Thursday, June 24, 2010

You can't stop progress

This past Saturday, I spent a good 3 hours editing. I played with the end credits and outtakes sequence (putting the cart before the horse a bit, I know, but I'm having fun with the end credits!) and integrated a bunch of quotes I'd filmed at the Lobster Trap event just after Essen.

This editing session was unexpected, actually. I'd been feeling a tad uninspired about doing any work on the film that week. Inspiration ebbs and flows on any long-term project like this, and I was definitely in an ebb.

Then somebody gave me a little push, just by saying, "Oh, no plans to work on the doc at all this weekend?" (in a sort of taunting way, very much on purpose). Sometimes, all you need to get back to feeling creative is that small push to dive in and get back into it. And now I'm feeling re-inspired, and back into it!

So thanks for that push. :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Catan Settling on the MS Surface

This just in: Catan for the MS Surface will be at Origins, June 22 - 26 (next week)!

VERY exciting news, I've been hoping to see Catan playable on the Surface since the first time I heard about the technology.

UPDATE: Here's a video of Catan Surface in action:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Interview on The Little Metal Dog Show

I recently got the chance to have a lovely conversation with Michael Fox, host of the brand new Little Metal Dog Show, a UK gaming podcast. We had a fun conversation about indie documentary and the designer board gaming scene. And on top of it, Matt also interviews Pandemic's designer, Matt Leacock, of whom I'm a big fan. (Hi Matt!) In the podcast, Matt talks a bit about his latest game, Forbidden Island.

As you try to get back into the rhythm of another work week, you ought to don those headphones and give this a listen. It's just shy of 30 minutes, and it's 30 minutes well-spent, I say!

Download Episode 3 of The Little Metal Dog Show here.