Monday, October 31, 2005

Those technical updates

This is the webmaster, giving an update on the behind-the-scenes stuff going on with The BC. First off, we have moved servers. No longer are we using our student accounts to host the video and webpages. We have been promoted to 'club' status and as such we now have webspace within the speedier connection of Boston College's main pages.

What does this mean for you out there in TV Land? Nothing. Well that's not entirely accurate. Going to www.the-bc.com will still take you to the main page, it'll just load up a tiny bit quicker. The videos will still play the same. But that does bring me to my next point.

As of now, if you head to the 'video' page, you can now download a much higher quality version of Episode 2. This is a major change. We were limited to offering low quality video to ensure it would fit in the limits of student accounts (and spread out over quite a few of them). Now, we can have higher quality video for you to view, so if you were waiting for a high quality version of Episode 2, now it is up and ready to download.

Keep checking back on the main page and the blog for continued updates on 'The BC.'
Adam Shipley
Webmaster

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Well, whadda we do NOW?

What a difference an episode makes.

The faithful will be happy to know that Episode Three "Under New Management" has begun filming. Better news: the script isn't even finished yet. But we found one of the scenes that had to be done, had PERFECT weather for it, and banged it out. I'm excited. You should be, too. As good as episode two was (and it's not all beer and pizza, folks, there were some bits that could have gone better in it) ep. 3 has the possibility to be fantastic. The dialouge is already tighter, the jokes are quicker, and the celebrity guest appearances will have you doing double-takes.

I got to take a look at about half of "St. Ignatius Started the Fire," and I have to say this: Father Don is a rock star. Literally. Without this guy, we're lost. It's unfair to compare Father Don to Peter Gallagher in the OC, because Peter Gallagher could conceivably take a few shows off. Don's presence is mandatory.

Finally, we've been going into the BC community to discover the musicians of the school. We've already signed Kevin Brady onto the show (a great solo artist, you can see him perform at Kinvara, as well as other classy joints) as well as few other talented artists. Look for a "music featured" section as the site gets better and better.

...And word on the street is that Disney wants to talk to us now. That could rock.

Cheers to you and yours,
Woody Tondorf

Saturday, October 29, 2005

a Welcome from joe

Welcome to the blog of Boston College's hit TV show (Or "Soap opera" as Newsweek calls it) "The BC". It's fun for the whole family.

Hopefully these blogs, if planned correctly, will give you a little more insight as to what's going on with filming, what our goals are, and what we're feeling - Because we have feelings, too.

"So when's the next episode coming out?!" We know, we know... episode 3 is coming out in 3-4 weeks. It takes a long time to film an episode, but thank God Woody finished the script.. if you thought one was funny, then you saw two. And if thought two was funny, WAIT 'til you see three.

I'm excited to finish work on "St. Ignatius Started the Fire"... you'll get a kick out of it. We wrapped up filming for it yesterday with Father Don all around campus having fun with it. It's gotten to the point that when people see us around campus filming they have two reactions: 1) Oh, those The BC kids are so silly. 2) Did I just see a priest steal that kid's huffy?!

We've gotten a lot of exciting updates... CBS Evenings News is coming to campus on thursday to film us for a segment which should be a blast. We're going to be coming out with a lot more commercials that feature administrators, jesuits, and faculty alike. The Dean's Playing Video Games commercial was probably some of the most fun I've had this semester. When Paul Chebator pushed me, oh no, that wasn't taken in one shot. Try 4. The guy must've been a linebacker or something in his college days... that or someone really obsessed with The Legend of Zelda... but they're all cool guys, get to know them.

As for now, it's a saturday, and it's snowing. I hate snow. I want to somewhere warm eventually (perhaps orange county) and live in a happy warm climate.. But stay tuned for more updates... oh we know you will.

sorry this was so long.. i'll try to be shorter next time

look for me on the cover of November's issue of Teen Beat
Joe

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Welcome from Woody

Welcome and hello to the millions upon millions who will come to this blog to say, "hey, I wonder what the cast and crew is doing in preparation for The B.C.?"

Well I'm doing a lot of writing. Writing the script for Episode Three, "Under New Management" in particular. I both really love and really hate the creation of a brand-new script, especially since it means I'll be burying myself in the lowest levels of O'Neill library with a package of Big League Chew (swingin' sour apple), the 'ol laptop with the Gray Album playing, and Batman Begins for when I'm stuck...by the way, Batman Begins is the best of the Batman series...and take it from a kid who devoured comic books when he was younger. I used to think the Spiderman franchise would kick the shizzle out of Batman, especially after they made Val Kilmer...VAL KILMER!...Bruce Wayne, but this new movie was dead-on. Brilliant. But I'm getting sidetracked. Not the first time; won't be the last.

So I like making something out of nothing. Creating a good Seth line or a spot-on Father Don exchange is awesome. Making a good, emotional, got-you-by-the-reproductive organs-and-I-know-it scene makes all this worthwhile.

...Then I pitch it to the rest of the cast.

This is not to say that I disagree with what the cast or crew thinks. In fact, if it weren't for Sean Hanlon our plot would have more holes than 50 Cent pre-"Get rich or die tryin'." And Joe has contributed greatly to the Seth lines and in getting even MORE out of Father Don each time. And Farnan is...Farnan. I've been really impressed with how Ryan has gone with the Lukewalker acting. I mean, in real life Ryan is the nicest, most humble, unassuming guy you could meet. In scene, I want to smash the kid. He's that good.

Everyone takes a crack at what they like/don't like and where they think the mood of this character or scene should go. It's a group thing, and in the end, I couldn't be happier with where the episode ends up.

I wish we had put this up earlier so Joe and I could have taken the time to tell you about our Matty in the Morning appearance. We've gotten a lot of press recently, and it's all been incredible, but being on live radio with a guy who's had a hit morning talk show for 25 years was a rush. Add giant microphones and the fact that people were trapped in their cars and had to listen to me...perfect. The best part was Matty asking Joe and I, "What are you guys on?" He also compared me to Ben Affleck before his career went to hell, so I'm looking for someone to "beniffer" with. I should facebook that.

Thank you SO MUCH for checking us out. Every day that someone comments on the guestbook or stops us on campus or messages us...I never know what to say. It's an incredible experience, and I want to thank everyone for their support. We know you have better things to do with your time.

Cheers,
Woody Tondorf (Woody Atryan)

The First Post

Thank you for coming to The BC's blog. We've got an exciting year ahead of us. We have 3 more episodes in the mix and a whole lot more commercials. Check back here and www.the-bc.com for updates.
Adam Shipley
Webmaster