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Thursday, December 31, 2009

KOTG Microcast #13 pt2 Quest for More Xmas Props



Show Notes:

We continue our Exclusive interview with Greg Aronowitz, writer, director and toy creator of the Christmas special. We also have listeners feedback to the Christmas special.

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Hope you enjoy it…

Thanks,

Kenny & Jenni

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Podcast Promo’s played during the show this week:

Upsidedown Happyland

Editing Another Podcast

Wow.. spent 8am to 11am editing our next microcast for Knights of the Guild. Seems like I have been doing a lot of editing this past week. This one is a special micro.. it's the result show for our Poetry contest. We had over 40 entries and each one was read. It's almost done and I have to say this is one of my favorite microcast.. it's so much fun hearing these poems, haiku and limericks being read out loud.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Upcoming Podcast Schedule

Here is a list of our upcoming Podcast schedule.

KOTG Microcast #13 pt.2 - Quest for More Xmas Props (Dec. 31st, 2009)

KOTG Microcast #14 - Quest for Poetry (Jan. 3rd, 2010)

Knights of the Guild Ep. 11 pt.2 (Jan. 8th, 2010)

Knights of the Guild Ep. 12 pt.1 (Jan. 15th, 2010)

Knights of the Guild Ep. 12 pt.2 (Feb.1st, 2010)

Then our 1 year anniversary special!!!!!

*** Dates Subject to Change***

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

KOTG Microcast 13 pt.1 - Quest for Xmas Props

Knights of the Guild Podcast

Show Notes:

We have a special microcast covering The Guild “Sells Out” Christmas Special with an exclusive interview with Greg Aronowitz, who wrote, directed and created all the Guild toys. This interview as so epic that we had to split it into two pieces. The second half of the interview along with listener feedback about the Xmas special will be on part 2 which will be out in a few days. So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Greg Aronowitz.

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Hope you enjoy it…

Thanks,

Kenny & Jenni

Other Important Links

Password for UStream is KOTG

  • Call Knights of the Guild 818-308-KOTG (5684) Let’s us know what you think of our show. Give your thoughts on the current season of The Guild or just say hi. US folks can use the widget on our websites to call for FREE.

Podcast Promo’s played during the show this week:

Anomaly

Tuning into Sci fi TV

** please note we did the interview via Skype, Jenni, Greg and I, and as you all know skype isn’t the best sounding at times

Editing KOTG

This morning I stayed home a bit longer then I had planned. I was up till 1am last night editing Knights of the Guild Microcast #13. And because it was such a cool and long interview I had to split it into two, which take twice as long to edit. So I got up at 7am and planned to work on the podcast only a few hours before heading into work. Well I was finally done with just part 1 around 11am and manage to get into work at 11:30am, which isn't bad since it's a holiday week and not many people were there. But I did manage to finish editing all of Micro 13 pt 1 and most of Micro 13 pt2, which I did finish later that night.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Recoding Podcasts

Today was suppose to be a big Podcasting day.. needed to get two microcasts, one regular podcast and several promos recorded, but alas things didn't go as planned. Jenni wasn't feeling so hot so we opted to do the two microcast over skype. Our first one was a microcast for The Guild's Xmas special. We were interviewing Greg Aronowitz, who wrote, directed and created all the items in that special. Our second one was the Poetry winner microcast. Both went off without a hitch.. the audio wasn't great but Jenni managed to record her vocals on her end and I did the same on my end so I should be able to edit them together and have decent sound.

Our interview with Greg was great, so much so that we chatted for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. I think I'm going to have to split this microcast into two..

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Guild Comic Book

This is what Felicia has been working on the past few months.. The Guild comic book..

Felicia Day (W), Jim Rugg (A), Dan Jackson, Georges Jeanty (Cover), and Cary Nord (Cover)
On sale Mar 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Internet phenomenon The Guild comes to comics, courtesy of series creator, writer, and star Felicia Day


(Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)!

Chronicling the hilarious on- and offline lives of a group of Internet role-playing gamers, the Knights of Good, The Guild has become a cult hit and is the winner of numerous awards from SXSW, YouTube, Yahoo, and the Streamys. Now Day brings the wit and heart of the show to this three-issue miniseries. In this origin tale of the Knights of Good, we learn about Cyd’s life before joining the guild, how she became Codex, and how she began to meet the other players who would eventually become her teammates. This storyline fills in details never before revealed on the web show, making it a delightful new chapter for existing fans as well as a perfect jumping-on point for new fans!

• The Guild is “perhaps the smartest (and definitely the funniest) webisodic series of the year.”

—The Los Angeles Times

• The web series is the winner of three 2009 Streamy Awards: Best Comedy Web Series, Best Ensemble, and Best Actress for Felicia Day.

