EUREKA! Top of the page: explanation of the story and scenes. End of the page: The narrator and other important key factors. EUREKA! Storyboard for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2006 This years topic: Technology enables better education for everyone. Team: Cavemen M.Deniz OKTAR Ersin Daut Firat GELBAL Director & Scriptwriter Director&Editor Director of photography Deniz is an interesting guy. We hope you’ll all meet him someday. Firat was always interested on He is the only one in our team filming. His has taken his first He has practiced his writing skills that can draw something more serios step when he took filming in several magazines & web sites. complex then a stick man. course while he was exchange in He worked in many different UPENN. business fields including creating After growing up in Macedonia and producing TV programs, he moved to Turkey. He is acting in some short movies(for He has worked as photo Coca Cola), and working as interested in Arts, cultures and journalist in “The Daily project developer in some travelling. advertising companies. Pennsylvanian” He is still working in the post He speaks 7 languages, production stage of his comedy hopefully he will start learning He after won Apple’s ICAN 2006 short-film which he had shot in in the “mobile video” cathegory. Singapore. Korean by this summer :) All Cavemen are studying comp. Engineering in Koc University, Turkey. The movie starts with a quote from Socrates “Employ your time in improving yourself by other people’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.” Socrates Our story starts with a worldmap. The time is 1.500.000 BC. Years start to pass by really fast. We can see the years passing by. 1.500.000 BC Narrator: Ahem !. Oh, yes, the world ! It was a long time ago, and our story starts with the man kind’s first success. When the time comes around 1.000.000 BC 1.000.000 BC Narrator: The man learned to control the fire (sound tone: Powerful and excited) As years pass by, new flames appear and the narrator tones gets less excited as the number of flames increase. 980.431 BC Narrator: And the man learned to controle the fire... and the man learned to controle the fire... and the man learned to control the fire...(sound tone: getting less powerfull and less excited) The fire is invented over and over again so many times, in different places. Flames cover the world, and fluent scene transation occours, now we are about to see the discovery of fire. 955.177 BC Narrator: Ah yes, this is the mighty man I was talking about.. He is the father of all inventors, HE IS THE MAN ! (cheers the man, he is happy and proud because of the words of narrator) Happily and proudly, our man takes his invention and looks for other men, so that he can show and talk about his discovery. Narrator: Our man, the teacher of all, will now share his wisdom with the others.. Ow.. Hold a sec. Whats that? Aaa. The others are cooking? But, amm.. Then, sorry man! You’re just a little late. The camera turns to stars, and the schene changes back to worldmap. Starting from the date it left. The time stars to move again, faster. [As time passes by (and the narrator speaks) several symbols of inventions appear on the map] Narrator: After the man’s finding, a new era of discovery has started. As the time passed by, many other man spent their life on discoveries and inventions. Unfortunately, some spent their life on the achievements that others found before. The time is about 200 BC. In the world map, we see several symbols representing the places where there is a discovery very smiliar or perhaps the very same of Archimedes’ principle. These symbols appear at different years and the time always grows. The same story as the invention of fire happens again. 204 BC Narrator: Ah, now we came to the era where things started to go crazy. With the passion of men for discovery, something strange started to happen when people discovered some facts. The ecstasy of discovery made the desire to share the wisdom irresistable. Have you ever heared about the word “Eureka”, or the story of some men running naked in the streets? Not my kind if you ask me ! Now we are going to see 3 different scenes, each tells the story of the discovery of Archimedes’ principle. Each of these guys discover this principle, perhaps unaware of each other. They all shout someway and naked. But, we all only know the history of Archimedes and his “Eureka”. 170 BC 1.123 BC 120 BC Narrator describes these discoverys in the order of dates. His tone differs as he starts to repeat himself. The scene is back to the world map and time came to the 1400’s. We are about to learn the explorers of America. There will be Turks, Vikings and the famous Christopher Columbus. The trick is that: we only know Christopher Columbus . 1430 AD Narrator: Man kind has discovered a lot, as the time passes by, men has reallised that the world is bigger then they thought so, and its shape is round. We are going to see the animation of 3 different ships approaching to America in different times. Each ship approaches with its own music. The point is that, Turks and Vikings will turn back after they discovered this land, and will not be really interested about it. [there is surely fiction] 1430 AD Narrator: In late 900’s, far earlier then Europeans, Vikings discovered America. In 1120 AD, a Turkish ship lost her way, and landed on America. However, they were not interested and turned back soon after. In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the America, though he was believing that this was India. After the discovery of America, we are back in the world map, and the time starts to fast-forward again. It slows down about 1800’s, where the first steps of Communication Technology has taken. Our starting point is the telegraph lines. Which will enable information exchange. Narrator: Finally, we came to the era where everything is much more faster and easier. The world starts to get connected ! In 1800’s, first telegraph line is establish, allowing people to transfer information on digital form, much more faster then walking all the way... These telegraph lines (and also other communication lines like telephone, data , internet etc.. ) increases at a tremendous speeds, connecting everywhere in the world, allowing inventions to travel everywhere. Narrator: Mankind loved this new technology which enables information exchange instantenously. The number of lines increased tremendously, connecting everywhere in the world. The symbols of newly inventions will first appear at one location, then with the help of communication lines, it will be transferred to the whole world. These lines will be passages, and as the time passes by, there will be tremendous amount of discovery symbols on the map, letting us to pass to the next scene. Narrator: This is the achievement we were waiting now. Now, the amount of knowladge and the quality of education increases faster then ever before because every new achievement is distributed to the world. So, one won’t be discovering over and over again, instead improving what has been found before. From this point on, there will be no narration. This scene is based on transitions. We first see a scientist finding something new in the test tube, then the camera zooms to the tube, and when the angle changes, we see that a professor is holding the same test tube in the class. Showing it to the students. Then the camera focuses on a student, and with a transition, we see that the student is making more research about the test tube. Like this, there will be several examples of how achievements are now distributed all over the world very rapidly. There will be a black screen, about 5 seconds, in which after 2 seconds we will start to hear sound of water falling down… We do not know where this sound comes from. Background: We hear water falling down starting after 2 seconds of black screen. After the black screen, user starts to see a blurry, wet computer monitor. It is clear that something has been searched recently. But there is something different. There is water on the screen and the keyboard. Background: We still hear sound of the water falling down. This scene is the one of the most important scene. The user realizes that this is a room, and the surroundings of the computer are all wet, including the floor. The audience wonders where this water comes from. Background: While we still hear the sound of water falling down, after waiting about 4 secs, we hear the sound of a door opening. This is the scene where we understand why there is water on the computer. Because the guy finds an idea in the bath, runs to the computer, shouting out “Eureka”, searches the idea that he has recently come up with, but then finds out that someone has already discovered it, becomes sad, gets back to the bath. Probably he did this many times before, this is why everywhere is wet. Background: After the door sound, we hear a man running and shouting “Eureka ! Eureka “, Then after he searhes the computer, he makes unhappy sounds and turns back to bath. This is the last scene of the movie. It ends with a quotation. To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. Marry Pettibone Poole Background: We still hear water falling down and somebody is taking bath.