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French Kitty – Postmortem

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February 10, 2017 This is the first Absurd Alchemy short that got a distribution deal! Best of all, Troma Entertainment plucked French Kitty for their new Troma Now platform! While time consuming, it IS possible to animate in Affinity Designer. When filming in June near apartments, prepare for air conditioner noise. That Mein Kampf joke…


Call Me Lucifer -Part Four- Postmortem

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Tuesday, November 30, 2016 I think it’s safe to say Jake and I have a fond interest in musicals. So the idea to make Call Me Lucifer – Part Four a musical was a no-brainer. Burbank seems a perfect place for the town’s ambassador to break out in song at any moment. It also balances…


Side Effects -101- You Think You’re So Smart – Postmortem

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Perhaps the hardest part of making funny that sustains for any stretch of time is the process of building a fence around the idea. I knew I wanted a sketch comedy series to compliment the other shows under our banner. I knew I wanted to keep The NoHo Rag a character…


The NoHo Rag -204- Virus Scare Postmortem

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Monday, June 6, 2016 Here’s Blake’s comprehensive redevelopment plan for North Victory! Jake drew this and originally planned to ink and color it but we ran out of time. You may see a more fleshed out version of this at some point during the series, so feast your eyes on all the little hidden jokes….


The NoHo Rag -203- Game Night Postmortem

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 If there comes a time when you want to shoot big four-person dialogue heavy scene, plan your shots. This episode really taught me the benefit of planning ahead. We shot the entire game night scene in one night in about three hours. It was a hectic three hours, but it ran…


The NoHo Rag Season One Prop Photo

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For those weary travelers who have enjoyed our season one of The NoHo Rag, Jake, Jessie and I painstakingly set a prop photo from all the things we still have from season one sketches and guests to the show!


The NoHo Rag -202- Off to the Races Postmortem

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 This was a fun one. We started pushing the limits of our green screen techniques quite a bit here. We also created our own Brewery and brand identity with the Cahuenga Valley Brewing Collective. Monday, June 6, 2016 Off to the Races was a term I’d thrown around as the point…


Call Me Lucifer – Part Three Postmortem

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Monday, June 6, 2016 There was a point when filming Jake walking in the park when I said I could hear Henry Nilsson’s Everybody’s Talkin playing in my head during one of the takes. But then we agreed that the song was too upbeat. So I sat with it and wondered if there was a…


The NoHo Rag -201- Postmortem

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 Man, there was a feeling after releasing Call Me Lucifer Part 2 (CML2) and before releasing The NoHo Rag 201 (TNR 201) where I felt that last shot was a mistake. Leaving just Dane and Kelly Mae’s backsides to the camera as the lingering image was a gamble. We actually wrote…


So, what do we call this thing?

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The Development Processof Call Me Lucifer Parts One & Two Since Jake will be playing one of the main news subjects this year, we decided to pull Alec from behind the desk. Instead of a jarring switch on the season two premiere, we figured we’d create a seven-part miniseries to run alongside season two of…


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