One year ago today, the world first trembled before the might of the Diary of a Mad Filmmaker vodcast. It was a heady time, flush with possibility and the hope that “vodcast” would someday become a real word. This was a time before “vlogs,” and Snakes on a Plane was nothing more than a distant possibility.
Today, this vodcast turns one. A lot has happened in one year. Against all odds, Wholesale Souls, Inc. was finished and Exploding Goldfish Films, now based in both Fort Collins, Colorado and Minneapolis, Minnesota, has moved on to other projects. Again defying all odds, we shot an entire film in one month, in high definition, no less. And we continue to move up in the world. Today I will finally announce that “big news” I’ve been sitting on for weeks and weeks. But first, I want to take a little look back, in hopes that I can answer the question: how long can this meteoric rise last? How high will we reach before our success ultimately peaks and we are inevitably flung earthward at tremendous speed? But more importantly, what kind of a phrase is “meteoric rise?” Don’t meteors generally fall? I ask you, when is the last time you saw a meteor rise? The only reason I can think of why a meteor would possibly rise would be if it was shot out of a cannon. These questions and more will be answered.
Thanks for watching, and here’s to another good year.
You can find a high(er)-definition version of today’s installment (640×480; iPod compatible) here (46 MB).