Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Two items

 Last few weeks have been doozies, lemme tell ya.

First of all, big thanks for everyone that came out to see us at Austin Comic Con on such short notice. When we first got there, the three of us mostly just wandered around the show floor because we didn't have a booth. We got stopped a handful of times even then, which was pretty neato.

On Saturday, the panel with us, Doug Jones, and James Moran went really well and had a nice turnout. We were able to open up about the details of the movie a bit more than I was expecting, too. Oh, and speaking of which, I had no idea that James had brought a clip of it with him to show everyone there. That was a pretty cool bonus for all of us, myself included. Unfortunately, we're not able to share the clip publicly and we had to make sure it wasn't being recorded by anyone in the room, so the details of it will have to remain a mystery for now. I'm pretty sure there's video of the rest of the panel around on youtube though, so if you wanna see everything but the movie clip, it's out there.

After the panel we had three hours at a signing booth, where we and Doug Jones gave away stickers and autographs to everyone that stopped by. We were swamped pretty much the whole time, which was also unexpected.

What's not unexpected is how nice Doug always is.

After leaving for the day, we went out to eat with Doug and the Mosaic folks at a pretty nice local place called Red's Porch. It was cool getting to hang out with those guys and get updates on everything else that's been going down with the movie. All positive stuff. That's good. Also Austin's local beer is fantastic.

All in all, it was great! I wish we had gotten more time to prepare stuff and lock in more panels, but I think the folks at Mosaic were just so pumped about getting word out about the movie that they sent us all out to the very first one that gave them a green light for it. I'm cool with that.

Back on the webseries side of things, we got the last two entries shot over the course of two days. Since the location we're using for the school is about a two hour drive away from us, it'd be pretty inefficient to only shoot one entry at a time whenever we're there, not to mention really expensive. That's not to imply we won't be using other, closer, more familiar locations before the ending rolls around though. Who knows. I'm totally NOT going to say that shooting multiple entries while we're at the school should decrease the wait time with them, because every time I do something ridiculous happens that keeps it from being that way. So uh, everything is going to stay the same forever. Yes.

I won't go into too much detail, to avoid the risk of spoilers, but the last two entries were very fun to shoot. Especially for me. Especially for the most recent one. It was one of the few that we had planned out almost entirely since the beginning of season three, so finally getting around to it was great. We'll definitely have plenty to talk about when we record the DVD commentary for this one, that's for sure.

As soon as Tim finishes up with a project he's been working on the past week and a half out in Birmingham, we'll be back to shooting. I guess I can say that we're in the home stretch of MH now because that's really super vague and doesn't imply how many entries are left at all.

45 comments:

  1. Em... Did that "... the last two entries were very fun to shoot. Especially for me." sound a bit weird or it's just me...?

    Congrats for everything! :D

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    1. you'd think they'd be more fun to shoot for Joseph.

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  2. good to hear that the movie stuff is going so well.
    Also, can't wait for the season 3 DVD! Are there any super special DVD extras planned? (You know, since it's the last one and all ....?)

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    1. We're planning on packing it with as much extra stuff as humanly possible :D

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    2. Any chance the DVDs may have solutions to the TTA riddles for those who aren't code savvy?

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    3. That's a pretty good idea. I'll try to figure out a non-invasive way to do it.

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    4. Maybe you could do a ".5" entry for each totheark video. For instance Operator.5 you could have the classic Jay text appear after "Lakes
      In Stillnesss will Take Every life of the Night" It could say something like "After looking at this video, I noticed the capital letters spell out listen" then the rest of the video plays, afterwards the text says "I'm going to assume whoever made this wanted me to pay attention to the audio... It sounds like someone running outside." To explain where these videos are coming from there could be a special intro video saying that these clips were never uploaded, but were found on Jays hard drive or something.

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    5. Or special subtitles for the TTA videos.

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  3. "Last two entries"
    DON'T DO THIS TO US.

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    1. I believe he meant "previous two," not "the final two."

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  4. Of course it was fun to shoot, /you destroyed our hearts./

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  5. Great work with Marble Hornets, you guys really bought the "found footage" style or horror to a modern age.
    I love how professional you treat your webseries (as opposed to certain other seres that deal with a tall skinny faceless entity).
    Can't wait for the big screen movie.

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  6. For the season 3 dvd, add a documentary on hotels narrated by Jay.
    Do it

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  7. Agreed with ^ do a mini documentary on hotels.

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  8. Do you think you would ever make an updated version of the Season 1 DVD (maybe for a bundle pack or something), with improvements like the actual titles of the TTA videos, a second, more informative commentary track, that sort of thing?

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    1. We want to. Don't know how well that would go over with folks though.

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    2. A box set with new commentary for all of the seasons would be super cool though, since then you guys would be able to talk about things that you couldn't before (like "mystery fella" and The Operator).

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    3. I totally wouldn't mind double-dipping if it meant new bonus features or additional, retrospective commentary tracks where you discuss all the spoilery stuff that you couldn't talk about before.

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  9. Is the movie going to show up in theaters?

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  10. As a build on a previous commenter's post, perhaps when all is said and done with Marble Hornets, a full release of the series on a single DVD (or a single purchasable item) could be considered? With a lazy option that plays through all the videos in sequence, and then a hidden option for people who've already viewed the series for all the videos in chronological order? Might be interesting.

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  11. Marry me?

    ~Your secret admirer.

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  12. Should I take this to mean that Entry 81 will not be shot for another 1.5 weeks? Because I'm not sure my feels can handle that.

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    1. Tim's been working on his thing for the last 1.5 weeks; Troy didn't say how soon they'd be back to shooting.

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    2. Thanks. Apparently reading is not one of my strong suits. That's unfortunate.

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  13. So you mean Entry #80 was the one planned out from the beginning?

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  14. I commented on your latest blog post because that's where google took me...I had no idea this was here...and I don't want to retype everything. Ugh...well if you get on here...look at my other comment haha. Sorry for the inconvience, Troy.

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  15. What the heck is there going to be more entries!? Is entry 86 the end is tim dead who uploaded this dang entry!?

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  16. You and Tim should play slender and post it on YouTube

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