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: