Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thanks Windows 7

Sometimes these video thumbnails just work out wonderfully.

Busy as always over here. Trying to get Joseph to stop by tonight and re-record some audio that somehow got corrupt for the mystery item we've been working on. Editing new stuff while I wait.

Speaking of mystery items and new stuff, we've begun early early work on our next project. Writing ideas down, mainly. Google docs is wonderful for that. I'm pretty excited for it, should it all work out, which I suspect it will. I'm trying to decide on whether or not we should let Marble Hornets finish up before starting work on the new project proper, though. I'm thinking MH needs to be finished before moving on, but who knows what will happen. I do know that we were desperate during season 1, at points, for something less "serious" in nature. The new project fits that pretty well.

However, there's no set timeframe right now for Marble Hornets ending nor the new project starting. It's all speculative for the time being.

Either way, you guys will be the first to know. Whatever happens.

Now here's some pictures that may or may not be from shooting the previous entry:

We're prepared should this ever become a musical, by the way.

My favorite by far.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Demolition Time

For reasons that I can't elaborate on (even though I'm sure some of you will figure it out), I've been going back through the first season of Marble Hornets; trudging through alternate takes, outtakes, and general weirdness in an attempt to organize it into one maybe-semi-intriguing package. It's quite the undertaking, to be sure.

Doing so has made me realize something, though. This whole thing has come a long way. I don't know if I can accurately describe with words how disorganized, confused, and directionless everything was way back then. Mainly me. There are several times the camera catches me instructing things to be done "because that will look cool". This still happened on occasion even after I realized that these videos were inspected, by some, with the kind of scrutiny usually reserved for crime scene investigation. Talk about amateur. But in a way, I'm glad that's how it all used to work. It's forced me and my accomplices to take a sledgehammer to the many corners we've written ourselves into. It's not easy, and saying it's painfully confusing to get straight is an understatement. But dammit, if it's not fun.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that you get better at things the more you do them. I feel like I've heard that somewhere before. Of course, that's not to say I think I'm some amazing visionary now or anything. I've just improved, but I never noticed it until now. It's a nice surprise.

In other news: there's so many fantastic things going on right now. Hopefully I'll be able to share some of it with you soon.