Part II of our WEBCAMS Devilmas came out pretty damn nice, if you ask me. Click past the break for downloads, part I, and some more thoughts.
This episode of WEBCAMS really did come out well. The first draft script was penned by first-time writer Anna M (GoNoAmmo on youtube) and it was a really solid concept. My second draft beefed the script up quite a bit and fleshed out the characters more.
If there's a story to tell about this episode, it's probably that I was THIS close to not casting it the traditional route (which would have robbed us from miniPhil's WEBCAMS debut!). After finalizing the script, I realized that two personal friends of mine would be a perfect fit for the A and B characters. I did send them the script and although they were interested, the timing just wasn't working out for them. In the long run, that turned out to be a good thing. Not only do we have miniPhil, but Anna took the opportunity to really own the episode.
Not only does she deliver a solid, straight-man performance, but between her writing credit and her closing song, there's literally more Anna in this episode than anybody else. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
A word must also be said about TheHairyGeek: perfect. Tim has been with us since day one and while he was an excellent performer then, he has somehow managed to keep getting better. His performance in this episode is pretty flawless and since he refrained from editing his raw footage down (thank you kindly, sir!) I think I was able to include a few moments that would have otherwise been nonexistent. (I love the beat after the rabid dog line when Tim looks at the camera!)
Interestingly, this is the first episode THAT doesn't feature any music by Chris LeBrane since WEBCAMS (04) -- Billo Needs a Friend. I'm not saying that we don't miss him, but it is great to see all this talent coming together for my silly little internet show.
Speaking of music, for your downloading pleasure, here are the MP3s for Rob's and Anna's songs, respectively. Also, be sure to check out Rob's full "Zombies! Zombies!" song and music video here.
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Most of my production music is original but if I need something extra-special, I usually get it from AudioNautix.com: