My apologies for the lack of updates over the past couple of weeks, we have been hard at work finalizing the stream, and I was waiting for a few things to come together to give you guys a complete update.
Where are we with the funding?
I want to give a big thank you to the community, we have raised well over $5000.00 for this project. This has allowed us to fully fund our crew’s travel, secured us equipment, and allowed us to cover some incidental travel expenses.
This would not have been possible if it wasn’t for your support. Any additional funds from this point will go towards additional improvements to this stream which may feed future streams we might line up.
You can still find the podcasts we offered for sale here: http://museonstore.com/collections/frontpage/products/support-etc-chain-attack-and-muse-on-minis-wtc-stream
And you can donate any funds to firstname.lastname@example.org through paypal.
Where we are at with the stream?
So a lot has happened in the past few weeks on the streaming front.
The biggest is our addition of a musical director in Rob Harvey. He joins us in providing music to the stream, you can see some of his work here here:
He has already worked on the official (as chosen by the WTC committee) World Team Championship music, and in combination with our Art Director Keith Alexander, we have produced the official World Team Championship Intro Video:
We will use that video a few times in our stream.
And speaking of our art director, we are nailing down the final art, and I have an update on the team selection screen, this is a rough draft and doesn’t necessarily reflect the final product:
We are also working on some background animations to spruce things up a little.
So far we have our team overlay screen for during the match up, our team selection screen, our interview screen, intro videos, and we are finalizing an intermission set up so that if we are not currently live with either games, or interviews, or any content we can come up with in Ireland, then we can at least keep the stream going with a overall shot of the venue as a video feed and have some prepared videos to keep you guys at least remotely entertained through that and the twitch chat.
So I want to give a big shout out to Rob Harvey and Keith Alexander who have donated their time and talent to making this the best it can be. I could not have set any of this up without their help.
As always, you can check out Keith’s own videos at his website here: http://blackflag-gaming.com/
Our complete crew is now:
Clint Runge – Lead technician
Chad Shonkwiler – Commentator
Joshua Maxson – Commentator
Matthew Bunting – Streaming technician and back up Commentator
Keith Alexander – Art Director
Rob Harvey – Music Director
Where are we going from here?
We have scheduled to film a run down of the streaming equipment on the 29th, which is a week from this Saturday. We will feature a 5 man team playing against a 5 man team to try and replicate the environment as closely as possible to what we expect at the event.
We will likely prerecord this and stream it through the chain attack twitch stream on Sunday the 30th as the option of venue we have has poor internet.
We will also release the video and do a follow up Enter the Crucible podcast, and this will be our release the following week.
This will allow us to fully shake down the equipment and proof of concept the stream so that we will have a better understanding of how to implement this in Ireland.
From there it will just be the final preparations and then travel to Ireland.
Again, I cannot thank you more for the support you have given this project. The amount of community support has been just incredible! Thank you again!