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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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Hey everyone. One or two things of interest to report tonight. First, PLAY.

See the Myspace Page

Things have really picked up in the last five or six days. The site broke 1,000 hits and we got about 200 new friends with more requests coming in every 90 minutes or so. Some smaller, more obscure bands have found their way to the project so the word is trickling downward nicely. We've even got a couple of visual artists joining the fold.

(16X16 Acrylic on Canvas)

This is a piece by 8-bit Artist. That link will take you to some more of his paintings (check out the one of Peach). I'm currently working on a drawing myself though I don't know what it'll be used for (most likely a web advertisement of some sort...maybe a tshirt). Just know that it involves NES Link & N64 Link jamming on their respective instruments.

Even More Exciting: The guy who runs VG Cats has agreed to mention us on his site. His page sees a lot of traffic from the gaming community and once that link goes up, our hit/friend count is expected to make a major leap. I don't know when that's going to happen but I suspect it'll be in the next day or two so we'll see how it ends up paying off by the time I post here again.

We're also waiting to hear back from T. Tallarico about officially serving as Executive Producer (it was his idea) so that we can start using that as a selling point for the film when we promote it and look for funding. He says that he receives an average of 500 emails a day so it takes him a while to get through them all. Once that happens, things are really going to get rolling.

We'll finally be able to buy our own equipment
. Jobs requiring lights and sound in addition to cameras will no longer be out of reach. We won't have to answer to equipment rooms, rental houses, or producers reluctant to keep us employed in the first place. We'll even have our own sweet G5 setup just for editing DocuBoys projects.

(give me a second to savor the realization for the 100th time)


The last bit of news I have for PLAY is that we have our first show coming up in a week. Owens and I are going to shoot a show featuring Nullsleep, OMAC, and Animal Style. That video will be the first small taste of what the documentary will eventually be. I'll let you know when we post it on the film's myspace. We're also planning on shooting a big show in Baltimore June 17th. More details on that as they come.

Ok, on a slightly more personal note. There is some Maysles news to report.

I started my internship there last Friday with pleasant results. They had me doing a few oddjobs for the first couple of hours but when the woman who hired me came into the office, she sat me down in the editing room and asked me to cut a trailer for an annual summer program they run so they can show it to potential investors and get some more money to fund it.

I was told that this past Monday (the other day I work there) was my last day of answering phones, looking up frequent flyer mile requirements, and dubbing/logging tapes. This is great because it means I'll be editing/assistant editing (or some equivalent) from now on. Hopefully I'll start getting paid accordingly. I could use a paycheck right about now...

...mostly because Tennessee is seeming more and more like a dream with each passing week. Tomorrow is my next bi-monthly check in/disappointment. I don't expect much so I guess I shouldn't be too upset. Between Maysles and PLAY, things are coming up Milhouse.


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