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Kyte
November 5th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Okay. I've sat down and looked at what needs to be done before even filming starts. I've also found a few snags. I could use some help from a few people.

1st I need a script writer that can read from a story board. I can draw up the story board but am not good at coming up with words to put on it. I need someone that will be able to talk back and forth either through email or phone at least twice a week.

2nd. I need help finding research. I need research done on Autism, Clinical Lycanthrophy, the Mythology of werewolves, and different types of shifts. PLEASE NO PERSONAL EXPERIENCES HERE. I need it to be either documented from a book, website, or someone higher in the community.


Just because its being reseached does not mean that it will be used. I know that it will be a big help in finishing up the Pre-Production and help give a road to follow.

GestaltZe
November 5th, 2009, 12:31 PM
I currently work in a CDS room at an elementary school: we have a lot of autism resources, and I can probably photocopy some of the best/most relevant information and recommend titles. Would that be something useful to you?
In addition, if you don't find anyone else to do 'types of shifts' (but I bet you will) I find that very interesting and I'd love to compile a list.

One thing I must note is that I'm 17, not eighteen yet. I would love to help in any way I can, but as Savage pointed out, you have to be careful in using resources from minors.
Let me know!

ilrak
November 5th, 2009, 12:53 PM
I could probably help in the script writing department if you would like. I'm currently in a higher level screenwriting class and have been using storyboards all throughout my years in film school. I'm available through email mostly but I can be available through phone as well.

Dragonslorefury
November 5th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Sabine Baring-Gould has wrote a book called "The Book of Werewolves" which documents both cases of Lycanhropy and wolves and werewolves in mythology; this may be helpful to you.

I also could gain access to a book called "In the footsteps of the werewolf" which claimed in synopsis to talk about the legends of werewolves throughout mythology.

I also have access to this book-
http://books.google.com/books?id=aBFiAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_ViewAPI
but don't know if this angle is going to be explored.

Lupa's "A Field Guide to Otherkin" goes into information about the different types of shifts a therian may experience.

I can also get infomation on, at least, six books concerning Autism and whether or not they may be useful to the project.

cheetah
November 5th, 2009, 05:59 PM
I have access to a book on clinical lycanthropy and could probably dig up some others.

Howlerwolf
November 5th, 2009, 08:18 PM
I'll head to the public library tomorrow and search for some books on clinical lycanthropy as well as werewolf mythology. If I find anything worth noting I'll let you know asap. I'm assuming you're going to be basing the Were mythology off of western-european lore so I'll focus in with that.

Werewolf of Waldorf
November 6th, 2009, 05:11 PM
I've two people that I know of at school that are psychology students. Getting a social life would be no bad thing for me, so I would be more than happy to get together with them and study up on psychology. One of the people I know also has acquaintances who dabble in the paranormal, so I could ask him if contact with the third kind would be allowed or desired in this project.

Vindicator
November 8th, 2009, 04:25 PM
I would be willing to contribute some research time on some of these topics. Coming up hear in January I am going to be in a Medical Anthropology class and we will be discussing things like clinical lycanthropy and how in various cultures this has been shown in myths and legends about "werewolves." If during the course I find some interesting credible articles I will forward them along.

Agita
November 8th, 2009, 05:16 PM
May I suggest the book 'Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism'? I apologise that I can't actually supply it to you, but I think it's a pretty good book that provides a balanced look at both sides of the colon, rather than leaning heavily on one side and thinly backing it up with the other. Unusually for a book on the Autistic spectrum, it isn't too patronising either.

strill
November 12th, 2009, 03:45 AM
Feel free to pull from my essays on CameoShifting (http://project-shift.org/therianthropy/cameo.php) or on general therianthropy (http://project-shift.org/therianthropy/areyouatherian.php). Or really anything I've written anywhere as long as you let me know.

Also, if you are looking for more essays on types of shifts/therianthropy information, I'd suggest perusing the WereLibrary (http://werelibrary.org/) and more from Project Shift (http://project-shift.org/index.php).

Kyte
November 12th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Thank you all that have replied, I am sorry for the late answer. I will need one other helping area as of right now. What other sites should Project Pawprint be posted on? I don't know of any other active Therian sites that would be helpful or even interested. Please let me know.

I also need information on Totem animals or Spirit Guides. I am trying to get onto a reservation soon to talk to some native americans on where they stand with the whole totem animal thing.

Okay prepare for a lot of quotes.


I currently work in a CDS room at an elementary school: we have a lot of autism resources, and I can probably photocopy some of the best/most relevant information and recommend titles. Would that be something useful to you?
In addition, if you don't find anyone else to do 'types of shifts' (but I bet you will) I find that very interesting and I'd love to compile a list.

One thing I must note is that I'm 17, not eighteen yet. Thanks for letting me know your age. Since the project will be over in 2011 I am sure we can use you when you are older. I would love some help gathering information on types of shifts, Thank you. Please compile a list. I have my hands full at the moment and would appreciate your help.
About the Autism, I could use information but please don't give me someone's personal records, because I don't want to go that deep into it.


I could probably help in the script writing department if you would like. I'm currently in a higher level screenwriting class and have been using storyboards all throughout my years in film school. I'm available through email mostly but I can be available through phone as well.

