Saturday, April 23, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S05E13: "Collapse"

Guess the heads-up was unnecessary, the episode seems to have uploaded on time.

Here it is, the season five finale of Arby 'n' the Chief:

Arby 'n' the Chief S05E13: "Collapse"

I'd like to thank everyone for your support, and also for your critiques and helping me grow as a writer.  Hope you enjoy.

Also please leave comments!  I enjoy reading them.  Let me know what you thought of the episode and the season as a whole.

Thanks,
Jon

Video: Possible 'Collapse' delay

Note the word 'possible'.  It should come out today.  Possibly even on scheduled time, this heads-up might not even be necessary, but Machinima.com didn't receive the episode from me until late last night so it could be held back a few hours or something.

Typically my deadline for episodes are to have them uploaded to Machinima.com by Thursday morning.  I needed extra time with collapse -- it's a monster of an episode.  Even longer than cheaters (31 minutes).

I really busted my ass on this one to get it out this Saturday, non-stop all week, weekend included, and then a grueling 30 hour crunch edit.  Worked at my computer from 1PM on Thursday to 4PM Friday, no sleep, just a few smoke breaks here and there, I'm fucking fried.  I started uploading the episode to Machinima.com as soon as it was rendered but due to the episode's length it took forever, they didn't receive it until about 10PM last night.

They do have it now, and I see that it was taken out of the folder I uploaded it to on their end at around 9AM this morning.  I'm not familiar with the process of adding episodes to the Machinima.com programming queue but given that they only just have it now they might need a little extra time to get it on YouTube.  Maybe it'll be up on time.  But if they need a few hours, cut them some slack.

Just wanted to give you all a heads-up.

Thanks,
Jon

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S05E12: "Cheaters"

Hey,

New Arby 'n' the Chief is out:

Arby 'n' the Chief S05E12: "Cheaters"

Thanks for being patient and giving me a week.  I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.  Please leave comments, I like to read them!

Thanks,
Jon

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Imposters

I've received a number of e-mails from people regarding their encounters with people on sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. posing as me.  One particular character on Facebook has been doing so and asking for people to donate Xbox 360 consoles and spreading false information regarding episode releases.

To be clear: I have no public online presence besides this blog.  If you see someone claiming to be me on Facebook or Twitter or whatever, it's not me.  Don't believe them, no matter how much these lifeless cretins insist otherwise.

Thanks,
Jon

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S05E01: "House of Cards" Director's Commentary

Yo,

As I previously posted, no new episode this week, just a director's commentary over top the first episode to give me some more time to work.

Arby 'n' the Chief S05E01: "House of Cards" Director's Commentary

Sorry I start rambling, I didn't think I'd make my stupid theater story last that long and I'd restarted the commentary a butt load of times already.  But you'll be pleased to know the extra time has been worth it, the script for Cheaters was 34 pages so get ready for another long episode, and I just finished the filming of it and it turned out better than expected.

Thanks,
Jon

Monday, April 4, 2011

News: 'Cheaters' episode delay

Hey guys,

Sorry to do this, but I'm holding the release of the second last episode of season five, Cheaters, for a week.  It'll air on April 16th instead, followed by Collapse the week after.

The scripts for the two are almost done but still a little wobbly and I don't want to rush out something sub-par.  The past few episodes have been quite difficult, particularly Double Trouble and Stag Night, the latter being a twenty-five page script (Cheaters is even longer than that), typed and produced in a week.  I'm exhausted, to be honest.

So this week instead, in response to a number of requests via e-mail, I'll be re-releasing the season premiere episode with a director's commentary.  This will give me some nice breathing room to make the end of this thing cool.

Admittedly, watching what looked cool in the big picture on paper actually play out, Stag Night's major plot point was predictable.  But there's still some surprises in these last two episodes I think people will like.

I hope everyone's cool with it, I'll try to make the commentary enlightening and interesting.  Thanks so much for your support of the show.  I also appreciate your e-mails, I've gotten some really nice ones, you know who you are.  I'm grateful.

Thanks,
Jon

P.S. Anyone looking for an excuse to get some 'thumbs-ups', consider mentioning this in video comments and spreading the word a bit.  The more expected the commentary episode is the better, I don't want everyone annoyed on Saturday.  :(

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S05E11: "Stag Night"

Hey guys,

New Arby 'n' the Chief is out.  This one's a beast.

Arby 'n' the Chief S05E11: "Stag Night"

I'd also like to thank everyone that sent me their experiences with hackers/cheaters, very insightful!  Keep them coming, if you have something to share.

Thanks,
Jon