Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Studio Update: We Have 1,000+ YouTube Subscribers!

By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; February 21, 2017)
     Tonight, we have some news to share, which we hope you will find insightful and informative.
     First, thanks to our commitment to improving the quality of our films, we now have over 1,000 subscribers on YouTube! This is a major leap forward for us, as we are transitioning to a new camera! That's right, we're phasing out the Microsoft Lifecam 1080p in favor of the Sony Handycam HDR-CX675! While the camera films video at full HD 1080p, pictures are captured at over 8 megapixels, meaning that our films will look better than ever! Here's our transition schedule.
  • The Third Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Fan Choice Awards: Last film to entirely use the Microsoft Lifecam 1080p.
  • Pharaoh's Quest: The Curse of Amset-Ra: On-going filming with switch to the Sony Handycam HDR-CX675. Footage filmed with the Microsoft Lifecam 1080p will not be re-shot.
  • A Future in the Past: First film to entirely use the Sony Handycam HDR-CX675. Will be our first film to be released in 4K.
In the meantime, however, there have been some delays. First, The Third Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Fan Choice Awards and Crazy Compendium have been delayed to March for their release. Unfortunately, things have been very hectic lately, so don't be surprised if there are further delays.
     We also want to remind everyone that if they haven't voted in our opinion survey, check it out on the right side of this press room and vote as soon as possible! You only have until the end of February to vote, after which votes will be counted.
     Along with this, we have been working to make our films look more professional than ever! We don't have the specific details, but I can say that we are currently throwing around ideas for enhancing our brand. Throughout the year, we'll be experimenting, so if odd videos, images, and press releases appear and disappear, they are just part of this test to see where audience traffic is at its heaviest. If you like what you see during this experiment, feel free to let us know! The only bad feedback is none at all!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

After Hiatus, "Backstage Showcase" is Back and Better!

By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; January 17, 2017)
     Happy Cable Car Day! Before you ask, yes, that is a real holiday. To celebrate today's holiday, "Backstage Showcase" has ended its hiatus with a brand-new episode! It's all about the cable car battle in "Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients," so its sure to be fun! Also, this video marks our first-ever YouTube custom thumbnail! We're currently working throughout this week to get custom thumbnails in place for the other episodes of "Backstage Showcase," (episodes 1, 2, 10, and 11 are already done) with custom thumbnails coming to other videos soon! We'll fill you in on the details as they emerge, but until then, here's today's episode!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Opinion Survey!

By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; January 12, 2017)
     We're conducting another survey for our audience today to see what they want to see more of from us. The poll runs from now until the end of February, but if I were you, I would vote today by taking a look over the four polls on the right side of this press room.
     This is in response to an internal decision to address our fan base and see what they really want to see from us. This is an especially important time for us to do so, since we released New Year's Resolution back on Sunday and plan on releasing the next Backstage Showcase episode this Saturday. At the same time, we'll be creating a video that covers the same issues outlined here and uploading that as well. If there is something that you want to explicitly tell us that the polls don't address, just leave a comment down below.
     Speaking of leaving comments, we're also pulling up this old questionnaire from over a year ago that uses the comments section of this post for responses.
  1. How did you first hear about Mustache Maniacs Film Co.?
  2. What is your favorite Mustache Maniacs Film Co. movie?
  3. Why is this your favorite?
  4. What is your least-liked Mustache Maniacs Film Co. movie?
  5. Why is this your least-liked?
  6. What do you like about our brand?
  7. What do you think we could do better?
  8. How do you think we could reach more people?
  9. Besides movies, what would you like to see more of from us in the future?
  10. Would you recommend our channel to your friends?
If you responded to this originally, there is no need for you to respond again, unless you feel like you need to change one or more of your answers.
     Regardless, we only have one request for you when responding to either survey: please don't take these surveys lightly. We feel like we need to refocus our brand, and your opinions are what matter in the coming years. This does not mean that we'll immediately cancel our current line-up of projects, but it does mean that, with recent time crunches, we need to hone in our brand to best economize the time that we have. In order to do that, we need to put our time where it counts.
     Again, for both surveys, you have until the end of February to complete them. In March, we'll compile and release the results, along with a long-term plan crafted from what you have said.
EDIT 1/12/2017: I just got word that I should clarify what is meant in the fourth poll by "Other Content." Essentially, this is anything that we've released that is not a movie or short film. This would include:
  • Board Games
  • Point-and-Click Video Games
  • Comics
  • Shows
  • Promotions
  • Contests
  • Books
  • Documentaries
  • Animation Reels
  • Recipes
If you need anything else clarified, just let me know and I'll get back to you with the answer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Our January Sale is Here!

