Monday, April 11, 2016

class 3 recording

Freddy TV Pitch - Open Source Vigilante

Open Source Vigilante

(Repurpused last week's film pitch for a tv pitch)
  • Tag Line
    • Kid genius Tay Lecom is on her search for father’s scammer, which brings her to the wild lands that is the internet, where a team of internet vigilantes is at war with the cybercrime organisation, w0rldsm1le.
      • Think Summer Wars/Digimon meets wild west/samurai movies.

  • Paragraph/Set up (was going to have 2 separate paragraphs but ended up combining them)
    • In this world, the internet is presented as another world where your Internet ID is a more fantastical version of yourself. In the internet you can be anybody: a muscular 10 foot dragon ninja or a prince from Nigeria. The internet has cities and stores like the real world, but no goverment, which gives scammers the opportunity to do as they will with innocent people. That is what happens to Mr. Lecom, who after an internet scam is sent to jail. Now is up to her daughter, Tay, to find the clues and evidence that could save her father and defeat the cybercrime organisation, w0rldsm1le. Not an easy task, as w0rldsm1le has countless minions spread through out the network that will impede, presented on the internet world as real battles with swords, guns, blaming on lag, etc.

  • Average Episode
    • The main goal of every episode is for  the protagonist find a clue that could help proof Mr. Lecom, or other innocent people that where scammed, innocence (evidence that the person was scammed, video footage of what the person was doing while the fake crime was comited, stolen information or money, etc.). Obstacles in the forms of monsters, cowboys, ninjas,  or whatever said cybercriminal decided his ID would be will impede the protagonists process.
    • Although the overall genre would be action/adventure, every episode would have its own genre that would be presented at the beginning of the episode (with film language, not literally.)
      • For example, an episode based more on thrillers may start with an internet heist, while an episode based on westerns may start with a duel.

  • Episodes
    • Episode 1 (Pilot)
      • After unsuccessfully trying to defeat a 10 foot skeleton that could have information of her father, Tay is presented to a team of internet vigilantes.
    • Episode 2
      • While fighting a squad of unicorn ninjas, Tay reveals more about what has happened about her father with their new teammates.
    • Episode 3
      • After having trouble defeating a Japanese cat who sell illegal dating sim video games, the team finds help from an unusual source: Tay’s father.
    • Episode 4
      • One of Tay’s teammates, ComputerMan, a wrestling star now computer star owner tries to teach Tay how to open more to people to defeat their next opponent: a flamboyant microphone in search for some karaoke battle. … and some fun.
    • Episode 5
      • A member of the team reveals his dark past, he was a previous member of w0rldsm1le. Meanwhile the rest of the team are dealing with a troll. Yeah, that kind of troll.
    • Episode 6
      • Part One of a two-parter
      • After defeating their official 50th minion, the vigilante team feel that they are on roll, but a treason from within the team may change that.
    • Episode 7
      • Final Part of the two-parter
      • The team (the humans, not their internet id) is stuck on an elevator with no access to the internet.

  • Set up… of how I would plan this show to work
    • Its an episodic show, with a goal for each episode, each arc of a season and the eventual show
      • The first season would deal with proving Mr. Lecom
      • The complete series (thinking two seasons) is to defeat w0rldsm1le.

(The following drawings are from last week's pitch but felt they still apply.)

Dane Armour HW Week 2

Nautilus Boy

Tagline: Sent to infiltrate and plot an invasion against the world above sea level, Nort the Nautilus must juggle the voices in his head, his pants and his heart as he navigates the trials and tribulations of Junior High.

Paragraph: Nort is an undercover Nautilus who is really just trying to fit in, live up to the expectations of his Father (and commanding General), pass all his classes, understand his hormones and out of control (literally) sex drive, not get beat up and win over the girl of his dreams.

Average Episode: Nort is really just a teenager who wants to live a normal life, problems and all, but everytime a normal teenage moral conflict rears it's head he is overwhelmed, conflicted between taking orders from his overbearing Father, meeting the demands of the student curriculum and surviving the social battle ground of school life. With every episode a seemingly simple problem spirals out of control as Nort runs around trying to please everyone, keep up the his admittedly poor disguise and reign in his over active sex drive.

Episode Ideas:

"Sex Ed": The final exam for Sex Ed is fast approaching, Nort and his rival Thorston (who hates Nort for usurping his place as biggest dork in the class) are both frantically putting the final touches on their projects when the class bully bursts into the library and destroys them both. Now Nort and Thorston must work together to make the best Sex Ed project ever!

"Sea Ahoy": Nort tricks his father into cancelling the invasion by inviting him to a school ball themed 'Under the Sea'.

"Excursion Incursion" : On a school excursion to the aquarium Nort realises the horrors of animal cruelty and plots to save the sea creatures on display with the help of his big crush, Elsa.

"Bully Bust" : After one too many toilet dunkings, Nort lashes out at the grade bullies, revealing his true identity and scaring them to hell. Now he must manage the awkwardly forced freindships with his abusers in order to stop them from spreading the word.

"Valentines Hush": It's Valentines day and Nort has finally built up the courage to tell Elsa he likes her, but his stray tentacle has it's sights firmly set on the substitute teacher.

