Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wed. Dec. 24, 2008

Well merry Christmas to one and all! We've had a very successful year. The live premiere of Project Blackknight went off without a hitch. It's up on YouTube and Vimeo now, so please go watch! We've been getting a lot of questions on when/if Marlin will be returning. Marlin will not be going away. We are taking a holiday break (like we did last year). Marlin will resume around February. As for Project Blackknight, we're playing that totaly by ear.

A few people have been asking on the forums and other places about Detective Awesome, saying that they want another one. Well, it looks like it's your lucky day! Behold! Detective Awesome and the Mystery of the Christmas Murder! Think of it as our little Christmas present to all of you dedicated viewers. Of course, we wouldn't have done it if we didn't want to do it in the first place. So watch and enjoy!

As a final bit for this blog post, I must inform you of the lack of a "Year in Review" video. To help compinsate, I thought I better inform you of the number of movies we produced in 2008. Last year we produced around 35. This year, we produced around...wait for it... 41! We produced a total of 41 movies in 2008. Some of the highlights include Halo 3 Dance TV, Detective Awesome, Project Blackknight, and of course, the continuation of the Marlin the Elite series.

So now go and grab some egg nogg, an extra helping of Chriatmas cheer, and watch our special holiday playlist (sorry, that was a little cheasy). HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Participate in our Live Premiere!

We have the first episode of Project Blackknight coming to YouTube this Saturday. However, you can see it early!

We're hosting a live event on our website, where we will air the first episode ("Prologue") a day early. The live event will take place on:



Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sun. Dec. 14, 2008

Just here to give a quick midnight update. Today (or more like yesterday) we finished off all the voiceover work for PBK: Prologue (see last post for info on the live show!). Only the final touches need to be made and it's set for Friday! Hope you're all enjoying Marlin episode 30!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fri. Dec. 12, 2008

Marlin the Elite ep. 30 is now up on YouTube for you all to enjoy. One thing you might notice: at the bottom of the screen, there's a button you can press that says "HD", and you can view the episode in... well... must say that it's not true HD, since the episode was only captured in standard def. However, the quality is still good. Be sure to click that button when watching episode 30.

Next up, we have the first episode of Project Blackknight coming to YouTube December 20. However, you can see it early!

We're hosting a live event on our website, where we will air the first episode ("Prologue") a day early. The live event will take place on:


I'll put a video up with all this info and an exact link to the live page next week. So watch our YouTube channel. Hope you all can make it! In the meantime, be sure you've checked out the two new previews that came out: the "Mystic" trailer, and the "Prologue" trailer. That's all for now!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Were it so easy..."

I regret to inform you all that our cat Jack (otherwise known as "Big Kitty") passed away today around the age of 14 or 15. During her time with us, she appeared in such movies as "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Detective Awesome", and others. She has without a doubt contributed greatly to the realm of Thomas Productions... especially in the firearms department. She will appear in at least one more of our films and possibly even a second. She will be missed.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Thomas Productions Now on Facebook!

Thomas Productions is now on Facebook! Click here to go to the page.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Fri. Dec. 5, 2008

Marlin episode 29 is now out. Go watch it and love it! Nothing else new at this time. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sun. Nov. 30, 2008

Hello. Today, Kevin & Kyle came over and we worked for something like 3 hours on voiceovers for Project Blackknight. Episode 1 is coming along very nicely. We just have to capture a few more scenes and finish those off before it's all done! If that wasn't enough, Kevin and I recorded a new podcast episode! Click here to listen to it now! That's all!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Fri. Nov. 28, 2008

Marlin 28 is up and active, so please go and watch if you're not duking it out at the Black Friday Bonanza. Great news! We finished up all the Marlin episodes on Tues. So now we can work on Project Blackknight. The Marlins will be released every Friday until episode 30 (the end of Season 3). That's all for now!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Scripting Update from Kyle

Kyle posted this in our forums a few days ago talking about the development of various episode scripts for our new machinima series Project Blackknight. Here's what he had to say:

Well, Friday was a pretty busy day for me. I wrote up a script for an episode of Project BlackKnight. Layne liked it. Very Happy Always a good thing when Layne approves.

Anyway, rewrote the episode today because Layne wanted me to change a few things. I also wrote up another episode that Layne wanted me do.

