I’ve been working on an idea since last Fall, and it’s finally just about ready. It would have been ready this evening, except this is a holiday weekend. But I can’t wait to let you know about what it is:
I went to Denver last week to supervise early production of the next phase of This is True — video. Each episode will feature several stories from the weekly column.
But how am I going to fit this into my already crammed schedule? I’m not: I’ve tapped the incredibly clever and talented folks of CleverMedia to produce it, and I chose the lovely Katie Bevard to host — see photos below.
And it’s not just that I don’t have time to be the onscreen talent: Katie has more personality in her hair than I have in my whole body, so better her than me anyway. All in all, it seems like a good division of labor: I write the stories, they do the magic to make it a truly fun video presentation that you’ll enjoy even if you’ve already read the issue the stories are from.
In addition to making sure the script and such worked out the way I want (you know me: I always insist on top quality) and ensuring the staff there (such as director Jay Shaffer) “get” This is True (and they most definitely did), I stepped in and did a few camera bits myself so that there can be a full dollop of Randy in every show. And it’s all watched over by Executive Producer Gary Rosenzweig, who happens to be a good friend of mine.
Check back later (or watch in True) for the announcement of the series premiere!
This blog entry relates to the “old” (2007) series. You can still watch it on YouTube.
In 2008 we launched a new series.