Archive for August, 2011

Dave Does Disney – Episode Two – Epcot

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

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The thrilling saga of some dork’s trip to Walt Disney World continues! Today, Dave looks at a theme park dedicated to The World, whether that world is Of The Future or Being Showcased.

Dave Does Disney – Episode One – The Magic Kingdom

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

TIME FOR BACKSTORY!

When I was in Orlando last spring, I, a lifelong Disneyland fan, visited Walt Disney World for the first time, and I knew I needed to create a historical document of the event. Because THE WORLD WOULD DEMAND IT.

Originally, I just wanted to do a silly goofing-off-at-a-theme-park video, like those Christmas Shopping videos I did. Unfortunately, my dorkiness insanity desperate need for attention passion for the subject matter caused it to grow into something beyond my control: a snarky-yet-affectionate park-by-park analysis of the Walt Disney World resort.

Needless to say, the newly-expanded project took me a lot longer to edit than I anticipated (partially because it was so complex, partially because I had other priorities). When the first one alone took almost a year, I decided to wait until I had at least a few done (and the rest close to done) before I started releasing them.

Now that I’m on my way back to Florida for the rest of the year, I figure it’s time to release episode one before I’m tempted to just go back to the parks and start over from scratch. So let’s start off with Magic Kingdom, and the watering down of all my Disneyland memories!

Post-July Check-In

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Last month, I made a few resolutions for the month of July. Then things came up, and I got distracted, and didn’t exactly follow through on each goal to the extent I had hoped. But the whole reason I announced my goals publicly was to have accountability as a motivator, so I must tell you exactly where I am in each process.

1. Money raised for Florida – COMPLETED. – *cue Zelda “Item Get” music!* I got it raised in time to go to the conference in Colorado (which took up a lot of my time and prevented me from getting as far as I wanted on other projects, but I’m not complaining). I’m now home in Connecticut, getting ready to begin the drive to Florida on Friday. Bring it on!

2. Outlines for webshows – CONSIDERABLY LESS COMPLETED. Nick and I have taken notes on several of the subjects for the review show, and I’ve begun an actual draft of one of the reviews (which will probably be the season finale). As for the college club sitcom, I’ve been filling out the Storyfix worksheet for the season’s arc, but I still have a lot left to flesh out.

3. The Disney World Vlogs – Stay tuned…

Long-Overdue Review: Paranoia

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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I take a look at the low-budget suspense flick starring Brad Jones!