Moonbase 2.0 Part 1: The De-Crapening
May 30th, 2009

Posted by Graham

So, as you may know if you’ve been reading our various Twitter feeds, we’re in the process of expanding our office space by moving the moonbase across the hall. It’s a little more than twice the size of our current space–and still very much on the moon–and it’ll be great once we get in. But first, it’s going to require some serious 80s cleaning-up montages. Which is a luxury we don’t have, so we’ve been putting in the work.

The space was previous occupied by an artist collective/flop house/conpiracy bunker/possible opium den. Actually, of the myriad tenants that frequented the space, the one guy we ever talked to was cool, but that didn’t stop this progression:

  • Friday: Giant, unauthorized party with upwards of 300 people. Landlord shuts it down.
  • Saturday: Tenants pull truck up and start loading out things they care about.
  • Sunday: Tenants trash the place; pulling down molding, tearing out lights, breaking bulbs.
  • Monday: Rent cheque bounces, tenants are gone. We are offered the space.

So hey! Boon for us! Cause our current space is really small, which we discovered during Desert Bus.

But good lord did the previous tenants ever leave a ton of crap lying around, which I made a point to take a bunch of pictures of, as I just gotten a new lens and wanted to play around. It won’t really give you a good idea of what the space looks like yet, but that’s for later. Enjoy!

Behind-the-Scenes: Skeeterpellant & Stand-Up Guy
May 29th, 2009

Posted by Graham

Thought you’d all enjoy another round of behind-the-scenes photos. I snapped most of these during shooting for our last couple videos.

‘Skeeterpellant was a pretty quick shoot, once Paul helped Matt set up his 5-man tent. We put the dolly track riding up to, and into, the tent for a nice opening shot, and then I just pretty much talked. Had to shave my beard off too, and it’s almost come back, thankfully. Jer did a great job on the ‘Skeeterpellant label, which features a warning against Shreiking Explosive Diarrhea… seems like radiation is an easy out.

Stand-Up Guy was also a pretty straightforward shoot. I had been trying to figure out how to do the off-balcony-hurling, without resorting to a dummy, which always look fake. That’s fine in some cases, but we didn’t want that to be the joke. So I gave Matt the mission of stuffing my pants full of whatever he felt would work, which ended up being two pillows and a sleeping bag. Then he crouched behind Tim and flung the fake pants up at the right time for a smoooooth edit, if I say so myself. I can’t help it, I giggle every time I see it.

Behind the Scenes Photos From cHustle 08
May 24th, 2009

Posted by james

So it’s a little late but you know what they say… better late then never!!! So without further ado I present you a handful of pictures from the last episode of hustle.

EDIT: Thumb nails fixed, two more images added.

Preview Pic – May 18th Update
May 17th, 2009

Posted by Graham

It’s been a while, but here’s a shiny new preview picture!

What are Matt and Paul even doing in this one? Well, okay I guess that was an easy question… but why?

Planting a Peg

Graham and Paul on Villainy INC Podcast
May 1st, 2009

Posted by Paul

So, you know what you don’t hear enough of? Us talking about ourselves! If you agree, check out this week’s Villainy INC Podcast!

Graham and I sat down with Dr. Disaster to talk about Unskippable, LRR, MST3K, Yahtzee (from Zero Punctuation, not the game) and anything else we happened to think of. I don’t want to shock you, but it is possible that we got a little off topic.

Check it out over at Villainy INC or download the podcast directly!