• See the web series at watchtheguild.com.

The Internet phenomenon The Guild comes to comics!

Dark Horse wants your letters for the letter column in issue 1 - email scotta@darkhorse.com

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Guild Poetry Contest

THIS CONTEST IS OFFICIAL OVER. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED. WILL ANNOUNCE WINNERS SOON.

Wow.. so many great entries... Because we got so many I'm going to break this up into Limerick, Poems and Haiku's. Please read them all and then vote for your favorite in each category.

Voting will be open until December 24th Midnight PST

EDIT**** I just realized that I have TWO #5 Poems and I can't alter the poll. So I'm going to relabel them as 5.1 and 5.2 and in the comment section specify which one you are voting for.


Haiku: 1
my dear sid sherman.
You are still my main quest line.
From your love, zaboo.
Haiku: 2
my stalker, zaboo.
Still a starting character.
Get lost, from codex.
Haiku: 3
Sweet tinkerbella.
I bought you all of this crap.
Why won't you put out?
Haiku: 4
Oh my foolish bladez.
You're never going to learn.
I played you, love tink.
Haiku: 5
I dream of one thing.
A frozen yogurt maker.
May i have yours, sid?
Haiku: 6
Vork will have to die.
That damn orb should have been mine.
Beware teets4tots.
Haiku: 7
Vork screwed up big time.
He gave the guild bank to bladez.
What a stupid move.
Haiku: 8
What have i done now?
This guy is a pro stunt man?
I'm going to die.
Haiku: 9
The guild united!
Zaboo's mom is defeated!
All is looking up.
Haiku: 10
The winter chills bones
Cold air whips at their noses
Lost without The Guild
Haiku: 11
The game expansion!
We all wait in line for it.
But who are these rogues?
Haiku: 12
Alas i am sad.
I've only seen two seasons.
Need third on youtube.
Haiku: 13
My chance is ruined.
Someone else was at his place.
Stupid tall hot girl.
Haiku: 14
You can’t live with them
They will not go out with me
I shall wield the glove
Haiku: 15
Anarchists sleek empty
Zaboo ravages, screeching
Guildies muttering
Haiku: 16
Rule eighteen, Codex
No crying over voice chat
Mute mic, cry alone
Haiku: 17
Dragonor awaits
Unknown enemies abound
The Guild must prepare
Haiku: 18
Kenny and Jenni
Deliver us fun Guild stuff
I am not worthy
Haiku: 19
Codex went crazy
Talked to her avatar
Kicked Wheaton's Ass
Haiku: 20
Priest with horrible
self confidence kills rival
leader. Then beds him.

Limerick: 1
Ode to Codex
There was a woman so skilled,
She lost herself in a guild.
Her addiction online,
Caused a vlog opine,
And millions of fans were thrilled!
Limerick: 2
There was a warlock, Zaboo,
Who wrote the following Haiku:
"I really love Cyd
I'm kind of obsessed'd
What's a gnome to do?"
Limerick: 3
I can't write in Haiku
It reminds me of poo
When Codex speaks
My brain leaks
My dog likes Zaboo
Limerick: 4
There once was a girl named Felicia
Who said to the Man "I beseech ya"
"Please make my Guild show"
He scoffed and said "No"
She laughed "there a Net so who needs ya"
Limerick: 5
The Knights of Good Stand Strong
Together they do no wrong
Regardless of the fact
That they must have a computer to act
Anarchy is no longer strong
Limerick: 6
The Guild once a week what a treat
There's never been a show so sweet
But when I discovered
Season 3 is now over
I sat on my bed and I weeped
Limerick: 7
Codex has broken my heart
How could she be such a fart
She rested her head
With Fawkes in her bed
Does this mean that Wil has a part
Limerick: 8
An idea, like a squirrel, must be fed
This idea almost found itself dead
But as fans of it know
The Guild's a great show
That escaped from Felicia Day's head
Limerick: 9
The Knights of Good Charter contains
So many rules it melts brains
But as Vork's quick to say
The ancients sketched their rules in clay
I bet clay never gave them head pains
Limerick: 10
Codex, Vork, Zaboo, Bladezz, Clara, Tink...
Each possesses a fight skill unique.
Together they do join,
Kicking trolls in the groin,
Without their antics my week would stink!


Poem: 1
There is a story I’d like to share
Gamers, nerds, and dorks beware

It is one you’d never think
When real lives and game lives; together they link

Hopefully it is understood,
we are speaking of the knights of good

We know Codex as the prized priest
In real life she has no confidence, none in the least

Then we have Bladezz the infamous Rogue
Who knew in real life he could pose for Vogue?

