Behind the scenes: A shot of Maechi Aharanwa, Amina Robinson, and Bryan Terrell Clark on the set of Shitty Fabulous Lives THE SERIES(Season Two).

After the way we haphazardly produced season one(read this post)we were/are so excited about season two.  

We've been upgraded.  The challenge in that is this: when you upgrade in one area you want to upgrade in every area.  So then you find yourself going over budget.  Not because you want to but because it sort of makes sense.

I keep saying, "well I already spent that so I might as well spend this."  It's hard not to when I look at season one and compare it to what we've already shot from season two.  The difference is absurd.  We literally look brilliant.  So crisp and clear... not grainy and out of focus like some of season one.

So now I want EVERYTHING to be crisp and clear.  I want the best locations, the best sound equipment, the best editing software, better lighting equipment, a dolly, a track for the dolly, a new computer, a new everything!

This is when it's good to have a producing partner.  She's more level headed than I am, more practical.  What she keeps saying is, "baby steps, baby steps."

I hate baby steps.

The lesson in producing season one was that we shouldn't wait.  We could produce a series that people would tune in to despite not having the best production quality.  The lesson I'm learning while in the midst of shooting season two is that everything doesn't have to happen at once; we can get better in increments.  There is some validity to slowly but surely being the way.  

Season two of Shitty Fabulous Lives THE SERIES premieres on April 1, 2012.  Tune in at www.shittyfab.com to witness the upgrade!  The upgrade happens just in time for everyone who views episodes from season one at our LA WEBFEST screenings to then go home and see how far we've come.  That's exciting!!!

Can't wait to share a post about what we learn and watch at the 2012 LA WEBFEST.  We're thrilled to be a part of it...

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Comment by Shitty Fabulous Lives THE SERIES on February 20, 2012 at 6:29pm
Don't mind you asking at all.

Since we have several projects and web series in development (in addition to the series we are already producing) we decided to buy certain equipment so a lot of our budget went to purchasing those items. The budget started at 3100 for our six episode season and is slowly creeping it's way to 5000.

An investment...
Comment by Rich Mbariket on February 19, 2012 at 3:15pm

"I want the best locations, the best sound equipment, the best editing software, better lighting equipment, a dolly, a track for the dolly, a new computer, a new everything!"

I like this. Looking forward to meeting you at LAWEBFEST. What's your budget if you don't mind me asking?

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