Dear (male and female) blender heroes,
here is a great opportunity for us to fight the climate crisis and increase the reputation of blender at the same time.
My alter ego Joerg Osarek and I participate at the Climathon 2019 in Mannheim, Germany (Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of October 2019).
We support Challenge #8 Energy: https://climathon.hackerstolz.de/#/overview/challenges/8 (In German. English translation (Google) attached to this post at the bottom).
The goal is to create a short spot for cinemas (and video platforms on the web) to encourage people to equip their roofs with solar panels to achieve the double of today’s capacity.
We will produce a part of the movie - completely created and animated in blender and EEVEE showing two crashtest dummies arguing over the risk of spilling coffee while approaching the wall of certain death.
If you want to remotely (or in person if you are close) participate in this crazy approach (production time from Saturday to sunday around the clock)
we would be happy if you join our fellowship and help making this short animation sequence a remarkable blockbuster - and earn your place in the credits of this spot for eternity.
If you want to help blender’s visibility and our climate, please do the following steps:
- Join the Slack community at: http://community.hackerstolz.de/
- After you joined, please ask the admin of the community to put you into the channel: #cma-challenge-energy-fossilfree . There we already established a discussion and share our progress to prepare the best we can for the challenge.
We will have to deal with the fact that a major part of the conversation will be in German. So you would have to use google translate - or I can recommend the ai-based-superior: www.deepl.com
I am very grateful for your consideration to contribute and am looking forward to see you in person or virtually in our fellowship!
Chuck Ian Gordon
— The Google translated text (without review) from https://climathon.hackerstolz.de/#/overview/challenges/8 —
Cities use 78% of the world’s energy and account for 60% of the emissions. As urban populations worldwide increase, cities are critical to efforts to reduce emissions.
Fossil Free Karlsruhe • FACTOR2
How can a video clip attract citizens to harvest solar power from their rooftops?
Fossil Free Karlsruhe is a regional NGO and has launched the FAKTOR2 initiative in the city of Karlsruhe with the aim of massively expanding the generation of electricity via solar installations in the city. This is an essential contribution to achieving the climate protection goals at the local level. The most important contents can be found in the WEBsite under: www.faktor2.solar .
Fossil Free Karlsruhe wants to challenge the inhabitants with FAKTOR2 and the question: “How long does the city need until the installed kWpeak power (peak output) on the roofs has doubled?” FAKTOR2 connects all actors in the city and forms a broad coalition to motivate the residents to install a solar system on their roofs. For Fossil Free Karlsruhe is certain: The potential of the initiative is large enough to start FAKTOR2 nationwide. That’s why Fossil Free Karlsruhe wants to bring a promotional video clip to cinemas to get people excited about FAKTOR2 nationwide. The video clip includes a CrashTest with 2 dummies, who, on the way to the concrete wall, realize that their lives will end in seconds. But instead of slowing down immediately, the two testers would rather pay attention not to spill her cup of coffee: “If you make a full stop now, I’ll spill my coffee.” Fossil Free Karlsruhe wants to use this clip to create an analogy to the current situation in climate protection and thereby contribute to awakening broader sections of the population in this regard.
STATUS QUO & RESOURCES
Fossil Free Karlsruhe is campaigning for a grand coalition of all actors in the city of Karlsruhe, ie parties, associations, sports groups, NGOs, IHK etc. Public transport service providers can be network partners of FAKTOR2 and for example print the idea of ??FAKTOR2 on trams or reduced annual passes for people offer that have a solar system installed on the roof. As far as possible, each network partner can advertise and promote FAKTOR2 as their own campaign. For example, football clubs could encourage their fans to install a solar roof at home and offer them an annual pass for half price. Many such incentives cause photovoltaics to get into the minds of people, yes, to be sexy. Roof owners without PV system must be clear that there is something wrong on her roof. The more inhabitants of a city become aware of the need to do something in person now, the sooner they start to ask: why not me? Why not now? Each association, each class should identify with the initiative and convince its members to become active and install solar panels. With a current share of only 4% of the Karlsruhe rooftops, it is important to convince many people. If 100% of the suitable roof areas were equipped with solar systems, this would generate twice as much electricity as the Karlsruhe households consume. This shows that the social gain for all of us is enormous! At national level, the situation is very similar: In every Central European city, only a small percentage have solar panels installed. The FAKTOR2 initiative by Fossil Free Karlsruhe can change this with the challenge of challenging cities among each other: Which city can achieve faster PV roof growth? If different cities start a solar competition, this can enormously accelerate the motivation of the city’s population, and even cause a real wave. And that’s not all: the strategies of the cities are now comparable! Fossil Free Karlsruhe is just starting to communicate with other NGOs in other Central European cities. In order to launch this initiative quickly and successfully on a supraregional level and to activate many cities, Fossil Free Karlsruhe wants to bring a promotional video clip to the cinemas, to interest the people nationwide for FACTOR2. The video clip main scene is a crash test! 2 dummies sitting in a car at 200km / h. About 250m from the wall, Dummy1 says, “If we do not brake immediately, we’ll crash and die on the wall.” Dummy2 (with a cup of coffee in his hand) replies, “True, but if you brake now, I’ll spill my coffee.” // CUT // This clip with the two dummies describes exactly the situation in which our entire civilization is currently located! The off-voice now builds a bridge to the topic “climate catastrophe” // CUT // Now some citizens are interviewed and explain why they support the initiative FACTOR2 // CUT // The clip ends now with a reasonable appeal to all, eg: "Now it’s up to you Start FAKTOR2 on your own roof or convince the owner of your rental property ". Or: “FACTOR2 - be there”, or, or … Fossil Free Karlsruhe believes that this clip can remarkably influence people’s minds and make them act now. Fossil Free Karlsruhe is looking for a partner to create this clip.
VISION & RESULT
The video clip must be generated in a high, cinematic resolution. To keep the implementation simple: the scenery of the vehicle interior could be taken from a professional car race video game and adapted accordingly. The whole scenery around the CrashTest could play synthetically, in an Art Car Race animation or similar. The environment, that is, the view out of the car’s interior from the windows, could be placed externally in the windows of an already existing group of Karlsruhe HFG students with access to a professional camera drone tool. The subsequent interview scenario could also be carried out externally. The solution required for Fossil Free Karlsruhe is a convincing, attractive video that will give people who are already starting to think about solar power on roofs, This decision will actively address the effects of climate change. Having a solar roof has to be attractive. To rent an apartment without solar roof, must be shameful for any landlord. As long as our democratic governments are neither willing nor able to urge homeowners of all houses to install solar roofs, FACTOR2 remains an initiative with a resounding potential for persuasion. FACTOR2 can easily establish itself throughout Central Europe, as Fossil Free Karlsruhe is already networked with other NGOs in other cities. As long as our democratic governments are neither willing nor able to urge homeowners of all houses to install solar roofs, FACTOR2 remains an initiative with a resounding potential for persuasion. FACTOR2 can easily establish itself throughout Central Europe, as Fossil Free Karlsruhe is already networked with other NGOs in other cities. As long as our democratic governments are neither willing nor able to urge homeowners of all houses to install solar roofs, FACTOR2 remains an initiative with a resounding potential for persuasion. FACTOR2 can easily establish itself throughout Central Europe, as Fossil Free Karlsruhe is already networked with other NGOs in other cities.