Wednesday, January 26, 2005

EvansAmerica in the Daily Nebraskan

Another fine piece of journalism in the Daily Nebraskan, (which is the University of Nebraska paper) about our little show here:
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EvansAmerica in the Omaha Pulp

Good article about the show in the Omaha Pulp:
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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

One of these things first (For Real this time...)

I did write this blog entry the other night, but the gremlins at Blogger (or in my computer) decided to give me the big error once I tried to post it. I was pretty frustrated and drained from writing it the first time that I gave up and cried myself to sleep.

That being said, this is not the greatest blog in the world. This is just a tribute.

First, the launch party. Last Wednesday was Launch Party #1 at The Rox. Much thanks to them for hosting a crew of the most well-behaved hooligans this side of Council Bluffs. Turnout was good. (Though I apologize to my Mom for making her have to tape "Lost" to come out and support this little thing we call a show.) The crowd seemed into it for the most part. The only exceptions were the gnarly dudes in back who seemed more focused on their billiards than any of the 17 screens that were playing episode one.

I spent most of the running time pacing around the room. This being the first showing of the first project that I had actual creative input (and my name) on, I made certain I chased my anxiety away with copious amounts of alcohol.

Needless to say the rest of the night was kind of a blur. I watched Joe Boro climb into the dancing cage and bust a move. We discovered the maximum number of people able to play Erotic Photo Hunt before our performance was impeded (if you're curious it's 7 plus or minus 2). I also found myself an uncontrollable slave to the rhythm and spent a good 4 to 5 minutes dancing like I've never danced before. I'm almost certain that there is footage of this, and, while trying not to get everyone's hopes up, it could turn up someday in the form of a behind the scenes.

I think nearly everyone enjoyed my dance moves, except God. Just when I was really getting my proverbial groove on, I was struck down in the most horrendous dancing accident happened (aside from the Delaware Twist Catastrophe of '56). It is a difficult story to tell, but injuries were involved. On the upside, it so happened that the always-lovely Chelsie ended up landing on me. So that's something, right? Anyways, the Doc said I should make a full recovery, so don't worry about sending flowers or cards.

So, long story short: Episode 1 is up and ready for downloadage. If you have downloaded it already, you rock. If you have not downloaded it, you probably have herpes. (NOTE: For those of you who had herpes before you downloaded it, you will not be cured. I'm sorry, but it's out of my hands.)

That brings us (me?) to Sunday. Sunday morning was spent shooting a few more scenes from episode 2 (oh yeah, we're not going away) at the Fedora Lounge in Omaha (big up to them for being cool). Chelsie and Patrick (who plays Brett in ep2) started the day with a couple scenes, the second of which was an intimate little scene where both parties acted their respective genitalia off. We shot a couple more scenes with Patrick before fate whisked him away from us. We were also graced with the dramatic stylings of producer Ehren Parks, who reprised his role as the enigmatic Munson. A blast as always. My apologies on the vagueness of this day, we shot a good 11 pages in 5 hours so it kind of blurs together.

Sunday night was spent shooting at our top secret location. Our latest victim was the very talented Eric (who plays Joshua in ep2). We got some crucial scenes shot with Eric before releasing him and then ended the night with a quick scene between Givani and Director Dan himself (the guy can't keep away from the lens side of a camera). Which means yours truly was the camera man du jour (only because I don't know the French word for "night" or "evening"). Strangely, I noticed that whenever I run camera, it's always the walk-backward-and-hold-the-camera-perfectly-still-while-holding-frame-and-focus shot. Fishy. In other non-Scott news, this scene marked the first walk-and-mic for soundman-in-training Chris. Congrats, buddy, you are now on a new level. Cherish it.

Take home message: Episode 2 is officially in the can. We could probably release it tomorrow, but we would rather tease it for another 3 or 4 weeks and torture all of you who faithfully read this (Hi Mom).

Next time: Finishing production on Ep3 and first drafts of ep4 script. I tell you what, you think you know what's in store for the crew of EA, ep4 is going to change everything. FOREVAR!


Thursday, January 13, 2005

Privatizing Foreign Aid Relief

The terrible diseaster in southwest Asia that unfolded several weeks ago has been extensively covered by the media, which uncovers a few things. The US media actually covering a foreign tragedy for more than 48 hours, but it seems now is only still covering because of ratings, or some reason I don't believe is from the heart. Where is the spotlight on Africa where the numbers dying are horrific, or the Sudan where tens of thousands are being killed by radical muslim rebels. Where's the outrage? Where's the administration? How many times do we have to hear that the thousands of of US soldiers lost and the billions spent were to protect the people of Iraq, well what about the Sudan where the killing in greater numbers is now. It makes no sense. What kind of incoherent, pick and choose policy is this and who are they fooling besides the people who watch False...I mean FoxNews. There have been surprises both good and bad in our country in reaction to this event that happened so far away. One is the incredible private donations that Americans have given, it's something like 4 in 10 Americans pledged some kind of donation. But what is troubling is that our government decided to rely on the good faith of some of America and officialy pledged far less than we should. We are now privatizing foreign aid. No longer is America as a whole showing good will, just 1 in 3. Michael Savage who's an idiot summed it up best, "I don't want to give a dime to these people in Asia, diseasters will happen and if the bleeding heart liberals want to help, let them donate". Hence the White House pushing private donations, as to not piss off their supporters who would need that $100 donation for another share in the market tomorrow. I think I'd like to make funding the war in Iraq private now too, for those who wanted the war, that's fine, you pay for it.

News and Updates

I have added several new production journal entries to the "behind the scenes" page and also Lara who plays Dee Dee has several new cast diary entries as well. Dee Dee's short is now up, Paul's will be up Friday night and Deana's launches Monday night. Don't forget the pilot launches next Friday with a sneak peek in Omaha, see my last post for information.


Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Special Pilot Launch Party Set

The EvansAmerica Pilot will launch next friday night, Jan. 21st.

But for those in the Omaha/Lincoln area, you can catch a special sneak peek screening, next Wednesday night, Jan. 19th in Omaha at the Rox.

The Rox
(Southwest corner of 108th & Q St.)
Cocktails @ 7pm - Special Showing @ 8pm

Admission is Free!

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Welcome to the Revolution

Well, it is now 2005 and the revolution at EvansAmerica is underway. The Tate Character Short is now up and ready to download, absolutely free! Enjoy. The other five character shorts will launch periodically throughout the next three weeks, leading up to the much anticipated First Episode launching Friday night, January 21st.

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