Saturday, 21 May 2011

New And Improved

     Well, after a discussion with TBE Clan Movies and my big team crew, we have all decided to remake "Artifact" Part One. We have decided this was best, because of many reasons. My main reason is because since my microphone broke, I have gotten new voice actors for Markus and Toby. So one episode that has one voice actor and the next having a different one doesn't really work. Another main reason is when I made Episode One, I wasn't prepared. I had junky editing software and I had to do all of the VA parts myself. Not only that but also I was a beginner at machinimating and the shoots weren't entirely organized. Some other smaller reasons are because I didn't think EP1 was all that good towards the end due to me skipping too much. I also want a better start on the script and everything. Last reason is because many promo sites such as won't accept it due to the black bars on the side and the not so great quality. So that must be fixed. So, I am remaking Part One. (yes it's in parts now, not episodes)
     Expect a different, better and improved "Artifact" once I get everything back on track.
     Yes, "Artifact" is still on hiatus due to me not being able to get a new sound card. I actually talked to someone and they said that it may be my motherboard, which is not good news. IF it is then I will not be able to restart "Artifact" until this fall or maybe later. I don't know. I will hopefully resolve this issue very soon.
     But I assure you, as soon as I acquire repairs on my P.O.S. computer "Artifact" will resume. In the meantime, visit BlackStarProductions (DawnProductions and TBEClanMovies shared channel on youtube.) The link is here on the blog. If you want to promote your machinima, that is the place to do it.
     That sums up everything for this update. I will speak to you all soon.

Just Bullets,

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Getting There

     It has been a while since I have posted on this blog and I apologise for that. I have been planning a bunch of stuff, and have had so many problems with my computer. Markus and Toby are both going to have new voice actors. Hopefully they won't sound too diffrent, if they do I might consider re-making Episode One. It'll give me new perspective on my Artifact series that way, and I will also make it much more impressive. I have not confirmed on whether or not I will do this, but we will see.
     As for my computer, my sound card has fried and I am trying to come up with the money to purchase a new one. (unemployment *sigh*). Now for those of you who do not know, a bad sound card results in (duh) no sound. It also messes up your headphone and microphone jack. I use a Dazzle (shit) and do NOT use Pinnacle Studio for recording. So therefore the software that I do use can't capture audio from the capture card. So what do is I use a special splitter to connect my xbox audio cables to my micorphone jack. But since that isn't working, I have no way of recording footage. Therefore, until I get a new sound card, "Artifact" will remain on hiatus, im afraid.
     In the meantime, I am planning on making some music videos, and tutorials. For the music videos, I will be making some simple videos with music and effects (the stuff I used to do). I am also attempting to contact a  great animator known by her YouTube name AlliKatNya to animate a music video based off a book series I enjoy known as "Warriors" ( ). If she agrees we will work together to make an awesome piece of work.
     As for the tutorials, I plan on making a "Machinimating" series. It will provide in-depth explainations, demonstrations, and advice on how to make a good Halo Machinima. I hope to release Part One soon, but I don't know for sure.
     Oh yea, I almost forgot, I am hoping to make some kind of site or place to meet for me and my voice actors, body actors, and partners to where we can discuss, plan, and brainstorm on what we will be doing for our machinimas. If you work for me or with me, i'm talking about you.
     If you are interested in doing some voice acting lines or body acting for Dawn Productions or TBE Clan Movies. Message me on YouTube.
     Last thing. TBE Clan Movies and I have made a new channel on youtube made so we can release our shorts we have planned in the future. It is called Black Star Creations It's also made to promote other people's machinimas. If you have a machinima and want more attention and perks for it. Message us on youtube.
     Okay, thats it for this blog. Talk to you guys next month!