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Well Noesis has given me the go-ahead to release the supplemental video to go with the tutorial, so here it is:

low quality (Youtube)
medium quality (86MB WMV)

It’s a short comedy about a gas station in space with a variety of characters. The goal here was to create something funny using a whole range of the custom models Noesis already had available. Since they ranged from a skeleton and a dwarf to a robot and alien I tried to come up with an environment weird enough so that they wouldn’t all seem out of place. I think it worked, I almost look at this as a video casserole.  Anyway, I hope you like it, and when the tutorial is done you’ll hopefully be able to learn how we made this.

We’re still planning one or two more promotional videos for the tutorial, though this is the main one. Meanwhile I’ll still be working on the tutorial itself, so for better or worse, everything else is going to be on hold until then.
tened out.

Wow, judging by yesterday’s comments this was a winner for April Fool’s. I tried to make something strange enough that people would realize it was a joke, but I think some people regard me as insane anyway, so who knows what I’m thinking. Since a few of you got pretty confused, here’s a quick FAQ for you:

Q: Is Civil Protection cancelled?
A: No. Production is underway on what’s going to be the longest episode so far.

Q: Will you continue making the Halo videos?
A: No. Trying to get 3 people online at the same time reminded me why I work in single player to film.

Q: Did you delete my comments?
A: No, but I held back the ones saying it was April Fool’s Day to see how many people fell for it. All the comments are back up now.

Q: Did you stage fake comments?
A: No. Those are all by you internet people.

Also if you missed it, for April Fool’s Day last year, I took down the site entirely and put this up instead:


Speaking of the website, I’m leaning towards relocating the homepage for a couple reasons. The main one is that I’m making videos aside from just Civil Protection (though that will still be my main focus), so a different name might make more sense. Another is that I want to add extras like subtitles, alternate shots, etc., so more flexibility would be nice. Finally, everyone who’s helped me try to edit the website seems to hate using blogspot. I don’t have any definite plans yet, but I’m looking into different options.

I’ll make another post when I have something to update, but right now everything’s still in production.

Due to an overwhelming number of requests and the amount of production time involved, I‘ve decided to discontinue Civil Protection and will be filming exclusively in Halo from now on. To kick things off, we‘ve a made a pilot episode for a currently unnamed new series, so be sure to check it out:

Youtube version:

High quality version

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