First Film Club Meeting

Progress!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Welcome to P3NC1L, Christine Humowitz!

We began outlining the plot of Geniuses. Aaron, David, Christine, and Bennett contributed the entirety of today’s progress towards the movie.

Christine: your homework is to watch at least ONE P3NC1L video.

A link is provided to download the .docx for the outline as of 9/24/13. For those of you too lazy to download it, I have posted the progress below (disregard errors; it was a slack meeting).


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Outline – 9/24/13

Introduction of characters- first five minutes

Aaron had a bad day. (Bad grades, dumped, broken iphone)

Aaron takes David to apple store

Daniel is on first day at apple store.

Daniel shows Aaron around and Daniel knocks over a macbook, that shatters.

Aaron gets blamed for it.

(David gets bribed to blame Aaron)

Aaron is furious!! Gives Daniel a bloody nose

Aaron gets arrested.

Christine pays Aaron’s bail.

Aaron goes and finds David.

David puts his hand on Aaron’s shoulder and says: “I forgive you.”

Aaron looks at David and angrily stares at him for a bit.

BRO TIME.

Friends reunited.

Christine wants the money for Aaron’s bail back, he steals David’s money.

Daniel steals Aaron’s iPhone and posts things to facebook “#JungleFever” with a link to an Ethiopian dating site

Also, Daniel posts a horrible selfie Christine sent to Aaron – She gets mad

Christine madly knocks on Aaron’s door, it erupts into a fight

As Aaron loses consciousness, his voice trails off

Previously a Wikipedia Article

History

On January 8, 2012, Daniel Williams and Bennett Meares together initiated a YouTube channel under the name P3NC1Lproductions. Upon connecting to a Google+ account, the name was reformatted to P3NC1L Productions. After a year in operation, Bennett Meares began work on an Android application for the company, and from these efforts arose the P3NC1L web app and beta Android app.

In April of 2013, Bennett Meares introduced David Gleaton into the company. He is first featured in the video Emag Eht. Around this time, Aaron Jordan, the Gangster of Love, was accepted into the company as the official graphic designer.

A few months after, in August and September of 2013, P3NC1L Productions grew to incorporate new members such as Jack McDonald, Ethan Sternke, Ben Hewes, Jonathan Casselman, Ben Epstein, Jacob Fair, and Justin McCabe.

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P3NC1L Productions is a multimedia company mainly focused on producing cinematic material.

Jobs

As of September 2013, these are the jobs of members of P3NC1L Productions:

David – Play manager

Aaron – Graphic designer, potential Android enthusiast, Ubuntu enthusiast

Ethan – Scripter, co-director, marketing (public relations)

Jonathan – Technical finances

Ben – Asian

Jacob – Freeloader

Daniel – Cofounder, co-director, Apple enthusiast, musical director

Bennett – P3NC1L manager, editor, internet formatting, Android enthusiast

Jack – Comic relief

Ben Epstein – Music composer


Rules

These are the 10 Commandments of P3NC1L.

1. You do not talk about P3NC1L.

2. You DO NOT talk about P3NC1L.

3. Do not laugh too much while filming.

4. No uploading without my consent.

5. No fowl language.

6. No foul language either.

7. Do not include anything you would not show your grandmother.

8. Do not associate P3NC1L with ANYTHING without unanimous approval.

9. Just for David: Do not comment while logged into P3NC1L. Remember to log out.

10. Stay positive (I just included this for irony because the other rules are negative).


Traditions

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Higgley is a suicidal robotic hippo programmed to bless her father figure, Daniel Williams.

Higgley

A Hippo’s Empty Origins

Frustrated by his lack of sneeze-blessings, Daniel creates Higgley to bless him and him only. When bringing Higgley into public, she overloads when subjected to the massive confusion of a crowd sneezing. Daniel overreacts, disowns Higgley, sneezed blood all over a door, and dies.

Death Without Life

Higgley searches for meaning in life. Unable to find any and overwhelmed by depression, she attempts to kill herself. She fails.

Bro Time

During bro time, exhaustion settles onto members in a manner similar to intoxication and the feeling of being stoned. Members spill their life stories, troubles, and miscellaneous personal matters. Other activities include improv story-telling where David either meets a hobo, explains how an elevator operates, or transforms into fecal matter.

It is scientifically proven that time slows down during bro time.


Media

YouTube

P3NC1L Productions is largely based on YouTube for means of distributing media.

         Main Channel

         Since January 2012, P3NC1L Productions has been uploading cinematic material to the main channel, P3NC1L Productions. Bennett Meares is the main channel manager.

         Gaming Channel

         Initiated September 2013, P3NC1L Play is the orbital channel of P3NC1L Productions. David Gleaton is the Play manager.

Google Play

P3NC1L Productions has a number of Android apps published on the Google Play Store.

Stuff is happening!

Leaks!

By thoroughly examining the intro, we noticed a clip of AARON GETTING SHOT IN THE FACE. We suspect this shot will be used in the upcoming “Homework Assignment” film.

We are actually doing things

We are making progress! Here is a list of things currently going on:

1. Bennett’s Awkward Attempts ep. 2 has been uploaded. You can watch it in the embedded player on this post.

2. “The Homework Assignment” (as rumored; official title TBD) has been successfully filmed. It is now undergoing editing.

EDIT: Video published!

3. A surplus of P3NC1L Play videos is growing. The intro to Play is undergoing editing. David is really having fun with filming.

EDIT: First video on Play released!

4. New intro! We patched up the standard intro and used the new one in BAA ep. 2.

5. New art! The official graphic designer, Aaron Jordan, is working on major projects which include designs for a flag and an awesome lightning piece.

Meeting Details

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For those who missed out on details, here is what we discussed.

JAHBS!
David – Play manager
Aaron – Graphic designer, potential Android enthusiast, Ubuntu enthusiast
Ethan – Scripter, co-director, marketing (public relations)
Jonathan – Technical finances
Ben – Asian
Jacob – Freeloader
Daniel – Cofounder, co-director, Apple enthusiast, musicall director
Bennett – P3NC1L manager, editor, internet formatting, Android enthusiast
Jack – Comic relief

ROOLS!
1. You do not talk about P3NC1L.
2. You DO NOT talk about P3NC1L.
3. Do not laugh too much while filming.
4. No uploading without my consent.
5. No fowl language.
6. No foul language either.
7. Do not include anything you would not show your grandmother.
8. Do not associate P3NC1L with ANYTHING without unanimous approval.
9. Just for David: Do not comment while logged into P3NC1L. Remember to log out.
10. Stay positive (I just included this for irony because the other rules are negative).

GROOOPS
No official groups were organized. We simply agreed to play games in small groups and big games together as a whole (cards, board games).

LAIVE ACKSHUN
We will be filming a NEW VIDEO on Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14. Please show up at Bennett’s place around 6:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM Saturday if you can make it.

HIGGLEY
We voted to kill Higgley via a hitman (Daniel) hired by the Rhino (unnamed), Higgley’s depressed lover. A date will be decided for filming. Filming may commence on the same weekend, time willing.

INTROE
We took pictures for the intro. If you were absent, take a selfie of you facing the light and the camera and send it to me.

That concludes the discussion of our meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to text me.