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BLOG: A Blog Post for “The Internet”

pensive-spongebob*COUGH COUGH COUGH* Oh man… this place is rather… dusty. It looks like I’ve gone a year and a couple months without posting anything here on the main blog.  I mean, our last video, “The Internet” came out in September… why didn’t I post an entry then? HOW COULD I LET THIS HAPPEN?! Oh wow, sorry for yelling. I just… I’m so emotional right now. This website is my pride and joy, and I’ve just left it here to rot. NEVER FEAR, BECAUSE HERE COMES A BLOG POST FOR “THE INTERNET.”

So uh, yeah. I forgot how to write for this blog. It seems like all my days are on my tumblr now… sorry Webs blog… IT’S NOT YOU! Well, actually it is. But I still love you!

Oh man, this post is harder to write than I thought. I had to wanted to post something for “The Internet,” but geez, that was so long ago. I know this seems like a cheap way out, and I uh… I’ve done this before, BUT if you have questions about that video, feel free to leave a comment on this blog entry and I’ll get back to you right away! I’m sorry… I just don’t know what to type for this entry. I don’t even know how to connect this post to the Spongebob .gif I used!

“Hey Jeffrey, why are you even posting something right now?”

Ah HA, you caught me! I’m preparing for the return of Nintendo Boy tomorrow! So be sure to check back tomorrow (or whenever June 5th, 2012 will be for you) for a new video… and MAYBE a new blog entry. 😉

BLOG: Electrifying Feedback!

electrifying-pikachuAre you a pikachu? Because you electrify me! … Pretty bad pick up line, right? Or… is it the perfect one? Either way, it has a home in our newest video, “See What I Did There?”

While I can never achieve the number of views I want for my videos (300 million), I was quite satisfied with this week. Our new video was released on Monday and received some great feedback right away on Facebook. In fact, at the time of writing, between all the links I’ve posted for the video, it has received 22 “likes,” which isn’t too shabby at all, not to mention the numerous positive comments! I was actually surprised that people liked it, because, well, I guess I never really know how people react to it, but it looks like it did pretty well! Another factor that I am quite proud of is the cinematography at the beginning… I’ve never really tried anything that fancy before, so I recurited the help of Tyler Smith to help me achieve something different, and it was a very cool experience. I also learned, from the feedback of another friend, is the “5-second rule,” where a shot should be no longer than 5 seconds or it becomes boring. Why was that the first time I ever heard of that? She was obviously adressing the main scene of the video where I spew out a couple of Pokemon pick up lines, and while I definitely agree with her, part of the joke was also that the scene was dragged out and uncomfortable. But, it’s great advice and will definitely be used for the next video.

So, yes. I am quite proud of this video. The videos are continuing to improve, right? RIGHT!? If you have any questions or comments about the video, please leave them in the comments and I will be happy to answer them! Also, in case you missed the video (you read this entire blog entry without even watching it first?!), please use the handy links below!

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Thank you, again, for sticking with me. I promise the next video will not be after another four-month hiatus! EVEN MORE laughs are on the way… STAY TUNED!

BLOG: Another Long-Awaited Update

super-mario-worldOKAY! Enough with the long gaps between blog entries. Yes, I know, I always say that, so I believe today’s animation is appropriate (see what I did there? I’m showing that I keep going in circles with my blog promises) Anyway, there’s so much to talk about. First off… er, actually I don’t even know where to begin. Okay, get ready for a lot to be thrown at you. It’s been four months since we’ve last talked, so let’s just jump right in!

Okay, so right off the bat, the project continues to be alive and well. In fact, if all goes according to plan, we will return with a new video sometime next week! Yes, while you may not here from me months at a time, I’m always busy trying to work on the next thing. Lately, I’ve been focused on my comedy writing on twitter, and as always I’m trying to get the best of what I write into a new video for the project!

I also want to work on revamping the site. I love what I have here, but let’s face it, no one comes here to join the forums… I think we’ve moved beyond that. While I hate to strip away features from the site, I think it would be cool in a minimalist sort of way to just have the blog and the videos on here, nothing more. I’d probably keep the games, but yeah, you get the idea. I feel like people might be overwhelmed and might wonder what to do first when they arrive on the site, so I’m gonna work on fixing that. Perhaps a site-wide redesign is in the works? I dunno. I worked so hard on this theme (css-wise), I don’t know if I could ever let it go!

Next item of business… “Snow Day”… yeah, remember that? If you do, well, it’s probably been a while since you’ve seen it. So why not go re-watch it? That “old timey film” filter took forever to perfect. (; … er, but seriously, it really did take a while to make. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW! :{D

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All right, what else is in the news? OH! Obligatory Nintendo news: Well, it IS in the name of the site, right?! Rumors have surfaced today that Nintendo’s next console will be unveiled in the coming months, and will be much more powerful than the other two companies’ consoles. I WANT TO BELIEVE! But obviously though, I’m looking forward to it.

So… what else is there to talk about? I’m happy to talk about anything, I OWE YOU GUYS. If you are reading this right now, I can’t thank you enough for your support. I literally am just incapable of thanking you enough. Especially newer people that I’ve met within the last few months (such as my co-workers, people in my classes, at school, etc), THANK YOU for watching the videos. IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME. It really does.

More laughs are on the way, so stay tuned!

BLOG: Anti-Clamatic Road Map

bored-spongebob-crewPatrick Star = You. You became so bored with this website, you left. Left a long time ago. In fact, since you’re here, have some brownies. It’s the least I can do. Yes, yes. It’s been a long time since we’ve talked. With every blog entry the gap gets larger and larger, and it’s just unacceptable. But the funny thing is that no one really notices… or at least, I hope not! No one checks what the site is up to, except only when a new video is being  promoted. So, let’s just pretend that’s the case, and that we took a vacation and that we are back!

