Megaspel's Megashow is me, Megaspel, a virtual floating head modelled after my real face, interviewing creative individuals in a 3D environment.
Although the show is rather comedic, with the vibe and weirdness inspired from Space Ghost, the hour-long format means we'll often tangent off into interesting conversations on real issues.
The most popular shows in the UK at the moment are talk shows, which are easy and cheap to produce, but remains entertaining. The public are begging for a unique talk show to be brought back to them, and Adult Swim could be the ones to give it them.
Right now VTuber content is on the verge of exploding. Everyone on the ground floor has a better chance than those who come in later.
The introduction is usually a collection of clips of the guest set to non-copyrighted music, or music obtained with permission, ending with the 3D face and follow info.
The "Gotcha" segment is usually an animated clip played with the pretense that it's an embarassing moment from the guest's life, but then is revealed to be rather obviously a bit of a laugh.
Finally, the show is bookended by the "Light Bringers" segment. Here, the guest is asked about something positive in their life that has brought them even just a glimmer of happiness.
The graphic used features Gordon Freeman from Half Life 2, but this can easily be changed out with an original character or video.
Even with no assistance or clout, several high profile guests, each with diverse, wide audiences, have wanted to come on and I have subsequently had excellent shows with them.
It is my hope that with assistance from Adult Swim, plus the larger platform, it will be easier to get more amazing busy people to take time to come on the show.
Dorian Electra is an amazing pop star and singing sensation. I'm currently in talks with her PR team to organise a show. I would love to tell them that I can show her amazing and unique music to the large audience of Adult Swim.
Ian Worthington of Worthikids animaton fame was an amazing guest. We talked about viral success, the horrors of animation, with insights only animators could make, and the stresses of an audience, which include his 167K Followers on Twitter.
The Go Off Kings are popular Twitch partners and hilarious people. The guests here aren't all official kings, but they've all enjoyed time there and on my show.
Bakoon is an amazing photographer and artist, who does things like no one else. Chris James hosts a hilarious prank show and has appeared on Office Hours with Tim Heidecker. Stefan Heck, one of the Kings, host "Blocked Party" and has many articles written about the antics he gets up to online. Jesse and Mike host "Your Kickstarter Sucks", a very popular podcast, they have a combined twitter following of over 100k.
Vera Drew, director, editor, producer, writer, has worked on Who Is America?, The Eric Andre Show, This American Drew, Tim and Eric's Channel 5, Kraft Punk, Beef House and more.
Derek now stars on Truthpoint, with Dril. He is an amazing individual and his wit is unmatched. He's a great person who has filled me with the confidence I needed for this project.
Yusong Liu is the producer of the well known food podcast "Doughboys" as well as other podcasts and assisting the showrunner of Marvel's She-Hulk.
Loosely connected to the "Slurp Fam", I've had the pleasure of talking to all these great multi-talented individuals.
Jack and Leslie Lee III host Struggle Session, a great podcast on media. Cait Raft and Joan Ford have written for Thundercats and other shows, and both host Fall Talk. Joe Hartzler is a talented actor who helped me in my first show, he's a great presenter and entertainer.
The show has been growing naturally as, I get more prominent guest appearances, improve the technology of the show, optimize the GPU and CPU load when I can.
Although the show is design to be very lightweight, using extensive, personally researched, motion capture and fast animation techniques, the show can always be improved with a larger budget. This allows me to not only purchase better technology, but to pay talented people to help.
Microphone quality is one of the weaker elements of the show at the moment. With a tech budget, I'll be able to set up a proper XLR solution, with a decent mixer to avoid inteference causing noise.
Besides an improved graphics card, upgrading the CPU, RAM and motherboard will allow me to improve the smoothness of the motion capture, with less hiccups. At the moment my CPU is being fully utilized, so I can't do anything fancy, like switching to different cameras, without risking FPS drops. With more resources, I could make the show much more visally interesting.
The current software I'm using was bought by Apple in 2016, this unfortunately means to upgrade to a new version of Maya, which would reduce CPU and GPU demand while making everything look nicer, I would have to purchase a new iPhone or iPad and new mocapX software for several hundred dollars.
This may allow me to create a custom rig that attaches to my torso and allows me increased mobility, rather than the small window of which I can current walk around in.
The technology is versatile, though has technical limits that can be surpassed by hardware upgrades. Beyond just a talk show, I would love to do other formats, such as a game show in the style of 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown where I'd be able to host more funny and talented people at once.