Hi, and thanks all for reading this. Just like the title says, I'm working on a machinima (a fan-made movie set in a video game's universe) that's set in EVE Online's world of New Eden, and will be using game play footage that I recorded from the game (via NVIDIA Shadowplay). It will be, using green screens, edited into custom-made sets made in DAZ Studio, for which I have purchased science fiction-themed assets to make.
I had a few people whom I contacted in the in-game EVE chat link this forum to me and said to post a thread here, and so, here I am. As goes the project, here's a basic overview of the story that I'm trying to tell:
The story of the video follows a pair of Minmatari students from Pator Tech, the popular school stations in Minmatar space. The two, Zerisi Madeveda (my toon in EVE) and her younger half-brother Eimar (whose family and clan name are unknown) attend the Pator Tech campus in the Embod system, in Metropolis space. There they study engineering of various sorts (Eimar studies cybernetics and medical engineering, and Zerisi studies various sorts of spaceflight-based engineering from ship design and maintenance to how jump clones work), and also do their equivalent of "work study" in which they hunt down and destroy rogue drones and low-level pirates who interfere in their home system's space. One day they find a rogue drone unlike any other; a sentient Amarrian-built drone that had travelled through The Vale of the Silent near the edge of the Jovian Empire, and had pilfered Jove tech. At the same time an Amarrian Ambassador with full diplomatic immunity arrives at Pator Tech, using the false guise of peace talks and "examining the Minmatar educational system to provide aid to the Republic" to retrieve the drone, take it back to Amarrian Space, and reverse engineer the stolen Jove technology so the Amarrians can invade all of New Eden with a fleet of nigh-indestructible ships built around self-repairing Jove nanobot-based ship modules. Zerisi and Eimar see through this ruse, and with the help of the drone (now calling herself Tea, short for Galatea), who has now become self-aware, they fly out through Minmatar and Amarrian space, being chased by the Ambassador and her mercenaries who have framed the two as pirates, to find an FTL comms relay they can use to broadcast the Ambassador's plot to the whole of New Eden, stopping the Amarrians and clearing their names at the same time.
If you wish to see more on the subject, I've already written a page up on the official EVE forums about it, but so far no one has responded:https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=500188&find=unread
AS GOES WHAT I NEED AT THIS POINT:
The big things that I have to do is this:
A: Finish the script
B: Finish the last bit of the set and character models.
C: FIND VOICE ACTORS, especially voice ACTRESSES, at least two of them who either are, or sound, like they're in their mid twenties.
I have had a few people in-game in EVE now volunteer to help out in the future, and when I get more people on board I'll start up a group chat on Discord and we'll figure out, as a team, who is best for what role. The thing of it is this; needless to say, Zerisi, Tea, and the Amarr Ambassador are female characters, and so I really must find female voice actors, especially if they either sound like they are in their early-to-mid twenties or are in their early-to-mid twenties as that's how old Zerisi is, and also how old Tea/Galatea sounds (as she partially models her voice off of Zerisi's).
D: Find a few people with Amarrian toons and ships who would be willing to do some stunt flying. I don't need that many people as most of the combat footage I already have (me versus some Amarrian 'rats that I went up against on security missions). It would be nice however if some people with Amarr ships would be willing to meet up with me in hi-sec and do some stunt flying for the vid (no combat, just stunt flying).
If anyone would be interested in this, I'd really appreciate it. Either contact me here, on the EVE Forums, or in-game (just look up Zerisi Madeveda; I'm usually online in the weekends and evenings somewhere in between 10:00 pm, 22:00 hours to midnight or perhaps 1 am, 00:00 to 01:00 hours, USA Eastern Time).