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!