Hello friends! Jeff here. I know it’s been quiet around here recently (unless you’ve been following the comments on Eddy’s most recent post), but today we’ve got a quick video update for you as well as answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
First up, here’s the video:
Now that you’ve watched that, I’m sure you’re just bursting with questions, so I’ve answered some of the most frequently asked after the jump.
We’ve been extremely bad at updating over the last couple of months, but I wanted to assure everybody that Leet World is still in production – it’s just been mega slow over the last 6 weeks or so. I know that’s not what anybody wants to hear and it stinks to say. The hope was to really push hard in November and December and see if we could barely scrape by for release but life got in the way.
All of us have been working like crazy in our real life jobs (some of us 2 and 3, in the case of Jace and myself), plus this is just a generally hectic time of year, especially if you’ve got kiddos like myself. Add to that the fact that I had a book come out and publicity I had to do, plus the time I’ve been putting into Rooster Teeth’s gaming news show, The Know, and I’ve barely had much time for Leet World.
However, things are still moving! Episode 5 is in the midst of audio and pre-production, and the script that we’ve got proooooobably ranks it as one of the best episodes of Leet World in my book – not to mention one of the most memorable. Episode 4 is finally at a place where we can start building it more rapidly and Episode 3 is soon to be in editing. Continue reading →
As per our last update, we are pushing as hard as we can on The Leet World. December looms, and with it our original announced release window of 2015 for season 3 of The Leet World. Are we going to make it?
We’re still not sure. Really it depends how much more we can get through by the first week of December. Things are moving much more quickly now that we’ve fixed our process — seriously, stuff that used to take us weeks now only takes a night or two — but the volume of work is so high it’s hard to pinpoint where we are right now. Ideally, we’ll have multiple episodes finished when we start releasing, so we can release them on a set, extremely regular schedule which I will not give any more details on just yet.
But be assured: things are improving. I really wish we could show you more, and soon you’ll start to see a bit more when we can get a trailer ready. My hope is early December for that.
To be honest, I haven’t been able to do near as much work on Leet World as I would like these days, but Daniel, Nick, Jace and Jeff plus our awesome team have really been cranking through scenes and creating awesome stuff. It’s seriously inspiring the amount of stuff that’s getting done right now.
Why haven’t I been able to do more? Well for one, I’ve got a book coming out tomorrow. Red vs. Blue: The Ultimate Fan Guide will be in stores everywhere starting tomorrow, so if you love me you should buy it. Hell, even if you don’t love me you should buy it.
In addition to that, I’ve been writing for Rooster Teeth’s gaming news show The Know. This is a temporary gig, but it’s definitely taking up the majority of my free time. So watch that if you followed GamerSushi at all and want more gaming goodness.
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a good Leet World vlog update. Because of reasons. We shed a tiny bit of light on why that is in our new update, but the gist of it is this: Source Filmmaker is super hard.
We’ve recently had to slow down quite a bit in order to speed up later. The best analogy is this: you’re trying to push a wheelbarrow with square wheels up a huge hill. The temptation is just to keep shoving the damn thing forward because you’re making “progress”, but really it makes more sense to stop, take off the wheels and get better ones.
Right now we’re changing out for better wheels, and it’s stalled production by about a month and a half. However, there’s still a chance we’ll make our originally projected release date, but we just won’t know for sure until we get about a month or so of rolling with our new wheels.
Hopefully that makes sense. The next big update from us should include actual release dates, new footage and our first real glimpse of the story.
Another screenshot from The Leet World Season 3. This time, Montrose finds himself in a rather precarious situation. Who are these masked CSGO baddies? What do they want? And just how is Montrose going to get out of this predicament? Perhaps his boots will have some part to play.
The world may never know. *
*The world will totally actually know, when the episode featuring this scene is released.
“You think you can take on four men… all by yourself?”
We’ve got a big announcement. Season 3 is going big time, since everyone is super famous and in Hollywood now.
