22 November 2017 – Video Blog 16:
After our summer shoot, we have been diligently working, and we recently released our fight short! Also, we talk about our upcoming short, Calahan! It’s gonna be the bees knees – whatever that means. Much wow! Very yes! It was the first instalment that we filmed back in March, and we hope to release it very soon! We also have our graphic artist, Toni Davis, working on our graphic novel script, and we are super stoked about that, and you should be too because Toni is literally the best! We give a shoutout to Benton, the Davises, and Paden McCown, one of our Executive Producers, who are all in the background providing a much deserved applause at appropriate times. We give yet another shoutout to one of recently-joined producers and good buddies, Erik Ladendorf. We also discuss our upcoming sizzle reel – Tommy, what’s a sizzle reel? Tune in to find out!
20 September 2017 – Video Blog 15:
In this week’s video blog installment, we start off by showing some of the extensive details from the city of Qoris. We discuss our progress on our graphic novel script, show samples of our concept artist’s – Toni Davis – work, talk about putting the finishing touches on our fight short, and get to know our actor/producer, Rick Trombley. Lastly, we talk about another one of our projects, Runaway, being featured in a film festival in New York!
22 August 2017 – Video Blog 14:
To start off this week’s video blog, Callie dresses up in Kai gear while Tommy showcases Gem’s rifle. Next, DRAMA ON SET! We discuss all of the craziness that happened before our shoot and on set – some of which you won’t believe. We had a nightmare scenario, and you would have thought that we were in a haunted house…oh, wait a minute. #Spoilers
Much of the time, the set seemed to follow Murphy’s Law. However, things worked out in the end. Watch the video to find out how!
11 July – Video Blog 13:
On this week’s video blog, we recap on our recent shoot at the Ann Arbor District Library and give you a sneak peak at the footage from that short! We also discuss our upcoming miniseries shoot, the logistics of how we can shoot a video blog during the shoot while exhausted – *spoiler* we won’t -, and we find out who is Tommy’s favourite Loony Tunes character. Lastly, we wrap up our blog with an interview with our talented graphic novel concept artist/actress, Toni Davis.
5 July 2017 – Video Blog 12:
This week, we illustrate the development of the city of Qoris in all of its detail and complexity, mention our upcoming shoot – featuring Phillip Shaun DeVone -, discuss the progress we have made in pre-production in our miniseries shoot, and interview 1/2 of our costume design team – Brittney DeShano!
20 June 2017 – Video Blog 11:
Trouble in paradise! The recent edits of the miniseries means a redistribution of storyline content from the shoot to the graphic novel, which was a necessary evil. Callie and Tommy reveal why they would make terrible parents, Callie points to herself, and we introduce actor Benton Reid as the face of Kai Fae in this week’s exciting and neature-filled video blog!
14 June 2017 – Video Blog 10:
In this week’s edition of Tommy Records On His New Phone, we talk about our latest design for K’thal’s blade, we discuss casting for our upcoming miniseries, and we introduce the latest addition to our production team, Rick Trombley.
6 June 2017 – Video Blog 09:
Callie saves the day when Tommy forgets his camera. We discuss the official release of Terris, our completion of the miniseries script, and our movement into pre-production in this week’s video blog.
30 May 2017 – Video Blog 08:
This week, we introduce a new rifle prop, discuss the timeline for the miniseries, and talk about the perks for Patreon Donors.
25 May 2017 – Video Blog 07:
We unveil the second installment in our line of Electron Blade props – the Q7 Blade -, we introduce and discuss the controversial Q7 – Quadrant 7 -, and discuss the our plans for our miniseries shoot!
May 16th, 2017: Video Blogs, Miniseries, and More!
It’s that time again, more updates for Electron Blade! This comes primarily in the form of new video blogs whilst we put in a lot of hours to finish up more shorts for you all. We’re taking a couple of weeks off from releasing shorts so we can make sure they live up to the personal bar we have set for ourselves. In the meantime, we’ve been working diligently on the scripts for our miniseries. Check out the video blogs to the right for more information.
Video Blog 05:
We show off the very first work-in-progress version of the physical Electron Blade prop, talk about our Patreon, and discuss the timeline for the miniseries.
