It hasn’t been that long. But as I said they would in the last update, things got all kinds of crazy. So where do I even begin? I guess I did post an update video. But I’m probably going to cover everything in that here and much more.
What the hell is happening:
Let’s set the stage. Brimstone Terrace had just been cancelled by Blip. So we put our back up plan into effect. We got in contact with the Channel Frederator Network (studio responsible for Adventure Time as well as Bee & Puppycat). Soon after they got back with us saying they would be happy to have us join them.
Here’s where the important stuff comes in. We decided since we were going to be making a new YouTube, we might as well announce our new film studio, Illumination Cinema. The YouTube mostly exists to facilitate the re-release of Brimstone, which I’ll talk more about later.
More importantly, we launched our website this morning, IlluminationCinema.com! Check it out.
I’ll be posting updates both here and there. So be sure to check back and forth. This site will just be more personal to me.
Speaking of this site! I gave it a little bit of a makeover. I decided it needed to be more of a personal portfolio. Hope you like it.
So what does the future hold for Brimstone? Spit it out already, damn it!:
Okay!!! Like I said before, we will be re-releasing every episode on the new YouTube channel. But, we aren’t just re-releasing them. We’re also completely remastering them.
Why would I need to remaster something you made a year/a few months ago? Well, file size used to be a minor concern when I was uploading to Blip. That’s no longer the case. I now have a better exporting method that I wanted to use before posting them up again. Also, I’ve gone back and fixed a couple errors. Mostly continuity stuff that bothered me a lot.
Starting in the next couple weeks (once everything’s been fixed up) we will begin the re-releases with an episode posted every week. I’m hoping to possibly have Episode 6 come out the week after Episode 5 goes up on YouTube. But there may be a bit of time in between them.
Like I said, this episode is a massive undertaking and we’re doing the best we can to do it as fast as possible without sacrificing quality.
What else is going on?:
Speaking of re-releases! Remember back in 2012 when I had to take a bunch of videos down? You don’t remember!? Well, I did! Now that some time has passed and we’re all 20, I’m able to put them back online. Well, at least the ones I want to put back online. You can check them out here:
But I have one last important video that I’m doing something a special for...
As a side project, I have started re-editing my first short film “Zero G” from 2010. Don’t get me wrong, re-editing it won’t make it good. But it will be more bearable to watch. Another reason I opted for re-editing the film is because there no longer exists a decent file for the original cut. The only thing that still remains from the original cut is a low quality file that I downloaded and saved on a flashdrive before deleting it from the internet.
For this new cut, I’ve brought in the footage from my old DV tapes (which haven’t aged well) and slightly abridging the original film for a more cohesive, flowing story. The original was 30 minutes. This cut will probably be 15-20. It will feature, a new opening narration (seeing as the original is lost), new visual fx, new sound design and a new score. It should all be very fun to do.
I don’t know how long this will take. But I’m going to take my time and enjoy it.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Be sure to check out the new website and subscribe to the new YouTube channel to see the re-releases and eventually, Episode 6.
-Tyler W. Moore