Mar 31, 2012
After winning an Indie Intertube Innovation Award this year we decided to release this video showing some of the reasons why we developed the BodyLine filming technique. In our early series we had a cast and crew of two – just Paul and me. We were playing with the technique of not showing faces, and after the feedback we had from ‘Goodnight Princess‘ we wanted to see how far we could take it.
We knew it would be impossible to create ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!‘ with only two people, even if we did play multiple roles. So we were delighted that our family, and Alan Douglas and Josephine Hoy were willing and able to be part of the cast. Filming was hard work, but having such a wonderful crew really helped. BodyLine is probably not going to change the world, but is certainly an arrested technique and makes the videos stand out. Of course, some people hate it with a passion, but you can’t please everyone
Here we outline four of the advantages of BodyLine for small indie productions:
What are your thoughts on BodyLine?
Feb 15, 2012
Josephine Hoy starred as Dr Feyrer in two episodes of ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’
We posted Behind The Scenes Part 2 video on our YouTube Channel last night which features Josephine Hoy as Dr Feyrer, and also her moonlighting with some robot arms…. And it also stars the unstoppable Becky, who was absolutely amazing as Scrubber. What a trooper!
We are trying to engage more over on YouTube so if you comment and subscribe we’ll be sure to reply and add you back. So please rate, comment and share!
It’s the last day to vote in the Indie Intertube Audience Choice Awards, and polls shut at 12 MIDNIGHT PST, so please remember to vote! We are so thrilled to be in the last 10 – can’t wait to see the results
Not Quite Wonderflonium – Dr Feyrer holds the special vaccine used in Episode 6!
We’ll be releasing another BTS video next week, so stay tuned for that!
Feb 10, 2012
Last night we did a Hang Out on Google+ and it was full of fun, laughter and good times. Efehan had suggested we meet up since we had never spoken directly before and he wanted to try out the Hang Out capabilities of Google+. Even though we have known each other for years and he very graciously and magnificently created the animated intro to ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’, we had never talked to each other. Welcome to the brave new world
After a few technical hitches (for some reason the Hanging Out using Chrome just didn’t work) we were soon in business. I think the strangest thing about it was how strange it wasn’t. We were old friends catching up with the added bonus of being able to see each other. Awesome. Once we made the Hang Out public we were soon joined by Josephine Hoy (the magnificent Dr Feyrer), Louis Gray* and Megan Lynch (musician and creator of the wonderful ‘Songs The Brothers Warner Taught Me‘).
It was brilliant to talk to people, and when more people joined in it turned into an online party with people talking on camera and chatting in the group chat, too.
Many of the people, like Aaron Trahan (who was one of our wonderful voiceover winners) and Doug Luberts (who is behind the exciting new GeektasticNebula.com) I knew from The Guild, and others like Chris A Kim, David Hillman and Rob Michael I knew from Friendfeed (where I also first met Josephine, Megan and Louis). Some people popped in just to say hi, others stayed most of the time we were talking. It was good times.
You can even see who was there afterwards because Google+ gives you a summary :) If you’ve never tried a Hang Out I’d recommend it – and make sure you invite me!
Awesome Hangout People:
* Louis Gray is hard to describe but ‘international man of social media‘ is one of those ways. He is also a pretty good singer. And apparently he works for Google now. #SUWGOMH