Thursday, September 11, 2008, 04:37 PM - MachinimaThis is what I know:
Posted by Buddy of DoQ
Posted by Buddy of DoQ
The music: it rocks. Exactly what we were going for, with a twist of loony that meshes well with the look/feel. Of course, it's being made by the master of these things, so I'm not so much surprised as elated and somehow even more enthused by the project. We're keeping mum on the who's-who... I didn't start it, but I like presenting big names like surprise party cheers at the very last second, so I'll run with it!
The MFF deadline: even with the week extension... we're not going to make it. This is where reality bites, because we've been busting some major ass trying to make that deadline for months, even to the point of becoming physically ill, but the truth we had to accept is that For Science would not be the object of our pride if we rushed any harder to make MFF. Chances are high we may skip the festival all together and re-double our efforts to have a good showing in Montreal. Although it breaks my heart, it really doesn't change our primary goal for the project.
The Machinima Expo: her deadline is Oct. 6th... we can make that one, no sweat! In fact, we taffy-pulled the original workload to make it easier to chew. If nothing else, we can bring it along as a part of our workshop.
Social Life: completely sacrificed, I lost and missed out on a lot these past few months. Not my idea of healthy, but I learned a few things: For crying out loud, don’t take a pause from living when Machinima is on the line! Deadlines are deadlines, but life will pass you by the moment you decide something like being human can wait till you’re done. I was so focused on the project, the “dream,” that I started feeling horribly guilty every time I left the house… it literally kicked my ass; the moment I lowered my defenses I was out for 4 days with a fever. I’m much better now after some medicated rest and a real moment of Zen, thanks! Funny thing is, I’m all the more eager to get right back to it and actually finishing doesn’t seem impossible, or so bad! Only this time I’ll go out, socialize, and take my own bloody advice.
For Science, The Plan:
We’re going to finish up this pilot episode, show it off this fall to the immediate community this early November and put our chins out for all the hard punches sure to follow. We’re doing something fairly unique to Machinima (I believe,) so the edges are going to be rough. (I mean, we still don’t even have a proper pipeline, it’s more like some flexi-straws glued together!) We’ll need all the feedback we can get! Then, we’re going to spend the winter completely re-creating and polishing the assets for maximum shock and awe. Then, we’re going to release to the public at large starting sometime in January, then there will be a new episode every month until we have 12. After that, it’s up to the fans (if we have any). The glorious part about the plan is that once we have our assets established, additional episodes can be made almost as quickly as they’re written, and since outlines for at least 4 episodes have been discussed already, we’ll be in great shape for 2009. I’m sure each of us will be cranking out some shorts too, along with a music video for the most awesome band of all time.
So there you have it! Sit tight and the next update will probably be some cool handy information about Montreal. We're sending in a scout to Canada this week, perhaps he'll bring us back some recon...
 And for the record, that new Nano is the ugliest thing Apple has ever made. EVER![/edit]