So… yeah. Last night I screwed something up big-time.
Not enough sleep, coupled with plain ol’ stupidity found me deleting my G Suite account, not realizing that it was associated with more than just some e-mail addresses. It turns out that I also lost all of my email from from the last… well, ever, but it was in fact much, much worse, because it also included the Multiplex 10 “brand account,” as well. Including the YouTube channel, all its subscribers, view statistics, and so on, and so forth.
I’ve been having a bad week, and this was an extra bit of fun dolloped on top.
It does not look like restoring the account is an option. Google claims that it is deleted permanently, which would make it literally the only data in the universe that is actually deleted permanently when it is supposedly deleted. But it is what it is.
I’ve already re-uploaded the web series episodes, but in order to avoid any further stupidity, I need to get some sleep before I upload the Movie Minutes reviews.
BUT. Please subscribe to the NEW YouTube channel, because I’d really like to be able to get back that custom URL as soon as possible, if nothing else. The new URL (for now) is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAQPtnkdztPh6W3ZhZjCMSQ
On a brighter note, Joe Dunn and I cracked an angle for the next video, which will be either a Movie Minutes review of the newest Nic Cage movie, Mandy, or possibly some kind of weird blend between a Movie Minutes review and a web series episode…? We’re working on the script, which (sorry) I do realize has been taking a bit too long.
Anyway, good night.
I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Multiplex 10: The Web Series is an official selection at the 2018 FilmQuest Festival! This is one of the bigger festivals that I’ve submitted to, and easily the biggest one that we’ve been accepted at, so I’m really excited that we were selected. The other web series selections that I’m familiar with are terrific, too, so we’re in fantastic company.
They will be screening the “Self-Help” episode at the actual festival in Provo, Utah, this September. Check out the FilmQuest website for more details.
A Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes review of The Incredibles 2 is coming NEXT WEEK! This review has been a little slow to produce because the Kickstarter project and freelance work were eating up my time… so it’s not quite as timely as I like these reviews to be. But—like all of the Movie Minutes reviews—it’s not just a pair of movie reviews; it’s also a fun, character-driven scene with Kurt and Jason talking about movies.
The Multiplex 10 Writers’ Room reconvened last night — and we started mapping out what we’re doing through August. These things have a tendency to change, so I don’t want to announce anything too far in advance, but after one more Movie Minutes review (of Sorry to Bother You), we’ll finally be working on the first new web series episode since “Self-Help” was released in May!
Thanks to 272 backers (and counting), Multiplex 10: The Web Series is FULLY FUNDED. At this point, the Kickstarter is funding:
- FIVE (or more) episodes of Multiplex 10: The Web Series
- FIVE (or more) movie reviews (similar in format to, but not necessarily, Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes reviews)
- FOUR one-minute animated movie reviews with Jason (rewards for Co-Producer level backers and up)
- a digital comic incorporating reviews (from a certain point of view) of TWENTY-FOUR nerdy movies: the first ten theatrically released Star Wars movies, all the Middle-Earth movies (Extended Editions), and the Harry Potter movies (the $16,000 milestone goal)
- plus EIGHT more movie review comics (rewards for Cinephile level backers and up)
- and the production of Multiplex 10: The Web Series USB cards
And we still have two and a half days to add more work onto that pile! The funding period ends at 10pm on Tuesday (July 17th), meaning we get into our final 48 hours TONIGHT, and Kickstarter will send out the “Remind Me” notifications, hopefully pushing us up even higher.
We have exactly one stretch goal: more Multiplex 10. For every $4,000 we raise beyond the minimum goal, we’ll be able to produce one more episode of the web series AND improve the budgets on all of other episodes — allowing us to bring in more voice actors, license more (and more expensive) music, making longer and more complicated episodes, pay the writers-who-aren’t-Gordon better, etc., and maybe even upgrade the five year old laptop that Multiplex 10 is currently made on. (Video work is much more demanding than comics and illustration!)
Thanks so much for your support so far!
We had a bit of a setback last night on the Kickstarter campaign. Two pledge adjustments put us back below $18,000. We’ve already recovered some of that ground, but are still roughly $1,200 shy of our goal, with FOUR DAYS left in the funding period.
We could use your help getting back up over that $19,000 milestone and pushing on to the goal! Remember: Kickstarter projects are all or nothing—if we fall short, we get none of the pledges, and no new videos (or movie review comics) will get made!
Multiplex 10: The Web Series has been nominated for Best Animated Series in the 2018 International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards! This is one of the bigger non-festival awards for web series, and it’s really awesome to be nominated, whether or not one of the other nominees takes it home next month. Click through to the complete list of nominees and use it as a checklist for awesome web series to watch!
We also passed $18,000$19,000 on the Multiplex 10 Kickstarter so we have just under $1,000 left to go. With FIVE (and a half) days left in the funding period, we’re in very good shape! Hopefully we will be able to go a little farther so i can wring even more animation out of the budget. Fuck. Shit happens, and a couple of people needed to adjust their pledges, so we’re basically back to where we were Thursday morning.
If you love Multiplex 10 and haven’t already checked out the Kickstarter project page yet, head over and pledge your support today!