Tink The Ranger, though if you mess with her your life will surely be in danger

Zaboo the warlock who when with Riley ignored his heart and followed his …

Vork the fighter and the leader, he lives his life cheaper and cheaper

And of course how can we forgot Clare the mage
who when not gaming has a furious rage

And that my friends is a lesson to tell
When real life and game life clash it all turns to hell

Poem: 2
Dragonor Isle (sung to the tune of Gilligan's Isle)

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful quest
Within a new expansion pack
They said would be the best.

That Vork is a mighty fighting man
The healer quick with aid
Six guildies all log on one day
For a three hour raid, a three hour raid.

The game lag started getting rough
The group was nearly tossed
If not for the speed of a stolen LAN
The quest line would be lost, the quest line would be lost.

Their mounts set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle
With Codex here
And Zaboo, too
The dashing Rogue (and his Sis)
The mighty Vork
Tinkerballa and Clara, too
Here on Dragonor Isle.

So this is the tale of the Knights Of Good
They're here for a long, long time
They'll have to quest for many days
And spend their every dime.

Codex, Vork, and all the rest
Will do their very best
To help the n00bies level up
On the 'Tropic Island' quest.

No loot, no mobs, no vender trash
Not a single PVP
'Cause this is just the starting zone
As harmless as can be.

So join us here each day my friends
You're sure to get a smile
By raiding with the Knights Of Good
Here on Dragonor Isle.

Poem: 3
Boss’ Lament

I came across a frost mage; Clara was her name.
She was loaded down with potions; ready to vanquish and maim.

Her companion then was roguish Bladezz, with his twin daggers drawn.
He rolled his eyes at me, unimpressed, he gave a bored yawn.

Their leader Vork stood with them, his broadsword held aloft.
He stood ready to attack if I so much as coughed.

Then I saw the warlock Zaboo ready with spells to deceive and confuse.
Confronted with such a powerful bunch, would I be the one to lose?

I let loose a fiery bellow, hoping to land a massive crit.
But then Codex the priest healed them- crap, now I’m definitely going to take a hit!

So I turned tail and ran, into the valley below
When suddenly a ranger’s arrow pinned me – I had nowhere left to go.

I looked up and faced the Knights of Good, frightened to the core.
I looked to Tink for pity; all I got was “QQ more.”

***

And so the battle finished, with one final blow.
Never go up against the Knights of Good- this every boss should know!

Poem: 4
There once was this really cool guild
Of which six members did build
They attempted real life
With much woe and strife
Now it’s a test to see if their skilled!

First there was Vork from which leadership grew
Although it was clear he often had no clue
Spreadsheets he creates
And hoardings a trait
For such eating as found item stew

Tinkerballa was the sass of the group
To low levels she often did stoop
Her DS she does play
Ugly Betty’s life she did portray
And for a while Bladezz she did dupe.

Onto Bladezz, the next in the gang,
He got his revenge on Tink with a bang!
As Finn Smoulders he posed,
Which was quickly disclosed.
And has a sister Dena who just likes to hang.

Clara is a mother of three
Of which she doesn’t accept with much Glee
She enjoys getting drunk
And at marriage she stunk
And Mr. Wiggles would quite agree

Zaboo is quite a strange dude
And his jokes are often quite crude
Riley he dated.
Although his ego deflated
His social skills were also quite skewed

Codex is the last of this lot
And nerds often find her quite hot
Violin she does play
And Axis’s Fawkes she did slay.
And often she is quite distraught.

The Guild is a real epic show
And our love will only just grow
So let’s spread Guildie cheer!
And keep it going all year
Because this is a show everybody should know!

Poem: 5.1 (if you vote for this one pls make a note in comments)
the guildies are coming,that just a fact
Zaboo and Vork where on the attack
Tinkerballa launched arrows at the enemy's backs
while Bladezz was looting dead enemy's packs
beautiful codex buffed the pack
while spell caster Clara charged an attack
enemy's beware the knight of good are back

Poem: 5.2
(if you vote for this one pls make a note in comments)
"The Guild - Season 3"

The Guild Season 3 antics
what fun times to behold.
No matter how often I see them
they never grow old.

A new group arrives
and fractures the guild.
But our heroes reunite
and old bonds are healed.

Through new challenges encoutnered
we see the guild victorious.
Cid finally becomes confident.
Her defeat of Fawkes, glorious.

The Cid and Fawkes cliffhanger;
is surely a tease for more.
We wait for more great times
from The Guild Season 4.


