The Game is On!

In a fictional land called London, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson meet a curious client: the toymaker Joseph …

The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair is the first episode of The Game is On!, a web series produced as part of the AHRC-funded activities of CopyrightUser.org. Drawing inspiration from numerous well-known copyright and public domain works, as well as recent copyright litigation, the video provides a springboard for exploring key principles and ideas underpinning copyright law and creativity.

The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair is available on copyrightuser.org/schools/the-game-is-on/, accompanied by supplementary educational materials.

Credits

Written, Produced and Directed by Ronan Deazley and Bartolomeo Meletti
Investigator, CopyrightUser.org: Kristofer Erickson
Art Direction / Design / Animation: Marco Bagni
Illustrations: Davide Bonazzi
Music / SFX: Sarc:o
Voice-over Artists londonvoiceover.co.uk:
Joseph - Vincent Brimble 
Sherlock Holmes - Cliff Chapman
John Watson - Anton Saunders

Character Evolution

The main characters are evolutions of their previous representation by artists like Sidney Paget, Carlo Chiostri, Walt Disney, Basil Rathbone and Benedict Cumberbatch; combined with other artworks such as  Magritte's pipe brought into a modern hipster t-shirt!

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Reference Moodboard

in creating this short film we made use of other people’s work, on average, about once every three seconds. There are more than 80 references  from either movies, art pieces, scientific diagrams or animation softwares :) How many of these can you identify?

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Quotations & References

Case Files

Supplementary educational materials aimed at suggesting points of discussion about copyright for teachers and students.

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