Saturday, December 3, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S06E11: "Femme Fatale"

Hey guys,

The eleventh story episode of Arby 'n' the Chief, "Femme Fatale", is now available.  Sorry for the delay, this was another late delivery for me, took some extra time to process I guess:

Arby 'n' the Chief S06E11: "Femme Fatale"

Had a couple of problems with this one.  For one I was incredibly sleep deprived this past week.  I know that doesn't make much sense since I had four weeks to work on this episode instead of three or two, but I assure you all that extra time was needed -- my first term at school is reaching its end and assignments are really building up.  Through Monday to Thursday I've had only eight hours of sleep altogether to go on, at all times either working on school work or working on the show, and on Thursday I began the edit for this episode around 7PM when I got back from campus and finished at 7PM the next day -- another solid twenty-four hours with a couple smoke breaks in-between.  I'm fucking fried.

I know some of you think I actually used the free time to play Skyward Sword.  I wish.  I've had it for over a week now and I still haven't played it, I have absolutely no free time.  Though if I did I couldn't play it anyway, I don't have Wii Motion Plus and it's sold out in the stores I've checked.

Also at the beginning of the episode, you'll more than likely notice some weird popping noises when the first female character speaks.  Her raw audio data was a bit messed, it kept going super quiet and then at a normal volume again, as if the microphone had a loose connection or something.  I edited the sound to the best of my ability to even out the levels, raising the gain at the quiet parts, but that's what caused the popping.  Sorry about that.  It doesn't last for long.

Also, I don't know if I like the way this episode turned out that much.  That's not to say I didn't do my best on it, I was satisfied with the script when I finished it and I paid as much attention to shot composition as I ever do, was really meticulous with the editing, but I don't know, it just seemed to turn out a bit flat overall.  Doesn't have quite the 'wow' factor that Cradle to Grave had, I feel.  That was one of those episodes where everything just fell into place, I really liked how that one turned out.

Maybe it's just because I'm so incredibly tired and I can't judge it effectively.  I'd really like to hear what you guys think of it, so be sure to leave comments.

By the way, I very much appreciate the e-mails some of you have been sending me.  I don't often respond, but I read them all.  Very encouraging, thank you.

I hope you enjoy!

Thanks,
Jon