green Screen"... (any better ideas are welcomed)...

(http://www.xixax.com/greenscreen/headerscreen01.jpg)

If you have any questions, ask them here.

PM your articles to me (http://xixax.com/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=21) and we'll read them. We want content!

AND NOW we shall answer questions before they have been asked...


OFFICIAL FAQ

What does this have to do with Xixax?

It will be completely integrated with xixax.com... we'll probably start a new forum dedicated to this thing where we can link to and discuss articles. And the whole site will be hosted on Xixax.

How is this different from a message board?

Good question. And this is what we must continue to ask ourselves. The editing will make most of the difference. Length, density, and quality. Graphical complexity and freedom.

Who can submit articles?

Any Xixax user. If you feel the desire to write an article, write one and send it to us.

What kind of thing are you looking for? What is an "article"?

That's up to you. We're not looking for "movie reviews" as such... more of an open form. Thoughts and ideas condensed into a piece of writing. We're trying to focus on film, obviously, but you can really write about anything you want.

Will you publish my article? Or will you laugh at me?

Well, it should be interesting, and you should have some passion. Of course we can't guarantee your article will make it, but right now there's about a 99% chance.

How will you edit my articles?

Grammar, language, organization, whatever. I like doing that kind of thing, so expect it. We can approve it with you, of course. And we can work out individual things.

Can I be a columnist?

Maybe.

When is this going to happen?

As soon as we get enough content... which could be very soon. The layout, design, and technical stuff is pretty much done.

What makes you think this won't die like the collective story?

We're optimistic. But that's why the quality of content is important. We're obviously not professional writers, although some like to think so, and all we are expecting/hoping for is an attempt at coherent English + an interesting concept.
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 17, 2004, 10:29:47 AM
wow. My proposal is coming to fruition. I may actually have to get back to writing about movies.
Title: Re: The Green Screen
Post by: pete on June 17, 2004, 01:32:59 PM
haha you just asked yourself a dozen questions you already knew the answers to.  someone's a bit cuckoo!
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Just Withnail on June 17, 2004, 01:58:11 PM
Nice! Ever since GT's suggestion I've been hoping something would come out of it  :-D
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: SHAFTR on June 17, 2004, 02:21:55 PM
I could kick it off with a paper about Eisenstein and his relationship to and change from theatre to Film.
Title: Re: The Green Screen
Post by: ono on June 17, 2004, 02:28:04 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
It will be called "The Green Screen"... (any better ideas are welcomed)...

"The Blue Room."  Hehehe.

Seriously, though.  Great idea.  I'll definitely try to contribute something.
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: El Duderino on June 17, 2004, 02:33:42 PM
i'm in.....good thinking
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: 82 on June 17, 2004, 02:48:22 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
I could kick it off with a paper about Eisenstein and his relationship to and change from theatre to Film.


Article form please..  Do people want to read your college essay?
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Just Withnail on June 17, 2004, 02:50:16 PM
Quote from: El Duderino
i'm in.....good thinking


Well he's GT for a reason...
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Thrindle on June 17, 2004, 05:04:53 PM
This is really fucking great!  I added the "fucking" for emphasis as to how cool this actually is... Do it up!
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: mutinyco on June 17, 2004, 09:07:20 PM
Jesus, people are congratulating GT? What's this world coming to?
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: kotte on June 18, 2004, 05:47:39 PM
Quote from: mutinyco
Jesus, people are congratulating GT? What's this world coming to?


Armageddon? :?
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 21, 2004, 09:40:03 PM
Send your content to thegreenscreen@yahoo.com.

Pretty much any file format is good (Word documents preferred).
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Myxo on June 23, 2004, 03:48:26 PM
Good stuff Blackman..

I look forward to reading some of this stuff.
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on June 23, 2004, 10:23:41 PM
This definitely was a good idea.  

If and when I've got some articles handy, you'll see them.
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Film Student on July 14, 2004, 02:35:22 AM
This is a sweet idea... Finally get to do my 200 page dissertation on the latent homoeroticism of "Houseguest"....
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Just Withnail on August 10, 2004, 06:27:52 PM
So, any idea when this will be up?
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 10, 2004, 09:08:10 PM
Just wait for the fall... it's still in the works, and will definitely synthesize soon. We're waiting for a few different elements to come together, including content. Reminder: please send your writing to thegreenscreen@yahoo.com ...and really, if you're unsure about something, just send it and we'll take it (or tell you if we can't). We'll edit it and approve it with you before it's online.
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Reinhold on September 05, 2004, 10:40:44 AM
this sounds like an awesome idea.

do you have any sample content?
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: hedwig on October 07, 2004, 02:20:57 AM
just emailed my article.
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 07, 2004, 10:19:17 AM
Thank you!

All other contributions are welcome. This is really coming together relatively soon now...
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: hedwig on October 07, 2004, 09:45:58 PM
uh...i just emailed another one.

how many have you recieved so far, in total? I anticpiate reading these very much
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Thrindle on October 07, 2004, 09:47:57 PM
I'm still debating the feminist perspective of an article.  Xixaxers would hate me...  That man hating dyke of a feminist   8)
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Gloria on October 07, 2004, 09:54:28 PM
Quote from: Thrindle
I'm still debating the feminist perspective of an article.  Xixaxers would hate me...  That man hating dyke of a feminist   8)


We should sooo collaborate.  They can hate us both.   :wink:
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: hedwig on November 20, 2004, 07:24:00 PM
Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:54 pm
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Gamblour. on November 29, 2004, 02:38:40 PM
After a few hours, I will email my ten page paper "Buster? I Don't Even Know Her!" about theoretical issues and Buster Keaton. I've been writing it for a day straight, damn.
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 01, 2005, 05:02:30 AM
The Green Screen is officially launched!

http://greenscreen.xixax.com/

http://xixax.com/viewforum.php?f=40
Title: Announcement: The Green Screen
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on January 01, 2005, 03:09:32 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
The Green Screen is officially launched!

http://greenscreen.xixax.com/

http://xixax.com/viewforum.php?f=40

Good on ya, mate!