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Appreciate the feedback, guys and gals. I've read it all. I haven't been around here much because I'm heads down finishing up my contributions for volume 2 of Gods of Thrones, general planning for 2019, getting the new space ready, doing our taxes for 2018, compiling our Baldies lists for deliberation, and spinning up True Detective. Really hoping we can get moved in before any Groundhogs Day shenanigans, but we might have to rent a space or god forbid do it out of Jim's basement. We never have much of an opportunity to do big picture stuff once the year starts, and this promises to be an extra-packed year, so this focus on the behind the scenes time is precious to us.and 7 others.
But we're out of hibernation and I think 2019 will be better just from a quality of television standpoint as many have surmised, and I also think we're going to do new approaches to Bald Move TV and Bald Movies to better respond to what folks want to hear us talk about.
2018 with a lot of things being in a lull gave us some fantastic opportunities to experiment with new things, and a lot of those things didn't work out how we wanted them too. 2019 is shaping up to be more of a traditional year.
My one small gripe for this year is, and I'm almost afraid to say this given the amount of effort the guys put into it, I'm just not feeling the whole Giamiatti thing. It's like it's this epic inside joke that noone let me in on, even though I listen to 85-90% of Bald Move content. I know it's been a running joke but somehow I never got it. So I feel left out of the BM Christmas this year, but hey, I can totally live with it and I seem to be well in the minority on this.
Yeah, I didn't get or feel any of that eighter. Or why it was so much work to pull off to be honest. Thought it was a cultural thing being from the old continent or something. :-)Same with the whole cage stuff, I couldn't bring myself to care much, it felt like they were trying to hard to make it work or something. I definitely would like to see the commissions come back in some form.
As far as the time, I mean, just producing an original 15 minutes digital short is tough with two people. Write it, storyboard it, acquire all the imagry you'll need. Animate and edit it. And if you haven't seen it, the last day involved lots of green screen, actual pyro, and miniture work. Way beyond what we'd ever done before, and we had a lot of fun and learned a lot about technical aspects of filming.
But I'm really sorry that more people aren't into it, because we went all in on it thinking it would be well received. We could have done the more traditional Bald Move Christmas we also had planned and done literally one tenth the work and it seems like that would have gone over better. But I also don't want to not take risks and never try new things, because that's how you get a groundhog day, too.
This must be what it feels like to be the Weiner this season, haha.
Jeez, that's a lot of likes. I didn't say we'd actually do it right, just that it's a focus, haha! It's going to require some trial and error and taking risks on unknown quantities, because Netflix stuff dominates for a week or two then nothing, and if you don't catch that wave you might as well not do it. We're going to try, anyway.and 5 others.