Layne had written up a script and he didn't like where it was going, so he gave it to me so that I could rewrite it. I did that today. I'm pretty sure that next time I see him, he'll have me rewrite it some more, but I don't mind. Just as long as I don't end up writing the whole show. Mad

Kevin also wrote up an episode, but I think it seems like it should just be the end of an episode. It's too short. I'm sure Layne will tell him how to fix it up.

This is the first time that I've written a script in a while, so it's a good thing that Layne likes it so much. The last time I wrote a script for Thomas Productions, it was for Pirates of the Backyard.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how things are going with PBK.

Be sure to check back for more updates, and don't miss Marlin the Elite episode 28 this Friday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mon. Nov. 25, 2008

Marlin the Elite 27 is and has been up, as well as the announcement trailer for our new machinima series Project Blackknight coming this December! We were able to film and capture Marlin 30 as planned, and it should be done by planned. The only other thing to talk about is YouTube.

As you may have noticed, YouTube has come out with their bigger and better widescreen player. As of now, we will be putting out our videos to take advantage of this format (as I'm sure countless others are planning to do as well). Future episodes of Marlin the Elite, our new series Project Blackknight, as well as the rest of the stuff we do, will take up the full width of the screen, which is pretty magrawsome. Here's what it should look like:

That's it for now! Don't forget to catch Marlin 28 this Friday (a.k.a. Black Friday).

Thursday, November 20, 2008



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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tues. Nov. 18 , 2008

This past Saturday we finished up Marlin episode 27 (the one you'll be seeing this Friday) and filmed episode 28. Just today I captured the footage and now awaits editing. If all goes to plan, we should have Ep. 28 completed this Saturday and have Ep. 30 filmed. So it looks like we're on track for our Thanksgiving deadline. Stay tuned!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fri. Nov. 14, 2008

Marlin episode 26 is now up for your viewing enjoyment. Marlin 27 will be coming next Friday. As I said before, it's a rather short episode, but don't worry... we have an extra special something to help substitute :) That's all for now!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sun. Nov. 9, 2008

Another very productive day for Marlin the Elite. We finished up Marlin Ep. 29 and filmed Ep. 27. While you won't be seeing episode 27 for about 2 weeks, I still must caution you that it will defiantly be the shortest episode in the serie's history. It should be rather funny, however. We plan on getting that finished up this Saturday, when we also plan on filming Ep. 28. We then hope to cap off the series by filming episode 30 the following Saturday and polishing it off during that week.

Our goal is to get all the Marlins done by Thanksgiving. Then the rest of November and December will be dedicated to getting the first episode of our new machinima series presentable. Again, we hope for a mid-December release (Dec. 19 looks like a good contender). One thing that I don't think I've mentoned about the series is that it will play out more like a short movie rather than "little" episodes like Marlin. I'm guessing the first episode will be at least 15 min. Also, the episodes will create one big story arc that will span at least 5 episodes. Once the overall storyarc is done, that's when the series will end. So it's a limited series. However, I expect it to end Winter of 2009 at the soonest.

Anyway, that's where we currently stand and where we are headed.

Oh! And that trailers release gets closer and closer...

Friday, November 07, 2008

Fri. Nov. 7, 2008

Marlin episode 25 is now out for you to view. Please watch and enjoy! Marlin ep. 26 coming next Friday!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Wed. Nov. 5, 2008

More news from the world of Marlin the Elite. Ep. 26 has just been completed. Editing for Marlin 29 is to commence immediately so it can hopefully be finished by this Sunday. Coming back to what you'll see in the near future is the already completed Episode 25, which will be released this Friday. It's only appropriate that I give you a little teaser pic.

Have a nice rest of the week, and we'll see you on Friday!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Nov. 2, 2008

Lots of stuff going on. We're ramping up on our production of Marlin the Elite in order to make our 10 episodes by mid December. And due to the upcoming holiday season, we're trying to get as much done now as possible. Here's what we've been up to this weekend:
  • Captured, edited, and finalized Ep. 25
  • Filmed and captured Ep. 26
  • Filmed and captured Ep. 29
We usually don't like to film episodes out of order, but we did it this time for convenience. You may have noticed that Ep. 25 is complete. It will be released this Friday. Hopefully we'll release an episode every week until we're done with the season.

