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Characters on the limited-edition Monroeville map have access to video cameras, which can be used to record diaries of the locations and events they encounter. The "Consumer" class starts with a camera; others must loot them from shopping malls.

By clicking on the camera's button in your inventory, your character will attempt to film anything interesting in their environment, such as a landmark or a zombie horde. Your character will also film notable events automatically, even if they occur while you are logged out.

All the clips you take are collected on your "Diary" page, which is linked a button under the map. You can share this URL with other people, if you want to show off your work.

Players in the United Kingdom will be able to enter their video diaries into a competition, with a number of Romero DVD box sets and goodie packs up for grabs. Watch this space for further details.


What is a Diary

In Urban Dead, Video Diaries were released as part of the Monroeville update[1] as a sort of easter egg hunt in which various users scattered throughout Monroeville used the item Video Camera to take footage of various things of interest in the city.

What is a Video Camera

Video Cameras are limited edition items that can only be found in the city of Monroeville[2], they are essentially a stop and click item, when a player clicks the item in their inventory the character will automatically seek out any interesting items or events in the same block and record it, in picture form, in their personal video diary

More information can be found at Video Camera

Rewards for the UK

Players in the United Kingdom are enter-able in a competition to rate their video diary, winners will be listed on this page once/if they are announced.

Winners

Winners of the Video Diary contest and their award winning journalistic pieces shall go here(assuming they are released publicly)

Viewing Your Video Diary

Diary links were added to the Monroeville accounts

Diaries are viewable by clicking on the linkshown right below the player status box. Once you click on that link it should open to a page titled "Video Diary of " followed by the character name.

Until the player starts compiling their Video Diary they will simply be greeted with the text "You have not yet started your video diary. To begin, you should find a video camera, and click its button in your inventory to start filming." Once you start filming things in Monroeville the text will be replaced with images of the clips, there are, in total, 30 possible items to find in game though, for the duration of the competition, they will not be listed here.

You can share your personal video diary with other players on the talk page of this page.

List of Video Clips

  • On filming each clip and receiving the descriptions listed below, a small box would appear with a relevant image from the moving and a message reading "You recorded the ... clip!"
  • Many messages would refer to the location or character involved, the text below has those generic titles in italics.

1. Cemetery

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in a cemetery - Image of clip here [1]
  • Description: Ducking low behind a gravestone, you get a few good shots of the cemetery.

2. Ruin

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in a ruined building - Image of clip here [2]
  • Description: You get some footage of the ruined hulk of a location.

3. Fresh Corpse

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in the same location as at least one dead body - Image of clip here [3]
  • Description: From a safe distance, you zoom in on one of the bodies.

4. Corpse Pile

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in the same location as a large amount of dead bodies - Image of clip here [4]
  • Description: Keeping your distance, you zoom in on the heap of bodies, panning your camera across the bloodied pile.
  • Notes: Known - Fourteen or more bodies works. Ten or lower does not

5. Lone Zombie

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in the same location as one zombie - Image of clip here [5]
  • Description: Edging as close as you dare, you film a slow zoom in on the lone zombie. It doesn't seem to have noticed you as you track it around, and you get a couple of minutes' worth of decent footage.

6. Zombie Group

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in the same location as at least three zombies - Image of clip here [6]
  • Description:

7. Zombie Horde

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in the same location as a large amount of zombies - Image of clip here [7]
  • Description:One of the horde looks up at the light on your camera. Two or three others turn in your direction, and you capture some footage of them lurching slowly towards you.
  • Notes: Known - Twenty one or more zombies works

8. Lit Building

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera inside a building with a running generator - Image of clip here [8]
  • Description: You film the jury-rigged generator and the dim lights of the building.

9. Radio Transmitter

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in a building with a working radio - Image of clip here [9]
  • Description: The radio transmitter hisses and murmurs in the background.

10. Introduction

  • Requirement: Obtained the very first time the Video Camera button is clicked - Image of clip here [10]
  • Description: You hold the camera at arm's length, and record an introduction against the background of location.

11. Graffiti

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in a location with graffiti - Image of clip here [11]
  • Description: You film the signs of life left by the survivors, ending with a steady shot of the graffiti on the wall.

12. Zombie Attack

  • Requirement: Automatically record when a zombie attacked you (not others) - Image of clip here [12]
  • Description: A zombie clawed/bit at you for x damage. You caught it on film.

13. Flare

  • Requirement: Automatically recorded when you observed a flare - Image of clip here [13]
  • Description: A flare was fired 5 blocks to the west and 9 blocks to the north. You caught it on film.

14. Zombie Slaying

  • Requirement: Automatically recorded when a survivor killed a zombie - Image of clip here [14]
  • Description: Character killed a zombie. Your camera was running, and caught it.

15. Murder

  • Requirement: Automatically recorded when a zombie or a survivor killed another survivor - Image of clip here [15]
  • Description: A character killed character. Your camera was running, and caught their death.

16. Zombie Drag

  • Requirement: Automatically recorded when a zombie used Feeding Drag to drag a survivor outside - Image of clip here [16]
  • Description: A zombie dragged character out into the street. You happened to catch it on your video camera.

17. Safehouse

  • Requirement: Automatic. Can be obtained when setting up a generator in a building with secured doors - Image of clip here [17]
  • Description: Character installed a generator in the building. You filmed them setting it up.

18. Barricading

  • Requirement: Automatically recorded when you or someone else at that location barricaded - Image of clip here [18]
  • Description: Character began to rebuild the barricades, using an office chair. You caught some footage of their work.

19. Barricades Fall

  • Requirement: Automatically recorded when the barricades were taken down completely - Image of clip here [19]
  • Description: A zombie brought down the last of the barricades. Your camera was running at the time.

20. Binoculars

  • Requirement: Automatically recorded when you used Binoculars in a Tall Building - Image of clip here [20]
  • Description: You look out over the blocks to the direction of the building, holding the eyepiece to the lens of your camera.

21. First Aid

  • Requirement: Automatically recorded when you healed somebody or somebody healed you - Image of clip here [21]
  • Description: You/character restore x hit points to Chacacter/you, taking them/you to x. You film their/your reaction.

22. Infection Death

  • Requirement: Automatically recorded when a survivor died of Infection - Image of clip here [22]
  • Description: Character died from an infection. You caught their final moments on film.

23. Samuel's Barn

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in a Wooden Barn - Image of clip here [23]
  • Description: You take a few shots between the planks of the walls, and of the signs of a struggle inside. You close the scene with a discarded, bloodstained chalkboard.
  • Note: Only wooden barn at co-ordinates [321, 53]

24. Debra's Dorm

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in a Dormitory - Image of clip here [24]
  • Description: Moving through the empty corridors, you take some footage of the evacuated lounges and bedrooms, of the scattered possessions that weren't valuable enough to loot.
  • Note: Five Dormitories at co-ordinates [376,71] [375,72] [375,73] [380,76] [377,77]

25. Ridley's Pool

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in a Swimming Pool - Image of clip here [25]
  • Description: You pan across the murky surface of the water, focusing on the bloodstained debris.
  • Note: Only swimming pool at co-ordinates [339, 95]

26. Parkdale

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in Parkdale Hospital - Image of clip here [26]
  • Description: You walk slowly through the empty wards, before winding back to the emergency room and taking a long, slow shot of the discarded wheelchair.
  • Note: Parkdale Hospital is in Newtown [323,70]

27. Survivors

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in the same location as at least three other survivors - Image of clip here [27]
  • Description: Asking them to say their names, you take some footage of the small group of fellow survivors.
  • Notes: Upper limit unknown, anything up to twelve is fine.

28. Survivor Crowd

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in the same location as a large group of survivors - Image of clip here [28]
  • Description: You film the crowd gathered inside location.
  • Notes: Known - Fifteen or higher is fine.

29. The Woods

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in any Woodland location - Image of clip here [29]
  • Description: You take a few shots of the trees and undergrowth.

30. "Mummy Movie"

  • Requirement: Click the Video Camera in Woodland while another survivor is present dressed as a Mummy - Image of clip here [30]
  • Description: Unknown.
  • Notes: Of the 30 available clips, this was only filmed by one player and relied on having seen the film to determine. Ridley's Mummy costume from the film was only available in Hamilton Mansion. In Zombie Attack image you can see the zombified Ridley in costume.
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