I’d like to tell you a little bit about a series of events we’re running in conjunction with StarbaseUGC.com and Cryptic Studios.
The Foundry Authors Academy
The FAA consists of a series of live streamed video events spread over six weeks. The goal is to bring people into the Foundry, play with the UGC (User Generated Content) toolset and share their own stories with the other players of Star Trek Online. The Academy ‘classes’ will guide users from the very first moment they press the “Create Content” button, on through to more advanced editing tricks and techniques.
About two weeks ago I was approached by the Community Manager for Star Trek Online (The MMO by Cryptic Studios) to create a video trailer/advertisement for the Foundry (the User Generated Content Tool within the game). This piece would be placed along with a blog written by the community onto first startrekonline.com and now as of today onto startrek.com itself.
I have to tell you it was both extremely exciting and terrifying. So far it seems to have gone down well, but I’d like your comments too.
In other news, we’ve applied for funding for a short film project and a potential webseries to be made over the summer.
More news on these will follow in the next couple of weeks.