Behind the Scenes with Pete

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blog by Pete Jackson

Some people have been wondering how we’re continually updating material while we’re on the road driving hours a day, doing shows and shooting material for the film and viral videos. Well, even though we may be driving for 10 hours a day, the car is our moving office. As we’re driving Joe is writing new content, I’m cutting new material and we’re constantly uploading all sorts of goodies throughout the day. How is that possible, you ask? Well, Macintosh, of course.

It’s no secret that this whole endeavor is being done on a Mac. Joe’s powerpoint presentations were created and are projected from his Mac and all of the material you see on the website is processed, cut and finished on a Mac. Joe’s sister bought him one of those Verizon 4G cards so that we can access the Internet practically anywhere, but up until that point I was even tethering the internet through my iphone (just don’t tell AT&T).

So far the Macs have been good to us. They have been dropped a few times and get shoved into the back of the car every other day, but they still manage to keep working. It even worked wonders while we were writing the songs for the Soundtrack ad we posted the other day. Joe recorded the music in Garageband using a keyboard we brought and I sang right into the front of the laptop. Not bad for a crappy laptop microphone. Sure, this may sound like a pro-Mac ad, but it’s also no secret that we’re looking for corporate sponsorship. If we’re going to try, why not shoot for the stars, eh? It’s our thing.

I also have my eyes set on Radio Shack for corporate sponsorship. It took some time to convince our small group that Radio Shack was worthy. Apparently, no one goes to Radio Shack except for me. I just don’t get it - who doesn’t like DC converters and fuses? All of the equipment on the trip has components that can be easily acquired at the Shack, and their stores seem to be everywhere. But I won everyone over one day when Joe had a very important show and there were only two-prong outlets on the walls. With less than 30-minutes until show time, where does one go to get a 2-prong to 3-prong converter? That’s right…

So if you guys from Apple or Radio Shack are ready to work out a deal, you can contact us via email per our website.  Our mobile office is open today from 6AM until 5PM, and then closed for a show.

- Pete

 

 

Date: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011