Poem: 6
Clothed all in leather and metal and fur,
They play as the people they wish that they were.
Agoraphobes, stalkers, they leave on the shelf
The parts that they hate the most of themself
To be ranger, or fighter, hunter or priest -
They turn up and log on and unleash the beast!
A guild full of losers, a dozen false starts,
But the whole far surpasses the sum of its parts.

The Knights of Good, going forward as one -
For gold and for glory - but mostly for fun.

Poem: 7
Slayers of dragons,
Adventuring into the unknown,
Excuses of lagging,
Fighting enemies in dungeons and snow,
Watching the guild is the way to go!


Poem: 8
I wandered lonely as a gnome
Who in everything was unskilled,
When from the comfort of my home
I saw a tweet about The Guild.

A web-show 'bout a gaming clan
Streamed free, a price I favoured most,
To my room I swiftly ran
As xbox live were now their host.

Series 1 and 2 were there to see
And Comicon had just occured,
I watched the shows with utter glee
And thanked my stars that I had heard.

The show itself was epic win
And to the forums I did go,
I smiled a massive cheesy grin
A rival guild was rumoured, Whoa!

The 3rd series it came and went
The swiftest dozen weeks we saw,
But unfortunately this now meant
Our new Guild Tuesdays were no more.

By this time I now fully knew
The show helped bring us all together,
Around which a community grew
Our bonds as tough as seasoned leather.

This family of friends and fans
Were warm and really welcoming,
The nicest peeps in all the lands
For you they would do anything.

The fans are not the only part
Who play the game and tweet a lot,
The stars themselves are full of heart
The best the internet has got.

Their time for fans and openness
Their dedication to the cause,
Our lucky stars we do bless
Their epic work behind closed doors.

The fans and stars are not the whole
That makes The Guild our greatest treat,
The superb crew help reach the goal
Of giving us this web-based feat.

Mention goes to Knights of the Guild
Their podcast keeps our sanity,
Between the shows we are kept thrilled
A credit to humanity.

So as a fan I'd like to say
The Guild is truly great
My love for you will always stay
At least til series 8!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Knights of the Guild Ep11 pt1

Show Notes:

Here it is Episode 11 part 1 of Knights of the Guild. We hope you enjoy it.

Today’s show features:

  • * First up we have a Vorkism.
  • * We are LIVE in studio via UStream
  • * We discuss our thoughts on the S3 Finale along with written comments from listeners.
  • * We have a great crew Interview with one of the funniest guys I know Jeff Lewis (Vork)

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  • * We find out what the cast and crew are up too.
  • * We Thank our donors.
  • * Then we have our final words and we say goodbye.

This podcast was recorded live, you can watch the video on our UStream channel - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/knights-of-the-guild You do need a password to access it. The password is KOTG

Thank you again for all your support, we do this podcast because we are fans and more importantly for the fans.

Kenny & Jenni

Other Important Links

Password for UStream is KOTG

  • Call Knights of the Guild 818-308-KOTG (5684) Let’s us know what you think of our show. Give your thoughts on the current season of The Guild or just say hi. US folks can use the widget on our websites to call for FREE.

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Podcast Promo’s played during the show this week:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Knights of the Guild Poetry Contest

It's simple.. create a Guild related poem, limerick or haiku. Doesn't need to be long. Will post all the entries and let the fans pick our winner. The winner will have their choose of prize, get an autographed picture of a cast member or select a Knights of the Guild T-shirt, mouse pad or hat.

Email all entries to Knightsoftheguild@gmail.com

Entries need to be in one week from today on Dec. 17, Will then post them and folks can vote on them until Dec. 24th. Winner will be announced on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The "Real" Sean Becker

There was an incident last summer as to weather Sean Becker, director/editor of The Guild Season 2 & 3 was actually fired or not. Sean made several video defending himself.. but now a new video has been discovered that reveals the "real" Sean Becker..

Saturday, December 5, 2009

KOTG Microcast 12 - Quest for a Winner

This microcast announces the winner of our Favorite Guild Quote Impersonation.

We had 14 entries: Vadergirl, Dave Deenik, Julie McCormick x2, Adam Linden, Mark Donica, Kevin Bachelder, Filip “Pilipp” Pruszek, Mike Bell, Harky Lentil, Bard Lehigh, Robert Collier, Brent Latham and Matt Brown

Our winner is…. you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out :)

Hope you guys enjoy it,

Kenny & Jenni

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  • Call Knights of the Guild 818-308-KOTG (5684) Let’s us know what you think of our show. Give your thoughts on the current season of The Guild or just say hi. US folks can use the widget on our websites to call for FREE.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

KOTG Mircocast 11 - Quest for S3 Finale


This microcast is all about the Fans

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Season 3 just aired it’s FINAL episode last Tuesday and we wanted to hear what the fans thought. Did they like it? What did the think of the final scene? Several regulars along with some noobs called in and left us some voice messages.