Brian W - tv pitch: RDF

1)Tagline: An overzealous rookie cop is demoted and forced to join and coexist with a misfit group of peace loving environmentalists.

2)Danger girl meets baywatch with dolphins.

Rio Dolphin Force

An action comedy, set in the tropical region of Rio. An overzealous cop is demoted and put in a misfit group of environmentalists. The groups are at odds until they find out that they have a common enemy and need to work together in order to put a stop to the the evil biological experiments of the mega corporation

3)Each episode will start off with a problem that will develop some aspect of the story and involve a new biological monster or evil minion, ending in a climatic battle at the end. Kind of like power rangers, or sailormoon.

Each episode will contain one battle scene as well as one T & A scene.
Each episode will end with a narrative twist to make you want to watch the next episode

First major arc, would be the formation of the team and how they learn to cope and function as a team.


Episode 1
Beach scene.
Character setup
establish conflict between Sasha and the rest of the dolphin force.
and bad guy setup (mystery)
poachers (twins) taking some endangered starfish
battle scene: Poachers (twins) chase scene.
T&A: Starfish over chest during chase scene.
Twist: RDF blamed because of all the damage they caused during the chase.

Episode 2
RDF girls pose as the twins and bring the endangered starfish to a fancy aquarium in downtown RIO
girls are led into a secret area, showing all kinds of rare and endagered animals
T&A: twins undercover outfits
battle scene:

Episode 3
Intro to villains. Poachers are broken out of prison by ninja agent posing as their lawyer.
Sasha reprimanded for destroying public property during chase last episode
battle scene: prison break.
T&A: Guard seduction by ninja agent
Twist: the poachers have had a homing device planted on them.

Episode 4
Sasha and Leila jump the gun and tail them to their hideout. Dance club.
Introduce the poachers as part of a larger organization with a mastermind behind it all.
Battle scene:Sasha and Leila are discovered as undercover agents and have to fight their way out.
T&A:Sasha and Leila go undercover as dancers.
Twist: Dance club leads to a secret facility.

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Jade's Journal - Week 2 - Kennedy Tarrell

Jade’s Journal

I wrote this for pre-k (ages 2-5ish) so please excuse the incredibly simple plots and learning crammed into every episode! (Idk, I just think preschool programming has a lot of cool stuff you can do with it?)


Jade is the living embodiment of a five year old asking "Why?" all the time, and she has just one goal: fill up her research journal with every fact she can about the nature around her. Together with her little "co-researcher" brother, Jade attempts to catalog the world starting in her own backyard!

An aspiring environmental scientist and quick thinker, Jade (Age 6) is endlessly curious about plants, climate, and animals. Although she's full of questions, what sets Jade apart is her desire to find the answers herself. The comedic foil and occasional hapless tagalong to Jade’s antics, Rory is Jade’s two-year-old brother. He too is an eager (although bashful and mischievous) learner! Jade's journal focuses on teaching children ages 2-5 about their environments.  Because weather, animals, and geology vary from location to location, Jade’s interests span all climate zones, and she’ll often focus on things in nature that everyone faces. (Like gravity! You can’t escape that!)

Average Episode
Jade's passion for astronomy leads to a covert nighttime mission up to the roof. When Rory finds his sister noting constellations in her journal, he joins in on the mission! But his insistence on being "closer to the sky" forces jade to explain the power of telescopes.


1.) Jade starts the first chapter of her journal, and decides to press fall leaves in it to save. What is chlorophyl and why do leaves change in some parts of the world? Jade is determined to find out, while Rory is determined to jump in a pile of her pressed leaves.

2.) Rory's day: Rory decides to go on a research mission of his own: stalk the "wild" pet cat. When a series of accidents befalls the journal, it's up to rory to forge some findings! He's two, so this doesn't go well.

3.) It's a snow day! Jade's  finds a way to collect samples of snow "testing" only to find that her research has been assembled into a snowman! What can they learn about the climate from this guy?

4. ) Are cacti dangerous? Rory seems to think so! Jade and Rory take a trip to the kitchen windowsill to learn about these desert plants and their ability to retain water. Jade's succulent collection gets a little out of hand, and Rory has to teach her the art of subtlety in plant decorating.

5.) Rory gets a betta fish, and no, Rory, you just can't pet it. Instead, Rory and Jade assemble a cruelty-free fishtank! (That has to be a thing, right?!) What's the deal with fish, anyway? Rory and Jade find out.

Hi-Gear Battles - Week 2 - TV Pitch

Logline: We follow Mira through their adventures in the space colonies greatest sport: Robot combat! Paragraph: Set in space the story revolves around a shy, unassertive girl by the name of Mira. She's always been such a huge fan of robot battles, and even has started toying around with building her own custom robot. She usually shys away from any challenges and chickens out of this years tournament sign up. Luckily she has an aggressive older sister that signs her up for the tournament and forcibly starts a team with Mira. Together they take on the rival colonies in pursuit of becoming champions of the Space Colosseum.

