Somegreybloke's v-logs are necessarily short, because (a) I want to make a lot of them and (b) I think there's a limit to how long an expressionless talking head can hold the viewer's attention. I could probably push them to six minutes - but then the lip syncing process would drive me to despair.
I've written some scripts for podcasts that probably run to seven or eight minutes, but I've yet to record them. When they're up, with any luck the good people of the internet will tell me whether they work or not.
The most interesting question for me right now is this: can somegreybloke work as a full length (25 minute) cartoon?
On his own, definitely not. But with the support of the other people in his world - his ex-wife, his friend Grant, Dane Geld, his favourite Japanese Cartoon series - I think he has a chance.
The biggest obstacle is whether an audience (and I'm thinking about a non-internet audience) will put up with such a socially-inept loner as the central character.
Old Town, San Diego
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