Friday, May 30, 2008

In Studio with DvK

Wednesday night we FINALLY got in a recording session for DvK! Aaron and I figured it had been almost a year and a half since we first came up with the idea to now actually laying down some tracks!

We had a lot of fun with our new sound engineer and our two talent.. Who oddly enough were two people we pulled from our first audition about a year ago!

Aaron never ceases to freak me out. It's unavoidable, get a microphone and a reason.. and Aaron more than likely is going to be pulled like a moth to the flame to the odd shape sitting on a stick in the middle of the room.









Dr. Sapphire
About a year ago we did a botched audition for the show... BUT some good things did come of it. We found two talent for our roles "Dr. Sapphire" and "Dr. Nemesis". Both Scott and Secunda are talented enough to play different roles... *insert sinister laugh here*

Dr. Nemesis/Dale Burns
Scott and Secundas' enthusiasm towards the project made it really easy to direct... I hope they didn't realize it was my first time actually trying to direct. During my day job I am usually setting a light or running a camera not actually directing the show. I found myself doing a lot of the same things the Producers I work with do though. --Getting them to read the lines a couple times first, taking it section by section, dealing with the back seat driver (Aaron).

There is a reason you want your engineer there doing the recording. It also helps to have a ProTools certified engineer doing the recording while you are at it! Things just go smooth... without technical difficulties.



Monday, May 19, 2008

A Major Milestone...

This upcoming Wednesday night, a major milestone will be reached for Team DvK and the entire Dr. von Kaiser production. We are conducting our first audio recording session!

The recording is for our promo episode, which has changed a bit since our initial conception. Instead of creating three 30-second viral videos, we are creating one three to four minute "mini-episode" that contains and introduces all three characters.

Providing the voices for this episode will be Secunda Rogers as Dr. Sapphire (as well as a single line for a female crewman) and Scott Kinney both Dr. Nemesis and the clip's special character, Dale Burns (a Walter Cronkite-esque cable news anchor).

The script has us laughing, but we might be biased. With any luck, we'll have it done in July and can premiere it some time during Comic-Con!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

NOTICE: Updating the DvK Blog URL...

We will be updating the blog tonight (Sunday, May 17th, 2008) around midnight with a new URL. After tonight, the new address will be http://www.dvkblog.com/

and this should hopefully help with search engine optimization as we build the viral marketing websites (it has to do with how Google sees links between subdomains) as well as being easier for people to remember and pass along to new readers.

We will be doing what we can to make the transition as seamless as possible. With any luck, all RSS feeds should still resolve and the old address will forward to the new one.

In order to test for everyone, a new post will be made precisely at noon on Monday afternoon. If you do not see the new post come in automatically, please visit http://www.dvkblog.com/ and resubscribe.

We apologize for the inconvenience. And make sure your keep getting the blogs, because Monday's post will be full of bug news and will be kicking off a couple of months with a lot of exciting news!