Characters: Mira: This girl eats, sleeps and dreams robots. She's a bit of a quiet wallflower and keeps to herself at school. But she has a competitive fire burning within her she's been too shy to let out. She has a huge interest in participating in tournaments and being on the same field as her heroes.
Nova: Going to college for robotics Nova has always had a huge passion for robots. She used to do robot combat when she was younger but didn't really participate in the tournaments or any means of professional combat. For her it was just a way to test new parts she invented. Now that her sister is showing a similar interest she is aggressively pushing her little sister to blossom on the battlefield. Also gives her a chance to field test out new inventions again heh heh.
Mom: Supportive of her robot-crazy daughters she runs a space delivery shop that delivers to multiple colonies. She often has Mira and Nova run out packages when she gets a little swamped with work. Often this results with some unsavory run-in's with the daughters rivals.
Mach: A robot that Mira has been tinkering around with building for years. Nova uses an experimental AI she developed to give him life. Mach tends to be a sarcastic robot that slowly warms up to the girls.
Average Episode: Mira wakes up glued to the screen listening to the latest Space Colosseum news. Wearing a t-shirt of her favorite robot STARCRUSHER. A commercial comes on announcing sign ups for the new local tournaments. Her sister Nova elbows her suggesting she should sign up and that her robot Mach has come a long way. Mira deflects but still heads over to the sign up station anyways. The person in charge asks Mira where her robot is and Mira freaks out about to run away when her sister Nova shows up with Mach. Begrudgingly both Mach and Mira sign up for the tournament. Nova promising Mach better and newer parts, and convincing Mira how cool it would be to fight on the same field as her heroes like STARCRUSHER. But for Mira to be accepted in she needs to fight an initiation battle. It goes really rough in the beginning, Mach not listening to Mira's directions and being really sarcastic the whole time. They pull it together after Mira convinces Mach that they "Need to work together if they are going to achieve their goals." And they pass the first initiation test by the skin of their teeth.

Space Pirates: Suddenly kids robots go missing from kids from their colony. Mach gets gets kidnapped as well! Will Mira and Nova be able to save them?
Sibling Rivalry: Mom gives their Mira and Nova money to celebrate them entering the tournament. Things go sour as the sisters fight on what new parts to buy. 
Surprise Enemy: Mira runs into her first rival, which unfortunately is her best friend.
Dumpyard Squabble: Mira and Nova go scrap yarding for new parts. They run into a group of discarded robots who battle them to defend their home from thieves.
Wage War: One of Nova's old rivals comes to challenge Mira finding out Nova is back into robot fighting again. Will Mira be able to stand up to this seasoned brawler?
Musical Rumble: She must unwind the secrets to his rhythmical battling style before its too late!
Final Battle: Mira and Nova must battle one of the Space Colosseum Stars (previous tournament winners). Their final opponent is their father.

TV PITCH HW! - Jason

Tagline -

Emma must do what she can to survive after a city wide redistricting initiative leaves her as the only

human in a high school made up entirely of space monsters.

 Paragraph -

 Emma has only ever wanted to keep her head down, get good grades, and go to a nice college.

However, when she unexpectedly begins her freshman year now making them the only human

student at a space monster high school. On her first day  she is recruited by the captain of the

“Combat Sports Team” to take the position of SHADOW RANGER! Now She must face off against

the colorful superhero teams of other schools as a villain!


The TEAM CAPTAIN has been pressuring EMMA to use more of her abilities as the SHADOW

RANGER even though EMMA insists she's still uncomfortable using them.

They get challenged by a rival team and the TEAM CAPTAIN pushes EMMA to summon her

SHADOW ROBO to help them defeat them. EMMA summons the SHADOW ROBO but it goes

haywire and starts wreaking havoc on the whole school! The team then works together to stop the

machine and bring it back under EMMA's control but not before a significant portion of the school is

destroyed. The next day they're all in detention and the TEAM CAPTAIN reluctantly apologizes and

agrees to let EMMA get used to her abilities at her own pace.


1- EMMA is trying to get through her first day of high school without incident when she gets cornered by one of the biggest trouble makers in school.

2- EMMA comes to term with her new role as the SHADOW RANGER and meets the other members of the combats sports team. She learns about how intramural teams compete to represent the school and gets into a scuffle with one of their rival teams at school.

3- While bonding as a team over the weekend a SUPER HERO team from a nearby prep school shows up! The teenage MONSTERS and HEROES are itching for a fight but EMMA just wants to enjoy her weekend.

4- When EMMA attempts to summon her SHADOW ROBO the machine goes crazy and starts wrecking the entire school. The whole team must work together to bring it down.

5- The events of the previous day lands the team in detention. Which is a battle royale arena where only the strong are allowed to go home for the day. The event is overseen by the Principal SPACE DEMON QUEEN who seems to have it out for EMMA.

6- The team returns to class to find the destroyed portion of their school completely repaired. They start starts swapping tall tales about the mysterious JANITOR on campus. Wanting to know the truth they create a huge mess and camp out at night to see who/what the JANITOR really is.

7- The TEAM CAPTAIN gets a little hot under the collar after she gets picked on by one of her older SEVEN DEADLY SISTERS and challenges her team to a fight. Does the team have what it takes to beat them even when they seem so severely outclassed?