We also got some written comments and we share those along with our own thoughts in our regular episode #11, coming out Dec. 15th.

Hope you guys enjoy it,

Kenny & Jenni

Other Important Links

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Podcast Promo’s played during the show this week:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Knights of the Guild Ep 10 pt2


Show Notes:

Here it is Episode 10 part 2 of Knights of the Guild. We hope you enjoy it.

Today’s show features:

  • * First up we have a Vorkism.
  • * We are LIVE in studio via Livestream
  • * We go Behind the Scenes with the final episode of Season 2 called “FIGHT”
  • * We have a very special Fan interview with Nas

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  • * We have listener feedback (audio and written)
  • * And finally we have our final words and say our goodbyes.

Thank you again for all your support, we do this podcast because we are fans and more importantly for the fans.

Kenny & Jenni

Other Important Links

  • Call Knights of the Guild 818-308-KOTG (5684) Let’s us know what you think of our show. Give your thoughts on the current season of The Guild or just say hi. US folks can use the widget on our websites to call for FREE.

Podcast Promo’s played during the show this week:

Friday, November 20, 2009

Episode 11

We are working on getting Jeff Lewis (Vork) for our Cast interview for Episode 11 pt. 1

Working on our scheduling but it's looking good. Anyone have any questions for Jeff?

Editing Ep 10 pt 2

Today I spent a few hours editing Episode 10 pt 2 of KOTG. Still have to do a fan interview and a few pick ups before it can be complete put together and complete.. but it's coming along nicely.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2 New KOTG Contests

EDIT: T-Shirt Contest is OVER.. but the Poster contest is still going.. see below....

We have two new contests happening.

First one, Knights of the Guild is part of the Geekerdome Network. They have been kind enough to give KOTG a section of their forums for our fans to discuss episodes, talking about the cast, crew or anything else you guys would want to talk about. You do need to sign up to participate in this forum, but that takes a few minutes and is very easy.

So those who sign up in the next week will be entered into a KOTG T-shirt Contest and we will randomly draw one, maybe two names on Sunday Nov. 22nd.

Go to http://geekerdome.com/phpbb3/viewforum.php?f=27

Once you sign up go to the thread "I want a free t-shirt" and post that you want a free t-shirt... it's that easy.

Our second contest is a bit more difficult but the prize is well worth it. We are asking you guys to pick one of your favorite quotes from The Guild (any season) and record yourself impersonating that character saying it. Send your audio file to knightsoftheguild@gmail.com

All entries received by Dec. 1st will go into a drawing and we will pick one person at random and they will win an 11x17 poster of the Guild cast in their Avatar outfits and it's signed by all six of the main Guild cast and also Michele Boyd (Riley), Tara Caso (Dena), and Director Sean Becker.

Knights of the Guild Ep10 pt1



Show Notes:

Here it is Episode 10 part 1 of Knights of the Guild. We hope you enjoy it.

Today’s show features:

  • * First up we have a Vorkism.
  • * We are LIVE in studio via Livestream
  • * We discuss Season Three Episode 7,8 and 9.
  • * We hear from Fans on what they think of season 3 so far.
  • * We have a great crew Interview with Audio Guru Sean Oakley

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  • * We find out what the cast and crew are up too.
  • * We Thank our donors.
  • * We announce winners of various contest as well are announce our new contest.

We want you to record your favorite “Guild” quote, but you must do it in your best impersonation of the character who says it. We will random draw one will from all the entries and they will win a 9 autographed 11×17 poster of the Guild actors in their avatar outfits.

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  • * Then we have our final words and we say goodbye.

Thank you again for all your support, we do this podcast because we are fans and more importantly for the fans.

Kenny & Jenni

Other Important Links

  • Call Knights of the Guild 818-308-KOTG (5684) Let’s us know what you think of our show. Give your thoughts on the current season of The Guild or just say hi. US folks can use the widget on our websites to call for FREE.

  • J.Teddy Garces in Mid-Life Gangster (pictures below)

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Podcast Promo’s played during the show this week:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Live Stream Video

We did record our Livestream video of us recording Episode 10 of Knights of the Guild. It hasn't been posted yet because for the first 10 or so minutes there is no audio as this was our test run and we have a few techie issues. I was hoping to edit the first ten minutes out but so far I haven't been able to do that. My attempts have caused the audio to slow down and it sounds horrible. I may just post it the way it is and just explain that the first 10 minutes are miss the audio.. what do you think?

Making Changes

I love when you are finally done and very happy with the final results, but realize that you left something out and have to go back and re-edit.

