Category: Bonusodes

Bonusode #41: Robert Mills of Ruffus’ Steampunk Adventure from FanExpo 2013

Have you met the Godfather of Canadian webseries, Robert Mills? Honestly, this man has been inside and outside and above and below the Canadian television, film and webseries community for as long as the sun’s been rising and setting. And he doesn’t look a day over 29!

But seriously, Robert has been doing this for a long time and he knows his shit. I guarantee you that in only 10 minutes with Robert you will learn something and walk away eager to build a new project.

The best blurry photo Candice could take!

We talk about the many projects that are happening with Rob’s own show Ruffus The Dog and in the community at large, including the IWCC, of which Rob is acting president, the TO Webfest to be happening in the spring of 2014, and the Toronto WebSeries Community (Facebook Group) and the social media week Web Series Wednesday happening September 25th.

We really enjoyed the first Ruffus adventure, we reviewed way back in Episode the 25th, Ruffus the Dog’s Christmas Carol, and have been anticipating his SteamPunk Adventure for awhile now. So don’t let me down listeners! Go support their IndieGoGo campaign, do it now!

Bonusode #40: Mike Donis of Pete Winning and the Pirates at FanExpo 2013

I braved the crowds and hit the exhibition floor at this years FanExpo in Toronto to bring you all the best from the Canadian webseries world. I remember being at FanExpo three years ago with our own series Mind’s Eye and being the only independently produced online program in the building.

Swarthy Pirate

How the atmosphere for independent online series has changed! I was surprised by how many

creators there were to talk to and sheepishly admit I’d never seen their show… Like Mike Donis of Pete Winning and the Pirates.

But, if you’ve been following along, you will know I immediately remedied the situation by covering Pete Winning in our last episode.

Have a listen to Mike tell us about their Season 2 IndieGoGo campaign and the perks you can win, like a date with this swarthy pirate.

Bonusode #39: Standard Action’s Joanna Gaskell and Edwin Perez at GenCon 2013

Our Saturday night at GenCon Indy continues with a Canadian connection. We parked in a hotel lobby, opened the Scotch and hit record with Joanna Gaskell and Edwin Perez of Standard Action (and the new show The Lonely Dragon, but we’ll get to that).

A Manticore
This is a real fake animal.


Joanna and Edwin get us up-to date on how filming for Season Three of Standard Action is coming along and let us in on some behind the scenes nerves from the cast for the musical episode and the many guest stars making appearances.

We also dish a little about the Zombie Orpheus crew and the sheer amount of content they have released this year, Gamers 3, Natural One and Humans & Households.

Bonusode #37 – Once Upon a Time in the 1970s

This year LR attended Gen Con 2013, the best four days in gaming! And we played our balls off.

On top of that, we got to see the many familiar faces of folk we’ve run into before like Anne and Chris Lukeman of Kill Vampire Lincoln Productions. Last time we spoke with them they were traveling around the country with their short film, Once Upon a Time in the 1970s, which they have now adapted into a web series. It screened at Gen Con this year (which Candice got to see, but Nick was sadly busy working at the con) and so naturally we grabbed them for a few words on how the reception has been. Also, we discuss how the process of taking a pitch project for a feature film and turning it into a web series has been for them.

Check out the trailer for the new series right below.

Shows you should be watching, as chosen by Anne and Chris Lukeman

  1. JourneyQuest
  2. Aidan 5
  3. Booth at the End (which apparently is now available in Canada, but only a few episodes as they are “released” by City TV)

Bonusode #36: Crowdfunding Web Series with Joanna Gaskell

In May of this year the Zombie Orpheus team came to our part of the world to film a pair of companion pieces for the third season of their successful series Gamers, and they brought their friends and partners. Partners like Standard Action‘s Joanna Gaskell.

It was interesting timing for Joanna since she ended up being on set for the last couple of days of the Kickstarter campaign for season 3 of Standard Action. Maybe that helped her keep cool and relax and let nature take it’s course. Nature was already on her side anyhow since they had achieved their initial goal and were well into their stretch goals by then. And rejoice! The fans have demanded a musical episode.

