Friday, November 9, 2012

The Studio's 25th Movie: Clash at Heraclea

Were you ever involved in a project you grew to hate? 
Well, my latest YouTube movie Clash at Heraclea, turned out to be just such a project for me.  Oh, not because of the substance of the movie, but as a result of the torturous process of publishing it. 
This movie sat in my laptop file for over two years.  The big reason was due to "Life getting in the way." Primarily in the form of:  Enrolling in a writing course, getting divorced and moving to a new home.
However, I exacerbated things by starting other projects like my Star Wars Miniatures game and my Star Wars webcomic.  (In which I've fallen behind in both, but that's for another rant post...).
When I "rediscovered" Clash at Heraclea in my file, I thought it would be easy-peasy to finish-up where I left off.
Boy, was I so wrong.
Every time I tried saving the file, I got a pop-up window warning me that this program was already open by another user.  (Huh?).  Several hours of work disappeared, until I found a way to work around this issue/glitch.  I ended up with 8 versions of the movie until I finished the final edit.
I wanted to complete this film, because I feeling rather silly producing the prequel The Road to Heraclea,  back in December 2010 and not completing the subsequent movie.
More importantly, my friends Adrian and Dean put in a lot of hard work painting their figures and hosting a great game.  I wanted them to be--finally--recognized for their efforts.
So now that you've read through my rant post--or more likely, skipped down here to the bottom--here is:


DeanM said...


Fantastic work on this. Really appreciate the time and effort you put into this - it really shows. Best, Dean

Ted Henkle said...

Thanks Dean! I'm sorry it took so long to produce it. I plan on getting my laptop checked out. I think there's some gremlins running around in it, which caused additional production delays.