Hey everyone! I’ve returned for a touch of bloggishness. Some of you may already know that I just premiered my first ever series this Thursday. It’s called The Homes and it’s on Lockerz.com. I’ve mentioned it once or twice here… or on other areas of the Cabreraverse.
But not in a while.
The Cabreraverse has been pretty quiet as of late. The past month has been pretty much me and my editor Chris Garcia toiling away in a tiny dark cave of an office, editing, animating, color correcting and getting this sucker in shape for the world. In fact, this past week the number of hours I actually slept was less than the number of hours I spent in the shower… which, as you can imagine, was also pretty low.
But we did it… and I even managed to squeeze in a hair cut, new glasses, and a Premiere dinner hours before the show went live. Here’s my favorite shot from the night.
The only bummer is that Justin wasn’t in the shot. His plane got snowed in coming from NY and he arrived a little later to the event.
And here’s the show itself! If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, please please PLEASE take 9 minutes out of your day to watch this first episode. Put that sucker in full screen mode, sit on your couch, and enjoy it like an episode of Lost.
So there you have it. Longer than a webisode… not quite TV length. Can’t say for sure if those are good or bad things… but I do know that I’m super proud of this project. Not just because of how much of myself I’ve poured into it… but because of how many people came on in support of it… and are the real reason we got it to where it is.
Episodes will air every Thursday morning (9am) at http://Lockerz.com/thehomes. And they all have a song at the end of them like this one did. That song, also like this one, will be available on iTunes the same day. And everyone in the world will be able to see it and hear it… perhaps with the exception of Egypt… (that was too soon wasn’t it?)
So what next?
Well for one, we’ll be continuing to deliver episodes of the series as the weeks progress. Our model is similar to TV in that we’re still technically building the show as the season is airing. It’s actually a very helpful way to create serialized content, I’ve found. Not only does it allow us to premiere earlier, but we can tweak future episodes based on the response to the show. You don’t like the names of the characters? No problem. I’ll just weave in a sub plot revealing they’re all actually Russian spies with completely different names. See? Forums are very convenient for us writers.
Other than that, I’m about to do some major Chillin.
I wish that meant relaxing… but no… in this case it means traveling to the country of Chile and beginning production on my next series. A little project I’ve been working on at Warner Brothers for 4 years.
It’s called “H+”.
And we’re finally….
I leave on Wednesday, and will be there for a while. The good news (aside from the fact that…. IT’S GETTING FRIGGIN MADE!!!) is that I’ll have my blogging hat on while I’m there. The nature of my work is going to be very different than it was for The Homes, so I should be able to take you all along for some of the ride. How does that sound?
Oh, also, going back to The Homes for a sec… I’ve decided to play a little game in honor of the series. This week, just before the airing of Episode 2, I’m going to publish a post on my tumblr (jeeze, a lot of links in this post). It’s going to be one of those well known “reblog this post” posts (just preparing you). And it’s going to come with a gift to one lucky reblogger/follower. And since this isn’t a retail giveaway by a company, but rather me just giving an awesome gift to one of my online peeps, everyone from anywhere that can get mail from me can play. Well… that is anyone who has a tumblr account.
Oh you don’t have a tumblr account? Well what are you waiting for? Get a tumblr account . It’s free. And it’s awesome.
I’m feeling good. Happy with the response so far. And more relaxed than I’ve been in a long time. But I’ve missed you guys. I really have.
I hope you’re all doing well. Are you?