By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; January 10, 2017)
     If you didn't know, we operate an online store on our official website, which sells merchandise under four different brands: Solarum, Classic Logo, Patrick, Shut Up!, and Andrew Bermudez Art. Today, all of the merchandise is now 50% off until the end of the month. So, if you want to buy something but felt that the regular prices were out of reach for you, take advantage of this limited-time offer and buy some merchandise today! You can go to the store by clicking here.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

"New Year's Resolution" Kicks Off Resolve for Wellness Week!

By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; January 8, 2017)
     THAC XIV has officially ended, which marks the release of our entry, New Year's Resolution! Just like films like Rift and The Kingfisher, this film introduces an original character who will be appearing in a large way in the future. For today's film, the character is none other than Zac Fernstein, a millennial who, on the brink of his life falling to pieces, decides to make some changes about himself. You can watch the film here.
     In addition to today's film, we have some important announcements to make. The first is that we have officially revised the canon again to integrate one film and to remove another. Here is what has changed. Be careful, because the first change log entry has spoilers for today's film.

  • New Year's Resolution has officially entered the canon. It takes place over the time span explicitly stated in the film. In the film, the job that fires Zac is Amenity Warehouse, the name of the gym where he works out is an independent establishment named Jim's Gym, and the job that eventually hires him is New Silicon Networks.
  • The film Freddy and Joey in Corn Farm has officially been ret-conned, so all of the Freddy and Joey characters are no longer part of the cinematic universe.
  • World Compass Books, the fictional publisher of Blake Greenton's travel guides, is now a subsidiary of World Travels Publishing, Ltd. This is the same company that publishes World Magazine and has Pippin Reed Thunder on their payroll as a photographer.
  • The Super Hero Student in True Identity was not born with her super powers. Instead, she was visiting the power plant where her father worked during "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" when a catastrophic accident left the plant in ruins. She was among the few survivors, but the only one who gained super powers. The details of the accident are still undetermined.
     But that's not all! We also have something else to unveil: Resolve for Wellness Week! To celebrate our THAC XIV entry, we're going to encourage healthy and beneficial habits, and each day of this week (except for today), we're going to introduce something new under a different theme to help you along! The changes we make may be that day only, all week, all month, or permanent! Here's a timeline for this week, laying out each theme and what we're introducing to coincide with it.
  • Monday - Educational Wellness: Wiki Mondays: Time Warp - Wonders of Buoyancy
  • Tuesday - Financial Wellness: January Sale at Mustache Max's Merchandise Market (until 1/31/2017) & First Artist's Tuesday blog post on Art of Andrew Bermudez
  • Wednesday - Physical Wellness: New Year's Resolution merchandise and The Kingfisher merchandise arrives at Mustache Max's Merchandise Market
  • Thursday - Thoughtful Wellness: Opinion Survey about Mustache Maniacs Film Co.'s current state (until 2/28/2017) & First-Ever book trailer for Crazy Compendium
  • Friday - Nutritional Wellness: Zac's New Year's Apple Platter recipe
  • Saturday - Channel Wellness: Backstage Showcase Episode 13 - The Preserver
There's a lot that's going on this week, on top of our site update, so be sure to check here frequently all week, as we'll let you know when something goes live.
      Now that all of that's done, it's time for our plug with link. Click on the sentence for more info. SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS TODAY!

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Our New Year's Resolution: to Bring You the "New Year's Resolution" Theatrical Poster!

By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; January 7, 2017)
     After a long day assembling and submitting the film New Year's Resolution for release tomorrow, we felt that it was time to start our own campaign for New Year's resolutions! We'll fill you in on the details tomorrow, but tonight we have a wonderful surprise for you: the official poster for the film!
     If there's one thing that all of us that have made New Year's resolutions know, it's that they take time to achieve. So since the film's only point of focus is the character of Zac Fernstein (who will later appear as the protagonist in the Project U film B.I.O. Corps), it shows him literally traversing time to reach his goals. Instead of being a gloomy story of defeat of not actually keeping your resolutions, it instead is a success story about how one's self-reliance and own decisions to change for the better will lead to a healthier life.
     In addition to the film's release tomorrow, we'll be ceremoniously inducting this film into the cinematic universe as we tweak other parts of the canon. In addition, we'll also be talking all about Resolve for Wellness Week, which will kick off Monday with a Wiki Mondays: Time Warp article about Wonders of Buoyancy. We'll see you tomorrow!

Make your Resolution to Watch "New Year's Resolution," Coming Tomorrow!

By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; January 7, 2017)
     THAC XIV is on, and for our entry, we're exploring another one of our future characters! The film is entitled "New Year's Resolution," and centers around the character of Zac Fernstein, a lazy and undisciplined millennial whose latest job loss forces him to make some life choices. Determined to become better, he eats better, sleeps better, exercises more, and manages his time better. But will his past mistakes catch up with him?
     We're currently working on the film, so we don't have much time to fill in the details. However, we will have more details regarding the film both tonight and for its release tomorrow, so stay tuned!