Another reason we're pumping up production is so we'll have time to finish up our first episode of our new machinima series. We are going to release it this year no matter what. The optimum time at this point would be mid-December. Expect a trailer this month. Until then, check out the website banner for a teaser image. So long!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fri. Oct. 31, 2008

Marlin 24 is out now for your viewing enjoyment. Please watch and rate. And don't forget to check out our website! Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wed. Oct. 29, 2008

The Mac is back! After a week of waiting, my Mac has finally been returned from repairs, meaning that we can finally finish Marlin 24! The episode should be out for your viewing pleasure on the most spooktacular day of Halloween (although the episode has nothing to do with Halloween). There may also be surprise for those who visit our website on Halloween (*hint hint, wink wink*).

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tues. Oct. 21, 2008

Unfourtionatly, Marlin 24 is being delayed. Basically a CD got stuck in the disc drive of my Mac. So right now it's getting repaired. I should have it back within a couple days, but that means that ep. 24 won't be coming out this week like I had thought. Sorry. In the meantime, we might film episode 26 or something like that so we're actually making use of the time.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fri. Oct. 17, 2008

While Marlin episode 24 will not come out until next week, I quickly made this little machinima: The Real Joe the Plumber. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sun. Oct. 12, 2008

The smell and the chill of Fall is now in the air. And with it... more news! The first of many promos for our head partner is now out. Please go watch and rate. Also, while it is technically not our video, Marlin was recently interviewed by Glandorray, who has been an avid fan of the series. You can watch the interview here. As for our videos, Marlin episodes 24 & 25 have been filmed, however, it has yet to be officially determined which one will come out first (or more like, which one will be 24, and which one will be 25). I'm hopeing to capture and start editing this week.

I must tell you though, that we're starting to try and simplify the plots a little more and make them straightforward (mainly for our own ease). We haven't been doing our other machinima project justice... because we haven't been working on it! So this will hopefully free up some time so we can work on that. Right now with the way things are, the first episode is looking at a December release date, with episoede 2 following suite the following year. It's not what we innatially planned, but that's what is going to probably happen at this moment. In addition, we probably won't get to have the "2-3 episode in-the-can" deal with the first one's release, this meaning more space inbetween episodes.

On the up side, those who visit our site may start to see some special things pop up hear and there. Just another insentive to visit the hub of Thomas Productions. That is all for now...

...actually, I was lieing. We have a new partner: Visit there site please. They too deliver news about the Halo community. And what with Halo 3: Reconz coming out, it would be wise to visit often.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Sat. Oct. 4, 2008

Well, nothing really new with us. However, Glandorray has posted his interview with Marlin the Elite (which was recently recorded). Watch the video goodness below!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mon. Sep. 29, 2008

Well after some complications, Marlin episode 23 is now online. Please go check it out right now! So far, it seems that people are really liking it. Also, to add to your enjoyment of this Marlin episode (and in light of the recent release of Bungie's new trailer), something has been added:

Lastly, due to the recent events with the new Bungie trailer, the SI (Superintendent) has hidden himself in the episode. See how many of him you can spot! Feel free to post how many you spotted in the comments. When the next episode is released, I'll post the times where he is hiding. If people seem to be having a hard time finding them, I might post how many there are, but finding them will be up to you! Some are easy, and some are hard, but there are UNDER 10. That's all I'm gonna say.

So have fun looking for those! No more work or thought as been put in on Treus or Marlin 24 yet (sorry folks). Lastly, here is a piece of "concept art" when we were planning out the Sale Con '08 poster featured in Marlin 23. Enjoy!

Kyle came up with the design of the logo, and then you can see we were trying out different slopes for the graphs.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wed. Sep. 24, 2008

I believe it's been a little while since the last update. Marlin Ep. 23 has been captured and is starting to be edited (it will hopefully be out before the end of September). We also did some more vocieovers for "Treus". In more minor news, Marlin the Elite is still being uploaded to Ep. 1-13 are currently up and more are on the way. Also (after many technicle difficulties), Halo 3 Dance TV 2 is also up on Even though you've probably already seen it, watch it and rate it. Lastly, I was finally able to figure out how to get a custom bookmark picture for our website (see grainy picture below). It's not much, but I've been trying to work around some problems preventing me from doing it for a long time. So for me, it's a big relief.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thurs. Sep. 18, 2008

Today, we did the "puppeteering" for Marlin the Elite Ep. 23. This weekend I plan on capturing it and start putting it together. Also, we might do some more voiceovers for Treus. Still no planned time for the release of the first trailer. However, members of our forums will be delighted to know that they can see a sneak peek of something featured in Marlin Ep. 23. Just sign up and go to the Marlin the Elite forum to check it out!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sat. Sep. 13, 2008

Well folks, it's been a while since I've posted. I've been busy editing Marlin 22 (which is now out) and recovering from a cold. But we're still rock'n!

