Tuesday 4 January 2011

Ready to Burn

More good news for the Root Hill crowd: I've just finished engineering the DVD and designing the packaging.  All that remains now is to burn the the data onto the discs, print the paper bits, and assemble the cases.

And of course, do battle with Royal Mail in a gallant effort to get the things into your letterboxes.

For those of you who bothered to order a copy (all 16 of you), here's a couple of sneak-preview pictures of what you can expect to receive soon so long as RM don't mess up and lose all my packages like they did last time I sent DVDs by post.  For those who didn't, here's a tantalising glimpse of what you're missing out on this year (mind you, it's not too late to place an order)...

The front cover of the box...

...and the main menu

By the time I've got everything in the post, it'll be about 4-and-a-half months since RH 2010, although production time has been closer to 3-and-a-half, as I didn't even start editing until the beginning of October.  Which all means I've done the job a lot faster than I did last time (the RH 2008 DVD took me 6 months).  And the really nice bit is that I'm pretty sure I've done it better this time round.  More / better achievement in less time.  That feels good.

If / when your discs arrive, I'd be very interested to hear what you think of them - anything I should have done differently?  Any bits that go on too long?  Anything you wanted to see more of?  (Apart from the Yorkshire Pizza of Death - that was censored for health-and-safety reasons.  I didn't want to be running up psychiatrists' bills.)


And finally, my stats...

  • 11 For 11 status: 3 down, 8 to go - which means I'm currently winning by 1 post.  *deranged cackle*
  • Latest book read: The Runaway Train (first draft) by Hannah Newcombe
  • Latest film/TV watched: Pixar: 25 Magic Moments
  • Latest music listened to: The NeverEnding Story OST by Klaus Doldinger & Giorgio Moroder (1984)
  • Latest food/sweets/whatever eaten: a yellow fruit pastille - preceded by other fruit pastilles!
  • Programs and web pages currently running: Word 2007, Outlook 2007, Windows Explorer, Firefox (tabs: MatNav x2, Blogspot Create Post; hannahlikessheepbaa.blogspot.com)
  • Webcomics posted today: Cylinder and Miserable #1119

- The Colclough


  1. 1) Yay! DVD!
    2) Woop! Mention of my novel/compilation of words that hopefully makes some sort of vague sense despite being rushed together in a rather stressful month
    3) Boo, hiss, etc, your ahead! I should really write a blog. However, my mind is currently full of the Waters of Mars (not literally the actual waters. I'm not convinced I'd be able to type if that was the case) and the fact that I should be doing a whole range of other things apart from watching Doctor Who. Oh well, I'll catch you up. Just you watch! *evil laugh*

  2. i didn't stay ahead for long, did i...

    i'm glad your head isn't literally full of the Waters of Mars. 'cause that would spell the end of Hannah as we know her, which would be a great loss to the universe. 8s