Thinking of candy bands and tortillaphones has made me hungry.

As far as the catering is concerned for Scratch in Control, I’m planning on serving wraps and puff-pastry parcels, along with a few other savoury nibbles and salad to garnish. We’ll make sure there’s a vegetarian option available (not just a few hunks of bread and cheese with a lettuce leaf – more likely a vegetable korma wrap). If there’s a sudden surge in demand for tickets, we’ll also supply clebichek (Czech open sandwiches) and pizza.

Obviously, I don’t expect someone to be looking at this and saying, “Wow, curry in a wrap, I must get my free ticket now!” But the catering for any event, no matter how big or small shouldn’t be an afterthought.

And remember, if you can’t make it; but would like copies of our resources. Why not offer to pay for our lunch via our Indiegogo campaign…

Our Pitch Video


In case you’re wondering, yes the pitch video for our Indiegogo campaign was done entirely in Scratch! I’ve uploaded the source code to the Scratch website.

Some technical notes:

The background music was provided by Stellardrone,  a very generous musician who releases all his work under a form of Creative Commons style attribution license.

The cog was first drawn in Scratch and then converted to a sprite. However, you will notice that I should have kept the cog and its shadow separate in order to achieve a more convincing 3D effect when animating them.

The presentation timings are co-ordinated by using five different broadcasts to mark the transitions between the different phases.

The video was recorded using Camstudio – free screen capture software, and then tidied-up and converted to a smaller wmv file using Windows Live Movie Maker.