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ubuntu_demon
August 2nd, 2005, 01:09 PM
What expertise/skils do we have ? Who wants to really join this ?

Please post :
-your skill(s) (commercial/marketing/legal/creative)
-some info about your background/experience with your skil(s)

My suggestion :

core team :
1 leader with marketing skills and/or legal skills and/or background in commercials
1 or 2 guys with background in commercials
1 or 2 guys with legal skills
1 or 2 guys with marketing skills

creative team :
as many creative guys as we can get who want to put time in it
They create the commercials and flyers.

ideas team :
Everyone who has an idea. Don't need to sign up for this.

If there aren't much people signing up anymore AND we have enough people then I'll create a thread so all ubuntuforum members interested in this project can vote for a leader.

After that the leader can pick his core team. He should put as many creative guys who want to spend time on this in the creative team as he can get.

After that I'll ask for a project subforum. I'll move all the commercial threads into it.

After that we need a website.

I'll keep following this project and I'll try to help you out with ideas. Also I will be moderating the project subforum.

This thread is not for ideas and discussion. Use this thread for it :
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=41771

edit :
This project is not active. IMHO it's best (most productive) to cooperate with the marketing efforts on the wiki.
If you want to help with marketing Ubuntu please cooperate with these efforts :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam

Kvark
August 2nd, 2005, 04:45 PM
One creative guy here.

I'm pretty good with images and also with websites. Guess the image part can be useful here. Plus, I'm full of ideas for everything most of the time.

Background, half of my highschool education consiseted of multimedia/web design/java/etc (the other half was group dynamics/project management/psyhology/etc).

Willing to spend time, well if i have any, I'll know within 2-3 weeks how my schedule will be for the fall.

N'Jal
August 2nd, 2005, 04:57 PM
Yeah ideas here, nothing much more really, im waiting for my uni application coming through and teaching myself C.

m0biu5
August 2nd, 2005, 11:38 PM
Sure, I wouldn't mind throwing in my 2 cents. Also, I have been learning inkscape if that is at all applicable.

obx-jdt
August 3rd, 2005, 05:00 AM
I'll join up if you want me....I work for myself, so I know a bit about selling & leadership. Not trying to say I'd be the best leader for the team, just that it's part of my day to day job.....
I also have a few ideas that might help this thing out, and I'm not afraid to listen to other ideas.
IMHO a leader needs good people around him, to work with him, not for him.
Also, being self emploied, I don't really have to answer to anyone, just make sure whoever is paying me is happy. So I could come up with the time to work on the project.
I don't know how to script, but I think I might be able to help out on story boards & ideas.

plasmatonic
August 5th, 2005, 04:41 PM
My skills:

Flash
Maya
ASP


I am an entrepreneur, whose business no longer coincides with this style work. (Recent LARGE change in life). This has provided me with the opportunity to work in a field that requires alot of aggressive marketing and legal skills. If you were wondering, I recently started a WISP (Testing deployment is currently using Ubuntu and NetBSD :) ) Any questions regarding the legal aspects of this project can be answered by my lawyer who I speak with a few times a week.

Regarding my DCC skills: I am a freelance, self-tought artist... I've done alot of work for Weblix (http://www.weblix.com). I do ALOT of work with dynamic flash projects as well as ASP (Recently ASP.NET). If you would like some samples of my web work and the like, I would gladly post a portfolio.

obx-jdt
August 7th, 2005, 06:00 AM
hummmmmm, sounds to me like "plasmatonic" would make a good addition to the team....possable team leader.
plasmatonic, I would like to see some of your work.

*edit*
I do have Maya, but have never messed with it.
anyone know if brice will work with Gimp? If so, how do I install it to linux?

N'Jal
September 5th, 2005, 11:33 PM
K i can do some creative stuff in my spare time now, i have a mac and iMovie so i could mix something together.

Do we have an official idea? Or should i post mine?

npaladin2000
September 6th, 2005, 02:41 AM
Exactly what is the premise behind this commercial? An increase in Linux awareness? an increase in Ubuntu "sales?" Promotion of the benefits of FOSS (Don't you dare try to use the phrase "free software" because a 30 second commercial is way too short to try and explain that you don't really mean "free software as in beer in the library" or whatever). Incidentally, that's funny. ;)

I've got some marketing background and about 6 years in the IT industry at a professional level. And from the threads it sounds like you guys have no plan. I was gonna start typing here (actually did before I saw the message at the top saying this thread isn't for ideas) but instead I put it here: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=335412#post335412

N'Jal
September 6th, 2005, 10:36 AM
Your right as far as i can see we have no plan, lets decide upon a plan and the start organizing people into the different aspects.

floppy
September 10th, 2005, 03:26 PM
Skills:

Original soundtrack/background music
Flash

and a few others that might be relevant. I have owned several successful businesses. Advertising is a key to success, so I suppose you could say I've got some advertising experience too. I'm semi-retired now and could put some time into this.

