Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Man down

So the USB hub I talked about here, has ceased to function. Fortunately my iMac has 5 USB ports which will do in a pinch, but I had every one of the 7 ports on this filled up. The time is now to hunt for another one. It will probably be another week or so because I am going out of town this week. You'll be the first to hear about the new one.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009


So ever since I have not needed to edit a new video everyday, it's been a bit more relaxing. I've kind of taken a needed break from pushing the new ideas. This also helps with my getting more than 4 hours of sleep a night. I still have plenty of ideas I'm working on though and I plan to attack them again with full force here soon. I'll also be announcing the new way I want to handle WYRD in the future in the next couple of days.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

The future

Unfortunately, it came to this. We are no longer producing the videos for Would You Rather Daily. There's only one simple explanation for this, and that's a lack of commitment from those who are supposed to be involved in the site. So rather than set up the expectation for a new video every day, I'm changing the format quite a bit. There will still be a daily would you rather question posted, but in the future it will be accompanied by a Pros and Cons list usually written by myself. This way, I'll be the only one to blame if something doesn't get done and I won't have to rely on others. I think this will work, although I do plan to go back to the daily format once I can get a committed team back on board. Expect to see some changes to the site soon to reflect our future goals. I would like to thank everyone though for the videos we did do, because they were fun to make and fun to watch and a lot of work did go into them.


Monday, July 6, 2009


We've hit a milestone...albeit a bit later than I anticipated, but it happened. You see, we we're scheduled to hit this milestone on Wednesday of last week, but filming got delayed and then when it did happen...well you can read the last blog post to see what went wrong. So, today's video marks our 50th Would You Rather Daily Episode. This does not include the realistic Would You Rather's or the bloopers video, so we've been hard at work on this. Planning to hit the filming hard this week although that's always the plan. We'll just see if it happens this time. With the first 50 out of the way, we can only hope for 50 more great Would You Rathers...and keep an eye out for some changes in a few weeks to how things are done.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Epic Fail

A rare occurrence happened last night...twice. The first rarity, I got Asti, Yom, and I all together to film something. The reason I show up in so many videos is because I can usually only get one other person to film. Second very frustrating rarity: After filming several videos that night and getting lots of great b-roll material, I went to download the videos to my computer. Nothing. Notta. No videos to be found on the memory card. So, I try a different computer and get the same result. I put the memory card back in the camera and find the old videos to be on there, but none of the new ones. Obviously freaking out at this point, I try a couple different data recovery programs just in case the files were on there but they just didn't show up. I got nothing again. I try putting the same memory card back in the same camera and film a little test clip. Works fine, transfers to the computer just fine. I always check to make sure it says it's recording before we start the intro and I know the memory card was inserted right(doesn't let you put it in wrong anyway). I'm just baffled and also upset because it's hard to get a couple people together to film. I'll see if I can pull it off again.


Pic courtesy of icanhascheezburger

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Site redesign

In between video editing, going over project ideas, trying to create more hours in the day, etc. I usually try and refine or redesign the current web sites. Would You Rather Daily has been redesigned, followed shortly by Yom's Random Stats, and now...The Funny Name Media site! It has a unique look compared to the other sites which is good in a way. It is a huge improvement, but still has a few tweaks that need to be done to it. Also only the main page is new right now. The About Us page is still the old design. That'll probably be changed by tonight though.
I also officially started on a new project. I don't know if it falls under the Funny Name Media umbrella though because it is not largely web-based. The website will obviously be done by me, but the idea doesn't rely on the Internet to make it work. This will take several months before I have anything to show for it, so don't expect to see anything soon. In the meantime, go check out the new site and let me know what you think.