I would like you to help spread the word about Marlin the Elite as well as our new forums (which you should join right now!) We want to have the community and the series grow to it's maximum height.

We're going to try and get Marlin 23 out before the end of September, but no promises. The Treus trailer will NOT be coming out this month (that goes for any sneak peek pics too). We did do our first batch of voiceovers and have added them into ep. 1, although I think I already mentioned that in my last post. Since the Force Unleashed is coming out in a few days, I imagine we won't end up on working on anything for a couple of days after that. But as I said before, you can join our forums and chat with us there (come on...please?). So long, internet!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sun Sep. 7, 2008

Well, it seems that everyone is enjoying Marlin Ep. 21. We filmed episode 22 and captured it, along with some footage from Treus. And then today we just started doing the first batch of voiceovers for the first episode. We're using Audacity this time around because we can lower our voices with ease. However, it is much more time consuming, but I think that's okay because we want to make sure our voices are exactly the way we want them. We used the new microphone I mentoned in my last post (which came in the mail with great speed. Thanks Amazon!). No doubt we will be using it to record our future podcast episodes. To finish up, I would like to announce a happy piece of news I recieved: is back! As you may recall, they were our first partner and helped promote the Marlin the Elite series until they were shut down due to haxorz (otherwise known as hackers). But now they're back. We are going to "pick up where we left off" so to speak, meaning we will/have become partners again. So congrats to Gruntsrus for not letting the haxorz get in your way.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tues. Sep. 2, 2008

Some quick stuff to update you on. More work on Treus has taken place (just dialog mainly). Preparations are starting to get underway for the grand day that is September 4th. Since this will be the last update before the grand launch, I'll go over what's happening:
  1. Marlin the Elite Ep. 21 premieres
  2. The launch of our "revamped" site
  3. The grand unveiling of our new logo
  4. New t-shirts that you can buy with our new logo on them
  5. A new episode of the TPCast (our podcast)
  6. And finally (the newest announcement)... we will be unveiling our new forums
That's a heck of a lot for one day, so you might start to see some little changes start happening tomorrow. To conclude, let's wish Kevin & Kyle a happy birthday!

The final picture from Marlin 21. Don't forget to look for it on Sep. 4th!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Mon Sep. 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day everybody! With an extra day free of school and other obligations, I worked more on Treus. To be specific, I edited a little more as well as worked on some of the dialogue for the talking scenes. In addition, I developed the voice of what will be the main character in the series. It has become apparent, however, that we may need a new mic. The built in one on the computer picks up the hard drive noise, and the other one only seems to record in mono. I'm looking into getting a Logitech USB mic. Hopefully that will come to pass soon. So here's the 5th picture from Marlin the Elite Ep. 21:

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sat. Aug 31, 2008

Silly me! I forgot to write a blog post yesterday! Kevin, Kyle, and I were working on more Treus stuff as well as filming Marlin 21, plus recorded a new podcast (for future release); so it's a good reason. Anyway, here's two pictures from Marlin 21.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Fri. Aug. 29, 2008

Today, I actually got some work done on Treus. Yea! I edited a few minutes together with music (voices still have to be recorded when the ep. is done). It looks pretty good, and will look even better when the big chunks that we've filmed get linked up with little scenes that we have yet to film/capture. Tomorrow we might actually record a podcast! To conclude, here's pic number 4 (I think that's right) of Marlin ep. 21; coming Sep. 4th!

