It's well underway, but destined for the month of May. The video is taking longer than expected. Bloopers video below.
The Kickstarter page itself is 95% complete. And, even if I do say so myself, it's all sorts of awesome. It wouldn't be anywhere near as good as it is now without the kind support of those willing to review it for us (thank you!), and Liz's tireless graphical prowess. Such was the excellent feedback that it was well worth taking the time to make the changes.
The video is a whole different matter. It's the thing I've been dreading and putting off. I don't like to be in pictures, let alone moving ones. Finally I faced that fear and two unexpected things happened. Firstly, and a bit of a revelation, it turns out I don't mind being on video. Secondly, which I should have guessed what with being new to this, I cannot remember my lines.
I put too much pressure on myself to get it all done in April. Even after attending two shows (Rezzed and The Gadget Show Live) and the subsequent exhaustion, I didn't add any extra time. Too much pressure, not enough energy. I was heading for burnout without seeing it.
Then a blog post appeared by Mike ( Psychotic Psoftware - http://www.psychoticpsoftware.com/ ) about having gone through something similar. That post spoke to me in just the right way at just the right time. I stopped putting pressure on myself and started to enjoy it again. The knock on effect in quality of the work I was doing was immediately noticeable.
What have I learned? Take quality over self-imposed deadlines every time.
As a reward for patiently waiting for the Kickstarter I've cut together a bloopers video from our first recording attempt. Turns out that talking to camera whilst a) remembering what you want to say, and b) not laughing, is very tricky indeed...