Episode 10: A Message from Coz Kneale
(For a better viewing experience click on the HQ button once the video starts. Everything is more fun in full-screen mode…)
[First off big thank you to Michael Strong in Salt Lake City for clicking the Donate button last week and lending financial support to 50in50. If I end up flat broke, at least I’ll have cash to buy video tapes and keep going with this.]
This episode ended up slightly soured for me due to some major technical/software problems. Without boring you with the details, I will simply say that iMovie is a steaming P.O.S. that made my work incredibly arduous for the past few days, and I will never, ever use it again. Heed these words.
For this character, I did a lot of research on a certain condition or problem — can you guess what it was? (There is a visual hint in the video.) Ten points to the first person who gets it. For this one I went back to writing a character bio first (after I’d done research on the mystery condition/problem). That gave me ideas for what the episode would be about, and then I wrote it out from there (which made editing SOOO much easier). This episode is already more than a day late (again, thanks to iMovie), and I’m eager to get it out, so I’m not going to say much more right now.
I will say, YAY EPISODE TEN!! I made it to double-digits! Feels like a little bit of an accomplishment. Then, though, I realize that means that I’m only 1/5 of the way done. Man, oh, man. It feels slightly better, though, if I say “I’m 20% done.” 20% just feels bigger than 1/5. Regardless, your support, encouragement, comments, and emails over the past couple months have really meant a lot. Thank you very, very much for that.
And now that we’re at episode ten, I have a question for you. I’m curious to get your thoughts so far on all of this, so please leave those in the comments, but specifically regarding these blog entries, I was hoping you’d take a second and click this quick, one-question poll, and let me know what you think.
I’m not making any solid promises that I’ll change anything based on the results, but if there’s a landslide in one direction or another I’ll certainly take note of it.
In other news, I’ve got a big ball up in the air right now that has the potential to majorly affect the next three months of my life. I’m not sure which side of the fence it’s going to land on, but I’ll let you know when I do.
See you next week.
-B 6.4.09 11.07am
P.S. My apologies for the tardiness of this episode. I certainly hope it won’t happen again.
P.P.S. iMovie can bite me.