Saturday, October 30, 2010

Video: ANTC 10, OLR 12

Hey,

Here's the latest video links:

Arby 'n' the Chief S04E10: "Night of the Evading Dead"
One Life Remaining S2: Episode 12

I had a high bar to meet/jump with Arby 'n' the Chief after Digital Fruitcakes, I think I got lucky with that one.  The idea was decent and the script came together nicely in an amount of time that allowed me to concentrate on the presentation.

This latest one, Night of the Evading Dead, was a bit of a nightmare (pun not intended).  I bit off more than I could chew, working far too long on the script that ended up being overwritten (minus the "mail room" segment it was about 14 pages, as opposed to the usual 8, approximately).  It was also a technical pain in the ass -- I lost all the sound from my footage, and I had to replace all the sound effects by hand with what I had in my library.  Sorry about that, I hope you can enjoy it anyway.

I cut out the "mail room" segment for this week, also.  Sorry, I'll start it in the next episode.

I think the episode turned out okay for the most part, but I feel it still falls a little short of Digital Fruitcakes despite trying to surpass it.

Also there is a new opening credit sequence, hope you like it.

Thanks,
Jon

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

News: Arby 'n' the Chief Mail!

Hey guys,

I saw a comment recently that there's not enough fan involvement.  So I came up with this idea today to add a brief segment to future videos, "Arby 'n' the Chief Mail", in which they answer a small handful of specially chosen e-mails per week delivered to a specific e-mail address: arbiterandchief@gmail.com.  If I have time I might get it at the end of this week's episode (which is Halloween themed, by the way, and another long one.  Finalized script ended up being seventeen pages after six partial drafts).

So if you have a question you'd like to ask Arbiter or Master Chief, why not mail arbiterandchief@gmail.com?  You might end up seeing it answered on an episode.  Also try and keep it brief for display purposes.

Also, polls.  Market research, I guess.  I have a couple ideas for a possible fifth season but I haven't made up my mind on that yet.

Thanks,
Jon

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S04E09: "Digital Fruitcakes"

Hey guys,

Here's the new Arby 'n' the Chief:

Arby 'n' the Chief S04E09: "Digital Fruitcakes"

I felt a bit depressed after OLR 11's release, people didn't like it too much.  So I channeled that negative energy and really buckled down for this Arby 'n' the Chief episode, I think you'll enjoy this one.  Took forever, I worked a lot of late nights.  The script alone took forever to polish, which I hope will shine through.  Writing usually doesn't get enough credit.

Thanks,
Jon

P.S. Everyone that says the intro is a Conker's Bad Fur Day reference fucking fails.

P.P.S. For those that are interested in screenwriting and its form, here's the production script for the episode:

Arby 'n' the Chief S04E09: "Digital Fruitcakes" Script

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Video: ANTC, OLR

Hey,

Sorry for lack of updates, here are the most recent videos:

Arby 'n' the Chief S04E08: "B&" (2/2)
One Life Remaining S2: Episode 11

The latest OLR was kind of a bitch to get out and I'm sorry if things seem a bit rushed or unclear in it, I did my best.  I didn't get a package of voice-overs delivered until pretty much the last minute and crunched all day yesterday to get the episode rendered and sent.  I'll try and leave myself more time for the last two.

It's over the top, I know.  And completely retarded since Kathryn just escapes from everything.  But I wanna be able to go a bit crazy with it and use much more of what Halo 3 has to offer in terms of carnage instead of just have another finale like the first season that's just head bobs, not to mention I've only got ten minutes an episode to do that.  This is the last time I'll be using Halo 3 anyway.

Thanks,
Jon