What kind of timeframe are we looking at?

TabletGuy
September 11th, 2005, 03:02 PM
I'm happy to provide free web space for the project if needed.

Efwis
October 8th, 2005, 11:47 PM
I'll jump in if you will let me.

in the process of starting a business, I guess you could say its marketing here. and I do all my business creations on Ubuntu, so I know how to help promote that. :)

I'm in the process of leraning Java2 and C++, once again I use Ubuntu as my training ground. have some knowledge of website coding and I am tryign to improve on it everyday. couldn't afford to go to school for IT/Web Design so I have taught myself everything. Went to college for Business management and Accounting. Went from Auto sales to web design. want to see what my company does you can go Here (www.iabusinessprojects.com) and take a look. warning I am in the process of revamping the website currently and making my portfolio.

Let me know if I can help.

ameerirshad
December 22nd, 2005, 11:49 PM
What expertise/skils do we have ? Who wants to really join this ?

Please post :
-your skill(s) (commercial/marketing/legal/creative)
-some info about your background/experience with your skil(s)

My suggestion :

core team :
1 leader with marketing skills and/or legal skills and/or background in commercials
1 or 2 guys with background in commercials
1 or 2 guys with legal skills
1 or 2 guys with marketing skills

creative team :
as many creative guys as we can get who want to put time in it
They create the commercials and flyers.

ideas team :
Everyone who has an idea. Don't need to sign up for this.

If there aren't much people signing up anymore AND we have enough people then I'll create a thread so all ubuntuforum members interested in this project can vote for a leader.

After that the leader can pick his core team. He should put as many creative guys who want to spend time on this in the creative team as he can get.

After that I'll ask for a project subforum. I'll move all the commercial threads into it.

After that we need a website.

I'll keep following this project and I'll try to help you out with ideas. Also I will be moderating the project subforum.

This thread is not for ideas and discussion. Use this thread for it :
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=41771

Creative thinker, bit writting, more a sparring partner for other team mates! I can do some marketing.... bit of a communication mediator :D

greenpenguin
December 23rd, 2005, 12:30 AM
I'm willing to help :). I can do a bit on Blender/Inkscape/Gimp, and webpages. I'm probably still technically a newb, but hey id like to help if i can :)

rjwood
December 23rd, 2005, 06:24 PM
ubuntu-demon
I have a conceptual idea for this commercial. It is a real good idea, but I think it is wise to discuss it with members who can absolutely be trusted. This should be kept from lurking eye's. If you are interested in the idea I/M me and I will outline it for you.

ubuntu_demon
December 23rd, 2005, 07:19 PM
ubuntu-demon
I have a conceptual idea for this commercial. It is a real good idea, but I think it is wise to discuss it with members who can absolutely be trusted. This should be kept from lurking eye's. If you are interested in the idea I/M me and I will outline it for you.
Can't you place it here :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeamBrainstorm

IMHO it's best to cooperate with the marketing efforts on the wiki.

If you wish you can add me on msn / icq.

Master Shake
December 23rd, 2005, 07:29 PM
I work part-time at a radio station, where I read commercials on-air, and also do a bit (albeit not much) copywriting.

rjwood
December 23rd, 2005, 07:38 PM
Can't you place it here :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeamBrainstorm

IMHO it's best to cooperate with the marketing efforts on the wiki.

If you wish you can add me on msn / icq.

No problem sharing with whoever can be trusted. I think These type of idea's need privacy because whatever concept is agreed upon will probably need to have copyright protection. I am not an attorney but, I think you will need legal advice. Otherwise it is very possible that a good idea could be stolen. That has happened to me before with advertising. I don't mind contributing to these forums without compensation but if another company steals an idea and uses it to make money, whomever created it probably would be and should be pissed.

Not that my idea is the better of any other but, I think caution should be exercised. I am sure the people involved in the project are quite capable of doing anything I can do. I'm just an idea person. I don't have anywhere near the skills that 99.9% of the people involved have.

Anyone else who is reading this---please don't feel slighted. I only believe in security when it comes to this kind of thing.

florizs
May 8th, 2006, 09:17 AM
If it's any help I have experience in the art of webgame-design and I'm currently teaching a course in webgames Macromedia Flash.

if the commercial will be made in Flash as proposed I believe I can be of help.

eriqk
May 9th, 2006, 09:52 PM
Skills: creative.

Video editing and compositing (Premiere, FCP, AE)
Basic 3d stuff in Blender
Image manipulation in Photoshop and Gimp
Image creation in the above and Inkscape
(X)HTML/CSS
I make music, including soundtrack/production stuff.


Groet, Erik

ubuntu_demon
March 26th, 2007, 04:57 PM
This project is not active. IMHO it's best (most productive) to cooperate with the marketing efforts on the wiki.
If you want to help with marketing Ubuntu please cooperate with these efforts :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam