It’s been a little while since we’ve posted on here. That’s because every time I’m about to write up a post, there’s something else that is about to come out. So at this point, we just needed to make a recap at the end of the month.
First things first, we released our short film, HOW MUCH on October 2nd for the world to see. It almost feels like old news now, but it’s pretty cool if you guys haven’t seen it. Make sure you definitely check that out!
We have released four podcasts this month! The first was “Alfred Hitchcock” with Chris, Beth and I. We talked about Rear Window, Vertigo and Psycho. The next was “First Man” with Chris and I. Followed by, “Halloween (2018)” with Beth, myself and newcomer, Scott Reacher. Finally, we have just released our “Halloween Special 2” where Beth, David Wayne Young and I cover three classic Universal monster movies (Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein and The Wolf Man).
It’s been a great month for this season to go out on. We will now be taking a month hiatus before we start season 5 of the podcast.
THE BROKEN KEY:
Back in the end of September, we assisted Fritz Robinson in the production of his new short film, THE BROKEN KEY. After which point, we took the role of the post-production studio on the film. We edited, mixed and did special effects work. It’s a nice little spooky short and we had a lot of fun working on it. Give that a watch, why don’t ya!
Coming pretty soon, we will have yet another LEFT HOOK Behind the Scenes video going public. That will be on the first Friday of November.
Don’t forget, we will also be launching the first issue of our comic book A SCRIPT CALLED MISERY at Air Capital Comic Con on the 10th & 11th as well. Lots of things to look forward to.
Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween! That’s all I’ve got for you.
Hey just wanted to pop in and give an update on a few things!
First off, we've had a few podcasts. Including: "Ready Player One", "Tarantino Deep Cuts: Director", "Isle of Dogs" and "John Carpenter". We cranked out quite a few episodes this month with quite a bit of variety. The next one will be Deadpool 2 in mid-May.
So earlier this year, we started doing a show called I.C. RECAP and it was meant to be a way summarize everything that has happened over the coarse of a month in a short video featuring Cantu and I. Primarily, it was supposed to be an easily consumable way for social media followers to get caught up (mainly Facebook users). Unfortunately, the way Facebook has changed things, you basically have to pay money if you want literally anyone to see your posts. Even the people who followed you. I'm pretty wise to the fact that people don't like to be bothered with excessive notifications. I'm one of those people. My personal goal is to not annoy any of the people who are nice enough to follow us. So, along with that and the fact that even the minimal effort we have to put in to producing the videos takes away from productivity on other things, we made a decision to cancel it.
That being said, a blog post or a tweet is just as effective. Why bother doing something that only serves to be a burden? If there's a need for it, it will return. As for right now, there isn't one.
So what else is going on? This month has been extremely busy. I've barely had any room to breath, myself. The main focus has been split between animating HOW MUCH (which is nearly finished and moving into post-production) and what I've been spending most of MY time on, which is creating a full assembly cut for LEFT HOOK. This is just an animatic with unmixed audio, but it tells us everything we need to know going forward. I'm very excited about everything we're working on right now. Even bigger updates are sure to come fairly soon. But until then, that's all I've got.
A little late on the blog post, I know! As you can imagine, we've been extremely busy.
On Wednesday, we released a 5-minute sneak peak of the film. So far, it's gone over pretty well. We're super proud of how it turned out.
Of course, there are a few things that we will be tweaking. Such as audio and a few visual elements. Also, the music we used is temporary. But this should give everyone a good idea of what the film will be like.
Anyway, we can't thank everyone enough for all the support we've gotten so far! An important thing o note is that the full $25,000 goal is just an ideal number. We are prepared to work with what ever we get. The campaign page has a list of what we can do at certain milestones. Even if the campaign ended right now, we would be able to use what we've gotten and it would be up to us to find a way to either fill in the rest or pull it off without the money. We're dedicated to making this film our best one yet!
Next week, we will be releasing a behind the scenes video with interviews from our lead voice cast. Look forward to that!
I'm sure after the campaign, we will have a big update talking about just how this year is going to shake out. There are lots of things to be excited about!
Recently, David Young was in town and we recorded a podcast over the film AKIRA. You can listen to that HERE. I think the episode turned out pretty good. Next time, we will be continuing our new annual tradition of The Golden Jamie Awards!
That's all for now! See ya next week!
February will be a big month for us and this project in particular. We have pretty much completed everything we need to for the fundraiser and we're extremely excited to get the ball rolling on it. Also nervous. But that's all a part of the process. We've spent the last several months really working extra hard on this (not that we weren't before then as well) and I'm feeling really good about everything we've made. I just got back from the Kansas City area again today because I was recording an interview with IX Productions where we talked about the film. That should be going up during the fundraiser. There is still so much work ahead of us and I'm excited to get around to it.
We also recently put out a podcast on the films of Mamoru Hosoda! You can listen to that HERE! We'll have another one out fairly soon on one of our favorite films, AKIRA!
That's all I've got for you right now. Talk to you again very soon!