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Hey, Oh, Oh Well Thank You So Much
for doing this with me thank you for inviting us Yeah Are you ladies having a good day. Yes it’s project for awesome day. Oh okay, what does that mean you know about that I don’t know it’s a charity date. It’s a charity day on UK run by the Vlog brothers where everybody puts up fundraising videos and comments and likes to raise money for various charities and of course we support because I am a girl which is about the charity in our show. Oh my gosh how cool so it’s a big day today Yeah check it out and I’m going to.
After This Thats On Sunny Well
Yeah I was just I’d been going through. I watched almost every episode of your show in one sitting and I loved it mainly because I watched like I read every. Nancy Drew book as a kid so when like how did you guys kind of come up with the idea and how is it? Why did you decide to use transmedia? And then Madison, how did you kind of get involved? You just kind of want to give a general overview and then we can do specifics and so like you on big Nancy Drew UK I will as a big Nancy Drew reader I’m also a big fan of Veronica Mars and a bit of television writer for a very long time. I’ve worked in kids and I’ve also worked in drama and I had a lot of experience writing mystery. In it seemed to me a real shame that there were no mysteries on television right now for kids and so I took my I concept for a girl detective to the web why did you decide that.
The Web Was Something That You Really
wanted to join especially for kids because I feel like it’s so there’s not a lot of kids shows online at all, which is a huge and crazy mistake because kids are the most rapid users of online video of anybody and and they they don’t care. They have no no preconceived notions about whether something’s been on television or whether it’s original to the web they just weren’t looking for a good story, and I’ve always I personally have always been involved in in kind of interactive media. I had a software company in the 80s and made software for the ATari 400 and the Commodore 64. So so those are those are kind of some of the very first computers that home computers that they’re ever work and I’m hoping that the internet is caught up and is ready for. For us to be really making entertainment eat well? Madison, how did you kind of get involved? How did you decide you know what I want to do this web series and has it been a big change from being in film well, um it’s not very different for me at all like filming web and filming UK is pretty much the same thing for the process of it.
But I Got Involved I Audition For It.
So it was more that they they chose me to do it and there was just a really exciting thing to be involved with. I think it’s a great character. It’s a great it’s a great story and it’s really fun to do so. There’s no real like choice.
It Was Just I Definitely Want To Do
this for sure the second so mad I. The second I saw Madison’s even her picture. I Nikki was the Ruby scribe that I wanted and then she came in and gave the world’s greatest audition. It was perfect. There was no question in my mind that she would be Ruby and it is a tremendous pleasure to watch her perform in the school.
Oh Thats So Sweet How Was The Audition
process like it was a exactly the same as any television audition it was Sunny. My agent sent me and they gave us one or two scenes to see two scenes um and remember. I memorize the lines and then came in did it the way that I practiced and then Kelly. The director gave some notes and you did it again and then that was it and then a couple days later and my dad called me at work is like you are you got the part. I’m also lots been said that’s.
Awesome, What Is Your Favorite Part
about this character for both of you, Oh you evil voice well What I love about Ruby is that she have she is unstoppable when she gets something in her head. She just goes after it without any thought to the consequences and I love her determination in that respect and I love story wise what that leads to Yeah I like that that she’s very she’s very much like a real person. She’s very relatable. She makes a lot of mistakes and she’s like a big she’s a big person and will own up to it after and she’s just she’s a very even though she makes a lot of mistakes and doesn’t necessarily do well and everything that she does she still somebody that you can look up to and who you know is a good person one thing pretty clear I’ve. Always wanted to ask this when you’re developing characters like this? Do you find that little bits of your own personality or like pieces of people that you know come into like they’re writing or the acting of this character absolutely they in it I right Ruby Skye UK with my writing partner Julia Strassman poem so I think in many respects.
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Rubys Voice Is A Kind Of A
combination of the two of our the best parts of both of us and a and then I mean certainly when we when we went to when we wrote the first script it really was that and now it’s. In the second season it’s also partly Madison too because we’ve watched the first season over and over again. It’s get the field when we when we write for him in Hmm in what ways can fans really interact with Ruby because. There are so many features online, but what are like the most popular ones? What have you kind of had to change along the way well? I mean what we what we have in this season is you can solve the clues along with Ruby. So in every episode we put the clues the chief lines up on our website and we found a lot of people who are solving those along with us, and then we have a lot of kind of world building websites in our world.
