- 12:15 AM, Monday,
December 11th, 2006:
- Might as well just
start each episode entry with this:
- Welcome to Week
- That would be a
cute Christmas card.... !!! Yeah I'll totally do a
pose during the Christmas episode. Anyway, onto the
episode - and MAN am I havin' fun with
- I gotta
say by the time we get past the first
finalist round (week 4), the plots may be
pretty crazy. I'm torn between making it
very routine so each one is
self-contained...and having crazy long
plots going from show to show to show.
Each episode though, I'm wanting to push a
tiny bit more and I can't help but make
funny little subplots throughout.
I mean, now that the Trini...excuse
me, The Egos aren't really forced to be in
TV monitors - the fun you can have is
limited only to what I can pull off
in a very short editing
- Of course THE
hardest part here is the balance. This is a talent
show with 3 selections and a voter's choice each week.
That has to be the foundation of the whole bit.
Luckily the vast majority of the "conflict" revolves
around The Egos and their personal picks, but I'm
hyper-sensitive about souring the audience by making
it all about me.
- That being said,
I'm slowly introducing the "rules" of the whole
set-up. Allowing the audience to understand the
"magic" of 4tvs. What the Egos control, why
they're in the monitors, how everything is defined.
You want to have fun with it, but again - do it in
tiny doses as to not take the spotlight too far
from the kids.
- At the
end of this episode however I throw a
bit of a wrinkle in that is gonna require
a bit more than "talking" to resolve. I
have an idea of what I'm gonna do but it
really has to be fast.
way the challenge is tremendous and
completely fulfilling. It really is the
most fun I've ever had creatively in a
loooooooong time. Just imagining all the
fun stuff that can happen next...and
having a reason to think about it! Happy,
happy, joy, joy.
also reiterate again (which
I probably will each episode entry)
that I would love to highlight the kids
and talk about each selction but I really
run into a fairness issue that I just
can't get in the middle of. Because
I host the show, I can't show any
favoritism or even get into the game of
spotlighting them on my own personal site
for fear I may give one person a bit of an
I will be interviewing the winner of
the first finalist round and I will
be able to spotlight that. A bit
easier to balance the spotlighting of 3
finalists as opposed to all 27
of spotlighting say hello to Tyson my
make-up guy. He made an appearence in last
entry's video and here he is getting
Dewey's coloring just right. He really is
incredibly talented. We had to do Gary
after Cameron this week and he drew
in all of Gary's facial hair impeccably.
He's done make-up for hundreds of movies
and TV shows and I'm just so thankful to
have someone so knowledgeable helpin' out.
He's creative with it too. The Egos pose
all sorts of problems make-up wise and
he's really good at comin' up with quick
fixes. Incredible asset to the show. Great
to have you aboard man!
- So now I get
some time to breath until Wednesday when the whole
writing process starts all over again. I'm excited, my
mom is coming out to visit for the first time EVER
tomorrow! And imagine that, in time for Entry #600.
Damn that's spooky how that works ain't it? Man did
the 500's ROCK or what? Wow. We're lookin' at 120
entries in 2006. That's unimaginable.
CAN YOU BE MORE EXCITED for
- PS - and in case
you are actually reading this in the middle of the
night, they promised me they are playing the
promo on The Early Show later on this morning, and
every Monday morning from now on, between 8-9 AM. So