Oct 28, 2018

Off to print! And DVD news!

Since im in that weird, "where did all this hair on my body come from?" transitional re-branding phase, ive been wanting to do a re-release of my older projects.
That would be 2014's "Welcome to Normality" and 2015's "Intervals of Horrible Sanity".
I just (lastnight) sent my TIFF files off to the printer for the Studio Oyashiro release of IoHS. This release is in a new, more manageable "manga" size. So its not a long awkward paperback. It resurrects the first cover image done by Mad Dashiell and along with a few page changes, features a splash of color within the book as well, also.
I should receive the first copies in the mail some time next month and the "re-release" will go from there.
NOW then... Trying to get a new DVD made for WtN has been quite the challenge. I had originally planned on doing a bit of a "restoration" edit to it, (change the subtitle color, tweak some sounds, include a new Studio Oyashiro logo at the beginning, etc.) BUT since the original was rendered using Vegas Pro 9 and im now using Vegas Pro 15, some things refuse to be redone properly. You may have noticed this in my more recent YouTube videos with the "TIMTHESCARECROW" logo video. It adds a weird vertical interlacing that i dont know how to correct, which is fine for the logo video but obviously not for a 38 minute pre rendered film.
Aside from not getting to tweak anything to the film directly, for a time it looked like getting the thing done at all wouldn't be happening. I was publishing through CreateSpace and they have recently been shut down by Amazon. I was told that all my stuff would be carried over to their VOD service but that was some time ago now and i cant wait forever for a massive company to get their shit together.
So i found this website
https://www.mixonic.com/

Ive looked through their services and  they seem pretty legit as far as options and pricing. They offer way more than CS did as far as customization, but they lack in distribution. I guess that would be a drawback if i wasnt already "selling" my items in my Storenvy shop.
That being said, once i scrape up some scrapey scratch cash, ill be ordering a few copies of a newly authored WtN DVD.
This edition will feature, new case artwork, MAYBE an insert, new disc art, and new features to the DVD menus and such. Sadly as far as i can tell, though, no changes will be made to teh film file itself. (at this time)

Sep 11, 2018

An update on the DVD printing situation

I looked into it (as i said i would) and the Amazon "media on demand" DOES still print discs and covers the same as CreateSpace used to. BUT they are in the process of transferring titles from all CreateSpace users to Amazon so it will take a while before i get to do anything, or even look at anything it seems.
Im still unsure if i want to go through Amazon's service but im not gonna knock it til i get a real look at it.
email i just got from Amazon explaining the situation

Sep 8, 2018

DVD publishing for indie filmmakers, suggestions?

I released the original Welcome to Normality DVD using CreateSpace's disc on demand printing services. They have recently moved their services over to Amazon's "Media on Demand" and now focus on book titles.
Hopefully this media on demand still works the same way, isn't pricey, and prints discs and case covers. I still have to look more into it, obviously, but if it turns out to be something i'm not up for, does anyone have any suggestions?
I know of a few other sites that MIGHT fit my needs, but its good to hear other peoples input from time to time.

Jun 19, 2018

'Death Brings Life' photo set now available on Patreon!

Testing out my camera, just havin fun. There IS a story behind it though, would you like to know more? Check it out on Patreon!

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Mar 3, 2018

Fun in the sun!

Couldn't think of a better title. ...sorry...

The weather was reasonable today so i got to do some work outside!

My wife and i put this bawse ass chicken coop together this morning before the post office opened, then we ran to deliver this months Patreon package.
When we got home i started to FINALLY work on Studio Oyashiro, pulled off those top boards just below the shingles cuz they were rotten and falling apart. Before i put up the shiny new boards i couldnt help but notice the massive amount of wasp nests...
I'll be setting up my apiary in between the studio and my tool shed rather than down the hill like i originally planned. Mainly cuz theres a water meter down there and i dont want some water company guy freaking out trying to sue me over emotional trauma or some crap.
Hopefully blocking up this little passage in the studio roof will result in a lower wasp count this year.

Jan 17, 2018

Good thing I already gave up on YouTube

All my videos were being yellow flagged anyway so i stopped monetizing a while ago... but this still stings. To think i was just about to upload a video sharing my excitement for getting 100 subs. Then i get an email telling me im nothing and nobody cares. Yep. Needed that today.