Warm Butter

Dan Video Projects

So yeah, yesterday my dinner plans got moved to tonight – and then were summarily cancelled. Bleh. Same with my afternoon plans, actually, and so the only thing I’ve really done in the past two days has been to see two friends for coffee. Aside from that, I’ve been super-productive, though!

I burned two DVDs of home videos for the folks, which have been sitting on my computer since February. Then I finished writing the liner notes for a soundtrack release that will be coming out later this fall (the album has yet to be announced, so I won’t announce it here, but let’s just say that it’s a cool 1981 score). Then I did a bit of CSS massaging / minor design tweaks to SoundtrackNet (check out the feature article template now! Oooh!!) Then, I wrote up my John Williams article (see link above), and then today, after two years of lingering, I finally decided to just wrap up the Warm Butter Films DVD. (Hey, it’s LABOR Day. Doesn’t that mean we have to work? And wait – now that I’m a member of the Producer’s Guild of America, does that mean that I violated some union rule, by working on this holiday? Crap!)

It had been held up for those two years because a certain Jason Pickett was promising to do a commentary for Escape from CMU – but he never did. Delays delays delays. So, I called him up, and we just did it over the phone. It’s unique in that sense – a speakerphone commentary. But hey, at least it got done! We even threw in a special hidden easter egg commentary track on there, which you’ll just have to figure out how to get to. (It’s super easy!)

And so, after two years or so, here’s the final rundown:

  • I’d Like An Escort (1996)
    • Director’s Commentary
    • Isolated Score
    • Blooper Reel
  • Labor Day (1996)
    • Director’s Commentary
    • Storyboards
    • Easter Egg
  • Escape from CMU (1997)
    • Director’s Commentary
    • Actor’s Commentary
    • Blooper Reel
    • Easter Egg
  • Over Your Head (1998)
    • Temp Score Mix
    • Original Music Sketches Mix
    • Director’s Commentary
    • Group Commentary
    • Blooper Reel
    • Easter Eggs
  • Chocolate Milk (2003)
    • 16×9 Anamorphic Widescreen Video
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 audio
    • Director’s Commentary
  • Various art projects, including Alien Probe, Spatial Leaves, my 1998 Visual Effects Demo Reel, and the new TV Lapse!
  • The one that started it all: The Hardship in Mexico Trilogy
    • All three films, as well as the original pilot
    • Commentary by the directors
    • Making-Of Featurette
  • and many more features! Over 2 hours of material!

So if anyone is interested in it…. email me!