The Lost Zombies Vault is a place to collect all stock footage that could be used for the final documentary.
Stock footage for this group is anything that you think could be useful for the documentary. For example:
-Moving imagery of cities and landmarks, natural enviroment
-Moving imagery of social unrest and police/military action
-Moving imagery of zombies/injuries
-Moving imagery of helicopters hovering over an area/spotlight on
-Moving imagery of weapons/supplies/safe houses
-Moving imagery of weapons being fired/reloaded and explosions
-Audio files of telephone calls/being attacked/survivors
These are just a few examples, the great thing about stock footage is that it can really enhance the documentary and be used a links between other footage.
Other great examples of stock footage is footage which shows happy times such as birthdays, celebration meals, summer holidays etc... This type of footage can be very powerfull when combined with voiceovers to show pre-outbreak conditions in contrast to post outbreak life.
The Admin for this group is Laz, feel free to contact him with any questions that you might have.
If you have something to submit, simply create a discussion below describing what the footage is and post your submission into that discussion. Obviously you can also submit your footage into the video/audio submissions section as normal.
If your submission for this group does not follow the usual submission guidelines (eg zombie related) and you upload it as proof in the usual way, then make sure you put STOCK FOOTAGE
in the title and/or description of the footage, so it can be approved by mods.
This is the important stuff; when you create a discussion below to submit your footage, at the bottom left of the white text box, is a clickable link in red called UPLOAD FILE. Please upload your stock footage into your discussion using this link.
Here is some additional direction for you all.
The Lost Zombies Timeline is split up into eight dated sections:
February 2007 - The Super Flu
The Super Flu pandemic begins in February of 2007 as common, seasonal influenza. By March the number of cases reported has quadrupled and the Flu strain is dubbed “The Super Flu” by the media. The Super Flu proves resilient against influenza vaccines. On April 1st 2007 the World Health Organization announces that the Super Flu meets the three criteria of a Pandemic. In the streets people begin wearing white dust masks. There are protests in major cities, as the public demands healthcare for the uninsured. In San Francisco a man robs a bank with a squirt bottle full of, what claims is, super flu infected blood.
May 2007 – Camp Saint Teresa
On May 1st the US Government working with FEMA and the CDC sets up a camp in the Nevada desert with the purpose of treating the uninsured sick. The US Government issues St. Teresa Passports to Hospitals across the country who are instructed to give the passports, which grant access to Camp Teresa, to uninsured patients in need. People all over the country rush to their local hospitals seeking passports. By June 1st all the passports have been issued. Reports of passports selling online for tens of thousands of dollars are not uncommon. By mid June additional camps are set up in every state across the US. Each of those is full by the end of June.
July 2007 – The Campion Virus
In July the Super Flu mutates and the total death toll doubles in just a few weeks. The CDC dubs Super Flu, the Campion Virus. Reports of cases are coming in from every country on the globe. The United Nations declares a global state of emergency. Accounts surface from Camp Saint Teresa that describe atrocious living conditions. Rumors spread that Camp Saint Teresa is a massive death camp where the infected are sent to die. The White House tries to rebound from the accusation calling Camp Teresa a Quarantine Camp. Riots breakout in major cities across the US. The Capital building catches fire. Marshall Law is declared.
August 2007 – A New Industry
By August a slew of Pharmaceutical Companies claiming to have a cure for the Campion virus begin selling their products direct to consumers and drug stores. The Pharmaceutical Companies skip the FDA approval to increase time to market and capitalize on the global panic. The most heavily promoted of these is UNDISCLOSED.
September 2007 – Dead and Attacking
On September 8th 2007 a 911 call is placed from a mobile phone somewhere in Northern California. The person making the call claims that he is at a pharmaceutical testing facility where they are testing Campion Virus treatments. The caller claims that some of the patients have died and are attacking people. The 911 operator asks if the patients are dead or are attacking to which the caller responds, “both.” This is the first recorded case of zombie behavior resulting from the Campion Virus.
November 1st 2007 – We Lost Some Zombies
On November 1st 2007 the headline on New York’s leading newspaper reads “We Lost Some Zombies.” The quote is from a uniformed guard stationed at Camp Saint Teresa. The Article describes a frantic radio transmission made by the Camp Saint Teresa guard. The article goes on to describe armed soldiers racing away from the camp in Humvees.
November 19th 2007 – Zombies
By November 2nd 2007 the infected reach Las Vegas. The city falls by the 3rd. The infected spread from there. The west coast is hit on the 5th by the 7th the east coast is infected. Estimates are that 75% of the population is dead or undead by the 19th of November. Survivors are on their own. Most cities had gone dark while some managed to maintain power. The US Government and all it’s agencies cease to function (As far as we know).
The Campion Virus has reached its final mutation. The positive is that the virus is only transferable by bite, it is no longer an airborne virus. The negative is that the virus will , inevitably, take over the body and cause zombism. Take over of the body by the Campion Virus does not always result in death, meaning that a living person infected with the Campion virus can turn to a Zombie without dying. These are called Runners. They do not possess problem solving skills or the ability to communicate. They do however possess most of the physical skills they had prior to turning, meaning they can run in most cases. Those individuals who turn after death are slow moving zombies. Present day survivors have spread out across the globe.
You are one of them. Tell us your story.
Pick a section, and try to think what kind of stock footage could be useful for that section. Obviously the more sections you can do this for, the better!