The Fiction River Video


I know a lot of you won’t go to the Fiction River Kickstarter site, and many of you who do won’t watch the video. I’ve watched a ton of Kickstarter videos and they’re usually…well, not worth watching. Ours is. But it almost wasn’t because of me & Dean. The problem? Well, I got trained in broadcasting, and worked in radio for a long time. But watching me read a script–watching me–is like watching the PBS radio announcers show up for a PBS-TV fundraiser. We radio people don’t know where the cameras are or how doofy our eyes look when we move them around. Or maybe I should say “shifty.” We always look like we’re trying to get away with something.

Dean is a great interview. But only if he’s actually interviewed. And we lost our interviewer to life events. So we tried to go with the script I wrote as a guideline for the interview. Big mistake. Faced with that mistake and a limited amount of time, we had to cobble something together. So, honestly, we used the outtakes. They’re much more interesting than two writers trying to handle a script. So give it a watch. People find it funny. Thank heavens.


8 responses to “The Fiction River Video”

  1. Gracie ONeil says:

    Well, you might’ve felt silly doing it, but you came away with a **great** product at the end. Full marks to both of you.

  2. Chong Go says:

    That was great! Hilarious and sweet. I think this was a lot more fun this way.

  3. Ty Johsnton says:

    I feel like I just watched outtakes from “When Harry Met Sally.” 🙂

  4. Suzan Harden says:

    LOL You and Dean are too freaking cute!

  5. John says:

    That was entertaining. LOL

  6. Ramon says:

    LOL! Good call posting this, it was great. 🙂

  7. David Barron says:

    “…Dean Wesley Smith (which is me)…”


  8. Dayle says:

    The outtakes are the best part of the video. If you’d done this seriously…I can’t imagine. This is your personalities and your relationship, perfectly depicted!

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