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Posted: 2007-03-08, 09:56PM GMT
As webisode 5 nears completion, I've got webisode 6--the final chapter!--just about edited to perfection. This webisode will be much longer than the rest, adding up to just shy of six minutes. CRAZY! The webisode will finish the movie then include the classic Colonel Crush bloopers--and there are some really good ones. I've watched them about thirty times now and still laugh every time. But then I am easily amused.

This weekend marks the return of Matt Thogerson--and more importantly the opening of 300, which better be amazing!!!--so this weekend we will finish up the fake horror movie trailer Jeff and I put together.

Things are getting exciting over here, the completion of CC3, new microfilms, and soon work on CC4. Oooooh boy!
Posted: 2007-03-07, 09:59AM GMT
For anyone who has heard of or seen Milk Battle, Jeff and I finally cracked down and pretty much have finished it. Milk Battle was a lightsaber FX test turned microfilm that was shot and edited in one day in June, and then was only just finished tonight. Those lightsaber effects take FOREVER! We're doing it the pretty low-tech way, but think about it: There are thirty frames for every second of video. That means we have to map a single lightsaber 30 times for every second it is on screen. Add in shaky cameras, things moving in front of the lightsabers, and etc, and by the end of it you basically want to blow your brains out.

But ultimately, Milk Battle is one of my favorite films we've done so far, so I'm really excited for the music and everything to be done. That goes up on the 19th, so prepare yourselves.

On a funny/not-so-funny side note, I totally forgot to change the batteries in the boom mic we were using, so we have to re-record all the dialogue. Hopefully we'll get it done before the 19th. Dum Dum Dum--the clock is ticking!
Posted: 2007-03-01, 03:01PM GMT
So Jeff and I have got back into the Microfilm game just a couple days ago, making a fake horror movie trailer about shoes. You can expect that one to come out on the 2nd of April if everything goes to plan.

The whole thing was written and shot in about 3 to 4 hours and then I spent about 8 times that long editing it. I watched a bunch of trailers to really get that cliche trailer feeling out of it. Jon hasn't done music for it yet, but I can't wait to hear what he's able to do with it. Matt will also make his return as the narrator in this one, but is currently still in the wrong hemisphere.

Webisode 5 is coming along, it's now gone to Jon for music and we should definitely have this one up on time. Anyone on at midnight for the last two webisodes knows that we've been a little late--but just a little.

Webisode 5 has a big fight between Crush and Pow's terrorists, and the new particle software we got after CC2 makes this scene pretty awesome. Won't be too long now before CC3 is all the way released and I start work on CC4. Ooooh boy!
Posted: 2007-01-26, 05:43AM GMT
Hey everyone, so I've been pretty busy with school and been sleeping at odd hours to throw my life off track, so things are going more slowly than I'd like, but on time none the less. Webisode Two is entering it's final stages, I've complete the editing process, so that's pretty cool. That will definitely be ready to go Monday so that's pretty awesome.

For anyone who plays the game CoH (City of Heroes) Jeff and Isaac and I have been wasting way to much time on that. I've been playing as Colonel Crush though, which is a lot of fun. Double Experience weekend coming up, oooh yeah! Uh... all the things I could do in the time I spend playing video games...

As for cool movies I've seen recently, if you are a fan of Saw, and could tolerate Saw II as a movie, I'd recommend the third, a lot better than I expected. But if you don't want to see copious amounts of blood gore and violence--don't touch it.

