Yay, it’s out! and 8 minutes long…wow. Really long. We got it in under 8 minutes for turning in (our sponsor Sprint’s short pre-roll pushed us over the 8 minute mark, promise! 🙂 ), but still, an epic-length Guild episode. In fact, this episode was, for a few drafts, 2 episodes. I had a cliffhanger after Vork quit, but then in looking at the script, I felt like the audience would be bored in the same location for three continuous episodes, so I cut MANY pages out to combine the two, definitely the right decision.
We were under crazy pressures during this shoot, about a day short to really get down what encompassed these first 2 episodes. We didn’t have a million options in the cutting room due to the pressed time, so director/editor Sean Becker was awesome in putting everything together, it was a big challenge and the end result is great. I think there were some good performances in this episode, especially considering how MANY actors there were in the scenes. I especially love what Mike Rose (Valkerie, the fopish character) does with the little he is given, he’s so funny in Legend of Neil and in his MANY online projects, and adds a lot to a character that could have been very much in the background. Bruiser’s impromtu dance was so out of left field that it makes me laugh no matter how many times I see it, and of course Fawkes (Wil) has a smug arrogance that is PERFECT in its infuriatingness.
Also Venom, my friend Teal Sherer, does some hilarious stuff in the scene with the Gamestop manager. She is quite a good friend of mine and I was so excited to write her a role for her in the show. She pulls off this “fake acting” bit beautifully, and it was definitely hard to not laugh when she was steering around in front of Vork.
My favorite line of the episode is Vork’s, “Control your steed, woman!” It made me laugh SO hard when I wrote it, and Jeff is so funny.
Hope you all enjoy!