We talk to her about the nature of crowdfunding, who should or shouldn’t be asking fans for money, and how to run a successful campaign. Spoiler alert, it ain’t easy!

Have you given a few dollars to a Kickstarter or Indie GoGo campaign for your favourite show? Let us know!

And if you want an outgoing voicemail message by Candice, send your $5 to her via Paypal

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Bonusode #35: Natural 1& Humans and Households Wrap Party

What happens when you bring out the microphone at hour four of a web series wrap party? We finally answered that age-old question in Bonusode #35.

Starring the voices of Scott C. Brown and Andy Dopieralski of the podcast Two Bards, One Mic, and Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, as well as Trin Miller, actor and baker extraordinaire. Along with guest appearances by Robyn Cobham, actor and Cyber Girl, and Aidan Harris, child actor and the sober chaperone of all the adults.

Some editing probably should have been applied to this one, but we don’t do that, so you need to listen to a great opening, a muddled middle part, and a kind of great ending once the cookies arrived.

You are invited to a web series wrap party, the drinking, the bonding, the polite car-jacking and the delinquency of minors.

Bonusode #34 – Audio in Web Series

We would like to formally introduce you Mr. Soch (Music Producer/Audio Engineer/Sound Designer) who is Limited Release’s very own wizard. He keeps us sounding amazing, which is great since Candice and myself are technologically challenged in the audio department.

Continuing our Masters of the Web series of bonusodes, we wanted to get a pro’s perspective on what it takes to capture clean location sound and the steps to perfecting it in post-production. And we could think of no better choice than Soch; he’s worked on many different kinds of productions in the last several years, including feature films (Four Aces), web series (Mind’s Eye the Series) and a plethora of short films produced by Synndicus (formerly Synn Studios Inc.). Not to mention he’s helped us produce Limited Release since day 1.

Often times on set the audio department gets overlooked or ignored and there are a lot of web series that get released with not-so-great audio. Most of the time “audio” plays little brother to “visual”, even though many filmmakers stress its important role in drawing the audience into the story.

We speak with the expert on what it takes for a web series to get great audio, what to look for when hiring an audio technician for your production and a few tips to help save your audio in post-production.

Bonusode #33 – Music in Web Series with Adrian Ellis and Rob Gokee

Bach with a Vengeance!

That is what the perfect title for this bonusode would be if we had the balls to deliver that kind of humour.

Returning to the internet-waves, we called in the big guns in the form of music composers Adrian Ellis (Out with Dad) and Rob Gokee (Night of the Zombie King, SOLO the series) to talk about scoring web series and what to do when a director asks for “something that sounds awesome like Hans Zimmer” for lo-no budget.

It was great having both of them on LR to talk about this because we’ve seen a TON of series that stand out with the right score. There are many aspects of production that “make-or-break” it, and score is not one to be overlooked. We talked about how to argue for original score over purchasing stock tracks, how to communicate story through music and why Minnesota sucks so bad…poor Minnesota.

What killer score have you heard in web series lately? We mentioned our favourites, now it’s your turn.

A Podcast Mash-Up: Limited Release meets Page of Reviews

We are all about mash-ups this week I guess! Not only did the webseries mash-up series from the creators of Super Knocked-Up and Clutch, come out yesterday, we have our own mash-up series to debut. Well, series might be an exaggeration… but we have a podcast mash-up right here between Limited Release Podcast and Page of Reviews.

That’s right, Nick and Adam recorded a podcast at Ad Astra a couple weekends ago, live in front of a studio audience. Sure, Adam’s been our show before, but those were guest host opportunities… this is different somehow.

So, listen away to this Frankenstein of a podcast with a bit of this and bit of that. We present Limited Reviews: Episode 1

A little webseries, a little tv, a little sci-fi, a little audience participation!

*Notes, my (Candice) blog post on Deadwood’s use of anacrhonistic cursing.

Bonusode – The Gamer Girls

Th3 Rogue, Lovina and Candice

I got a chance to sit down, with recorder in hand, with my gamer girls, Monica Zelak and Lovina Yavari after a weekend of rocking the Game Asylum trailer. We talk about all the awesome things they are doing in the Geek Girl space, including art, modelling, costuming, gaming and acting in indie flicks and webseries.