Video Blog 06:
We discuss the progress on writing for the mini series, why there was no short this week and won’t be one next week, props we’re working on for the next video blog, and more!
May 3rd, 2017: Indiegogo Concludes; Video Blog; Short
I apologize for not recognizing the closure of our campaign when it happened. The campaign ended Monday morning with an official donation amount of $8,893. Whilst this is only 15% of what we were asking for, I still can’t tell you how incredibly appreciative I am! The original plan was to make a TV-length pilot episode with the $60,000 we were hoping to raise. However, Callie and I have spent a good deal of time rethinking our plans and figuring out exactly how we want to move forward, which is why we held off a couple of days to make any announcement.
That said, we’ve settled on a direction and are so incredibly excited! With the money you’ve donated to us, we’re going to produce a YouTube miniseries that will tell a complete story arc that leads up directly to our pilot. You may be wondering, what’s the difference between a YouTube miniseries and the pilot? Also, aren’t we already doing shorts?
Yes, we are already doing shorts, but the shorts you’ve been seeing can be considered vignettes. They aren’t typically full stories in and of themselves, but rather snippets of stories that show a little bit of our characters and universe.
The YouTube miniseries will comprise approximately 10 episodes, each running 6-8 minutes in length, and will tell a completely serialized story from start to finish. We will learn more about the mystery, the wonder, and the terror of the Electron Blade universe. At the end of this process, we’re hoping to try again to raise the funds for our full pilot.
Beyond that, since we didn’t reach our original goal, some of you may be wondering what the status of donor rewards will be. We absolutely will fulfill all the donations made. The only caveat is that some may take longer to arrive; ie the executive producer credits will not be able to be fulfilled until we’re able to produce the pilot itself, but rest assured they will be fulfilled. All other rewards will be fulfilled as we continue to move forward!
In the meantime, we have a new video blog and new short vignette for you to check out!
Again, I can’t thank you all enough for the donations you sent our away. It’s so appreciated and we’re beyond excited to show you what we have in store. Stay tuned for some new updates very soon! 🙂
April 14th, 2017: Nova Vignette Released
We’ve just released our third short film (or vignette, if you prefer), this time focused on the main character of the series: Nova Fae. Senstive, serious, and stern, Nova Fae has never seemed to fit in. Orphaned at a young age, Nova was brought to live with the Fae family in Aridean, where she adopted their last name. Nova is a student of Eden, and the best in her class, which separates her from her classmates. When she’s not in school, or working at the Bureau of Genetics, she can be found spending time with her best friend and brother, Kai Fae. But perhaps there is more to Nova Fae. Perhaps her devotion to Eden, and excellence in school has something to do with the dreams she keeps having…
April 11th, 2017: Vlog 2 Released
It’s Tuesday! Which means it’s time for another Electron Blade video blog. This week we talk about our short films and plans for future shorts, the Indiegogo campaign, as well as answer questions from the community! If you have a question you’d like answered, please be sure to submit it via the contact box at the bottom of the page!
April 8th, 2017: Nye Vignette Released
We’ve just released our second short film (or vignette, if you prefer), this time focused on the character Nye Tysagrin. Born in the city of So’Fal Kor, Nye has always been gifted. From an early age, it was clear her intellect was meant to serve Eden, but after vigorously training for 18 years, she was not Chosen at So’Fal Kor’s Culling. With passion in her heart, and a strong desire to live in Her light, Nye moved herself to Aaru’s Gate to begin working with bioagriculture to help advance the growth of food in Centrus, Eden’s home. She quickly advanced and was soon recognized by Eden herself. At the age of 24, Nye was working side by side with Eden’s best to help find and create Eden’s Perfect Host, but even with her motivation and drive, will Nye be the one to bring Eden her Perfect?
April 4th, 2017: Video Blog 01 Released
Today marks the release of our very first Electron Blade video blog! In this episode, Callie and Tommy talk about launching the project, the crowdfunding campaign, future media releases, our amazing cast and crew, props and donor rewards, and more! If you have any questions, feel free to use the contact box at the bottom of the page and we’ll answer it on next Tuesday’s episode!
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