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We Got Snapped!!!!

Cloverman Disintegrating

Hey everyone, Cloverman Joe Carlson here.  You might have heard of the recent “YouTube Thanos Snap,” or the new rules Youtube put into effect to better label children’s media.  Basically, it boils down into big fines for anybody who doesn’t get it right.  Well, here at 8-Leafer Studios, we fell into a grey area: our content is too colorful, like labelling it for adults would be misleading.  Rather than deal with that crap, we’re working to upgrade our website to post our own videos.  It might take us (me) some time, but it shouldn’t be too long before our videos are back up to view.    Feel free to browse around the art sections until then!

Cloverman and the Catalyst Festival

Hi friends, it’s Cloverman Joe Carlson.  This has been an intense week for 8-Leafer Studios, probably its most important week so far since I started it in 2014.  I was recently lucky enough to represent 8-Leafer Studios at the 2019 Catalyst Content Festival.  It was an amazing ride.  I saw tons of pilots and panels, secured a few business relationships, and was able to put the work belonging to my team and I in front of the eyes of several potential new contacts from all over the US, as well as representing some other locals who were unable to attend.  It was a real dream come true for me no matter how you look at it.  There were VIP parties that broke local records, and I met Nancy Cartwright after she gave an amazingly compelling speech, all in my city, at a yearly festival just for creators.  It was awesome to see some new friends win their awards, I saw a lot of dreams come true.  We at 8-Leafer studios will be working towards a submission for next year, so wish us luck!

Here’s an inside look at the festival!

The Catalyst Symbol projected onto Glensheen Mansion for the second VIP Party.

Cloverman Joe Carlson running around Glensheen.

Cloverman Joe Carlson Catching the exhibits at Glensheen.

Cloverman Joe Carlson meets Actress Dana Weddell from “Inpatient” at the Glensheen VIP Party.

Nancy Cartwright accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nancy Cartwright with Cloverman Joe Carlson.

The Catalyst symbols projected next to the doors of the Duluth Depot for the third VIP Party.

Cloverman Joe Carlson on his way into the Depot VIP Party.

The Swing Band at the Depot VIP Party.

A friend I went to school with wandered in off the street past the checkpoint with no idea what was going on. Highlight of the evening.

The Red Carpet from the Catalyst Award Ceremony at Greysolon Plaza.

Cloverman Joe Carlson takes a Bathroom-Selfy before attending the Awards Ceremony.

The reception area of the Moorish Room at Greysolon Plaza before the Ceremony.

The Catalyst Festival Award Ceremony in the Greysolon Ballroom

There is a red carpet photo of me in someones camera at Getty Images but I’m not sure how to get a copy of it 😦  But I was so happy to be there and hope to go again with a submission next year!

8-Leafer Studios to Begin Filming Another Sci-Fi Comedy Piece This Spring *UPDATE AT BOTTOM

Hi potential fans, we’ve missed you!  It’s a cold winter here at 8-Leafer Studios, and it’s been a while since we last brought you into the world of Captain Tombstone, the depth of Cloverman, and longer since we first heard the golden writings of Eric Blair.  Well, life is complicated, but a few months ago, we got the ball rolling to bring you an all-star installment wrapping this whole world together.  We bought some new equipment, stepped up our costumes, got a local guest star, and are even aiming for a longer product.  Let’s get the sum of things:

First, I want to go ahead and announce our joy to be working with Duluth local radio personality, Erika Adams, who agreed to star as our first female character, “Nixie.”  Erika is a local author and radio host here in Duluth, Minnesota. Erika’s radio show on 99.5 KTWH, titled “The Tale Collector,” acts as a shining tribute to storytelling in all of it’s wonderful and unexpected forms, and we’re honored that she steps out of the mic booth and front of our camera to help us tell a tall tale about goofballs in space.  You can find her youtube channel here.

Our next project will be our biggest yet, with the biggest sets, longest scripts, biggest cast, and most complicated shots and effects yet.  You could say that the only real difference that matters is the bigger budget.  Eric, Jack and I all went in on a 16×20 ft. Bluescreen (I love those guys), and since this is all pretty much my baby I went and bought some more accessories for our familiar characters, so you have those aesthetic upgrades to look forward to, but my greatest and most unique challenge for this project (also most expensive) was designing and costuming a space pixie (designing and costuming are different lol).  Erika and I worked together to come up with a great character and we’re all excited to have Erika bring it life when we try again.

Yes, again.  We actually started filming in Deceber 2017, at an almost astronomical alignment of our schedules, and we got most of it filmed until somebody slept through a critical shoot (Jack lol), and on top of that, we had some formatting errors that we blame on 2 years of inactivity (all me), but the kinks are ironed out and come spring we hope for smooth sailing.  We’ve never had to start over before, and it was humbling, so we can at least promise no repeat mistakes, as long as everybody shows up, knock on wood.

In our next video, we will be bringing out some old characters from the 8-Leafer Universe, like Captain Tombstone, Cloverman, and Dane Kirschnott, cramming them together into one of the most unlikely places.  What possible circumstances could bring these minds together in one video?  And what role could Erika Adams’ Nixie play in the 8-Leafer Universe?   We hope to show you later this year, in “Pilot Away!”

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*UPDATE:  This project became our first cancellation due to a catastrophic data failure.  A reshoot is probable, but it would need significant changes to be an entry at the Catalyst Content Festival next year, but that is the plan, for now.

Gathering Mats for a New Batch!

Hey everyone!  I have been shopping for materials to start my next batch of 4-Leaf Clover Pendants, and this batch should be significantly bigger than my first batch of 45.  I am expanding my horizons a little, so I have some surprise clover-type items coming, and I’m really excited to see them done, but I think I still have some shopping to do before I get started.  I am still looking for an alternative adhesive, but as that would make this experimental, I will still be using my old adhesive on most of my new pendants, and those will take a little over a year to sufficiently set and dry.  I’ll let you know when I get started, and maybe I’ll be able to take you along through the process!