Check Out My New Short Film! And an Interview Thing
Remember that behind-the-scenes look at the short film I was working on a while back? With all those horrific manikins and stuff? Well, I’m pleased to say that of last week, the video is finally up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can check it out here:
I have to say, after hours and hours spent editing these eight minutes of video, it’s pretty hard for me to watch. We are always our own worst critic, and everything I could have done just a little better (or a whole whole lot better) whacks me in the face like a wiffle-ball bat every time I go through this film.
But I guess that’s how we learn. If you make five big mistakes on a project, that’s five big mistakes that you hopefully will not make on the next one.
And really, I’m pretty darn happy with how this video turned out, especially for my first serious film project. Some kind of amazing things happened to make everything come together just the way it did. I got to work with some fantastic people. I’m really looking forward to the next one.
One of the people on the Stolen Voices production team was a guy named Daniel Thompson, whom you might know from a podcast called The Very Serious Writing Show. And recently, I was privileged to be featured on his show, where Daniel and I talked about online serial fiction and my new webseries The Firewall Saga. We also talk a little about the Stolen Voices shoot, the covered-up death of Google, and also the little-known weakness that Amish people have for online podcasts.
It was a very serious discussion, where we talked about serious things like grownups, in a very mature, normal, serious fashion. If you would like to hear the seriousness, I’ve embedded it below:
And while you’re at it, drop by Daniel’s Soundcloud page and give the Very Serious Writing Show a listen. Daniel has interviewed a ton of fantastic people, like Kerry Nietz (of Amish Vampires in Space fame), actor and comedian Torry Martin, and Bill Myers (creator of the Wally McDoogle series).
And it is all so, so serious.