Our new schedule…

Hello, people of Earth!

You may have noticed that we haven’t released anything in nearly 3 months. I apologize for that. Hopefully I can make it up to you in the form of regular weekly content from this point forward.

I have had a difficult time keeping a normal release schedule, either because of non-internet projects, travel, or simple lack of focus. Over the last few months I’ve been working to fix that – to create a schedule that is both consistent and realistic. This has involved pre-filming and developing months worth of content to ensure that, at least for the near future, we can deliver what we promise. I have not been particularly good with consistency when it comes to FilmCow and I really don’t want to disappoint you all any further.

I should stress that this is an experiment – one I hope to learn from and tweak as time goes on. Weekly content has become the norm for internet video producers, but regularity is something I have not been able to make a reality in the past. Hopefully the work I have put into this plan, and the work I’ll be putting into it moving forward, will help this become a permanent thing.

The OFFICIAL NEW FILMCOW SCHEDULE involves the release of four videos every month. We’re going to experiment with release days, but at the moment you can expect each video to show up about a week after the previous, give or take a day or two. We are viewing each of the four release weeks every month as “time slots,” each to be filled with either a specific type of video or a specific series.

First Week
During the first week of every month, we will be releasing a new animated short. These will vary from new, one-off cartoons, to episodes of an ongoing series (such as Marshmallow People or Llamas with Hats.)

Second Week
For the second week of each month, we will be releasing an episode from a new series called “Hit It With a Car”, in which Chris (FilmCow regular, voice of Carl the llama) takes a bright yellow Cadillac Eldorado and runs it into things. This is the most expensive, and stupidest, thing we’ve ever shot. And I’m super excited to share it with you all.

Third Week
The third week of each month is an experimental week, where we try out new stuff (either animated, puppeted, whatever.) Or perhaps we’ll just release constant sequels to “The Animal.”

Fourth Week
At the end of every month we’re going to release a live-action comedy short of some sort.  To start out we’re running a series called “Dark Midnight”, which is our take on early 60s science fiction / psychological horror shows such as The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits.  I really enjoy the first episode we’ve put together, and as long as the reception is positive it will remain an ongoing series.

So, when does this all begin?  This week.  Our first cartoon is ready to go, and will be put online at some point between now and the 7th (we’re still trying to determine the optimal days to release stuff.)  For those of you waiting for specific videos, such as Charlie the Unicorn 4 or Llamas with Hats 5 – those are coming.  I don’t want to give dates yet because I simply don’t know, but they are still in the works.

Thanks to everyone who has stuck around during this lull, and I really hope you enjoy what we’ve been working on!



63 Responses to “ “Our new schedule…”

  1. negibozu says:

    I’m guessing that this is instead of Chaos Pony?

  2. Jim Ether says:

    Man oh man, that blonde wig. It KILLS me.

  3. filmyguy says:

    It’s funny, out of all the awesome things in the schedule, I’m am absolutely DYING to see “Hit it with a car”!

    So excited for everything, Jason! Thank you!

  4. Mars says:

    HEY! for Hit It With A Car, can you either hit a Chaos Pony member (robert? huh? huh? *nudge nudge*

  5. Kevolution says:

    Jason… I LOOOOVVEEE YOOUUUUUUU!! WWAAHHHHHH!!!!

    (;

  6. Kevolution says:

    WAIT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A HAPPY CRYING FACE NOT A WINKY FACE…

    I WOULDNT WANT YOU TO THINK IM WWWIIIEERRDD

  7. Yeah buddy! Film Cow is back! I’ve never been disappointed by anything you guys have put out so I can’t eat to see what you guys put out! Could I ask for some more Chaos Pony though?

  8. warz says:

    Mr Steele, you’ve always been unsteady with your schedule. I’ve been following Filmcow since Dadcop 2/Ferrets/John McCain, and as far as I’m concerned, your stuff is worth the wait. Every time I start wondering where you’ve been, you come out with an absolutely fabulous piece of material. I was the one who sent you this email: http://www.filmcow.com/blog/2010/06/21/yes-i-fell-off-the-face-of-the-planet/

  9. warz says:

    In case it wasn’t clear, I’m saying that you’re a hilarious guy. I was pointing out the email, because it was me being impatient and you pulling some awesomeness out of your ass like a boss.

  10. Supertom says:

    Guys this isn’t jason, it’s Kittyamy! She has spread her influnce thoughout all of filmcow.

    She killed Jason and all of his family and friends last spring. Everything since then was made by her.

  11. That Guy That Said That One Thing, Remember? says:

    Thank you, Jason! Honestly, the KittyAmy posts have been quite entertaining during the lull but I can’t wait for new content! This post made me very happy, it really showed that your here equally for producing more of what your fans love already and what they might just learn to love! Keep it up, man! I’ve enjoyed every work of yours that I’ve encountered and I’m ecstatic to see even more!

    With love,
    That one guy who posts on everything whether or not he has something to say

  12. Lraff says:

    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. My husband and I went to bed last night quoting Marshmellow People and wake up to this!! It’s like you were in our bedroom last night.

    Were you?

    Carl for President!

  13. MatthewStuff says:

    Can’t wait, I’ve been watching your stuff since 2008!