Fan: "Damn you Thomas Productions! It's just another picture of Lemon Man on a Mongoose!"
Thomas Productions: "Don't worry. This is the last one of those."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thurs. Aug.28, 2008

Well, today I can shamefully say that I did absolutely no work on Marlin or Treus. What with school starting and it being about 100 degrees today, plus watching the Dem. convention, there hasn't been much time for anything else. So, behold the third picture from Marlin the Elite ep. 21:

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wed. Aug. 27, 2008

Not too much to update you with today. No new podcast... now new editing/filming on Marlin 22 or the "Treus" project. Really the only thing that happened today was some more script writing and plot developing for Treus. There were some main things that I wanted to have included in the series (mainly cool battle sequences) that I was able to tie in and get sorted out. But sorry! Can't show you any of that. However, as I leave you for today, I will show you the second image from Marlin the Elite ep. 21: coming September 4th.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mon. Aug. 26, 2008

Kind of a normal update today. I finished editing Marlin 21, we did the voiceovers, and it's all exported and ready to go. The only thing we need now is September 4th (the 1 Year Anniversary of Marlin the Elite). Need I remind everybody that on September 4th, we are also releasing our new logo, revamped website, and a little bit more. Now I'm going to do what I didn't get to do for Halo 3 Dance TV 2... and that's to release a new picture from Marlin 21 every post until Sep. 4th. These will only be available here until Sep. 4 hits. They as we get closer to the release date, the pictures will get more revealing. So keep your eyes fixed to this blog! Without further ado, here's picture #1!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sat. Aug. 24, 2008

Another Flash Update: More Marlin editing, plus this little gem. Just made it quickly for fun. Till next time...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fri. Aug. 22, 2008

This is what I call a Flash Update! Editing began today on Marlin Ep. 21. The intro has been shortened, but still contains the same song and most of the old footage. Nothing to mention besides that!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thurs. Aug. 21, 2008

Not a lot of news today. We did film Marlin ep. 21 (rejoice!). Plus I modified the site a little bit. It's just barely starting to take the shape of what it will soon become. On a less exciting note (at least for you readers), I got a new external hard drive, which means I'll be able to store a lot more movie stuff. Yea!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wed. Aug. 20, 2008

Not a lot to say. We've been working a little bit more on Treus and that's about it. We should start filming Marlin season 3 pretty soon. Don't forget to watch Halo 3 Dance TV 2 if you haven't already.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fri. Aug. 15, 2008

Another quick update. We worked a lot on Treus yesterday and today. Filming is almost complete for one episode. One of the things we filmed was a very complicated scene, and we were able to get it done... barely. Oh! And the Clone Wars movie was awesome. Go see it. Along with this.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thurs. Aug. 14, 2008

Just a quick update. As you can tell, the YouTube feed is working thanks to the miracle of patience. Yea! Still not sure if we're gonna do a podcast or not. We plan on working on Treus more today before we go see Star Wars The Clone Wars tomorrow :) . And so, I end the post by saying, "I Believe in Dave Filoni".

I made this. Yes; I am awesome aren't I.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mon. Aug. 11, 2008

Hello there. I'm hear with a much needed update. Halo 3 Dance TV 2 is now out on YouTube and awaiting release on Please watch and love. Again, like I said in my last post and in the director's notes, this one's a little different from the first because of the time I took on each song. I just had too many ideas in my head. I'll try and have more short snipits in number 3. In other news, we've been working a little more on Treus: mainly just working out plot details. So there's nothing really I can say... except that I almost now know for sure that it will not be released this summer. I'm guessing late fall or even winter, but no matter what, you will have seen the first episode before the year is out. Again, we'll have a trailer and teaser pics when the time is getting close. Now, here are some small things you should know: Our main YouTube channel widget isn't working for some reason. Hopefully it's only temporary. The other was that now you can Digg/bookmark each post I make on this blog. See the little button on the bottom of the post? That's it! Please click and enjoy. Lastly, our now "monthly" podcast (the TPCast) is overdue for an episode. Maybe we'll get one out this week, but no promises.

P.S. As a side note, I recently starred in a couple videos from Bone Rice Productions. You can find them here, here, here, and especially here. And subscribe to them if you please (especially if you're into Stargate).

