December 7, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen: WE FINALLY FOUND A STUDIO! A NASTY EATYOURKIMCHI STUDIO!!!
A little bit of our back story if you’re new to EYK: we started a crowdfunding project to go toward the getting of a studio. You wonderful NASTIES contributed a boatload more than we expected. After a bit of a wait for us to get the money, we could finally start looking around for the studio. The footage you see here is the whole studio hunting experience.
Now, this is a lot more sloppy than our regular videos, because we couldn’t walk around with our tripod and studio lights. A lot of the time we had to sneakily bring out our camera to film stuff, because the people there didn’t want us filming. Hells yeah we were gonna film our studio hunt! What: you don’t want your ghost holes caught on camera? Side note: you know, that first ghost hole we saw? They tried to tell us that it was perfectly fine and not the result of water damage. So we asked them what the bucket was for, underneath the hole. Was it a ghost catching bucket? HELLS NO! That’s a bucket for catching water. I don’t like being lied to in order to make a sale. Especially since MAMA DIDN’T RAISE NO FOO!!!!
So after seeing around 8 different offices over a span of two weeks, we finally found an office that was just perfect for us! It was formally a “UCC” studio which is Korea’s buzzword for “User Created Content”: it’s a kind of Konglish word for vlogging or making content for the internet. The point of this is: AYO – WE ARE A UCC FACTORY! We make boatloads of UCC in Korea. This was destined to be our spot.
The studio is already equipped with sound proof rooms and even a lighting rail so we can hang our lights! HERRRMIIIGERRRD!!! It even has a blue screen! And – check this out – for a fire safety system, instead of water sprinklers it has a powder system to put out the fire and not soak your equipment. AWESOME!
It still requires some work, especially considering there is no air conditioning and we’re on the top floor (we will roast in the summer), and we need to clean it up in order to make it an acceptable place to conduct interviews. We really felt down for a while there because it felt like we couldn’t find a place to suit our needs, but the very last place we saw was the golden ticket!!! So the timeline is looking like it will be done around January 2013, so three to four weeks or so, and we will keep you all updated on the demolition and reconstruction of the place.
Last thing: we’re really sorry that we haven’t sent out the fundraiser perks. It took us a long time to actually RECEIVE the money after the fundraiser finished, and only then could we look for a studio. Plus we were in the process of applying for our business in Korea as well as our VISA’s, so we couldn’t actually buy a studio without getting approved as a Korean business! Vicious circle of waiting. Once we found one and signed everything, Martina’s grandfather fell ill and we had to fly out to Canada for almost two weeks. We just got back recently, and met with the construction and design team instantly so they could start getting to work on the place.
So, once the studio’s ready for us to finally use, we’ll order all the boxes, labels, polaroids, and goods to the studio so we can pack it all up in one or two days. We thought about doing it in our house, but hundreds of boxes + cat + dog = disaster. Meemers will chew on it all and Spudgy will pee on it all. Fact. Plus, we’re going to get a bunch of friends to help make a Perk Preparing Factory! Our course we will bribe them with coffee and pizza. So I know you couldn’t see the finished studio, but what do you all think of the basic layout? I love love love the white brick and exposed ceiling! Let us know!
Now, we don’t have bloopers for this video like we usually do, probably because the entire episode was a giant blooper. Poop to that. But here’s our apartment tour if you’re new (or if you haven’t seen the apartment tour!). It’s all related to our moving into Seoul and starting Eat Your Kimchi Incorporated, so it counts!
We’ll be showing you more footage of the studio as it develops. Not sure how much we can get in, but I know tomorrow we’re gonna try to get them demolishing the place. I wonder if they’ll have a hard hat for us? Regardless, we’ll put ourselves in the line of fire to get that footage!