That would be great. What kind of formats can you open on your computer? Just .jpg or other files? What would be easier? I will have more information for you soon. Please PM me when you get a chance and we can arrange something.




I can also get infomation on, at least, six books concerning Autism and whether or not they may be useful to the project.
Anything right now would be interesting and hopefully helpful. Sad thing is you have to research before jumping in. Anything you can contribute would be great. Thank you for the list of books.



I have access to a book on clinical lycanthropy and could probably dig up some others.
If you think there is something worth quoting please send it my way.


I'll head to the public library tomorrow and search for some books on clinical lycanthropy as well as werewolf mythology. If I find anything worth noting I'll let you know asap. I'm assuming you're going to be basing the Were mythology off of western-european lore so I'll focus in with that.
Thank you. Hopefully you will find something. It doesn't have to be just Northern European. I would hopefully like to find information as werewolves as heros as well, such as in old Russia. They kept the dead from attacking around Halloween.


I've two people that I know of at school that are psychology students. Getting a social life would be no bad thing for me, so I would be more than happy to get together with them and study up on psychology. One of the people I know also has acquaintances who dabble in the paranormal, so I could ask him if contact with the third kind would be allowed or desired in this project.
Everyone should have a social life. Psychology might be an interesting look into it. Sorry lost my train of thought. If you think you can find something useful please pm me. I'm interested. I don't think anything on the 3rd kind could really help, since that deals more along the lines of Aliens. This is not Sci-Fi.


Coming up hear in January I am going to be in a Medical Anthropology class and we will be discussing things like clinical lycanthropy and how in various cultures this has been shown in myths and legends about "werewolves." If during the course I find some interesting credible articles I will forward them along.
I've never heard of studying werewolves with Anthropology but Lycantrhopy I have. I love anthropology so even if it can't be used for this project I would love to pick your brain. Thanks and look forward to what you might sink your claws into.


May I suggest the book 'Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism'? .Thank you. Savage and a few others have recommended it too and I have it coming to the local library.


Feel free to pull from my essays on CameoShifting (http://project-shift.org/therianthropy/cameo.php) or on general therianthropy (http://project-shift.org/therianthropy/areyouatherian.php). Or really anything I've written anywhere as long as you let me know.

Also, if you are looking for more essays on types of shifts/therianthropy information, I'd suggest perusing the WereLibrary (http://werelibrary.org/) and more from Project Shift (http://project-shift.org/index.php).
Thank you Strill. I have talked to Sonne as well and hope to jump into reading some of the Project Shift essays and such very soon. I just have to find time.

Thank you again everyone. Also, anyone else please feel free to help out. We've got a good sized project and the more that help the quicker results can be seen.

GestaltZe
November 13th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Thanks for letting me know your age. Since the project will be over in 2011 I am sure we can use you when you are older. I would love some help gathering information on types of shifts, Thank you. Please compile a list. I have my hands full at the moment and would appreciate your help.
About the Autism, I could use information but please don't give me someone's personal records, because I don't want to go that deep into it.


Oh, no. I couldn't legally give you personal records even if I wanted to. What I have is a folder full (and I do mean full) of autism information provided by various sources. I will go through that over the next few days and make copies of anything useful. If you have any specific interests (like we just got an article on toe-walking, which seems to be at least a little prevalent in therians) then let me know and I will dig a little deeper.

And I will start compiling shifting types, along with their definitions, over the weekend. I fear it will be a long, long list, as there are no real 'standard' shifting types. xD

Kyte
November 13th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Oh, no. I couldn't legally give you personal records even if I wanted to. What I have is a folder full (and I do mean full) of autism information provided by various sources. I will go through that over the next few days and make copies of anything useful. If you have any specific interests (like we just got an article on toe-walking, which seems to be at least a little prevalent in therians) then let me know and I will dig a little deeper.

And I will start compiling shifting types, along with their definitions, over the weekend. I fear it will be a long, long list, as there are no real 'standard' shifting types. xD
Thank you. I've never heard of toe walking. Just whatever you can get me. Please send all information to projectpawprint@gmail.com Thanks.

PhelanVelvel
November 13th, 2009, 02:55 PM
I just have to interject and correct the bit about "contact with the third kind." Aliens aren't "a third kind," as in, it's not that we're people and they're aliens so they're called "the third kind." An encounter "of the third kind" simply means that it's a face-to-face encounter with an alien. An encounter of the first or second kind would be simply sighting a UFO, or sighting of a UFO with physical evidence. I'm not saying that stuff is real, just that's how it's classified, lolz.

Kyte
November 13th, 2009, 03:26 PM
I just have to interject and correct the bit about "contact with the third kind." Aliens aren't "a third kind," as in, it's not that we're people and they're aliens so they're called "the third kind." An encounter "of the third kind" simply means that it's a face-to-face encounter with an alien. An encounter of the first or second kind would be simply sighting a UFO, or sighting of a UFO with physical evidence. I'm not saying that stuff is real, just that's how it's classified, lolz.
Lol. Thanks for clarifying. I just know the different "kinds" are different aspects of alien contact.