So The Haunted Library.
This season is is called the Oh Deary librarian at Oh Deary Library com you can go and to that site and sort of see some stuff about the characters but also book reviews and and so on what we’re finding is that the people who are watching this season particularly a really avid book readers. They are really intrigued by you know the books that are mentioned in the show and the clues that are built around them. So we’ve sort of gone on to Youtube and found all the booktubers. The people who review books and my bro suck They are book reviews into our Oh Deary website so that’s a way to interact with the property A little bit in track, but you know to put your favorite give us your favorite book reveals to share with our community How doesn’t really I didn’t even know that was like a big community that’s really neat.
Its A Huge Community And Another Thing
that’s been really great for us is we have for Tumblr blogs supporting the show Rep someone is just sort of like the Ruby SkyeNK] Will Tumblr and then we Ruby Little sister Haley has a tumblr. Diana not in the mean girl has a tough mnship. Mnship girls who are the fictional band have a tumblr and we’ve had a lot of sharing of the gifts we put up there, so we’ve built a lot of gifts around the show and those those on the community really seems to like to and even just that it’s on UK. I mean it gives people a chance to comment as incus gives us a chance to see people’s feedback right away, whereas if it was just on UK or something you wouldn’t get that feedback and get those views of the likes or anything so that’s even I think a pretty big part of the interaction with the audience. We’re all when I whenever we get a subscriber is going to their you do yeah.
I Like Seeing Who They Are
and see who’s watching it yeah and watch their videos. I love that did you think that. It would grow to this proportion. I mean I feel like it’s you have a huge fan base like you’re getting into season two like did you dream that it would be this big like a good. You know I have a good fantasy yeah look ah but a dad but you know we I’d like to I’d like Ruby to exist for a long time.
Id Like Her To Have The Kind
of life that Nancy Drew has had and take her into other platforms and so on see if we can you know I think a girl detective. I think it’s a fascinating character for many of us and I just I just like to see everything live on in many ways, how do you hope that she continues growing boss Oh okay you be building something like that as well as continuing our web series mean I. feel like books is something that no one ever brings up when I talk to them. I love that that was the other way around Yes. It is always the other way around so it’s very cool well, what do we all have in store for the next season coming up with relief um well.
I Think Weve Got A Couple Of Ideas
that we’re playing around with that one of them would be called the Maltese puppy and Ruby’s little sister. Haley has a dog-walking business because Haley does everything and when she gets sick. She sends Ruby out to walk your dogs and Ruby comes back with an extra puppy and that would be the mystery of the Maltese puppy to find out where that is up to you obvious and so that so that’s one of the stories were working on right now and since our director. Harms has just gotten a new dog. I feel very confident about shooting with the dog with dolls well Madison, what do you kind of have on your plate now? Besides that I’m not.
Im In School.
I’m in university so that’s pretty much my biggest thing. Oh I have a job hostess / waitress so that’s another thing but I’ve up around Toronto for other things but I’m not working on anything at the moment so hopefully something will come up soon if you were to give advice to someone else you came and they didn’t really understand transmedia just and they wanted to develop a series what advice would you have for them balancing all of these different I mean you have four tumblers. You have a Youtube channel.
Its So Much Content Like Being Able
to have people come to your site and feel like they know. What they’re doing they’re not overwhelmed with content, how do you manage that well that there are a few few questions there, but I’ll choose the you know what what what advice do I have for people. I would say you know we’re.
Nancy Drew UK is a big Nancy Drew reader and a big fan of Veronica Mars and a bit of television writer for a very long time . The web was something that you really wanted to join especially for kids because I feel like it’s so there’s not a lot of kids shows online at all, which is a huge and crazy mistake because kids are the most rapid users of online video of anybody and and they they don’t care. They just weren’t looking for a good story, and I’ve always I personally have always been involved in in in kind of interactive media. I’ve worked in kids . I’ve also worked in drama and I had a lot . of experience writing mystery.& In it seemed to me a real shame that there were no mysteries on television right now for kids and so I took my I concept for a girl detective to the web . I took her I concept to the . web why did you decide to join the web why do you decide that? Madison…. Click here to read more and watch the full video