Saturday, March 14, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
It has been a wild few months for us at Shotgun Mythos. After releasing two seasons of webisodes, the series started getting interest from television stations. Starting out with just a handful of stations, we continued to grow until the series was airing on television in over 10 million households across the country. We had written Season 3, and were planning to begin filming it this spring, when a couple of conversations made us change course. During the course of pounding the pavement, promoting and marketing, we heard the same thing...people were impressed by the difference in our production values between Season 1 and 2, but Season One was not where it needed to be to reach a larger audience.
This was no surprise to us. We are not egotistical enough to ignore the obvious flaws in the show...audio issues, effects that needed to be better, etc...we saw them all and could only say that we did the best with what we had. And when we started out, we knew there would be flaws, but we also knew that if we waiting for everything to be right, we would never do it. So we jumped in, did Season One, found someone who believed in the series, and enabled us to upgrade all of our equipment and software between Season One and Season 2. So, we were faced with a choice...proceed as planned with Season 3, knowing that we had probably reached our peak, or bite the bullet, go back to the beginning and start all over again. After lots of discussions and conversations with our cast, we decided that it was time to start over. Clint tightened the scripts, eliminated some story lines that just cluttered things up, and expanded other story arcs that he wanted to develop. We had to recast folks who had dropped out during the course of production...while we had killed off the characters in the first go-round, that wasn't the plan, and this was our opportunity to tell the story we wanted to tell.
So here we are, about to enter the third week of filming the reboot. It is a massive undertaking, but we think it is the right decision. And the feedback we are getting seems to support us. Already we are having discussions with an international distributor, as well as discussion for possible syndication on over 100 stations across the country. It seems to be appreciated that we recognize the problems and are willing to do what it takes to fix them. Moral of the story...take the leap...tell your story...and be honest with yourself. People will appreciate your willingness to admit your flaws, and may even give you another chance which could let you live your dream.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Web tech blog
Gigaom's official statement
This site began under the name NewTeeVee and at the time specialized in covering the web series space. By around 2010 they changed their name and their focus to tech related news.
It is not known if Gigaom's creditors will continue the publication with new management or will just shut it down entirely.
In this episode... they discover the magical world... of work.
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"Linear Tales" is a web series of stand-alone episodes taking place in a "squared" world, which is though so real as our own. During each episode we will witness moments of our characters' lives, which may intersect or evolve in parallel in a linear world much alike to our own.
Directed & Animated by Yiannis Liolios
Casting by Konstantina Papadopoulou
Music by Jan Broberg Carter (ASCAP)
Sound Design & Mix by Apostolos Barouxis
Recorded by Steve Drown--The Studio, Portland, Maine. USA.
© 2014 Yiannis Liolios. All Rights Reserved.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Have you ever fumed at a bad parker? Raged about a café that’s cash only? Or been infuriated by a mate who won't put down their phone at dinner? Then The Angry Man Series is a show for you.
Shot entirely in Perth over two days, the comedy web series stars stand up comedians Ben Sutton (AshBecLee, Henry and Aaron) and Sian Choyce (RAW State Finalist 2014).
The series was written and directed by Aaron Moss who was a recent top 10 finalist in the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship in LA for his first feature screenplay Holly and Tyler.
"Our main character Andy represents all those moments in life you've ever wanted to speak up or get angry about. Andy is that voice inside us that calls it how he sees it." said Aaron.
Emerging local producers Meg McPherson and Maya Kavanagh produced after years of working together in the local film industry on major productions.
"We wanted to create a series similar to our favourite comedies - Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development - and make it as accessible as possible to an online audience" said Meg McPherson.
The project was self-funded and relied on the generosity of cast and crew to produce the show over the 2-day shoot.
"Being a small-budget production, we don’t have thousands of dollars in Facebook advertising to get the series out there. We are experimenting with other tactics to gain a large following,” said Maya Kavanagh.