Might sounds simple but when I'm down with editing the podcast I output (which takes about 30 minutes), then I run it through levelator (which levels out all the audio, which takes another 30 minutes) but that leaves it in a .aiff format which doesn't work for podbean so I then have to bring it into Audacity and output it as an .mp3 and that take about 15 minutes. And finally if I remember I bring it into itunes to add the photo. So once I'm done editing the piece there is still another hour and 15 minutes of outputting before it is ready.

I had to go back and cut in the piece that I forget and then start this process over once again. Oh well the piece had to be in there and It think this pt 1 or Ep 10 turned out pretty good. Can't wait to post it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Editing Ep 10

After a long day of work I came home and started working on editing KOTG ep 10 pt 1. I had already went through the hours of audio and cut it down to what was needed. I am not cutting it all together with the bumpers and dissolves and making it all pretty. Should be done tonight but won't post it until Nov. 15th. Ep 10 pt 2 is still waiting to be cut down before being assembled.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An Interview with Sean Becker

The Guild Director, Sean Becker, will be a guest this Wednesday November 11th at 8pm pacific time and 11pm eastern on the internet show Filmnut. Viewers can instant message in questions live during the interview and they can watch it on http://www.thestream.tv/filmnut

If you miss it live no problem, past episodes of Filmnut can be viewed on-demand within twenty four hours of their original airdate at http://www.thestream.tv/filmnut

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Live Podcasting

Today we recorded our 10th episode of Knights of the Guild podcast but this time we were broadcasting via webcam on livestream. This was our first time so things didn't quite go as planned. It started off fine.. we did our interview with Sean (audio guy) and it went great. We then started our podcast and turned on the livestream feed. We started the podcast and got about ten minutes in and realized that the audio was one correctly configured so folks watching couldn't hear anything. I just happen to look over at the chat window and people were frantically typing "WE CAN'T HEAR YOU". We quickly fixed the problem and continued with the podcast. For about and hour things were moving along nicely. The webcam would move and I'd be cut out of frame but again we would look at the chat room and they would let us know. We then started getting "trolls" in our chat. If you don't know what a troll is, it's a person (if you can all them that) that join the chat and will swear, attack and otherwise disrupt the chat room. We had several of them and I keep trying to ban them but with livestream you can only ban the name and not the IP address.. so I would ban them and they would sign back on with another name and so on and so on. After a while I gave up and we continued to do the podcast.

When we were done it seemed that those who joined us enjoyed it. We had alot of fun doing it but because of the trolls it kind of ended the night on a down. But I'll be looking into either another live web cam service, one that I can ban IP address or looking into livestream closer to see if there is something I can do.

I'm working on removing the first 10 minutes with no audio before posting it. I hope to have it up soon.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jenni Teachin' a Class on Web Series Production!


Hi Everyone!

Jenni here! I'm sure many of you are aware that I have spent the last several years working exclusively in web entertainment (or "New Media" as the bigwigs like to call it). I'm excited to let everyone on the podcast know I will helping teach a prep course on developing, creating, and distributing web content and so I thought I'd post the info in case any of you might know of anyone that might be interested in taking courses. Currently the pricing is $150 for 4 weeks of classes, classes being every Monday starting this Monday the 9th from 7 PM - 10 PM. I can probably work out a discount rate if that would be helpful
to anyone interested. Please feel free to pass this info on to whoever you think might be interested. You can also get more info at our site www.webtvprep.com.

Below is a week by week course description.

WEEK 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION

Creative/Developement

In week one students will be challenged to overcome resistance and
thoroughly flesh out their own idea for an original webisode.
Students will hit the ground running and should be prepared with three
concepts for a web series before coming to class. Questions to be
explored include: What works in the web space and what doesn’t? Are
there any pitfalls and/or clich├ęs that one should avoid? Are certain
genres more successful than others in the web space? Specific topics
to be covered include: Form, Genre, Resources and Locations, Performer
Union Contracts, Casting, and LLC formation.

WEEK 2 COURSE DESCRIPTION

Production

Students will learn a basic overview of pre-production (budgeting,
location scouting, scheduling, crewing up, equipment and rentals,
etc…) to set their series up in a successful way. Heading into
production, key guidelines will be discussed in detail to ensure a
happy and smooth running set. How important is a good 1st AD?? What
does a line-producer do? When are the best times to shoot? What type
of camera should I use- HD vs. DV? Minute details, such as payroll,
on set performer releases, and time sheets, will be discussed.

