December, 2007

12.30.07

My Christmas special has done so well that it has almost beat Hat vs. Barnaby in views, despite being released a month after it. Thanks for making it so popular!

Also, I've made a new Oxhorn Brand Facebook page, now that Facebook is not restricted to students.

I've made some new designs for my store! Here are four new quotes from my movies:

I used to have iPod versions of all my movies, but people didn't download them much so I stopped making them. However, due to fan feedback, I've brought back the iPod versions and made new ones for my new movies. You can download my movies for your iPod from the Movies page. Here they are, listed below:

* The 12 Days of Winter's Veil iPod Version
* The Anti-Elf Anthem iPod Version
* The Joy of Punting Gnomes iPod Version
* The Peace Circle iPod Version
* Birth of the Forsaken iPod Version
* Inventing Swear Words iPod Version
* Oxhorn Tells Off Xfire iPod Version
* Red Snappah! iPod Version
* The Great Kodo iPod Version
* ROFLMAO! iPod Version
* Orcs in SPACE!
* Krick in the Back iPod Version
* Inventing Swear Words 3 Trailer iPod Version
* Inventing Swear Words 2 iPod Version
* Elf On iPod Version
* Drunken Kodo Riding iPod Version
* Courting a Celt iPod Version
* Associate Professor Evil Kills All Beggars iPod Version
* Oxhorn's Christmas Special iPod Version
* Inventing Swear Words 3 iPod Version
* Hat vs. Barnaby iPod Version
* Hark! Hear the Wails iPod Version
* Racing the Grimtotem iPod Version
* The Tauren's Kilt iPod Version

This has been a good year for machinima! I've made 12 movies this year (not counting a commissioned piece which I haven't released to the public yet, two movie trailers and a machinima acceptance speech) which averages out to one movie every month. I'd say that is a fair amount! This year alone I've introduced a slew of new characters, including Associate Professor Evil, The Master of Euphemisms, two silly orcs floating in space, good ol' Thunk and many more. Check out the Characters page to see all my machinima characters. I hope to make just as many movies for next year, and maybe even more.

I'll be going to the Red Hot Bash in Seattle for New Years Eve. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there! Otherwise, have a happy New Year, and I'll see you in 2008!

Here are this last week's blog highlights:

* Script: Oxhorn's Christmas Special
* New Movie: Oxhorn's Christmas Special
* Stats: 24 Hours After Release
* Bellies Filled with MEAT!

12.23.07

Merry Christmas! If you missed it, I released my new Christmas movie this weekend. Check it out here:

Oxhorn's Christmas Special

I have a long list of bonus material for the movie:

I'll be updating the shop with new items from both Hat vs. Barnaby and Oxhorn's Christmas Special soon. I'll also take this time to do some much-needed tweaking to the site so it looks better.

If you'll be in Seattle tonight, head on over to Mars Hill's Wedgwood campus for their Christmas Eve service, where I will be singing in a quartet at 5:30pm. Hope to see you there!

I'll add some video bloopers from my latest movie here tomorrow. That's it for today. Have a happy Christmas Eve!

12.22.07

After a few hiccups yesterday, I am now able to re-present Oxhorn's Christmas Special--now in working order.

"Oxhorn, Staghorn and Mortuus are going to a Christmas party at Shattrath, but the trip is taking too long. Staghorn craves some pecan pie, and they concoct a devious plan."

 

Check out the listing on the Movies page to see a list of bonus material, including a fine poster by Oushi, audio and video bloopers.

12.16.07

My Christmas movie is almost done! Here are some teaser screenshots.

Oushi, the winner of my movie poster contest, has been helping me design images for the movie and for its promotion, and I am really excited with what he made. You can see a few of his designs in Teaser 05. Also, if I get this done in time, Nathan may be able to score it for me, so pray for me! A musical score will make the movie much better.

I’m amazed with how much you guys have been buying from my store this last week. Thanks for the early Christmas present! If you missed it, I opened up a section of Oxhorn Brand Christmas Ornaments, and I organized the top-selling products and designs. There is still time to get items from my shop delivered before Christmas! Order by the 18th with premium shipping or by the 19th with express shipping. These are the top-selling designs:

No new song this week, for obvious reasons—I’ve been so busy with this movie. My goal is to release it on Thursday the 20th, leaving five days for people to enjoy the movie before Christmas. Stop by the forums and encourage me! I still have a lot of work to do.

See you Thursday, Lord willing!

12.10.07
 

I’ve been fiddling with the store a bit, and found out some useful information. If you would like to get anything from the store in time for Christmas, here are some important order deadlines:

Shipping Method
Order Deadline
Standard Thursday, December 13
Premium Tuesday, December 18
Express Wednesday, December 19

I’ve added some new Christmas ornaments for those who would like to decorate your tree in very Oxhorn-ish style! The new ornaments can be found here:

I’ve been trying to figure out the most popular items from the store. By far, the most popular item is the dark T-shirt, followed by the white T-shirt and then, strangely enough, hooded sweatshirts. Here are the five most popular designs:

So then, if you haven’t any ideas what to get your family and friends for Christmas, head on over to the shop and check out what I’ve got!

12.09.07
 

I’m ankle deep into the production of my new Christmas movie. I really love the script and I think you all will find it funny! But to be honest, it will be very hard for me to finish it in time for Christmas. I will have to spend every free moment I have on this thing to get it done in time. I think I can do it, if I am disciplined enough, but it will be work. If you know of anyone who would like to sponsor this movie, I have ten seconds during the credits that I can sell, so let me know.

I’ve finished the first scene, and here are some teaser screenshots:

I’ve recorded a new tin whistle solo and uploaded it to my MP3 player below. If any of you have played Final Fantasy IX, you should recognize it. It is called The Place I’ll Return to Someday, by Nobuo Uematsu. I’ll try to have some new tin whistle solos on a regular basis.

That’s everything for now! A nice short update this week. Have a good Monday, and here are last week’s blog highlights:

12.03.07
 

The results are in for my Movie Poster Contest, and I must say, it was hard for me to judge a winner. There were 23 submissions, and I picked the winner based on its creativity and its adherence to the rules. Because there were so many great submissions, I’ve decided to have 3 runner-ups, and the runner-ups will get their posters printed as large as possible and sent to them (I ignored the rules for the runner-ups).

 

Thanks to everyone who submitted a poster, and I wish I could have given prizes to even more. All posters are now listed on the Movies page under “Extras” beneath the poster’s movie.

So then! The runner-ups are:

"Bloit with the Flak"

by Aesybell

"Every Quest Has a Beginning"

by Fabka

"Hat vs. Barnaby"

by Oushi

And the winning poster is:

"Racing the Grimtotem"

by Oushi

Congratulations all! This was a fun contest, and thanks so much to everyone who participated. I am humbled to find that so many talented people are fans of my movies!

I have uploaded a few more MP3s to the MP3 player. Also, I've gone through the Movies page and added links to the MP3s listed as extras.

New MP3s:

I also just realized that I didn’t have a working link up for one of my newer short stories, The Judgment of Gritty Sax. The link now works:

I'm looking to host some new contests on a regular basis, so if you have any ides for contests, head on over to the forums and drop me a line.

That's it for this week! Congratz again to the winners, and I'll see you next Monday.