I have now officially completed my first project with the added responsibilities of parenthood. I am super thrilled that this is the case, because this was my chief concern when I heard we were going to have a baby. Not diaper changes, feedings, cleanings or costs, but time. However, due to the team up of my wife and I, so far it’s working. Even as I type this our little human is feeding while his mother is laughing and watching Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for the first time, and I can steal time enough away within ears reach to write this to you. It seems all is right with the world.
MY MOTHER IN LAW is the project in question and it is the product of a correspondence with Dr. Bob Nicholson of Edge Hill University. I first sent Dr. Nicholson information about Victorian Cut-out Theatre because he was working on something called “The Victorian Meme Machine” and I thought he might enjoy my work. It turns out he did, and wanted to set me on a project of his own. Dr. Nicholson studies whether jokes from the Victorian era can still be made funny today, which was his challenge to me. I think it turned out, but I’ll tell you more about it when I can actually show you the video. If you want to see the video early, you can pledge to my Patreon campaign, wherein you will get early access to it along with other rewards as befitting important patrons of the arts.
Regardless, the short will premiere down the road for all to enjoy. But more importantly, this experience means that I can start putting videos together again. There will be a trickle of them as the weeks go on I think. This will inevitably lead to the return of VCoT on Cinevore, and a new project with coolest person in the world, Joey Nicole Thomas. I’m very excited about both as it means I will get to play again.