Monday, August 04, 2008

Mon. Aug. 4, 2008

Quick update. The bonus footage for Detective Awesome and the Case of Vial Three is up now, so go check it out. The only other thing worth mentioning is Halo 3 Dance TV 2. It's coming out a lot sooner than I anticipated... tomorrow. The reason being is that I had too many ideas to fit into 10 minutes, so I decided to save some of those ideas for Halo 3 Dance TV 3 (yes, it's inevitable now) and release Dance TV 2 with the stuff I had. The movie comes to a runtime of 9:59 minutes, so it's in no way lacking. This time around, I had more "visionary" ideas, which lead me to spend more time on each song (in the movie). That's just how it came together. Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy it. To conclude, here's all the pictures I was going to show you with each update:

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Sat. Aug. 2, 2008

Update time! Kevin and Kyle are on vacation right now, but while they've been gone, I've been working hard on Halo 3 Dance TV 2. I've filmed a good 3/4 of it so far and have edited a little less than half. So expect it in the next couple weeks. In the meantime, I'm going to post the outtakes from Detective Awesome and the Case of Vial Three soon. Please watch it the actual movie, too. Now for some more news. I've been saying in my last couple posts that there might be a site revamp on the horizon. Well, that's pretty much surly going to happen (approximately 99.97%). The revamp a will take place on September 4th, with the release of the Marlin the Elite Season 3 premiere. Some of you people might also know that that's also the day that we're switching over to our brand new logo. And who knows! There may even be more ;)

So here's the first photo from Halo 3 Dance TV 2, because I'm feeling so nice.

I know it isn't much, but it's something. Stay tuned for more pictures!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wed. July 30, 2008

Detective Awesome and the Case of Vial Three is now on YouTube and Vimeo. Here's the description:
Detective Awesome is assigned to preventing Vial Three from being delivered to the factory for mass-production. But could it be a trap?! Find out!
So what are you waiting for?! Go check it out!

P.S. The bonus footage is coming soon.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tues. July 29, 2008

Great news. The trailer is out for the new Detective Awesome movie: Detective Awesome and the Case of Vile Three. Check it out now! The actual movie will be released this week (sooner than later). And a last little bit of news, the site has been tweaked ever so slightly (mainly just having to do with our new partner: So keep an eye on the YouTube channel!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sat. July 26, 2008

A bit of exciting news for you. We're just about to go off and filmed Detective Awesome 2, so it now is happening for sure. I can also say that the website ( will probably get a face lift with the launch of our new logo in September. Exciting stuff.

Oh, and some Bonus Footage from OMG HAX is now on YouTube. So check it out, will ya?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thurs. July 24, 2008

Well, not much is new...except for one thing. Those of you who were fortunate enough to visit our website today may have glimpsed a "preview" of what the site might look like in the future. Nothing I can say for sure, but if there's a change made to the overall feel of the site, it will be with the release of the new logo. So it just goes to show you you never know what goodies you might find when you come to our humble internet home.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tues. July 22, 3008

Hi. We have a new movie called "OMG HAX" out now on YouTube. Go check it out. The only other thing that I have to tell you is that it's even more likely that we'll do a sequel to Detective Awesome. So stay tuned for more news.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sat. July 19, 2008

Marlin the Elite episode 20 is now online. This is the last episode of Season 2. Season 3 will begin in September. Next, we're going to work on a fake documentary about hard core Bungie fans. We're also going to be working on Halo 3 Dance TV 2 & our "untitled" action/drama machinima series. And maybe...just maybe, there might be a Detective Awesome 2. So just because Marlin the Elites over for now, doesn't mean you should stop checking for new (and magrawsome) videos from us. So look out!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fri. July 18, 2008

Yo! Here's what's new. MTE 20 is still in the works, but it should be out by this weekend. We recorded a new live-action movie (no, it's not the Detective Awesome sequel). We'll start editing that when MTE 20s finished. Lastly, we recorded a new podcast episode, which is up right now. So please listen to's almost an hour long!!!

(Awesome podcast artwork if I don't say so my self...)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mon. July 14, 2008

Marlin the Elite is now on along with Assault on the Citadel Parts 1 & 2. Expect more MTE episodes to appear there in the future.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sat. July 12, 2008

Hello. Marlin 19 is now up on YouTube as well as the outtakes from Detective Awesome. I've been starting to upload videos to and continuing uploading to The final episode of MTE Season 2 will be out late next week. There's also been talk of a sequel to the Detective Awesome movie, so we'll see about that. Lastly, we (meaning I) designed a new all-original logo for Thomas Productions. The new logo will be debuting with the launch of our fall season of Marlin the Elite as well as our yet-to-be-revealed action machinima series. It will then take the place of our current Lucas-like logo on our website, movies, and merch. So all of you out there thinking of buying a shnazzy TP shirt, it might be best if you hold off for now. So lots of stuff is in motion. Be sure to watch all our videos and goodies!