Also saw Lady in the Water, which I felt was much better than Signs or the Village--which were all around terrible, don't argue with me, I'm right. There were things that bothered me, but thought it was an all around interesting film. Though if M. Night gives himself that large a role in a film again I think I'll hit him with a lead pipe and tell him that's why actors act. Anyway.
Posted: 2007-01-15, 08:42AM GMT
Ha ha! We made it! Webisode one is up! That's really all that I had to say... but... I'm excited, and I'm sure you are too. Now on to Webisod two!
Posted: 2007-01-07, 02:52PM GMT
Hey, I've got ome weird news, I was just on IMDB cause I was watching an episode of TNG (that's the Star Trek with Picard for those less knowledgable in awesome) and I thought I recognized one of the guesting actresses. Anyway, I'm not sure if I really did or not, but I think she was in The Ring. So I linked over to that page, then got curious about what all Brian Cox (the guy who kills himself in the bath tub) has been in. Turns out he's in movie that's filming called "Agent Crush." And apparently Ewan McGregor is in negociations. Crazy. Go to if you want to see for yourselves.

Apparently it's all done with puppets or something. Bad Team America knock off? Who knows. But they steal any of our stuff and they are toast! ha ha.
Posted: 2007-01-07, 02:51PM GMT
So it's 6:30 in the morning and I planned to drive up to bellingham tonight, but I sort of ended up sleeping a lot more than I thought I would. So now 90% of my stuff is packed, I have been awake since 1:00 AM, but I'm too lazy to drive and Michael is sleeping in the room with the last 10%. What can I say; it's an impossible situation.

In ColCrush news Jon and I got some audio of car engines in the driveway in the dark. That was kinda fun. Webisode Three has a sweet car chase scene and Jon needs some audio to work with to make it as bad-ass as possible. I'm looking forward to hearing how that scene comes out.

I'm already starting the finishing touches on the editing of ColCrush Webisode 3, so we'll be totally ready for the Jan 15th launch. Prepare yourselves.
Posted: 2007-01-06, 12:06PM GMT
Last edited: 2007-01-06, 12:08PM GMT
Hey guys, so Webisode Two is nearly finished, I just have to add in some key sound effects, then it's once again off to music. Also I've been watching the greatest movies of all time--the back to the future trilogy. I've watched the first two but I don't think I'll have time to get to the third before I leave tomorrow--er today, whatever.

Some random trivia for you, Billy Zane's (bad guy in titanic) first credited acting on IMDB is Back to the Future I, and Elijah Wood's (frodo, duh) is Back to the Future II. Zane plays one of Biff's cronies and Elijah Wood plays a kid in the future, he's like eight years old, it's ridiculous. I think that's cool. Especially since those are the greatest movies of all time. Specifically number two.

Well, I'm off to clean up the mess we made in my garage and my barn--er the P3Pictures Studio--while filming CC4 before I leave tomorrow/today. It's late give me a break. And it'll be cold out there. Damn.
Posted: 2007-01-05, 12:40PM GMT
So I just got back from seeing "Children of Men," which was pretty cool. I was a bit disappointed--but my expectations were pretty high, and it was still a sweet movie. The whole post-apocalyptic experience was pretty sweet. I want one of those armored gun turret jeeps. Man, those were sweet.

I Colonel Crush news I've started work up again on Webisode Two which is coming together pretty well. One cool thing about the new webisodes is that they will all have a short "Previously on Colonel Crush 3" section at the beginning. Nothing to fancy, but cool all the same. Battlestar Galactic does it--if you aren't watching the new one, go buy all the seasons now--so I figure that Colonel Crush should do it too.

Most of my time on Webisode Two has been spent doing the computer monitor effects for Professor Pows cloning machine. Ugh. It takes forever. But I'm finally done, so I can move onto more fun things like sound effects. Yay! More CC3 updates later.
Posted: 2007-01-04, 09:53AM GMT
Well, I'm finally satisfied with the store--for now... and have moved on to Colonel Crush 3: Webisode One! Yay! I'll probably finish the episode before I go to bed. And by finish I mean get all the editing done and then ship it overnight to the music and mix department. And by ship it overnight I mean use the network to transfer the video file, and by music and mix department I mean my dad's computer.

This first webisode is shaping up nicely, there are so many funny things I want to tell everyone about! But alas, I will wait until the webisode debuts...

iTunes and Queens of the Stone Age are helping me edit, so tell them thanks for me if you see them.
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