Hey everybody, I have kind of a setback as my system hard drive went bad, so that’s put my computer in a crippled state for a little while until a new one that I ordered comes in and I have enough space to get everything functional again. I haven’t lost any data, it will just mean a delay. Also, while I plan to continue Civil Protection, I have been getting discouraged by the extremely long production times, so as an experiment I’m going to start a different series simultaneously. I’m not going into details yet, but this idea for a show would be MUCH faster to produce, to the point where I could have releases on a weekly basis even. This would give you guys something to tide you over while I work on CP, which seems to take a lot of time no matter what. I hope to release a “pilot episode” of my new series idea in a week or two and let you be the judge whether you think I should continue it or not. So check back in a week or two and there should hopefully be some new stuff here.
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Alright here’s the alternate Halloween episode out good and late, but oh well. To reiterate, this is NOT the one I was working on for a month and a half, this is a last minute one I tried to get out by Halloween, but didn’t happen. This is the shortest episode so far, but I tried to pack a lot into it, hope you like it. I’ll try and get some subtitles or extras up here before too long.
Also as you may notice from the intro, I’ve kind of joined forces with Machinima.com since they’ve been helping me out with hosting, relaying files between team members, and the idea of expanding the publicity a lot since I’m not so hot at that part. Since one of my goals for the series is to use this as portfolio material so I can get a job better than flipping burgers, an association with a company is the sort of thing that would help. I apologize in advance for the video ads, they said they’re working on that.
Finally, if you act on any of Dave’s suggestions in this video, you’re an impressionable idiot. If you blow your arm off and try to sue me, the joke will be on you since I don’t have any money.
Well things have kind of melted down on the technical and communication fronts for the episode I had in mind, so the bad news is that it will not be out for Halloween. The good news is that I came up with an alternate idea that can be produced much faster and should still be very entertaining. It will be much shorter than the other idea (which was looking at over 15 minutes) and won’t be scary like the other one, but it will still be Halloween themed, and best of all, out very soon. Right now I’m shooting to have this thing out by sometime late tomorrow. After that, we’ll go back to finishing the other episodes, whenever we can.
EDIT: The release date is looking more like sometime Tuesday, this is getting close to done.
Hey, letting everybody know that changes are coming soon to the website. In addition to coming up with something that looks nicer, I’m going to try and make separate sections to download the movies, extra media related to the series, and an international section where I’ll host subtitles and versions of the episodes in different languages. We’re all still hard at work on the Halloween episode, but it’s looking really good so far. I’m keeping my fingers crossed to get it out before Halloween and will be doing everything I can to try and make that happen.