WEEK 3 COURSE DESCRIPTION

Post Pro/Web Design and Technology

All aspects of post production will be discussed in detail, including:
editing, sound design, composition, vfx, credits and graphics. In
addition, output (transcoding/encoding) for final delivery will be
covered. Furthermore, we’ll discuss which format works best for
creating your parent site: html vs. flash, Wordpress vs. Joomla vs.
Dropla,? Major digital studios (Hulu, Crackle, Break, Strike.tv,
Blip.tv, Koldcast, myspace.tv, youtube.com) will be debated. Which is
the best platform for your show to live online? The business models
for each major digital studio will be explored in detail.

WEEK 4 COURSE DESCRIPTION

Social Networking/Viral Marketing/Sales

In our final week, students will learn social networking strategies to
optimize the promotions of their content, using such platforms as:
Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and Bebo, and LinkedIn. Students will
also learn the importance of bookmarking (digg, reddit, and tumbler)
as well as the importance of reaching out to new media outlets such as
Tubefilter, NewTeeVee, Mashable, and Techzulu. SEO (Search Engine
Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Monetization) will be explored in
detail to ensure that your webseries has optimal coverage in the
webspace. Students will learn all about advertising agencies and
popular trends in media buying. How do you lock down a sponsor? What
are they looking for? What is product placement and brand
integration? How do you create a brand out of your content and
repurpose it for global trans media sales?

LIST OF GUEST SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Terrence Coles – Head of Sales and Distributions for Dogma Studios

David Crump – Head of Digital Design and SEO for Dogma Studios

Brady Brim De Forrest – CEO of Tubefilter.tv

Matt Enlow – Producer, “Mountain Man”; Writer/Director, “Engaged”; Line Producer, “Harmony”; Associate Site Editor at Atom.com, International Academy Member of Web TV

Mary Feuer – Writer, “Lonely Girl 15”; Director/Writer/Producer, “With The Angels”; Strike TV Board Member, International Academy Member of Web TV

Elisabeth Flack-- New Media Liaison, Writers Guild of America (WGA) West

Barrett Garese – CEO of SpyTap Industries and former UTA New Media Agent

Bob Jensen – New Media Rep at The Screen Actors Guild

Liz Shanon Miller – Web TV Reviewer, NewTeeVee.com

Dave O’Brien – Director/Producer, “In The Moment”; Director, “Blank
Slate”; Professor of Cinema and Television, USC

The first class meets on November 9 @ 7pm in Dogma Studios, Marina Del Rey.

Let me know if you have any questions about anything. And thanks if you've read this far! You guys rule!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Knights of the Guild Ep9 pt2



Knights of the Guild Ep 9 pt2

• October 31st, 2009

Show Notes:

Here it is Episode 9 part 1 of Knights of the Guild. We hope you enjoy it.

Today’s show features:

  • * First up we have a Vorkism.
  • * Our location today we’re still stuck in the white room.
  • * We discuss Behind the Scenes of Season 2 Episode 11 - Collision Course
  • * We have a fan interview with father and son team Rick and Andrew Moyer

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  • * We thank our donors
  • * Then we have our final words and we say goodbye.

Thank you again for all your support, we do this podcast because we are fans and more importantly for the fans.

Kenny & Jenni

Other Important Links

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Winner is...

Our way to long Promo Contest has finally come to an end. We had five great audio promos and we put it to a vote, after 90 votes here are the results..
  • Promo #1 31.11% (28 votes)
  • Promo #2 42.22% (38 votes)
  • Promo #3 3.33% (3 votes)
  • Promo #4 6.67% (6 votes)
  • Promo #5 16.67% (15 votes)
It was a close race at times but Promo #2 was our winner.

That promo was produced by our #1 Brazilian fan Dani. --->

Dani has won the grand prize, a nine autographed poster of The Guild cast in avatar outfits. Also we received 1 Video submission and as we mentioned on our podcast we are also giving a nine autographed poster to Andres for creating such a fun video for us. (will post it soon)

So thank you Dani and Andres and congratulations.

The four other contest entries won't go home empty handed.. they will all be receiving prizes (KOTG T-shirt, hat, mousepad or autographed picture of a cast member )

Thanks to all who voted and a big thanks to the six who entered. Dani, Andres, Matt B, Bel-Rand, Alan D and Svenja.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Talk to Jenni and Kenny

As you know we love getting voice messages from the Fans. Well I wanted to set up a voicemail account so anyone could leave us a message and not need a mic and be tech savvy. I wanted to do a toll free number but unfortunately that was too costly. I decided to try out the new Google Voice and so far it's pretty cool. Here is the number if you wish to call us and leave a message for the podcast. Remember this is NOT a toll free number so local/long distance charges may apply. But if you are in the US, you can click on the "Call Me" icon in the right hand column. You will be asked to enter your name and number and then click connect. Google will first call you at your number and then call us. The call is FREE (if you use a cell phone carrier charges may apply. Also it is currently only available within the US)

Here's our number 818-308-KOTG (5684)

Another T-shirt contest

I have had folks ask why we always do Twitter contests and my response was we have more fans on twitter then say Watchtheguild.com or Facebook. Then I thought well if I do a contest on Facebook maybe will get more fans to join our group.. so here it is. You must be a member of Facebook, if you are then just click on the link. http://tinyurl.com/yhlq878

Friday, October 16, 2009

Another Contest

In our latest Knights of the Guild podcast Episode 9 part 1, during the opening theme music there are audio clips from each Guild member. Codex, Tink, Bladezz, Clara, Zaboo and Vork. Tell us which episode each clip is from.

