I’ve been fronting a semi-secret project at The Escapist for a while now, purchasing video equipment, acquiring new video content and setting us up to produce our own and it’s all just now starting to come to fruition. The new series are being announced and will begin premiering this week, and our first in-house produced video went upon the site last night. It’s a short film we shot during our trip to Epic Games.
I’ve enjoyed writing and editing at The Escapist, and working with all of the excellent writers we employ, but the fact is I flat out miss production work. It’s as addicting as crack, and there’s no substitute. I really enjoyed putting this film together. It was nice to get back behind the cameras and see what I’ve learned over the years; how much of what used to be hard would come easily and what I’d still have to work at. Turns out producing is like riding a bicycle.
I’m not expecting to win any Academy Awards for this thing, but it’s a fun look inside their studio and is a good proof of concept for the kind of thing you can expect us to be putting together in the future. It’s called The Escapist Goes to Epic, it’s about 7 minutes long and can be viewed here.