Yesterday we took a look at the goals we set in place for Rogue Bard Media last year. Today, naturally, we’re going to take a look at what we intend to accomplish this year.
Like last year we want to produce at least twelve short videos over the course of the year, as well as enter a at least six short film festivals. Last year we only hit about half of these two goals, and even though we tried to cram in more videos at the last minute, we just didn’t have time to get any of them done. These are not mutually exclusive goals either. If we enter six competitions this year, it also means we’ve done at least six of our short videos as well. What are we going to do with those videos you ask? Starting this month we’re going to start sharing our short videos with the world on the third Friday of each month. We already have some in the queue from last year, so that gives us a few months head start to make sure we can keep to the schedule of having something to show off once a month.
This next one should be an obvious one considering it’s a hold over from last year. “Can’t Get No Play” really needs to get finished a put out for public consumption. I’ve set a goal of April to begin putting the episodes up on Youtube, and I aim to hold to it. All we need is two actresses to fill in two roles for about an hour or so each, and one additional scene we keep forgetting to shoot with Dave and another acquaintance of ours and shooting will be finished and I can move into post production. Shouldn’t be too much of a stretch to get it done, but I thought the same thing last year too and look where we’re at today.
Another hold over project from last year, but not a failed goal, is “Deathwatch.” We’ve begun post production, but it’s still a long way off. This is, to date, our biggest most complex project, and we’re working on it in between paid gigs so what could probably be finished in about a month of dedicated work will probably take far more time than even I estimate. There’s no hard fast deadline on this one, just the end of the year. Rounding up the cast for additional dialogue recording alone is going to be a monumental task.
The last major goal of the year is to produce start to finish “Weekend Warriors” which is a script Dan has been working on for a few months. Like last year the idea is to take the students from Digital Media Production at William D Ford Career Technical Center, and produce a film as their final project. I don’t know if it will end up being a feature film this time around, but I think we’re definitely looking at a 45-60 minute short film. Hopefully this time things will go a little more smoothly because we’ve been working on pre-production a lot earlier this time around.
There are quite a few other things in the works right now, but none of them are really goals for the year so much as projects we’d like to do over the course of the year. We’re also hoping to open the doors on an actual physical location this year, but that depends entirely on us seriously ramping up our marketing and bringing in a lot more sales so we can cover the cost. It’s gearing up to be a good year with a lot of stuff going on. Hopefully we can keep on top of all our goals this year and do some of the other things we want to do as well.
Happy New Year everyone.