I Think, Part II | The Curmudgeon’s Perspective

“I Think, Part II”

Written & Performed

by

David C. Roberson

2012 = Lots More Content

For Maladjusted Productions, 2012 will mean LOTS MORE CONTENT.  With 60 videos to our credit, we have decided to kick it into overdrive.  Here are the goals for Maladjusted Productions in the coming year:

* TWO MORE SEASONS of “Hey Guy!”

The second season of our bizarre web series “Hey Guy!” will hit weekly in January 2012!  Oh, yeah… it’s in full 1080 HD.  A rough filming of it is already in the can, and a second permanent shoot will be commencing soon.  The weird thing?  Season Three is already finished. Go figure.

 

*Batman Sketches!

Jason Goss and myself have almost completed our first Batman comedy sketch, “The Dark Knight Vs. The Economy.”  Being that the studio is one-bedroom apartment, filming, scheduling, etc. have remained difficult.  Regardless, this is happening.  It’s almost finished.  I promise.  What comes next is a series of Batman sketches that we came up with while filming this one… wacky.

 

* Star Trek Sketches!

I’m a huge Trekkie, and well, I’ve had a few ideas for Star Trek sketches over the years.  I will attempt to finally produce those soon!

 

* The Curmudgeon’s Perspective Returns!

The original commentary series by myself (David C. Roberson) returns.

 

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  There is much more in the works at the moment, but I can’t really say much about that at the given time.  We are trying to  up our Youtube subscriber base, so please go check out our channel and subscribe!  Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you soon!

 

-David C. Roberson,

Maladjusted Productions

New Things To Come

Hi, everyone.  David C. Roberson here with a bit of an update on what you can look forward to from Maladjusted Productions.

It’s been said before that we have an enormous back-catalog of material awaiting edit, and I’m proud to say that after two years, I now have the capabilities to edit these things.  For those of you who are new to Maladjusted Productions, you are doubtless unfamiliar with the majority of the first season of The Curmudgeon’s Perspective or our first comedy sketch, The Drifter.  These things will come to be known to you in the weeks and months ahead.  I will be editing and posting as time permits me.  So what could be more important than restoring the entirety of the Maladjusted Productions’ canon?  Adding to it.

Jason Goss and I have been working on scripts. A couple are ready to be shot.  Props and costumes are being shipped in THIS WEEK for our next three video sketches. I’m staying mum on the details, but I will say that geek glands shall be stimulated.  And all while I am editing a brand, spanking-new Maladjusted Video Diary that should be up soon!  In fact, the first edit is done, and is waiting sound effects and music.  It’s a fun little piece that I hope you all enjoy.

COMING JULY 20th, 2011: “The Curmudgeon’s Perspective # 3: The State of Star Trek,” originally posted in March, 2007.

-David C. Roberson, Maladjusted Productions

A Video Editing Nightmare

I know there are people out there who wonder what happened to more than 50% of the videos I once had posted on my youtube account. Those videos, in my mind, were and will always be a part of Maladjusted Productions, a part of the canon of my maturation (however much of that has arguably happened) as an artist in a visual medium. For those who wonder, perhaps they will stumble across this blog post.

The simple fact of the matter is, I was stupid when I was just starting out, and I believed that it was okay to use copyrighted music in my videos. That’s the majority of the reason for so many being gone. A couple of my videos were stripped from Youtube BY youtube, and I took the others down that had any violations. The other reason is because I was more… free with my language in those days, and I no longer felt that it accurately represented me in any way.

That being said, there are loads of things in those videos, the master tapes of those videos, that I would love to have out there, and I would love to take a crack at editing those old things again. Re-posting them. I have hours upon hours of workable footage sitting on a shelf (quite literally), and as it is, I have nothing to edit with.

I have searched for free editing software with even the capabilities of the OLD Windows Movie Maker (the program I used to make the vast majority of my old videos), and freeware programs just don’t have the capabilities. Most of the time, they don’t even WORK once you’ve downloaded them. Oddly, the newest version of Windows Movie Maker for Windows 7 is less impressive than its ten year-old counterpart.

I am blessed enough to have friends with very nice editing software, but the drive to their respective residences is very gas-consuming. And they have lives and things to do on their own computers. I can’t go over to their places every time I need to edit something. Had I the capability, I would be editing every free second to get more content out to our subscribers and out to the community in general. And my computer simply isn’t able to handle even the $49-&100 dollar range of video editing software.

I’m getting discouraged. My head is telling me to quit, but my heart is telling me to keep trudging through the muck until I find dry land.

Trudging on,
David C. Roberson, Maladjusted Productions

Miley! Justin Bieber! Lohan! Auburn Trees!

Hello, everyone!

I have now posted the first new episode of The Curmudgeon’s Perspective since 2007!  In the video, I discuss Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, and the poisoning of the Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner!  Let me know what you folks think!

Happy 2011! What’s Happening!?

Well, I’ll tell you what’s happening.

Software problems continue to haunt me, but here’s what’s going on.  If you’re reading this on the official blog, then that means at least someone is paying attention to what is quickly becoming THE hub of information for Maladjusted Productions.  I’m still tinkering with a few things, but this is already one of the easiest ways of getting updates on the latest videos.

Are New Videos Coming?

Yes. And not only NEW ones, but old ones as well.  I took a quick break in December to get some holiday/birthday-related stuff accomplished, but I’ll be wading back in to edit and post older videos that have 1) never seen the light of day or 2) been taken down for varied reasons.  Some of these are quick edits, some are extensive and time-consuming.  So here’s the general plan:

  • Re-editing The Curmudgeon’s Perspective.
  • Re-editing The Drifter
  • Editing Simply Terrible Dance Moves II: Dance By Dawn!
  • Editing together blooper reels for our current sketches
  • Begin shooting The Curmudgeon’s Perspective – Season Two
  • Begin production on “Trek Talk”, a new series on a separate channel
  • Begin production on a whole stack of scripts I have floating around

These are momentous and insanely time-consuming projects. I hope to get well into them very soon.  I am still shopping around for a good, affordable editing program for my PC, and I am planning on purchasing a decent external mic and lighting kit.  I have much to do, but I’m slowly getting through it.  Thanks for bearing with me, and happy new year!

-David C. Roberson, Maladjusted Productions

Craziness All Around!

Dave here. So things have gone a bit mad. It looks as if I am going to be moving out of the apartment in roughly 17 days. You know the one. The apartment seen in such Maladjusted Productions as “The Shake”, “Jock-Blockers”, and “Dancebot”

Regardless, here’s where MP is heading nowadays:

Matt has largely taken a smaller role to focus on his music, and I have been re-editing Season One of The Curmudgeon’s Perspective and re-posting it. Why would I do such a thing you ask? Here’s why:

1) A number of subscribers on our youtube page have requested that I put them back up. It’s why they subscribed in the first place way back in 2007.

2) What good is a second season without a first? That’s right, I’m preparing all new episodes of The Curmudgeon’s Perspective. Love it or hate it, it gets responses.

“Simply Terrible Dance Moves 2” is still waiting on an edit. Maybe some day I will get to it. Hopefully some day soon.

“The Drifter”, our first official video hasn’t been touched. I would have to do a fair amount of ADR on it, and right now that isn’t one of my biggest priorities, honestly. I’ve been more interested in writing/editing scripts for NEW videos.

Anyway. That’s it for me. Take ‘er easy.

-David C. Roberson