Podcast: Play in new window
Justin and Jason speak with actor / producer / stunt-man, Dan Southworth about life as the Quantum Ranger and how he bootstrapped the sci-fi / action web series Divergence.
@Jason – I don’t understand episodes like this. Do you want to hear about my college roommate/past friend stories that have nothing to do with the show topic?
@Steve Jacobs – Sure, this show may be a bit off-topic, but not really by that much as it’s primarily about the bootstrapping of a web series, which is pretty close to the process of bootstrapping a startup. And if you add in the fact that it’s sci-fi, it’s even closer, not to mention the part about the hacking of the camera’s firmware, etc. But, hey, if you didn’t like this show, there will be a brand new one next week about something completely different.
Great episode!! Not tech related but very interesting. I love the story about the guy shooting the stabbing scene in the bathroom and the security guard walks in!
great show guys! really fun to listen to – enjoyed it. thanks
Could you post an imdb link for the movie Monster there is a lot of movies with that name and i cant tell which one you are talking about.
@isoftwaremaker – Sorry, I got the name of the movie wrong. It’s actually Monsters:
Here’s a “making of” interview with the director, Gareth Edwards:
I really enjoyed this episode and Jason’s child-like enthusiasm for the topic! It’s a great story of getting something off the ground, be it a film, a web app, e.t.c.
Ignore any criticisms about it being off-topic. Surely there are things we can learn from all fields of creativity. I look forward to watching Dan’s web show.
Great episode, really loved it!
@Jason looks like your “trademark shot” was used in Terminator 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsqGZP-W25U&t=2m10s
I also really really liked the interview as it was fun and full of energy and not quite so off topic as it may have seemed. It reminded me a tad of TZ 102: Pioneer One / The No Budget TV Series.
There seems to be quite a few parallels between the tenacity, hard work, coordination, hustle, and marketing required to launch a web series and what is needed for a startup.
This show was also super entertaining.
If Jason had black hair would these two be indistinguishable?
I enjoyed this episode, as it shows that there are some of the same difficulties with getting other types of projects started (in industries that you don’t have much experience in).