A lot of you, over the past few months, have probably seen a dramatic decline, and ultimate lack of content on both AppleOdyssey and ElectivityStudios. There have been multiple forces inside and outside of our realm of control that have affected this, and today, I wanted to address these issues, clear up any rumors and misconceptions, and ultimately outline a plan for the rest of 2017, and the many years to come for AppleOdyssey and its affiliate group ElectivityStudios.
For the past few months, starting way back in late April, myself and a fellow colleague started a live-action sketch series nicknamed "Episodes." This series was astonishingly praised by our audience, and therefore, promoted us to plan and script for a second season, along with a podcast series, and a short 5 minute trailer. In late May and the entirety of June, however, our preparation came to a halt. Inside and outside of the team, a few members of the crew and outside of our studio created major conflicts that prevented us from progressing forward with our projects, and ultimately filed a cease and desist against "Episodes". No I will not explain what this cease and desist entailed, and the persons and groups involved will not be labeled.
As for the rest of the planning, the scripts and resources were scrapped, seeing as though half of our cast and team had either been terminated or left on willing terms. With this said, the series "Episodes" was taken down, and a second season is no longer in the pipeline. We would like to formally apologize for any disappointment this may have caused, but we want to make a promise that we will create a series similar to "Episodes" that will be even better than before. Regarding the cast and crew, as far as we are aware, there are only three members that are still willing to produce and assist with creating content for the studio. This may not be a lot, but we believe, that with the right tools and motivation, we will be able to create a project that is 100% worth our time and efforts.
Gaming or sketches? Make up your minds!
From the beginning of AppleOdyssey, we have built our brand off of gaming content, and gaming content alone. In late 2016 however, we started slowly shifting our content toward live-action comedy and sketches. This shift was very drastic, and as our content became more life-action oriented, our audience faded away from what they initially came for; gaming content. Yes, between some skits, we did post some gaming content, but this made the problem worse, confusing even more people, making them ask the question: "What is AppleOdyssey?"
Today, I want to answer that question. At the start of AppleOdyssey, we built ourselves off of gaming. And I would like to continue that. So with that said, we would like to introduce multiple gaming series to fill the void from what our audience and family came to see initially.
Along side our gaming content, we are also planning on creating monthly live-action sketches. With these pieces, we will still be able to keep both types of our audience, and branch out into other things that we would like to produce. Later down the line, if these sketches are well received, we will create an additional channel, solely for live-action, in order to separate these two genres.
We are still working on a schedule for our gaming content, as well as the monthly sketches, so stay tuned to AppleOdyssey on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/AppleOdyssey…
and AppleOdyssey on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AppleOdyssey/
for updates on our progress.
After the whole debocal with our previous crew, and our need to scrap our current projects, we though it would be appropriate to rebrand our entire look, to disassociate ourselves from any previous and unneeded conflict. Starting in July (Today) we will be changing the look of both, the AppleOdyssey logo and banner, and the ElectivityStudios logo and banner. we will be creating them from scratch, in order to claim them as our own, and have no other third party conflict with them. We hope to complete this rebrand in early to mid August of 2017, and plan on shaping our studio and its partners into something entirely new. Something that will be of worth to watch.Thank you so much, once again for sticking by us in this crazy turning point. We hope all of you will look forward to what we have in store to come! I cannot thank you enough how grateful we are to have such an amazing family. The support that we have received is unmatched. Thank you so much!