RSS Videos

For anyone subscribed to my site through an RSS feed, my videos sadly don’t show up in there.  I’m trying to work out if I can fix that or if it’s a quirk of the blip.tv player, but in the mean time, you’ll have to have to click through to the site to see them!

 

Oh, and there’s no video in this post.  So you”re ok with this one.  You can stay where you are.

Production Difficulties

Visit the AITVG show page at http://blip.tv/aitvg

I’ve often seen shows cite ‘Production Difficulties’ for delays.  I think I see what they mean, or at least I have a rough idea of what it COULD mean.

For me, Production Difficulties ™ are currently encompassing the ‘but it takes a long time’ end of the scale, and issues caused by a reluctance to write a full and carefully constructed script, saying ‘oh I’ll fix it in post’, which is a truly poisonous phrase as anyone who has ever worked on a film of any kind will attest to.

I’m also expecting the production speed of my web-show to speed up with time.  The pilot was a learning experience, this episode will be a slightly more refined product with any luck, and in a few months time, I’ll be able to get them done much much quicker.

 

Hopefully.

 

The main reason I’m posting this drivel is actually to say thank you for watching.  My stats from Blip TV say it has been watched just under 150 times, which is in my mind a big number.  I realise lots of blogs and sites get traffic in numbers that make my eyes water and my brain hurt, but I’m inordinately proud of my three figure number.

Quick Comment: Games for Good

To add another footnote to the “games are actually quite good for you” argument, read the last part of this news post from Penny Arcade headed “Dad Stuff”.

I am fully aware that Minecraft is a fairly unique game and equally aware that if I had it at a younger age, there would probably be a lot less Lego in my attic, but this is a beautiful example of how children can benefit from playing games.

Penny Arcade are probably the most incredible example of a force for good in gaming culture and from the content of a lot of their comics, I doubt many people saw it coming.  They truly are amazing people and whenever I hear someone criticise a webcomic of “just trying to be like Penny Arcade” I fail to see the criticism.  If the world was more like Penny Arcade, it would quite frankly be a better world.

Note Taking

I can now officially write at 100 words per minute and then, most importantly, read it back afterwards.