Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Captain's Blog 22.09.09

Jesus...

What with work, real-life, The Ollies, slipping back into online gaming a little (D&D Online, now free, so have dabbled in that a little.  Don't think it'll hold any concerted interest for me long-term, but the missus does like to dip her toe in the water from time to time...), I seem to have had little time to do much of anything...

Except, of course, beavering away on Episode Six, penultimate episode of Season One!

Managed to sit down this weekend and actually get some shooting done; the first four scenes, in fact, and part of the sixth.  So it's coming along quite nicely, really.

Episode Seven will be the biggy, and am already swirling ideas around for the big changes coming in Season Two... can't say much at the moment, but it should ratchet things up nicely, tension wise! :)

Actually got some time (following the lurgy attack) to sit down and run off some lines that had been outstanding for a coupla friends, so with some luck and a following wind, I'll be back to where I should have been by this weekend.


Well, back to the grind... fare thee well, phantom reader!  Til next time...

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Captain's Blog 06.09.09

THE OLLIES 2009 OFFICIAL NOMINATIONS

"(Listed in no particular order)

Best Picture
Saving Grace by Sisch; Temporary Night by Nukester; The Shadow over Innsmouth by JosephKW

Best Director
Sisch; JosephKW; Nukester

Best Actor
GoofParade; AnotherNewDawn; K4 (Tinman)

Best Actress
Sisch; Dulci; Ellie; Bella
(It was so close for 3rd place we decided to split the last one rather than make a snap decision about who should go on the shortlist)

Best TMU Newcomer
Act3scene24; Rage; IceAxe

Best Writer
Act3scene24; Sisch; thebiz

Best Drama
Kate Lee's The Afflicted by Sisch; Temporary Night by Nukester; Anonymous by Act3scene24

Best Comedy
The Clarks by act3scene24; Do You Like JosephKW Movies? By Macwemyss; Jesus V Easter: MS Edition by Mefune Akira

Best Western
The Phantom of The West by BenTuttle90; Theory of the Heart by Pookashells; Rio Diablo by TheMGMKid

Best Romance
Temporary Night by Nukester; The Story of Us by Jase180; The Lounge Singer (2009) by Dulci

Best SCI-FI
Saving Grace by Sisch; The Gray People by Moonlight Pictures (D.L. Watson); Coming Home by Lizard

Best Action
Valentine’s Day by Michael B6; Sitting on Top of the World by Bricks Films; The Expedition by animatechnica

Best Arthouse
Rochelle Rochelle by Biggstrek; Whitefish by thebiz; Clockwork by IceAxe

Best Fantasy
Angels V Demons by Capemedia; Grayskull by Rage; Kayna – Rik Vargard

Best Horror
Saimaya by Mefune Akira; Shadows over Innsmouth by JosephKW; Dark Tides of Innsmouth by JosephKW

Best Musical
Temporary Night by Nukester; Jesus Christ Superstar (Act 1 Scene 1) by Jase180; The Lounge Singer (2009) by Dulci

Best War
The Sniper by WarLord; Memoirs of Meuse River by Pookashells; The Expedition by animatechnica

Best Mystery
Transience by JosephKW; November: Pilot by Pookashells; The Dead Cases by Jase180

Best Trailer
For My Love, Theodora by act3scene24; November: Teaser Trailer by Pookashells; KoT: The Final Trailer by Rik Vargard

Best Soundtrack
Temporary Night by Nukester; Kate Lee's The Afflicted by Sisch (music by Sherwin Liu); The Intermediate by Sisch

Best Composer
Nukester; Biggstrek; Norrie

Best Sound Editing
Saving Grace by Sisch; Sorrows of the Spy by Orky; Temporary Night by Nukester

Best Sound Design
Saving Grace by Sisch; Temporary Night by Nukester; November by Pookashells

Best Set Use in a Machinima Movie
Cleopatra IV by TheMGMKid; The Expedition by animatechnica; The Grey People by Moonlight Pictures


Best Costume or Makeup in a Machinima Movie
The Expedition by animatechnica; Cleopatra IV by TheMGMKid; Saimaya by MefuneAkira.


Best Special Effects
The Grey People by Moonlight Pictures; Shadows over Innsmouth by JosephKW; Valentine’s Day by MichaelB6


Best Prop for a Machinima Movie
Tarison’s Bluescreen Sets by Tarison; Roger Thong by MarvellousGuppiMovies (Guppi); Castle Grayskull in Greyskull by BudBundysMullet


Best Short Form Film (<10 MINS)
Clockwork by IceAxe; November - pilot by Pookashells; She and I are Us by Nukester.

Best Long Form Film (>10 MINS)
Temporary Night by Nukester; Saving Grace by Sisch; Shadows over Innsmouth by JosephKW

Best The Movies Film
Temporary Night by Nukester; The Shadow over Innsmouth by JosephKW; The Gray People: Chapter One - Moonlight Pictures

Best Moviestorm Film
Saving Grace by Sisch; Clockwork by IceAxe; Café Insomniac by Hardycapo

Best iClone Film
Coming Home by Lizard; The Expedition by animatechnica; Soulking by Allpoint

Best Other Machinima Movie
Little Pablo by act3scene24; Sweet Nothingness by Overman; How it all began by Cloneposer


Best "Mash-up" or Anymation Movie
Saving Grace by Sisch; The Sniper by WarLord; The Windmill Song by Cloneposer


Best Screenplay
Temporary Night by Nukester; Kate Lee’s The Afflicted (Sisch and Kate Lee); Saving Grace by Sisch


Best Subtitled Film
Into The Reich by Harry; Emperivium by Harry; Next Door by Neonoir

Best Non-English Movie Award
Captain LeBorgne by RikVargard; Unfaithful by Meowan; The Writer by Laviv42

Best Live Action Movie
Dial for your Life by JosephKW; The Tell Tale Heart by Timothy Richmond; The Mice by Moonlight Pictures


Best PR Campaign
The Grey People by Moonlight Pictures; The Last Close Up by TheMGMKid; Whitefish by TheBiz


Best Movie Poster
Shadows over Innsmouth poster by Burkey1993; StarQuest: The Freighter poster by act3scene24; The Afflicted poster by Sisch


Most Helpful Community Member
Dulci; Ken; Chris62.


Funniest Comment on a Movie
(Due to the low number of submissions this year, this category was withdrawn with no clear shortlist)


Best Comment on a Movie
(Due to the low number of submissions this year, this category was withdrawn with no clear shortlist)


Most Entertaining Guest
Norrie; Act3scene24; K4

The Thong De Roger Award for Outstanding Contribution to TMU
Ken White; Dulci; K4


As before, the online form is


or via PM to Killian here on the boards.

This form is even easier to complete than the last (you don’t even need to type anything other than your name!); all you need to do is:-

1: Click the link above,
2: Fill in your TMU FORUM ACCOUNT name,
3: Tick ONE choice only for each category you want to vote for and
4: Hit SUBMIT

It can’t be any easier.

You have until September 27 2009 to vote on the nominees. Please note that there are NO abstentions for this final round; you MUST vote for every category.


So get VOTING HERE and have fun!

We would like to thank everyone who nominated in Round One and we hope to get as many votes as we did in the first round for Round Two and good luck to all the nominees!

Thanks

Tom and Killian"