Monday, May 21, 2012

Mary Asher Phone Call: Full Transcript

As many have requested, I have made a full transcript of the phone call. I have also included the link to it in the newest video's description.

Here it is:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mary Asher Phone Call

It's finally up! After four long months of waiting, the next episode of TribeTwelve has been posted! And let me tell you, it was probably the hardest editing job I've had since the Nature Trail Visit. I put so much time and effort into it, if you guys knew the myriad of editing tricks and the many crazy hurdles I had to overcome to get the video looking as fantastically realistic as it does, you’d respect the video making process even more than you probably already do. There are a few hidden things in the video, and I wont say what they are because I think people may have found them all already, damn you guys are fast, but I took quite a while editing them in.

The gun scene was probably one of the hardest thing I've ever edited. And yes, that is a real 9mm pistol that I used, unloaded mind you. In a nutshell, it took me four days nonstop to get the whole scene right, from the point at which I see our slender buddy at the end of the hallway to the point that I run out the door to my car. Special thanks to Ryan Beaule of the slender series WeepingThorns for helping me out with improving the tentacles for this episode. Also, whoever out there who claims that you can see a face on Slender Man in my newest TribeTwelve video is wrong. The most you can see is a completely blank head, save for two empty eye holes, just as I intended. Pause the video and you'll see.

The main reason this video took as long as it did to make was mainly college. I purposely said that I was going to be on hiatus for a while, and I have since changed my major to Motion Pictures with a Biology minor. That plus end of the semester work and finals really bogged me down, so I didn't really start the intense editing work until after. Truth be told, the majority of the editing was done in the past week. However, it was nonstop editing. Barely any sleep or food breaks, I just wanted to get this damn thing out. Kind of like a mother in labor trying with her all to push that damn baby out.

Well, the baby came out and it looks better than I thought it would. I know some people will complain about the scripting, but let them. One, Noah speaks the way he does because he's been trying to get this woman on the phone for nearly two years, and he finally has the chance in this video, so he's bound to be nervous and say dumb stuff; two, that's the way Noah talks - with a sort of cheesy vibe to it. To be honest, that's kinda an inherent part of his character's dialogue. Mary's dialogue was written the way it was because it's mainly plot driven, but also because she's trying to get information out of Noah about this Mr. Scars fellow. Honestly, it's kinda hard to make the dialogue sound realistic when you're trying your damnedest to sound like you aren't acting it out. I think Mary's voice actor and I did a very good job executing the lines and whoever disagrees should be reminded that suspension of disbelief is an essential key to enjoying series like this.

Mary Asher's voice actor is the lovely 28 year old Marissa Botelho of the slender series The Tulpa Effect. She's a friend of mine and I'm very glad she was able to voice Mary, because the way she voiced her was nearly exactly how I envisioned it.

Thanks for waiting patiently guys, I hope that this lived up to the hype enough!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Editing Hell

Since two days ago, it's been exactly four months since the last TribeTwelve video, November 11th. This has mainly been due to a short hiatus that I went on because of college and other personal matters I had to take care of. However, I've been working on the next video diligently in whatever free time I can catch. Also, since this semester has ended and Summer has started, I've working on finishing the video with full force.

Nonetheless, the editing I'm doing for this video is very advanced and the effects I'm trying to pull off in it are pretty ambitious, even by my standards. So, even though this video is a pretty big job, I'm going to put my all into it in order to get it out as soon as I possibly can. I'm not going to reveal when I plan to post this next video, but I will say that there's a certain anniversary coming up that you should all look forward to. So, since I can't give a proper 'estimated time remaining', I will give you this teaser image to serve as consolation for the time being.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Mysterious Document of Mystery and Mysteriousness

So, I bet you're all wondering what this perplexing document was when I posted it on Tumblr.

Well, I won't say what it is explicitly, but I will give a few minor details. It is the combined effort of my two wonderful writers, Alejandra and Ashley, and myself. If you were to scroll through this odd document, you would find many random notes and interesting ideas. But, most notably, you'd find two lengthy stories that we have been writing over the course of several months.

In fact, today we spent an excess of 10+ hours finishing a rough draft of one of the stories. It's a mighty fine piece of work, although it needs some polishing and fine tuning. The other story has been in the planning stages for quite a while now, and is being written now as a rough rough draft as you read this.

Now, how does this all fit in with TribeTwelve, you might say? Well, that's for us to know any you to find out. Both stories are very relevant to the series and you'll have to wait until they are officially unveiled before I reveal any more exclusive information about them.

Get hyped!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

And Adam said, “Let there be a Blog”

And there was a blog. And Adam saw that it was alright, I guess good.

After a small bit of discussion and a significant amount of thought, I've decided to resurrect this unused blogger account of mine to post updates, production notes, and possibly some behind the scenes content for my horror video series TribeTwelve. Because I've found that my Tumblr account has become more for my recreational reblogging of silly / funny / random things with TribeTwelve / Slenderverse posts arbitrarily thrown in between, and the Facebook group always tends to be cluttered with posts from group members, this blog will be exclusively focused on the production of TribeTwelve.

If anyone would like to post anything in particular, leave a comment with what you'd like to see and I'll see what I can do to appease your request. I hope that this Victorian stylized aesthetic will please your eyes for future posts.

~ Adam Rosner