Coming soon, to a computer screen near you: It’s this week’s video.
Sorry about the late blog update, between the end of desert bus, and some serious sickness on my part (I barely got out of bed on Tuesday) this kind of fell through the cracks. In lieu of my own words, I present to you some things Paul had to say, because he wrote the video.
This video actually started with a completely different idea, I wanted to make a video that was a series of trailers for a Desert Bus movie. As I started going through the different movie options (Desert Bus of the Travelling Pants, The Desert BUs Runs Thought it, Field of Desert Bus, etc.), the one I kept coming back to was a parody of a James Cameron film. I have nothing against James Cameron, Terminator and Titanic were great and Avatar was a least fun to look at, but his increasingly ridiculous movie budgets and even more ridiculous box office returns makes him the perfect person to make Desert Bus: The Movie with the silliness it deserves. Once I had the idea and decided to do it in the format of one of those puff piece DVD documentaries, the pieces came together pretty quickly. I was especially happy with the shots of the CG artist working on placing every grain of sand and Katheen’s shot, in which we used a full body green screen to green screen her onto a bigger green screen! How’s that for tricky? I am also proud of how my photoshops of the Terry Gilliam and Stanley Kubrick movie posters turned out.
Today’s (or rather, yesterday’s [see: hole in time]) video reunites much of the Action 9 news cast, who have appeared in LoadingReadyRun videos since 2005.
Brain Evans, Bud Hendricks and Chip Musgrave (who has been a weather reporter and a statistician, and an Olympic commentator, and sounds quite a bit like ex-poker champion Danny Frieberg) first appeared in Slow News Day, as did Hal Johnson—who is mentioned in this video but never shown. Laura Holly first appeared in Save Our Games from 2009, and is in no way related to Natasha Strong from The Secret Life of Toast. Mark Dawson appeared in Dinosaur as a reporter, and became an anchor in WGA, No Way! Reese Filbert, Edgar Frost (who looks shockingly like Hal Johnson, sans beard, and a bit like rightwing pundit Ross Hartas from Max Effect), Ted Smithe, Karen Walnut and Ryan Albertson (who, again, looks like a slightly older, more beardy Steve Clark from Slow News Day, and Sounds a bit like Rich Murdoch from Poker Before Dusk) round out the cast as new entries.
Those looking to watch more Action 9 videos can find out more about them from the LoadingReadyRun wiki … Though the list is slightly out-of-date at this point (hint, hint). Also, thanks to everyone in the community who’s put so much work into updating the wiki. We’ve noticed; you’re awesome.