A Bit of Crazy
Recent developments have put a business consultant our disposal for the low low cost of nothing and it looks like Rogue Bard Media will be seeing some pretty major changes in the next six months or so. One of the biggest is, if all goes according to plan, we will actually be moving to a more suitable physical location in the Westland area. This will allow us to do several things, such as have more regular and office hours, save us from having to drive 50 miles out to Detroit for those office hours, and allow us to expand our operations since we’ll be closer to home. It’s not that we don’t like where we’re at out in Detroit. It’s just not convenient for us to keep trying to do business there. Truth is we’d have to put a lot of money into that loft to make it fit our needs and if we’re going to invest heavily into space it needs to be space we’re going to use more often than twice a week. I’m sure we’ll still find excuses to go out to Kuumba’s Cove pretty frequently though. It’s a great place to shoot in and we have at least a half dozen scripts that were written with shooting there in mind.
Speaking of scripts, we have over two dozen scripts we’ve been sitting on for a while now that, hopefully, we’ll be finding the time to shoot in the next few months. Some of these scripts actually predate the formation of Rogue Bard Media, and because they are all fairly complex they probably won’t see the light of day any time soon. More recent scripts were written with the resources and skills at hand in mind and, therefore, will be much easier to shoot and edit once we just sit down and say “Okay we’re going to start busting through these quick and in a hurry.” The trick now is getting all the crew together and deciding what we tackle first. It’s going to be one hell of a trick too since Dan took a job at Walmart until we’re actually making some money with this whole video production thing.
The Zoom Gali Gali project still has 24 days remaining and there still hasn’t been a single backer. It’s okay though to be honest it was something of a long shot that we’d get that project to go through anyway. I know Daune’s not going to be too happy about it, but we can always pick it back up later and see if we can’t get it going a little stronger sometime in the future. In the mean time I think I’m going to scale the plan back and see if we can’t use Kickstarter to just raise enough money to get the song recorded and mastered. This will first remove one of the steps of getting the video made, and also make it easier to get the video made in the future when we have an already recorded song to promote as opposed to just a single poorly lit live performance recorded with a terrible microphone.
We’re still trying to decide what we want to do with Deathwatch so we can get that finished. We invested too much time and money to just let it rot mostly finished on some tapes somewhere. (note to self – figure out where I put those tapes.) Ideas include using what we have to cut together a trailer and raise funds for a complete re-shoot, putting rough animation into the film to fill in the missing scenes, or trying to finish shooting the last six scenes. To be honest I really don’t think that last one is going to happen and I”m not sure I want to put the effort into trying to get a hold of a half dozen people who have all gone their separate ways to try scheduling the rest of our shoots. For the most part I just want to knock the thing out and call it done so we can move on with a full feature under our belt.
Did I title this “A Bit of Crazy?” Should have been titled a metric shit tonne of crazy…