Our glorious leaders (praise be unto them) have been toying with the idea of a GGG YouTube channel among other things as a way to expand the image of the group. That's awesome, but a successful YouTube channel requires regular original content. Of course, we'll have stuff like podcasts and Let's Plays, like we already do scattered among several channels, but we'd also require a show to act as an anchor. Something of awesome quality with cinematic artistry to serve as a flagship that only airs for 3-4 months out of the year because it takes so long to produce.
I'm talking about a machinima series. Coincidentally, I've been writing one for the past couple months. A lil' something called Breaking & Entering that I'm hoping will come to fruition as a piece of GGG original programming and plan to film in GTA Online.
But GGG is all about community, so it wouldn't be representative of our group if you guys didn't play a role in production. The idea is to have writers room-esque chats and skype/mumble chats and work together to write a script, but in order for that to happen, the idea needs a solid base first. That should be done as soon as Kelly gives the script a preliminary once-over. Beyond that, it'd be awesome if we could do voice acting and filming as a group, but in order to do that, we need a script first.
Obviously I'm overselling the idea a bit (probably an understatement), but the point is, I need help to make this work.
Also, here's a logo mockup if I haven't overdone it already:
The first 4 episodes are just about ready, and that'll allow for anyone willing to help with writing to get a fairly solid feel for the direction the characters are developing once I share them with you guys. In the mean time, I just want to throw out a couple of things we can talk about without a script, the first of which is a new character.
The primary antagonists are a group of 3 officers, a politically incorrect and strategically misguided Captain, an Officer who is basically a punching bag for all the Captains remarks, and a new Officer who tries to get the department in order and fight crime properly, but instead of being the leader the department needs, the Officer ends up being more like that one kid who reminded the teacher there was homework. Not to mention they're horribly underfunded, leading to a lack of bullets. After acquiring some money from, well, not-so-legal ventures (No Spoilers yet), the Captain chooses to bypass Command and hire his own new recruit instead of spending the money on something the department actually needs.
What I need help with is this new recruit. I don't know what direction I want his/her personality to take. Obviously I'd like to keep their group dynamic as interesting as possible. Some of the ideas I threw around were a "wildcard" sort of thing where the recruit is kind of a psychopath, or a Lt. Dan sort of situation where the recruit believes it's his/her destiny to die in the line of duty. Either way, I'm open to any and all ideas.