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Making the Spider 

We came up with the idea for the Where Spam Comes From episode in late 2008 or early 2009, and building the spider marionette took at least a year! Mostly because other episodes kept getting in the way, and we had to put it off. Fortunately, the topic is pretty timeless, as far as the …

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Production meetings at the Gottesman Video Collective 

Production meetings are central to our video-making process at GVC. Without them, many of us we wouldn't know half as much about video production as we do! These Monday morning meetings are a time to talk about the videos published the previous week, discuss what worked and what didn't, share tips on how to do …

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Storyboard – Where Spam Comes From  ☆

This is the half-finished storyboard from the Where Spam Comes From episode. Once again, an episode that was going to rely heavily on specific camera angles for a good effect. (more…)

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One Year On: A Report  ☆

When The Media Show had been in production for about a year, AfterEd TV's managers asked me to write up a summary of the past year. This was what I wrote, covering production, publicity, and distribution. Note that our take on YouTube and deviantArt has changed in the year since. Look at the episodes before …

Posted 87 months ago by

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Script – Pilot 

Here are two drafts of the script for the pilot. Compare them to what actually gets said in the episode. How is it different? Why do you think changes were made? How do the changes make the characters sound different? Notice that one of the changes was adding a part where the puppets address a …

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Puppet design: Giving Weena and Erna makeovers 

You may have noticed that Weena and Erna look different between the House Party episode and the Greenwashing episode -- between the summer and fall 2009 seasons. We gave them makeovers! This wasn't just to make them prettier, though; there were some practical reasons why we did it. (more…)

Posted 88 months ago by

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