Friday, July 14, 2006

Thomas Brin Episodes 3 & 4 in Post Production!

To see Thomas Brin in action, visit the official movie site at: The Adventures of Thomas Brin

We know you've all been waiting for this day! After a long, hot, and fun 3-day shooting schedule, principal cinematography for Episodes 3 & 4 of The Adventures of Thomas Brin: Gardens of Tomorrow wrapped up. That means that our efforts have now shifted to post production--the stage where the artistic creativity and special effects wizardry of what we do comes into play.

We plan to first concentrate on Episode 3 with a goal of getting it out and live by the end of July. This, of course, is a challenge since we do not make any money of this effort and it is done in our spare time. So, if it drifts into the first week or two of August, we hope you'll understand.

As pointed out in the previous post, our production values took a big (almost major maybe?) step up. With better lighting, script, directing, and a bigger studio space, we think you'll agree the next two episodes will improve upon the first. Also, our post-production suite of tools has expanded. We now have the capabilities of high-end graphics houses--well, we have the tools at least, the capabilities will come with experience.

Here is a photo of our new studio garage space. Since studio garage or garage studio sounds a little quaint, we have come up with a new, hip term--studiage. That's right, just combine the pronunciations of studio with garage, minus a few letters, and you'll be able to say STUDIAGE with no problem!

Our new studiage

We have not heard from any of you in a long time. We'd love to get your feedback and comments on the series to date--and your thoughts on the direction we are heading. Please take a moment to drop us a line.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Thomas Brin Episodes III and IV Shooting Next weekend!

To see Thomas Brin in action, visit the official movie site at: The Adventures of Thomas Brin

The time has finally arrived! The scripts for Episodes 3 & 4 are done, our cast is assembled, rehearsals are underway, and our new, bigger studio is almost complete--okay, we just expanded our studio space in my garage but it is bigger and better!

Principle videography begins next Friday, July 7 and continues all weekend long. When we are finished, we will have Gardens of Tomorrow Episodes 3 & 4 in the can. From there, it goes to post (that is post production). We have several new, high-end software applications for creating more realistic, better quality 3D landscapes and animations, and we have Shake 4.1, Apple's award-winning 3D compositing application--the choice of Hollywood editors.

As promised on our website, we are upping the ante with these two episodes. Our craft is improving and hopefully the results will entertain and awe.

As soon as we have an estimate for the premiere date of Episode 3, we will post it here and on the website. Episode four will follow in two months or so. Hey, we don't get paid doing this and we need to catch our breath in between.

We hope you enjoy!