To celebrate the launch of the Standard Edition of Depleted: Day 419 on Amazon and the impending second season of the Gavin Hesterdale journal, we are now offering the the Digital Secrets Edition of Day 419 for 50% off retail pricing for a limited time, which is only $2.50 more than you will pay for the Standard Edition on Amazon.com!
For those who take advantage of this offer, you’ll receive a separate and unique clue from Gavin Hesterdale about his whereabouts and adventures in between seasons one and two. That’s right! Each DVD sold will have a separate clue so, if you buy 20, you’ll have 20 different clues!
Besides helping to encourage new content from the World of Depleted, you’ll be getting a smorgasboard of great digital extras:
–3 Special Uncompressed Tracks from the Soundtrack, including two custom Remasters from Oakwood Sound Design
-The Original Sonic Sketches for Skeletons of Depleted MP3 Collection (these were the actual tracks created by David Todd Singleton that the score was sculpted around, so this gets you into the raw original mindset before the 2012 final CD)
-30 HQ Behind-the-Scenes Day 419 photos suitable for printing and framing (HR .JPG)
-3 High Rez 300 dpi T-Shirt designs (including two designs that are in both color and black and white) that are suitable for reverse printing (HR .JPG)
-10 1600×1200 HR Computer Backgrounds (HR ..JPG)
-Special Flash Video Collection of:
–Early Rough Cut of the Ending
—Color Grading Comparisons of key scenes
–4 In-Depth Interviews, including lead actress Kat Carney (Jenna Whitmore), lead actor Eric Henninger (Nash Fitch), and armorer Gabe Kinerknecht.
—Gavin Spy Video of Jenna Whitmore Prior to the Fall
–Special Writing Collection featuring:
—Day 419 Shooting Script (PDF)
–2 “Day of the Attacks” news radio scripts (PDF)
–Full Blood of Martyrs Short Script (PDF)
–The Official Day 419 Novella (both PDF and EPUB, for smart devices)
–The Official Day 419 Epilogue (PDF)
All this for only $17.49!
But hurry, as the 50% off pricing ends on May 15th, 2012!
Before we shipped out the Day 419 DVD from Amazon.com, we wanted to see exactly how the layout would look when it was printed, as this is the best way to make sure your layout is exactly the way you want it.
Our audio people at Oakwood Sound Design had recently discovered a local printer that they were very impressed with called, Quality Duplication. (I know, the name is not unlike Lexington’s #1 China Buffet. However, much like the restaurant I just mentioned, we were wise not to discount them due to their name!) I had a chance to meet with John Hendershot, who runs the company, and he printed up some proofs for us, which were very impressive. As such, I think we’ll be doing all of our speciality DVDs with him! (As an added bonus, his rates are incredible on multi-disc sets, which is an area that CreateSpace/Amazon.com have big problems with.)
So, here is the proof test below. The print looked great and allowed us to find a few layout errors in our design that were simple to correct once we knew how they’d show up.
For folks who’ve been waiting to get their hands on the Day 419 DVD, I’m excited to state that we’ve finished the artwork up for the DVD and are in the process of mailing them off. Shortly they will be available for purchase at Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com .
For our fans, we’re excited to let you know about some really great DVD-Rom features that are included with the DVD, to give you extra bang for your buck when you put it into your computer!
Included will be:
Day 419 wallpaper backgrounds, plus never before seen WoD faction backgrounds
Digital versions of the Day 419 novella in both PDF and ePub
PDF of the secret Day 419 epilogue
High rez T-shirt designs for two World of Depleted factions
PDF of the secret Blood of Martyrs script
The entire MP3 album of “Skeletons of Depleted” by David Todd Singleton
Three different HQ songs from the official Day 419 sound track
The Shooting Script for Day 419
2 Mid-Attack Radio Announcement scripts
The secret spy footage of Gavin Hesterdale
As always, I want to thank our fans and fellow contributors for your patience and enthusiasm! We really couldn’t do our part of this without you!
Lots of people were wondering when the official Day 419 DVD will be getting out there. Well, we have now completed it. While we will be reviewing additional DVD distribution options in the future, we will be selling a batch utilizing Amazon.com’s CreateSpace service. This will mean that, as soon as all the stuff is mailed in and approved, you’ll be able to buy it on either the CreateSpace site or the Amazon.com site. (Of course, considering the Amazon.com site takes a much bigger cut of profits, if you’d like to buy it from the CreateSpace site, that’d be a great help! *smile*) We will then be setting up the official Day 419 IMDB page, as, for all practical purposes, using CreateSpace to sell your film is the most direct way to get IMDB to provide you with a page for your film, since IMDB is now owned by Amazon.com, as well.
Folks who pick up the DVD will get to see the film in its entirety with high quality audio and have access to both of the Day 419 teasers, as well as getting a chance to see and hear some of the time sensitive codes hidden in Day 419 without other distractions! Each screen on the DVD includes part of the hand crafted sounded design we set up for Day 419, so, like the short, you can get as much from what you hear as what you see! To reward fans who choose to purchase the DVD via the CreateSpace site or through our Distrify player, if you purchase it through either of these options you will be emailed a copy of the official .PDF of the Day 419 Novella and, as a special treat, a .PDF of the shooting script of Day 419!
Just our way of saying thank you for all your support!