Friends and Family
May 28th, 2012

Posted by Matt

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LoadingReadyRun: Friends and Family
Unskippable: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Checkpoint: Beyond Infinity
Feed Dump: Facebook Girlfriend
Loading Time: History of the Moonbase
GPLP: Cursed Crusade (PT3)

The video this week was one that came together with remarkable speed and very few roadblocks. Written earlier this week by Paul, this one got rapid approval, and was shot with remarkable efficiency on Saturday. I won’t get into too much detail over why this video was so quick to shoot (we’ll be covering that on Loading Time, Thursday), but suffice to say that more time was spent travelling from location to location than actually filming.

One thing you may notice is that during my brief appearance in this video, we’re actually in a pet store. That was all luck. We didn’t have a location lined up for that shot. We just drove to a local Bosley’s and asked if they’d let us shoot a couple of lines in their store. Turns out they were totally cool with it. They may even be reading this now! (Hi Bosley’s guys! Thanks for letting us film!) It’s a good thing they did, too, because we did not have a backup location ready to go.

For more on this video, make sure to check out loading time this week, it should be pretty cool.


May 22nd, 2012

Posted by Matt

We have a “new” video for you this week, and we think it’s pretty “good”.

LoadingReadyRun: Punctu-action
Unskippable: The Syndicate
Checkpoint: Too Much of a Good Thing
Feed Dump: emo Hair & Other Poop
Loading Time: Fun With Microwaves

This week’s script was submitted to us earlier this week by our good friend Andy, and made the jump from page to film (well, memory card) almost immediately. We shot Thursday evening in Beacon Hill Park, which, despite a remarkably cold breeze was a great night to be outside.

We had to film on Thursday, because on Saturday Graham, Paul, and I made an appearance at RvB CanWest, a small single-day convention centred around the Vancouver Rooster Teeth fan scene, with all profits being donated to charity. Much fun was had, and it was great to see those of you that attended.

If you’re interested, RvB CanWest currently has some incredible ebay auctions going on, with proceeds to Childs Play. Check it out.

Cheers til next week!

The Whole Story: The Pop Can
May 15th, 2012

Posted by Matt

this week’s video update brings you another entry in our “The Whole Story” series, and ells the tale of a little everyday item that lies near and dear to my heart: the pop can.

LoadingReadyRun: The Whole Story: The Pop Can
Unskippable: The Darkness 2
Checkpoint: Zyng and Zag
Feed Dump: Tyrannic Saurus
Loading Time: On The Road
GPLP: Cursed Crusade (PT1, PT2)

We filmed our video this week on the University of Victoria Campus during the fabled Magic Hour (we hammered this shoot out in 45 minutes). It wasn’t by any particular intent that this timing ocurred, but rather that we shot this video after our first Desert Bus planning meeting, and that took up most of the day.

We had originally planned to shoot the video on Friday afternoon, and in fact some shooting was done. Thanks to a dead battery in our lapel mic, however, none of that footage was usable, and it had to be scrapped and reshot.

I was informed this afternoon that the LRR crew will be at RvB Canwest this weekend, as well – so, if you’re in the Vancouver area, I invite you to come on out and see what’s up. Hopefully we’ll see you there!


Fun With Microwaves 3
May 8th, 2012

Posted by Matt

As we return you to our site’s regularly scheduled blog updates (sorry, this month has been a little hectic) we also return TO you a series that has been dormant for a very long time. It’s Fun With Microwaves!

LoadingReadyRun: Fun With Microwaves 3
Unskippable: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Checkpoint: God of Gore
Feed Dump: Van Dump
Loading Time: BEES!

I was off having some grand adventure in the land of Vancouver during filming this week, so I leave it to Graham to say a few words about the video shoot:

The intro to this video is almost totally accurate. While I had been thinking recently of doing another Fun with Microwaves video, finding the package that Russell sent us (which I received probably two years ago, while I was still living with Matt) was the impetuous to actually do it. We had a couple new ideas, and wanted to revisit some old favourites with the benefit of better video quality, so it seemed like a fun way to spend a sunny afternoon.

As it happened, there were actually some hilariously frustrating setbacks, all of which will be detailed in a future episode of Loading Time, but it worked out in the end. The original progenitor of the idea, Ray, had even been hanging on to that “smile” lightbulb for just such an emergency as this. As you can tell from my child-like squealing, it was one of my favourite reactions. Also, really seriously, don’t microwave eggs. Yeesh.

Cheers til next week!