Email your answers to Knightsoftheguild@gmail.com

All correct answers will go into a drawing where we will pick one winner at random. Winner will have a choice of prizes, KOTG T-shirt, Hat or Mousepad.

We will respond to every email and let you know if you were correct and in the drawing or if you were wrong so you can have another go.

Thanks,
Kenny & Jenni

Contest will end Sunday Oct. 18th

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Knights of the Guild Ep 9 pt1



Knights of the Guild Ep 9 pt1

Show Notes:

Here it is Episode 9 part 1 of Knights of the Guild. We hope you enjoy it.

Today’s show features:

  • * First up we have a Vorkism.
  • * Our location today is a large white room.
  • * We discuss Season Three up to Episode 6.
  • * We have a little Guild news about the Comic Book and DVD’s.
  • * We have a wonderful (double) Cast Interview with Brett (George) and Blake (Baby) Sheridan.

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  • * We find out what the cast and crew are up too.
  • * We have some Fan Feedback.
  • * Then we have our final words and we say goodbye.

Thank you again for all your support, we do this podcast because we are fans and more importantly for the fans.

Kenny & Jenni

Other Important Links

Podcast Promo’s played during the show this week:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Knights of the Guild Promo Contest

CONTEST IS OVER

We asked our fans to create a KOTG promo for our podcast. The prize is an 11x17 poster of The Guild Actors in their Avatar outfits, all six of them autographed it along with Tara (Dena), Michele (Riley) and Sean Becker (Director and Editor). Please listen to all five contest entries and choose your favorite.




After listening to all Five promos, vote for your favorite below.


Thanks to those who sent in promos.

Kenny & Jenni

Sunday, October 11, 2009

KOTG T-shirts

The past few months we have been passing out Knights of the Guild T-shirt. We have had contests, we gave out some a comic con and we've given some out to some loyal KOTG fans. I've asked for pictures of them wearing their shirts and here are few who sent them in.

Thanks guys for showing off your KOTG love...


Matt @mattalexbrown

Jeff @Dangershoes

Bryan @bpvu

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Knights of the Guild Ep 8 pt 2



Knights of the Guild Ep 8 pt2

• October 10th, 2009

Show Notes:

Here it is Episode 8 part 2 of Knights of the Guild. We hope you enjoy it.

Today’s show features:

  • First up we have our monthly Vorkism.
  • Our location today is my new house were we are trying to upload The Spiers of Dragonor.
  • We talk about Behind the Scenes for Season 2 Episode 10 - Socializing Sucks
  • We have a wonderful Fan Interview with Markus

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  • We then have a very long Fan Feedback section with some audio comments
  • Then we have our final words and we say goodbye.
  • We also have a very cool Contest happening with a wonderful online cookie store called GeekyCookies. Here are the details below or go to their website at http://www.Geekycookies.com

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We at GeekyCookies have teamed up with Kenny and Jenni of the Knights of the Guild Podcast to give one lucky Twitter follower a free dozen cookies of their choosing from the GeekyCookies catalog! Entering is as quick as logging into your Twitter account!

To enter:

  • Log onto your Twitter account (or sign up for one).
  • You must be following BOTH @GeekyCookies AND @KnightsofGuild.
  • Once you’ve successfully followed both accounts, tweet the following:

    “I want FREE COOKIES from @GeekyCookies #GeekyCookies”

  • You must enter within the contest period, starting Saturday, October 10th and ending Wednesday, October 14th 12:00AM PST
  • And that’s it!

ONE (1) Winner will be selected at random from participants who live in the U.S. and meet ALL the above requirements. The winner will be announced on Thursday, October 15th at 5:00PM PST. Winner will then be contacted privately to retrieve the necessary information to send prize. Good luck to all those who enter!

Please send your audio or written comments to knightsoftheguild@gmail.com or you can leave your comments in the comment section of this site.

Thank you again for all your support, we do this podcast because we are fans and more importantly for the fans.

Kenny & Jenni

Other Important Links

Podcast Promo’s played during the show this week: