Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Macnstrobe Meeting Coming Up Soon

Well, as pre-production is nearly over, we will be having a Macnstrobe meeting very soon. So be looking for the annual Macnstrobe Meeting Podcast soon.
We will be addressing a couple things in that meeting:
  • Winter's Dream - The Cast, the Crew and the Schedule
  • Future Projects - Ideas, brainstorming, voting
  • Departments
There will probably be more, so look for the Meeting near the end of October.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Casting and crewing (is that a word?) for Winter's Dream has begun. We have at least one actor confirmed for the part of Christian. (His name is Anthony)
We also have a location scout, and art director. (Bart and Jo)
So keep an eye out, and we will post more of the cast as it forms.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

30 minute mark!!!

We have reached the thirty minute mark in the film. We are about a third of the way done, of course, since we will be scripting the first draft out of sequence, we are nearly at the 60 minute mark.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back on the horse

Stan and I are back and rolling. We are fast on track once again. I am currently trying to get pre-production under way. I will be trying to get a storyboard artist sometime soon. Possibly even today. (who knows) Anyway, we plan to start filming ASAP, but we still need full (or at least partial) script approval from the board. Keep watching for announcements on pre-production, and the storyboard artist.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Max's Top Five, 4/5

(Synopsis of my Number 2 favorite movie from 10,000 BC)
10,000 BC is the story of young hunter D’Leh (Steven Strait), set out on a bold trek to rescue his kidnapped beloved (Camilla Belle) and fulfill his prophetic destiny. He’ll face an awesome saber-toothed tiger. Cross uncharted realms. Form an army. And uncover an advanced but corrupt Lost Civilization. There, he will lead a fight for liberation – and become the champion of the time when legend began.

I love this movie because of its willingness to stray from traditional epics. Normally, there is a prophecy, and only the one who was prophesied about can fulfill said prophecy. But this movie changes that!

(This next movie tied for second, its called Princess Bride, this synopsis is from IMDb)

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down through from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck, and Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest. They meet a few bad guys along the way to rescue Buttercup.

I love this movie just because of its story and comedy. It is both a romantic comedy, and a romantic fantasy. As the grandfather tells the boy:
Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Max's Top Five, 3/5

(This is the synopsis of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, my Number 3 favorite movie)
When Mr. Magorium, the extraordinary 243 year-old proprietor (Dustin Hoffman) of a spectacular toy store, announce that he will at long last hand over the reigns of his wonder-expanding store to his unconfident young manager, Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman), the store decides to throw an unusual tantrum. The playful toys that fill the store turn gray and quiet--and only Mahoney and a skeptical accountant named Henry (Jason Bateman) can revive them, if, with the help of a superdexterous 9 year-old (Zach Mills), they can fins the source of the magic within themselves.

I love this movie because it is original and clever. The acting is excellent. One of my favorite parts, which is also the saddest part, is Mr. Magorium's death. I love what he says to Mahoney concerning his death.
When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He's written 'He dies.' That's all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is "He dies." It takes Shakespeare, a genius, to come up with 'He dies.' And yet every time I read those two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it's only natural to be sad, but not because of the words 'He dies.' but because of the life we saw prior to the words.
I've lived all five of my acts, Mahoney, and I am not asking you to be happy that I must go. I'm only asking that you turn the page, continue reading... and let the next story begin. And if anyone asks what became of me, you relate my life in all its wonder, and end it with a simple and modest 'He died.'

I think that was just awesome!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We're Still Waiting, Max

OK, so, I'm here to talk about why the script progress has seemed to have hit a brick wall. The system Max and I worked out was that Max would come up with the idea for the scene, and then I would provide the dialogue. Unfortunately, Max has still failed to provide me with the next scene, so I am unable continue the script. Hopefully, Max realizes how ANNOYING IT IS TO WAIT FOR HIM but until then, I will keep bugging him to catch up with what he has to tell me so the script progress can continue. Wish me luck... (I'll need it).

Max's Top Five, 2/5

This movie is one of my favorites, and probably my favorite of all the Star Wars movies. The effects may not be as great as the Prequel Trilogy, but the story is excellent. I appreciated it much more after seeing Star Wars Episode III. It's sad, seeing the legacy of Anakin Skywalker.
From the little boy on Tatooine, to the Jedi that destroyed the Sith. The ending has always been a bitter-sweet moment for me. After everything that we've seen in the Star Wars Saga, it finally ends. Its also amazing, seeing Anakin in his former glory (played by Hayden Christensen) standing beside the greatest Jedi Masters ever.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Max's Top Five, 1/5

Okay, so my number 5 favorite movie is "The NeverEnding Story".
I've always liked this movie because its strong use of child actors, but also because those children were excellent actors. The film is not very action-packed or violent, which is different for a fantasy movie, but it really doesn't need those things.
The story is not truly given, and is somewhat ambiguous, but that is why it is called: "The NeverEnding Story".
My favorite scene is when Bastien talks to the Childlike Empress. I loved Tami Stronach played that part so grown-up, despite her age.

My Top Five Favorite Movies

Hey, Max Matthias here. I thought it'd be cool to do a couple of posts on my favorite movies. So for the next five days I will be posting on my Top 5 favorite movies. I'm hoping that Lou, Stan and perhaps even our mysterious friend Bart will post their top 5 then as well.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Where has the progress gone?

Well, you may have noticed that its been awhile since we posted on our progress for Winter's Dream. The reason for this is that we haven't really made any more progress. Unfortunately, we have all started school, and because of our busy schedules, it is hard for Stan and I to have our daily meetings. We will all be together on 6th, so we may even finish it then.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

20 Minute Mark

Max and I have just passed the 20 minute mark on the script. We are doing extremely well.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

At Least 10 Minutes Finished

Max and I have completed at least 5 more minutes of script tonight, which puts us at at least 10 minutes of film time. We hope to keep working fast and make more progress as soon as possible.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Script Progress Update

Max and I have made commendable progress in a short time while working on the script for "A Winter's Dream". We have made it to the 5-10 min. mark already. If we keep working at this pace, we will have a lot done in a very short amount of time. Check back for updates.

Script Progressing

Well, I am about five minutes (of film-time) into the script. In other words, five pages are complete. I have been sending it to Stan every hour or so, and he will critique it, I'll edit it, then move on. At this rate, I expect to be done by October. This will give us ample time for pre-production. Casting will begin immediately after Stan and I've finished the screenplay.

We hope to have another Board Meeting by then though, to discuss this project more in depth. Expect a site up once we begin pre.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Title Chosen

Well, Stan and I are hot on the trail of an excellent holiday movie. We are currently in a meeting, but we have decided on a name for our film. It will be called: "A Winter's Dream".

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fast Progress on Christmas Movie

Surprisingly, Max and I have already made some good progress on our idea for the Christmas movie. We've yet to have a title, but we have some details. The story/plot we have without revealing to much is that there is a girl named Samantha whose parents are splitting. After her dad leaves, her mom and her rarely talk. One day, she runs into her dad and he tries to take her with him by force. A mysterious boy saves her, and they soon come to know each somewhat well. That is the brief summary of what we have so far. We will continue working and keep posting our updates. Thanks.


Max and I have decided to put all of the other films that we are currently working on aside so that we can focus on one film and one film only, and that is a Christmas movie we will start. WE just came up with the idea, so the story and all of the details of the movie are yet to be decided. Whenever we decide on something that involves the movie, we will post it right away. Check back occasionally for more info in the near future! Thanks

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009


Well this is a little secret project I've been working on. Look for an official announcement in the coming year. Those who are familiar with what I...ahem...plan to adapt...will know what this is. For everyone else, well, you'll have to wait and see.

Hint: That's a silver bullet.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Macnstrobe Logo Video

This is what you'll see at the very beginning of our new movie. (And all following ones, too)

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Battle in Space

Soon, this video will include everything that we have currently learned to do with Blender.

UPDATE: (June 14, 2009 - 7:41 PM)

Friday, June 5, 2009


Well, its been awhile since we've posted here. Why? Because Macnstrobe is getting a totally awesome makeover! Check back soon to see all the awsome changes!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Bartholomew Antonius is currently working with Blender and hopes to put out tests soon.

Another 3-D test

I'm sorry for the poor quality, I don't know what the problem is.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Hi, it's Lou, here to tell you about some new Macnstrobe media. Me and a bunch of other Macnstrobe members, including Lou (me), Max, Joe, Tommy and Stanley are forming a music group called "Sweats". This group is based on the drums, with some awesome hands-on effects. Hopefully we will be able to record a song or two and post it on the blog. Stay tuned for more details of this awesome event!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Another Production hold?!

Yes. We may be holding off the production of Into the Mind of Sara Marsh for another year for a few reasons:
Max Matthias needs all the time he can get to work on revising Split Endeavor. (It needs to be completely done by August if it is to be preformed this coming Spring.)
Also, due to a somewhat lazy start of pre-production, we weren't able to have everything ready for casting.
Another very important reason is that we were able to cut our production costs in half when we started using Blender. However, we (the three of us who have started using it) still need to practice with it so we can have an excellent quality for ItMoSM.

We will definitely be filming it next summer. (There is still a chance that we'll be doing it this year, however, that would only be if a few things in Max's schedule cleared up.)

This is a test render of the Mad Hatter's hat for a documentary I will be doing this summer about children's literature.

Created by Max Matthias using Blender

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

3-D Test

Well I've finally crossed into the world of 3D. Here's my first test.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Video Game

This is the preliminary version of the video game that Zack and Tommy will be playing in ItMoSM. Click the pic to view the vid.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Joe's Birthday

As you all might know, it is Joe's birthday today and he has the very lucky privilege of spending it in Disney World so make sure you hope he has a wonderful birthday.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Max and Joe Out Of Town

For the next week, Max and Joe will be out of town. Fortunately, I will still be here so Max has granted me permission to be in charge of/the moderator of Macnstrobe. Also, Joe's birthday is this week so wish him a happy birthday.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Official New Members

We have officially welcomed two new members into the Macnstrobe family. Please welcome James Tylers and Tommy Baggins into the picture. Hopefully this podcast will explain more...

Darth Hexx Episode 2

In this episode, Darth Hexx must go to Ilum, the source of crystals, and battle a ghost to have his Sith blade.
By the way, episode zero is only related to 1&2 in that its title character is the same. in 1&2 (and following) Take place in a post-Endor time period.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Darth Hexx, episode 1

This is the first part of Darth Hexx's quest to become a Sith Lord.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Maybe Another Macnstrobe Meeting

As you know, Max and Joe will be at our house on Friday and Saturday to celebrate Lou's and Joe's birthday. We haven't discussed this possibility yet, but there is a chance that we could record another Macnstrobe Meeting. Unfortunately, Bart would be unable to join us. Nevertheless, pray that we can have the meeting!!

2nd Draft of Sara Marsh

Well I'm working on the second draft of the Sara Marsh script, it will be done (at the latest) on Saturday, in which case, Stan, Lou and Jo can help me on the final edits. (We're having a combined birthday party for Lou and Jo that weekend).
We might even do a read-through, and put part of it on the blog. So look for that in a week.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

ItMoSM logo

Here's the Logo for Into the Mind of Sara Marsh.

Beyond the is live!

Beyond the is live, and within the next month, we hope to post at least 20 more reveiws.
Click here to visit it.

Darth Hex, Episode 0

Friday, February 20, 2009

Re-Writing and Re-Announcing

Well I've gone back and reordered the story of War of the Great Day a little, and amazingly, with one single change, the entire movie fell back into place.

So I am re-announcing a production date which will be 2010 (2011 if necessary).

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Macnstrobe Films Podacst - #1

Done Second Act

Well the second Act of ItMoSM is written. I may make my goal! As soon as its done, I'll be making storyboards, some of which will appear on the ItMoSM blog.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Almost done the screenplay

From the Novachip Movie blog

Almost done the screenplay

While I try to figure out a few lines of dialogue, I figured I'd tell you guys how I'm doing on the screenplay. As of right now, I am half way done the first draft. If I can, I will have it done by the end of the week.

We will have a video announcement of the end of the writing process soon. (It will be here and on the Macnstrobe blog)

See ya.

"Into the Mind of Sara Marsh" blog

I have just created a blog for the "Into the Mind of Sara Marsh" movie. We will create posts that will let everyone know about progress reports and new decisions.


Hope you like it.

Into the Mind of Sara Marsh

Well after our meeting yesterday, I started working on the screenplay for Into the Mind of Sara Marsh. I've finished the first act, which as scripted will run 8 minutes long, so this may end up becoming a feature film (90 minutes - 2 hours). My goal is to have it done by the end of February so that we can begin story boarding and casting. We hope to start filming this during the summer time (since we will have a school-age cast).
Stan, Joe, Lou, and I will be getting together tonight for the Super Bowl tonight, so we'll be able to talk about it.

Because of the long title name, we will be calling it the ItMoSM movie on this blog.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Macnstrobe Meeting!

Here is the recording of the Macnstrobe meeting, like I promised.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Board Of Directors Meeting

There will be a Board of Directors Meeting that is cheduled to be held on January 31, 2009, as we hope. Keep in contact with our blog or our temporary official site to find out what went on at our meeting.

Thank you.

--Stan. G.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Pirate Movie


Macnstrobe Films and team will be filming a LEGO Pirate Movie in the near future. It will star Lou Garrison, Max Matthias, Stanley Garrison, and more...



Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year at Macnstrobe

Well its pretty obvious that it will be a while until UN 2.0 is made, and we have basically decided to drop War of the Great Day for the time being.

Macnstrobe Film's Animation department is still planning to release 72 and a brand new sci-fi stop-mo animation as well as a Lego Pirate movie currently titled Medusa's Revenge. Both the sci-fi movie and Medusa's Revenge are still in pre-production stage.

Max Matthias has also expressed his desire to adapt Milton's epic A Paradise Lost into a motion picture. He and the board of directors will meet at the end of the month to discuss the future of Macnstrobe as well as review current and upcoming projects. Some of that meeting will appear hear on the blog.

Also coming this year is Macnstrobe's long awaited official site. For the time being, though you can read about us here, and get a more organized Macnstrobe Films site here.