P.S. The Marlin the Elite Xbox Live account is now full. Sorry peoples.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Fri. July 4, 2008

Hello. After much trouble, our latest Message from Marlin is up. Unfortunately, the quality is kind of bad compared to the last Marlins. I was having some difficulty with the YouTube Multiuploader. So sorry about that. I just wanted to get it up. Anyway, happy Fourth!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Wed. July 2, 2008

Our new live action movie (Detective Awesome) is now up. Please go watch it and rate it. A new Message from Marlin is coming soon. Until then, bye!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sun. June 29, 2008

Yo! It's been a while since I posted here. Marlin eps. 17 & 18 came out, as well as some bonus Marlin videos. The new Marlin eps. had to be divided into two parts because they had too much "pwnage". I really don't want to make this a habit with the Marlins, so I'll do it only when necessary (so this isn't gonna be a normal thing). We have the plot details for Marlins 19 & 20, plus a "patriotic" Message from Marlin. We also filmed a new live action movie which should be out this week. So that's it!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tue. June 10, 2008

UPDATE: I've been doing more work on the site and am now able to "embed" webpages. An example can be found here.

Summer is so close, you can almost taste it! Anyway, I made some minor tweaking to the sites front page. The most notable is adding the little bar under the search box in which you can submit the front page to and other news sites, which should help get more site traffic. I also added one to the blog page. So please use it! Also, I am happy t say I'm now in the editing stage of MTE 17. We'll try to get it out by the end of this week.

P.S. I just got some sad news that will be closing down for good due to hackers. Sorry to hear that.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Sat. June 7, 2008

TPCast #47 is up now with our review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. You can use the player at the right to listen or you can click the link above.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Fri. June 6, 2008

Hello. The short movie that I've been talking about is up on YouTube now, so please go check it out. Tomorrow we are planning to record a new podcast episode so keep an eye on the feed. Other then that, that's it!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wed. June 4, 2008

Well, I'm back from vacation, and I have to say it feels good to be back. Some quick news for today. We now have a new partner: . They're a Halo 3 Forge site (much like ForgeHub) where you can show off your Forge maps and switches. So go check them out. Also, they have asked me to help out with some machinima videos showing off the website, so I will most likely be doing some of that over the summer. And that's about it! Now HOPEFULLY we'll be able to get a new podcast out as well as that mini machinima sometime this weekend (followed up by Marlin 17 next week of so).

Monday, June 02, 2008

Mon. June 2, 2008

Greetings from Vacationland! I'm coming back on Wednesday, but until then, here's some pics that Mr. Red Spartan took of himself (click on the image to see the whole thing):











Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wed. May 28, 2008

Hello. Like I said in my last post, I'm going on vacation for about a week, so there won't be any new videos :( Even worse is that I was unable to get a podcast, or that short machinima video, OR the new Marlin movie up. As I also said in the last post, I'm helping some people with a movie project for school, and that had to come first. But once I get back, we should be in full swing! I'll try and take some pics while I'm gone (and if I get internet access, you might see me commenting on YouTube videos and stuff). Bye!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mon. May 26, 2008

Hello there. Here's the low-down on what's happening. I'm helping some friends out with a film project, so that gets first dibs as far as what I work on. I'm also going on vacation on Thursday for about a week. I'm not sure if there will be internet access where we're staying. If there is, I'll try and update you on stuff. The chances of releasing Marlin Ep. 17 before leave is getting less and less likely (this one requires a little more work/time than the others due to what we want to do). I'll probably at least capture it to the computer. So if we can't get ep. 17 done, I'll go ahead and finish up and post that short film that we made during Ep. 15 & 16. In other news, we started work on Halo 3 Dance TV 2. We hope to have it done by mid-summer. It might even turn out to be more than ten minutes long. If you have any ideas for songs to use, just email me. We also came up with some great new episode ideas for MTE (one in particular got pushed up to ep. 18 because we like the idea so much). Also, I'm almost certain that we will be able to record another podcast episode before I leave, in which we'll review Indy 4 (if you haven't seen it, you're missing out). In the meantime, check out our voice outtakes for MTE Ep. 15 & 16. So that's it. And please go and check out the Halo Amplified Podcast as well as

