Monday, 31 January 2011

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Captain's Blog: Writer's Block? Try this as an exercise!

The Wolf and Dulci Show (Mondays at 10pm EST, 9pm CST on TMOA Radio) has another of it's Audience Participation Events (or "APEs" as they are known in the venacular ;)), and this one is a good 'un for writers.

The premise is easy enough; "watch the video HERE, then write a screenplay (minimum 5 minutes in duration) that follows the theme of the video news broadcast posted.

In essence, the news broadcast is meant to "set the stage" for the screenplay. The actual story can be anything surrounding this broadcast i.e. events leading up to it, events during it or after it. Comedic, dramtaic, romantic, action, thriller, horror - all types are acepted. The only caveat is that the screenwriter must include a female lead role for Dulci to play. Other than that, it's fun and frivolity time.

Winning entry (as determined by Dulci, myself and a handful of other judges) will be produced in an iclone movie as well the writer will receive the equivalent of $100 USD worth of my iclone content. We look forward to everyone's participation."

A 5 mins+ movie with a good starting point that could go anywhere? Surely a godsend for an aspiring screenwriter!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Captain's Blog: The Nobbit (Part 2) goes on General Release

That's right, folks; if you missed any of the premieres over the last week, you can now watch "The Nobbit: Part 2" in the comfort of your own living room at a time to suit YOU, the casual viewer!

I'm inordinately proud of the work the mammoth cast did and especially Gabe for putting it together; yes it's juvenile, yes it's not exactly high-brow entertainment and yes, no doubt some will really not like it.  But I had a blast sniggering over lines, rasping my throat out (in more ways than one; all I can say is, be prepared for at least one more singing performance in Part 3!) and being involved in this.

But then again, it's no surprise, really; Gabe is a sickeningly talented git and I hate him! *

Anyway, enough brown-nosing to the boss; go and watch it HERE. There's something for everyone... well, most people... well, anyone who likes juvenile humour and a load of grown men and women making arses of themselves in the name of entertainment, anyway :)

* Please note: parts of the preceeding paragraph may not actually be true...

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Captain's Blog: Return to Middle Earth with The Nobbit Part 2

The second part of Animatechnica's magnum opus, The Nobbit, will premiere on Monday January 3rd at 8:00 pm Pacific right after the Wolf n Dulci show, 11pm Eastern, 12pm Taiwan and repeats again on Sunday January 9 at 4 pm pacific after the Ken and Roger show. 

As always, after the live viewing, the movie will go up the normal channels so keep an eye out for them. Work continues on the third and final installment, and when done will make The Nobbit Animatechnica's first full length (90 minutes) machinima movie made with iClone.

Those of a nervous disposition, under 18 years of age or anyone with a sense of humour bypass should not attend the premiere, or watch!

In case you somehow missed this, the first part is available to watch on Youtube, Vimeo or at TMUnderground here.