OK, that’s not really the announcement, however, the live action animator reference files are SERIOUSLY going to make for some of the best special features ever. Nick and Daniel hilariously act out every scene of the show between the two of them, and it’s some of my favorite stuff ever. You guys are going to love them as our between-episode special features.
We’ve got a new VLOG up to update everyone on some Leet World Season 3 progress. Although for you savvy blog folks, you’ll already know a lot of what’s going on because you’re just so dang smart and awesome.
Again, thanks for sticking with us and being excited about the show. I say it a lot because we’re really immensely grateful that you guys are watching and paying attention.
When we first started talking about timelines, we didn’t know if we were jumping the gun to announce this thing back in November before significant work had started on it. But looking back, I’m not sure how we could have kept our enthusiasm up while working on it in secret for so long. You guys have really made the difference.
Keep your eyes on this space. More screenshots and videos coming soon.
Hi all! It’s been a couple of weeks since our last update, and for good reason. We’re more than a little busy at the moment touching parts of 4 different episodes in various (sometimes dirty) ways. In fact, we’ve hit a really huge milestone in production and are ready to check out our first cut of Episode 1.
Does this mean the episode’s almost finished? Not at all. Rough cuts are just what they sound like, and barely watchable unless you know what you’re looking for. It’s more of the bones of an episode, and it’s after the rough cut that you really pile on the meat.
At the same time we’re getting ready to start cutting Episode 2, we’re building the scenes for Episode 3 and working on maps for Episode 4. There’s a lot of stuff to juggle, but we finally feel like we’ve nailed our production pipeline down and things are really soaring.
But in addition to those things, we’ve got some other stuff going on creatively as well. Daniel, for instance, has been working with his comedy group, The Magnificent, whose hilarious video Water Mouth just passed 340,000 views on Funny or Die recently. You guys should check out more of their stuff.
In addition, I just had some big news drop about a project I’ve been working on for the last year — a Red vs. Blue book I’ve been writing with Rooster Teeth and Dey Street Books! It’s coming out on November 17 in book stores and is going to be really funny and full of stuff Red vs. Blue fans will love. You should pre-order it because then maybe I’ll get to write more books some day.
Anyway, that’s a quick (but full) update on where we are at the moment. Thanks for checking in on Leet World — we’ve got some cool stuff coming soon.
We’ve been talking about it for awhile, and here it is. The first official trailer for The Leet World Season 3.
We’re excited about this one for a number of reasons. One, it’s giving you a glimpse of some actual footage from the show so you can see what the transition to SFM is going to look like. Two, Jace’s kickass rendition of the TLW theme (which is totally available at Bandcamp, along with the TLW season 1 soundtrack). And three, it’s amazing to see all of the old gang together again.
Thanks for sticking with us, and you’ll be seeing a lot more now that we’ve shown off some footage.
So I’ve had a bit of a Sarlacc monster dropped onto my life in the form of a brand new fledgling human, which has limited my ability to post any meaningful updates. When faced with the choice of talking to you fine folks, working on Leet World, playing CSGO or sleeping in my “free” time, you can guess which of these I choose (Counter-Strike, duh).
Production is moving along, but has had its share of bumps over the last month. We’re not as far into the season as we’d hoped we would be at this point, and we’ve had to have some discussions about scope, workflow, etc., but everything is still in a good spot. It turns out there’s a reason that nearly every major SFM project has abandoned SFM in the middle of its use, because SFM is hard. Go figure.
Right now we’re making a push to finish out the first two episodes, and we’re working on getting episode 3 up and running at the same time while writing episode 4. We’ve gotten some great help recently from some amazing volunteers, and now the whole project is hitting an awesome stride.
Which means we’ve got things to show you soon. There’s a new teaser coming along any week now, and with it we’ll have a way for you guys to help us get the word out and possibly help us with production as well. I’ll post more about that later this week!
And now for a question: how many of you Smooth fellas and ladies would be interested in some eSports CSGO content? Nick and I in particular have become fanatics (pun intended) about competitive CS lately, and we’re wondering about turning it into something we can do regularly and post here. Obviously we’d only do this if it didn’t conflict with our Leet World schedule. Thoughts?