This guy (and his friends) went to a whole lot of trouble for something they’ll likely never see a penny return on.
So why do I envy them so much?
Take a look at this very well-made stop-motion recreation of one of my favorite childhood adventure series (and still one of the grown-up guilty pleasures I refuse to feel guilty about)! There are no voices, but the work itself speaks volumes.
Then follow the links on Roger Evans’ website (assuming his server hasn’t crashed from all the interest), and marvel at how much work he put into creating something so great, knowing his only “payment” was seeing it completed.
How many times have I held back from creating something I’d probably really enjoy…just because it wasn’t practical or had no profit value? That little voice in the back of the head sneers, “Yeah, but what’s in it for you? Why put all that time and work into someting that’ll never turn a dime?”
Watching Roger’s video makes me want to go produce some kind of radio version of this unapologetically old-fashioned adventure. Lord knows I have all the sound effects, I know enough voice talent, and I’m an acknowledged production “suuuuuuper genius”. I’d just have to find a music library with something approaching that fabulous Hoyt Curtin sound.
Hmm. Why don’t I?
— over and out —