Not only should clips flow together in their editing, but also in their theme. We should avoid jarring switches in animation type and settings and try to follow a similar theme. We could also switch themes, but still has something to do with the previous theme so that it flows. It would be even cooler if a story could be told with it.
I think a cool concept would be that each editor tries to interpret the idea that the previous editors is trying to fullfill in their clip selection, but could not finish due to the clip length restrictions, and try to finish that idea. We could even post A WORD or Short Phrase" in the thread best describing what we are going after as a hint for the next editor to follow up on.
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First editor wants to create an action scene, possibly with a shootout between 2 or more people. He may choose a clip with someone pulling out a gun. Then he posts in the thread "Shootout" when hes done editing and submitting his clip.
The next editor sees this, and may choose a clip showing the gun being fired. Then he may want to continue the theme, so he posts "Shootout" again. It may take 5 or 6 editors to actually complete this scene, then when the last editor is satisfied, he may want to move it in to a scene where one of the guys saves a girl from a stray bullet. so he may choose a scene where there is a zoom up on a girls face (to represent a bullet heading towards the girl) then post "Save her" in the thread. so the following editors help create that scene.
Something along these lines I think can create an interesting result. I can already see a few issues with this, such as footage limitations between editors, but that challenge might actually make it more interesting, Since this is where someone's footage manipulation skills can really shine through.
We could have someone (Director?) moderate the choice to continue or switch the theme and approve the direction the theme is going before actual editing is done to improve quality. This director may also create a basic flowchart of an overall theme before hand to loosely stick to if necessary. (so that the story doesn't go allover the place. )
P.S. I would be interesting in participating aswell. I would have no excuse considering the low amount of time requirements for this project.