But the reality is, I’ve never taken a vacation from this project. Yes, the last blog post was in October. Yes, the last video was released in September. To be honest, the site has taken a backseat to accommodate time to my comedy writing. If you follow me on twitter, you know that I am very active on getting the best jokes to you (lately from headlines) and making you laugh! Yes, the end of 2010 I was very busy with coming up with comedy, and what I try to do is incorporate it into a film-format and present to you as a Nintendo Boy video, but sadly that plan has yet to be successful.

As far as the project, I think I’m raising the bar too high for myself. In November 2010, I filmed a script I wrote about a job interview, which you may have seen a teaser of on our Facebook page. The editing has been an issue for me and you know I don’t really want to release something that I’m not completely happy with… I say I’m raising the bar too high for myself because this is the 2nd time that this has happened: hard work was put in and no video to show for it. Yeah, it’s the worst. The “job interview” project hasn’t been scrapped yet because I really like the video, but I’ve put it in the shelf and do plan on returning to it soon. I find that can be good for a lot of things if you give it time, and then you can come back to it with a fresh new look.

So, that’s a quick status update. But you don’t want to hear about the past, only about the future. Let me show you a sneak peak of our road map. First off, you will not have to wait so long for any blog entries. I know you were VERY upset that you didn’t receive your daily dose of Nintendo Boy, but it won’t be an issue anymore. So here’s what’s happening: This week I will post the 2nd annual “year in review.” We will take a fond look back of the project in 2010 in the form of a lengthy blog post, so look out for that. After that, well… I don’t know. It’s getting harder and harder to find time to film, but that’s going to need to change soon, huh? … So, yeah. That was anti-climatic. I promise, you will see a video a soon. It has to happen, and it will happen my way, and it will be amazing. Also, funny. It will be funny. Because all we really need is a good laugh. Stay tuned.

BLOG: Finishing Up Team Effort!

troy-abed-cookiesWhew. Here we are! I’m sitting in a Panera Bread trying to look like I’m writing a novel, but I’m not fooling anyone here. I do have a blazer on, so I guess it helps a little bit. So tonight we are to finish up talk about Team Effort. Yes, you’re sick of it, I know. I am too. I’ve planned this since August, filmed it in between for a release every Monday in September, and now we’re in the middle of October as I FINALLY finish blogging about it, something I normally do the day of the release. Because of these late entries, probably no one will be reading this (except YOU of course… thank you!!) but I enjoy typing my thoughts out. I’M EXCITED TO FINISH THIS, so let’s get it done! *go buys a Panera Bread cookie*

So. Part 4. My favorite episode (although not brightness-editing wise *cough), and the 3 episodes prior to this were all leading up to it. Okay, well that was obvious. BUT I’M JUST SAYING. THIS WAS THE EPISODE! WOO. It was also the episode that caused me the most stress ever for a video I’ve done. BASICALLY, we managed to film Parts 1-3 all in one looong day, out of order of course. Part 4, at the time of filming the first episodes was not clear to me, although of course I had some ideas floating around in my head. Before you start talking smack about me, you must know that I always come up with the endings of my videos FIRST. Consider it a little secret of mine. I just have to know how the video will end because that is honestly the most important aspect of a video. Well, the videos I make, at least. It’s like Public Speaking… the first and last parts will always leave a lasting impression, which is why I always try to open a video with a funny out-of-context one-liner and then something fantastic at the end. This wasn’t the case for Team Effort, because I didn’t know how to tie it all together. I knew all along that I wanted the ending to be a twist, and to make me look like the culprit in Parts 1-3 but then not have me as the person who slacked off. But, I didn’t know how to pull that off.

I wasn’t too worried about it, because after finishing filming on the first couple days of September, I had a month until Part 4 was due to be released. Let me tell you, last month went by SO FAST. I slowly became more stressed because I still didn’t know how to end it, even with me being locked in a room trying to write the ending, as well as asking my sister and the actors for input. Actually, Ashley and Edlyn (the actors) played a large role in how the series turned out. The idea of having a theme for each video (Hunger, Depression, etc) was their idea… now THAT’S a collaboration! I need to give a big thanks to Lauren as well, for helping me film the entire Part 4, including the scene in the classroom that was filmed on a separate day… which you can probably guess is my favorite scene. (;

Alrighty, now for the actual storyline. I was worried it would be too ambiguous, but I believe it turned out okay. THE ENDING: I ended up doing all the work, but I put their names on the project so they got credit too, yet they didn’t know I did that… hence the description… “sometimes being a friend is doing good things for people even if they never know it,” or whatever I wrote, haha. I just sort wanted to do a good moral type thing, like not expecting a thank you for good deeds, but then again you really shouldn’t credit to people who don’t do anything. Uhh, now I’m confused. *panics* CUT TO CAMERA B!

I was a little bummed out when I found out a close friend and fantastic follower of the site said she didn’t catch the reference where in every episode someone asks the “Wanna hang out later!?” dialogue and the following response corresponds with the theme of the episode. That was my favorite little part of the whole series, and I’m sad that people may not have cuaght that. Perhaps a week was too long of a wait to remember? Should I have inserted a “Previously on TEAM EFFORT…” segment? Ah well. I’m learning from all this. I do know that I won’t be doing another multi-parter for a while, so if you didn’t like this, don’t worry because we will be returning to the good ol’ 2-3 minute sketches. The reason I want to work on more videos like that is because… well, when the views of the first episode of Team Effort are 216 and the finale has 87 (these are all at time of writing obviously), I did something wrong. But I wanted to do something different, and you all will never know how hard it was and the things I had to do to pull this off. But oh well, it’s all part of the job… (:

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