March, 2008

03.31.08

Happy Monday! Nathan and I are a bit delayed in finishing the song for my new music video because we want the song to be as good as possible. I’ve listened to Nathan’s drafts of the orchestrated parts and I am really excited! I’ll be sitting down tonight and recording the polished version of the vocals. We should get the song all finished by the end of the week or earlier, and then I’ll be able to start on the video.

I’ve finished all the voice acting and audio editing for another new movie, and last week I started the video editing. It will be about fifteen minutes long in all, which seems to be the norm nowadays for my movies. I don’t have any screenshots because I was really distracted last week, but I am sure I will have some next week.

Egad Pit and HeavyB, however, have been really busy producing machinima, and have made a new movie for the game Portal. If you want to see two military-issue turrets singing a folk song about how they got into the Aperture, well, follow this link:

Portal is such a fun game. And here is last week’s Weekly Video Review. Jeff got me good, but I got him back at the end, hehe.

03.24.08

  • Good morning! Things have been busy over at WeGame. We hired a few new people and I have been having fun tinkering with new toys in After Effects. Put a cool new frame in the video review.

    Nathan is working on the song for my next music video, and once he finishes it I will be able to pump it out. In the meantime, I have written two new scripts. I have no shortage of ideas, just time with which to make them! I’ll try to get a new movie done soon.

    In the meantime, Egad Pit and Heavy B have given us a new video, this time using Team Fortress 2 set to a scene from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.

    And there are a few days left in that Everquest 2 contest. If you don’t play the game, you can download a free 14 day trial from the Everquest website and make a quick video.

    That’s it for now! Here is last week’s video review:

    03.17.08

    I’ve started a new music video. It is a new song of my own composition, and Nathan is composing all the orchestration. It may be a few weeks before I finish it. At the same time, I am working on a new story-based movie. I’ll try to have screenshots of either (or both) next week.

    There is a new movie up over at WeGame that I thought was very funny, and it is sure to be a hit with anyone remotely familiar with Army of Darkness and Shaun of the Dead. Made by some guys named Egad Pit and Heavy B. Check it out here:

    There is a new contest over at WeGame for Everquest II players. It is a contest to make a movie about the game’s “Brew Day” Festival. I’ll be judging, so if you play the game, start sending your submissions! There are many great prizes from Ideazon.

    That’s it for today! Check out last week’s video review and blog highlights:

    03.09.08

    I’ve released Orcs in SPACE! 2, and you can watch it here:

    If you like it, do me a favor and “digg it” for me by following this link and clicking the button that says “digg it”:

    I also released a short trailer, in which I get some “payback” on those who didn’t like OIS1, hehe:

    And here are some extra goodies from the movie:

    I also reached a few milestones on YouTube. Sometime this week, I surpassed the ten-million views mark and the fifteen-thousand subscriber mark. Huzzah!

    The layout has changed a bit over at WeGame, delivering popular and relevant videos easier to the browser. Also, you can now leave comments on my channel “wall”, so stop on by and say hi!

    Many of you may not know this, but before World of Warcraft, I used to play a game called Dark Age of Camelot. I did not know how to edit video back then, but I did come out with a few little flash videos for my guild and for fun, long before I ever knew the term “machinima”. These go back to 2002-2003. Someone who knew me back then (when I went by Staghorn instead of Oxhorn) stopped by the forums last week and asked to see my old videos. I had forgotten about them, but I managed to find them on my old guild site, which is still up. If you’re curious, you can watch these ancient little movies of mine here:

    Maybe I can convince my super-awesome-and-totally-anonymous web designer to put them on my Movies page somewhere :P

    I hope you like Orcs in SPACE! 2! Here is last week’s Weekly Video Review:

    03.03.08

    As promised, here are some new screenshots from Orcs in SPACE! 2. I have most of it done, but I am not sure when I will be able to finish it because I have lots of new work at WeGame. I’ll shoot for next Monday, but we will see.

    I had a lot of fun editing last week’s weekly video review. Gorndt finally got me back for all the gags I played on him, hehe. You can watch it here:

    And we had another video make it to the front page of Digg, called “How Not to Be Seen”, which is a Monty Python sketch set to World of Warcraft. Made by some guy named Heavy B.

    That’s it for now! Stop by the forums and say hi.

     

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