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tues. May 20, 2008

Indiana Jones 4 is upon us, and what better way to get in the mood by watching our latest video, Waiting for Indy . This actually isn't the additional short video I was saying that we made while filming Marlin Ep. 15 & 16. I just made this on a whim. So you can still expect that and the voice outtakes coming soon. Another new thing, myself (as well as Kevin & Kyle) have signed on to lend our voices (and possibly Halo puppeteer skills) to a new machinima series that's sprouting. It is essentially about a Burger King restaurant and the people who work there. They still need more people for the series, so if you want to get involved, post a reply here. Again, check out out website that just got a fresh coat of shine, as well as vote in the new poll at the top right of the blog page. Alright, that's it!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sat. May 17, 2008

Got a surprising amount of updates for you guys. First off, we were able to lay down the gameplay for Marlin episode 17. Second, we recorded a new podcast episode, which is up right now. If that weren't enough, I tricked out the website even more with a search box. I customized it so that it'll search all our main websites, like this blog, Kyle's blog, the POTB fansite, the Marlin Wikipage, etc. I also added one up at the top of the blog which does the same thing. So try it out. Also, I put up a poll on the side of the blog. It has to do with the Marlin the Elite series, so please go and vote. So that's it. Later!

Fri. May 16, 2008 (Pt. 2)

Hello. On a whim, I decided to pimp out our site more with a new banner and some overall trimming. I also added the results from the TPMAs for those of you who haven't listened to our podcast (yet!). In addition, I've had a few more people ask me if they could be affiliates. So go check them out at the site. Please note that you need to have a website or community to become a partner (sorry Cheddar). So if you run a Halo community/website/podcast, contact me.

P.S. I accidentally made the above link to and was throughly surprised by what I found...

Friday, May 16, 2008

Fri. May 16, 2008

Marlin the Elite episode 16 is now up on YouTube. Go check it out. Also, something that I didn't mention in my last post... I' m starting to upload some of our stand-alone machinimas (videos not attached to a series) to Hopefully that'll bring in some new fans.

Thurs. May 15, 2008 (although techniclly Fri.)

Hello. Time for an update. Marlin the Elite episode 16 is uploading right now. I'll probably post another entry "tomorrow" when it's up. As reads the Director's Notes in the video description:

We have voice outtakes from Ep. 15 & 16 that we will post sometime next week, as well as a short little movie that we made while filming 15/16. We're hoping to film Ep. 17 sometime this weekend as well as put out a new podcast episode.
In the podcast, we would most likely review some of the Summer movies starting to appear, such as Speed Racer and Prince Caspian (we already covered Iron Man in our last ep.). So I think that's it for the updates. Now time for something fun.

The fellows over at (creators of Halo) had a little contest going. They gave us two pictures of one of their employees (Frank O'Connor) and told us to "Photoshop" him into some stuff.

Pic #1

Pic #2

Then they choose some of those pics and the people who get them get the All Mighty RECON ARMOR (also commonly referred to as "Reconz"). While I don't have Photoshop, there's a free program called Gimp that I decided to try my hand at. So, here are my entries: (SOME OF THE PICTURES GOT CUT OFF. JUST CLICK ON THEM TO SEE THE FULL IMAGE)

This is my first one. It looks like crap. I ended up redoing it (you'll see later on)

Death by Frankie
I made this one with the built-in editor on It's not half bad.

This one I didn't bother to enter because it again looks like crap. But I did learn how to cut around heads using the scissors :)

I like this one a lot, and it turned out pretty decent.

Used the Photobucket editor for this one...

...and this one

I'm very proud of this one. This includes some other people from Bungie like Marty O'Donnell, Luke Smith, and others.

Didn't submit this one either. Was a good idea, but the lines just didn't look good.

I didn't spend long on this one, and I didn't expect it to win anything. But it was fun :) (you can see Marty's head peeking into the pic)

I like this one a lot, too.

These last two I didn't get a chance to submit, but here they are:

Frankie Racer: (again with other people from Bungie)

And finally, the re-done Indy 4 pic. This is one of my favs as well. (once again, Marty's peeking in!)

So I probably won't get squat out of these, but you never know (fingers crossed!)...