The advantage of being able to do short, easy-to-produce, alternate content is that I can whip up an episode when I don't have a short film at the end of the month. I wanted to have a more complete version of Sleeper finished, but it wasn't to be. Instead, it's a bonus episode of The $1 Budget, which a lot of people seem to like.
This time out, I spend all of my money at Dollar Tree, which seems to have all kinds of goodies that us filmmakers need to fill in the gaps between more costly gear. I appreciate all the suggestions I received for this episode and if you are reading this and can think of any others, please comment below.