Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mix Up All The Colors To Make Brown

We are making another blog. Did I mention that already? I think I did.

This other blog is looking really cool. We have been hard at work, in the trenches, pickaxes in hand, hardhats on heads, rivets hanging in a pail from our name it, we're working it. Mixing those metaphors just enough to make you sick.

Anyway, we are getting ready to launch. Did the colors today and we really like the way they look. Made a header brown, hence the title of this post.

I clearly have nothing of value to say, so I'll just say this: TO THE TOPS!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Presidents Day

I fear that I will not be able to live up to Paul's last post. Today we are starting early at the compound. Paul and I are moving our servers over to other servers and all the servers have just gone down! So we are having some drama. Next on the agenda is eating! We are going to get some yummy grits and a hole in my bread from Bourbon street.

Then we will embark on the final 10 pages of Venezuela! Yes, you heard right, we are almost done with v1 of the script. I think we have 7 scenes left. Maybe we can knock two off today.

At 4 Paul has a dentist appointment, and I will finish my last attempt to speed up my prescient netflix script - converting everything to matrix calculations via gsl. (GSL is not as good as PDL sadly) .

At 6 Paul will return , and I will go to Kung Fu (since I have recovered from the avian flu) and the cycle then begins again tomorrow (although at 6)

Paul says big blocks of text are hard to scan.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I was told to blog.

Meredith commanded me to blog something. I think she is worried about our public profile, wants to make sure that we are putting the best face forward or something. I am not sure, and I really don't know why my blogging would be the best thing to do for our public profile. Either way, she told me to blog, so here I am.

Let me fill you in a little bit on what we're up to.

Today, we created four Facebook groups, one for each of our films so far - aside from the one we're now writing - and one for the actual company, 13BIT Productions LLC, from which comes the noble name "House of Bit." We are so abysmal at self-promoting, yet so adept at web, geeky, online stuff that this seems like a really nice way to conduct our PR. We are hoping to use the current mania for Facebook as a way to keep people current on what we do, provide a small presence in the social networking world, and simply to plant a flag on Mount Facebook. So that was something we did today. It was exhilarating and somewhat scary. Exhilarating because we actually did a small bit of publicity and that made us happy. Scary because it felt like we were spamming our friends. Meredith, especially, almost had a complete breakdown over intruding in the lives of her friends. She thought they would hate her for sending these invites. I tried to explain that, if they are really her friends, they would welcome these developments. If they are not her friends, they won't care. I felt the same way, though, so I had to put up a brave front while I was telling her all this.

We also are still doing technical work to prepare our next project, a true blog about low budget filmmaking, which will cover the gamut: from philosophical issues to technical stuff and everything in-between. There will be no real overlap between that blog and this one. While we truly love this blog and, if nothing else, it lets us see what we have been eating for the past few years, we wanted to make one that focuses more on the filmmaking. We will continue to post here for both of our readers, but we wanted to make something more accessible to anybody making a film. We promise that we won't post about junk food to the new blog. Unless it's related to filmmaking, of course.

The last tidbit is that we are closing in on finishing the first version of Project Venezuela. We are very excited about this. We will probably be putting up casting notices soon.

Very, very excited.

And, for the record, we have been ordering from Taim lately. REALLY good falafel and sabich.

Over and out.