  14. The other one says:

    Great news. Dark Midnight sounds especially exciting.

  15. Will Swanson says:

    What a boner inducing schedule.

  16. LOLephant In The Room says:

    All of your videos have been absolutely inspiring. Whatever you decide to do, as long as you keep making more videos I’m cool with it. I thought I was going to go insane between those ‘iffy’ periods of no posting for several weeks on end. At last, insanity has paid off…

  17. Bye Stand Her Open Eons says:

    YAY!!

  18. BlueJacketGuy says:

    Thank you Jason, for the bestowing of your vegetarian grace on us all. Big fan of your stuff, and Chaos Pony, which I hope you could at least make the episodes bi-annual, or monthly, or give an update. But, dreams are meant to be shattered, and I’m happy to have “The Man “The Gay” Steele” back in action.

    Always a fan
    -BJG

  19. Carbonated Chocolate Cake says:

    well i hope he sticks to this schedule….

  20. Bill says:

    That’s awesome Jason and co.! “Hit It With a Car” looks amazing! CHRIS ROCKS!

    But PLEASE JASON! I BEG YOU! Never forget that you’re really a one-of-a-kind video producers and that the “weekly content norm” doesn’t necessarily mean the content gets better or stays better. Don’t push yourself too hard; you have loyal fans and over the years the element of surprise really played in your favor.

    I think I don’t speak only for myself when I say my day always took a brighter turn when I saw in my RSS feed that the blog had a new post or a new video.

    Regularity sounds neat and I can’t wait to see your experimentations. But please don’t kill your projects by stretching them too much.

  21. BullockDS says:

    “…Or perhaps we’ll just release constant sequels to ‘The Animal.’”

    …I’d totally be OK with this.

  22. indianasmith says:

    Thanks so much for the update, and I look forward to the new content! (Other than the KittyAmy stuff, which bores the crud out of me!) But . . . if a humble admirer of your comedic genius could make a request . . . do you think The Cloak could return at some point?

  23. ThatOneChick says:

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!
    I can’t wait! I was willing to wait however long it took, and occasionally harrass an as-yet-possibly-imaginary cat lady, but now, gasp! Weekly updates? HUZZAH! I shall now be happy. And my sanity shall continue to drip-drop away like an acid-induced waterfall hallucination. Made of chicken blood.

  24. The Hat of Love says:

    That looks… amazing.

    Though Jason, don’t think we’ll let you get away with not doing Chaos Pony forever. Hey, I’d be willing to sacrifice one of these videos each month for more Chaos Pony.

  25. Satan says:

    Satan approves

  26. The Order of the Pony says:

    JASON!!!! We command you to cease and desist with your “youtube” videos and produce more Chaos Pony…the truth is…everything kinda sucks with you gone. Please come back!

  27. Lee says:

    Cannot wait!

  28. Caroline says:

    Okay, yeah, I like this schedule. Hope you keep it up, can’t wait :D

  29. rob says:

    MITTENS THE CAT!

  30. Clyphe says:

    Hey, what font was used for the Dark Midnight picture?

  31. 555 says:

    omg this is super ultra awesome

  32. Taco Wiz says:

    Are you going to make an announcement about this on your YouTube channel?

  33. mitchell says:

    out of curiosity, what does professor toothy count as, experimental or new animated short?

    • Supertom says:

      Probably new animated short, unless for some reason we started on the third week instead of the first

  34. CONNNNNNNOR says:

    PUMPED.

  35. emokisa says:

    i vote for a bazillion sequels to “the animal” it just seems like fun :)

  36. Æffen says:

    Yesss, awesome!

  37. zion52x says:

    Try to fit a cloak series in there with an extra topping of the god dang animal, delicious crab meat and the irresistible lamb chopies!! ExCiteMenT!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Bob L Fank says:

    YAY!!! I thought it was just more in a month more or less! You put a lt f work into you videos and are Olof my favorite YouTube channels!

  39. Mr. BoJangles says:

    I am Batman!

  40. CoolCool says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!!! Finally I can look forward to new content every week instead of watching Llamas with Hats everyday. Jason you are truly amazing and your videos are hilarious. Seriously though, how do you keep coming up with pure comedy, but sometimes awkward, comedy.

  41. Starrfish says:

    Thanks so much.

  42. person #2 says:

    Sounds like a good plan. Of course with what you put togther, i wont mind waiting a mounth for each vid. Im aslo hoping for Cherlie TEH unicorn 3.

  43. Hellion says:

    Glad to hear :) Can’t wait for some more llamas and their epic saga of the destruction of the universe ^.^ or marshmellow people.

  44. MrHacks says:

    Heeeeeey. Charlie.
    Hey Charlie. Wake up.
    Lavan sus manos, ello Z.

  45. jeroen says:

    dudes! this is great!
    loooooove your stuff!
    release a dvd sometime will you?

  46. aceblade says:

    Bino The Elephant maybe?

    ;)

  47. shaty says:

    Please do more charle the unicorn

  48. shaty says:

    Please more charlie the unicorn

  49. Antonio says:

    There needs to be a sequel to The Magical Realm of Horseman.

    It was awesome.

  50. Rob says:

    this is the 9/11 of schedules