Bits and Pieces: Episode 1 - Pilot ("Party Up")
It's moving day for William Huynh (Asai). On his first day at the new house, Will acquaints himself with his two new roommates, Simon Bell (Justin) and Jake Tannen (Michael). How will this turn out?
Musical Credits (in order of play):
- Super Mario World OST - Yoshi's Island
- Final Fantasy VI OST - Locke's Theme
- Bowling for Soup - I Just Wanna Be Loved
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword OST - Inside a House
- BADBADNOTGOOD - Song of Storms (from the Ocarina of Time Jazz Medley)
- Chrono Trigger OST - Corridor of Time
- Bastion OST - Slinger's Song
- Pokemon Red "Hall of Fame" Remix (originally composed by Junichi Masuda)
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Believe it or not, this episode is based on various experiences in my lifetime.
1. Justin (the guy who plays Simon) and his family own multiple houses. They rent out the houses to college students who don't want to live in a dorm. Some of those students don't meet their roommates until they move in because Justin's parents are the ones who do the interviewing, not the roommates. That is the current situation in the show. ^_^
2. Nerd culture has been mainstream for a great while now. Haven't you noticed? It's now more bizarre to meet someone who doesn't play video games at all instead of someone who plays video games a lot. The dialogue in that scene was inspired (and took many cues from) an actual conversation I had with someone who couldn't fathom that I would read books over playing certain video games. On a side note, we live in a relatively alright city. I haven't once heard someone tease someone else for being a nerd. I've only heard of everyone down here embracing people for their nerdiness. Maybe you just live in a terrible city, or maybe you've been watching too many TV shows and movies set in high school. c[;
3. Being a sitcom-like environment, you often live outside of the normal world, almost in a parallel universe of sorts. Things that don't normally happen will happen or things that don't normally make sense will make perfect sense in the show's context. Haven't you watch Seinfeld or The Simpsons? A great example of what this show will be like is Malcolm in the Middle. I take a lot of writing and directing cues from that show, and there are a LOT of crazier things that happen on that show than on ours.
And regardless of all that, we just have a story to tell and we want to have fun doing it. Who says having fun needs to be anchored in complete realism all the time? Just sit back and enjoy the show, my friend. Thanks for watching! I hope you'll tune in for episode 2 as well! ^_^
Thanks, man! Keep an eye out for episode 2! =]
It's not just you. The audio seems low because one, we just recorded dialogue using the camera mic (which you're usually not supposed to do), and two, we're still working on our diction. The dialogue is just spoken relatively quietly, so we're working on bettering that for future episodes. ^_^
Thanks, dude! I've always loved you too! x]
As I mentioned down below, there are a couple of legitimate reasons we do handheld shots, the first being that it's easier to just manually operate the camera (which allows us to achieve certain angles that are not possible with a traditional stand) and the second being that we don't exactly have or are willing to spend the money to get a tripod, since this is a low-budget/no-budget production. =]
Thanks for the support, and keep an eye out for episode 2! ^_^
lol. Thanks! Nametags kind of an inspiration for this. I would be lying if I said I didn't take cues from that show. ^_^ Thank you for watching and keep an eye out for episode 2! =]
Meh... I don't really understand it. The characters feel completely alien from our world. Why would you move into a house and never even spoken to your roommates before, why would you just not understand that someone doesn't play video games (as a nerd of that caliber he should have been ridiculed through out high school about him playing video games), how can you not understand reading a book if you are a "nerd of all trades", why would you want to play a round of video games with someone who cost you the match? The characters just aren't well written.
Pretty good. Also not sure if its just me but the audio seems a bit low.
This is AWESOME!!! It feels like I am watching an actual ScrewAttack feature! I ALWAYS LOVED YOU
Great job, but I highly recommend getting a tripod. Avoid doing handheld shots as much as possible. Can't wait for episode 2
This reminds me soo much of old Screwattack shows like Nametags.Great job man
Thanks! So I'm assuming you enjoyed the banter? ^_^
You bounced of each other very well :D
You know I will, homie! ^_^ Thanks a ton. =D
lol. Thanks. =] We work hard. ^_^ Keep an eye out for episode 2!
Thanks, man! Keep an eye out for episode 2! It'll be a little change of pace compared to this episode. ^_^
I love the Bastion soundtrack. It's so entrancing. ^_^
Well, thanks! I hope you have as much fun watching it as we do making it, because in the end, we're just trying to have fun with it all. And episode 2 is a slightly different mood than this episode, so I hope that one hooks you in! ^_^ Keep an eye out for it, and thanks for watching. =D
Well, I hope you like it. ^_^ Episode 2 is already scripted, and while I do call this series a sitcom, I think of it more as a drama/comedy than anything else. So just keep that in mind as you watch. =] Thanks for the support and keep an eye out for episode 2!