Friday, December 21, 2007

The Year In Review

As we say good bye to 2007 and hello to the New Year I thought it might be a good time to reflect on what we've done, what we're doing, and what we plan to get done in 2008.

Matches was finished (and it looks awesome). Bryce is at work submitting the finished project to film festivals and we are working out the details for DVD's for friends, family, cast, and crew. Expect more information on the premiere screening early in the New Year.

The Paranormalists is in the capable hands of Mike our sound editor. Brian, master composer for stage and screen, is putting the finishing touches on the score and with any luck sound will be totally finished in January before the whole package gets finalized with our editor Kyle. We've got a great team working on these final beats of the project and as soon as they have finished we will roll out a premiere of the finished picture with Matches in a gala event. Well, maybe gala is a bit grand...I picture big dresses and tuxes when I hear gala. I was thinking more jeans and a beer.

Work will continue on Failing Upwards, which has been getting a great response. We have a third sketch finished and it will be posted to myspace next year. Thank you to everyone who has watched The Assistants and Bathroom Buddies. If you can, give us a hand and spread it around to the friends and family as you head home this holiday season.

Lastly, we have begun work on a new project - a short that caters to the geek-set and will hopefully speak to the folks familiar with Comicon. I don't want to spill to many detail right now beyond that so stay tuned for more updates as we get preproduction under way.

Thanks to everyone for the support throughout the last year; we've accomplished a lot in the past 12 months and as we gear up for the next phase in our scheming it's good to know that we have a solid base of folks keeping tabs and keeping us (mostly) honest. Have a great Holiday, a Happy New Year, and we hope to see you all on the other side.


Bryce, Jon, & Matt

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Addendum

Perhaps I should have been more direct. The sketches are done and the first one has been posted to our Myspace page. Please check out the first episode of Failing Upwards, The Assistants, and let us know what you think!

For those not in the know, you can click the link to the right (Tomorrow The World! on Myspace) to find the video.

More and more and more...

I won't lie, we had a bit of a lapse in communication there. I'm not going to take all the credit for it though; admit it blogoshere you haven't been all that forthcoming yourself. Just so it's clear it's not all my fault I think we can salvage this relationship.


So we've been busy. The Sketches are done, or I suppose I should say that the first three episodes are done. We've decided to call the whole series FAILING UPWARDS - a call out to our own hopes and dreams here in the biz. Right now it's our hope to post one of them a week for the forseeable future, so please check them out. Our thanks go out to the cast and crew as deliniated below who gave us a weekend or so of their lives in exchange for pizza, cupcakes, and soda.


To take care of a bit of housekeeping, I wanted to post the behind the scenes video that was put together for the Matches DVD. Bryce's movie is done, done, done, and while we are still working out some final distribution issues it's totally rad to have the picture locked down. To celebrate you should take a look at Matches: Behind the Genius in order to get a taste of things to come.



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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Forthcoming

Hello, Ciao, Hola, and γειάσου

We’ve been busy lately and that’s why we haven’t been so good about the updates. So get off my back mom, alright?

With Matches so close to done it hurts, we decided we needed a new project. Since the Lord of the Rings was already produced and it’s a little to soon to start talking about remaking it we had to come up with some of our own ideas. So we did that. This weekend we took those ideas and committed them to tape with the help of some close associates of TTW. Our thanks go out to Matt Bettinelli, Chester Maple, Liz Martinez-Nelson, Scott Towler, Maggie Reid, Adam Malinger, and Joe Patrow for helping us make the most of this very busy weekend.

We’ll be heading into post very soon with the material and hope to post the three finished sketches here and on our myspace site within the next few weeks.

A Birth...

We are happy to announce that we are now parents: Last night at 11:30, Bryce gave birth to a short film! After an extended labor the professionals welcomed the new arrival into the world with all the pomp and circumstance expected the harbringer of the apocalypse. At a petite 12 minutes, the proud parent decided to name the little guy Matches. We hope to have a little something to celebrate this joyus occation soon.

Congrats to Bryce; great job to the post production team!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

For the Good and True


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Celebrate, oh wanting masses. Here's a bone, a tid-bit if you will for all the folks who have been asking about The Paranormalists. This making-of featurette will be featured on the DVD for the short, but we thought we would toss it up here for those of you interested enough to check it out. So please, take a gander and let us know what you think.

Good news on the Matches front; after a spirited session last night with his sound designer, Bryce tells us that the picture is nearly finished.

And the people rejoiced.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Branching Out

When the three of us got together and decided to create tomorrow the world, we had a few set goals in mind: make good movies, propogate a few good ideas, and make our best effort at filling the web with sites devoted to ourselves.

Well those first two goals might be a ways off, but I'm happy to report that TtW is one step closer to web domination (wedomination) with the launching of our own myspace site. For those of you not savey with the interweb, let me break it down for you. Myspace is this new service that allows people who weren't hugged enough as kids, chosen last to play on the kick ball team, or have mommy and daddy issues to act out in a totally anonymus way. No longer do you have ACTUALLY become a cutter to get your parent's attention; now you can just play one on the internet. Since we also have our own problems with attention (or lack there of) it seemed like this myspace thing was made for us.

So there you have it. Big news, yes?

Oh, yeah Matches is nearing completition and The Paranormalists is still working out some bugs on sound.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

UPDATE

It's been a while, so it's time for everyone's favorite game - Update Our Mom's! All you need in order to play is a website that only your mom reads. Who's ready?

The picture has locked on The Paranormalists. Right now we are searching for a sound editor to create some magic with our haunted house. We are out to several accoplished friends and friends of friends, and it's our hope to have the picture wrapped by the end of October. I hope I didn't just jinx it. I asked Bryce if he had anything he'd like to share about Matches, but all I got was a finger.

I'll let you decide which one.

The Brain Trust here is hard at work on a few promising short projects, some of which might go into production within the next month. It is our hope that these flicks will be shorter then Matches and The Paranormalists and primarily live online, either here or on our myspace page. I'll be sure to update you on the status of these guys as soon as we get something committed to tape.

Lastly, but not leastly...leastly is that a...never mind...I am happy to report that we have been mentioned on a website that we didn't write. Yes that's right folks, if you follow this link, you will find yourself at the web home of friends of the family Chad, Matt, and Rob. Please check out their webpage and bask in the glory of the link they posted to our webpage.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Point Counter Point with Matt and Bryce

Greetings interneters and welcome to Tomorrow The World's own Point-Counterpoint forum, The Director's Corner. Here, Byrce and I (and Jon if he ever gets around to directing anything) will present a frank and open discussion of topics relevant to the small budget short film producer/maker. To kick things off we will be talking about developing an idea.

Matt:

Ideas are what this business is all about, but where do they come from? This is a question I've asked myself time and time again. Well, pull up a chair mon frere it's time for me to drop some learning on you; ideas are everywhere. That's right, there is no magic about it at all as some (read:writers) would have you believe. Walking in to work today I was hit with a hundred ideas for short films. A real director is a person who can take this banal life experiences and add what I like to call The Pazzazz in order to punch things up. Picture this: a guy get's up, goes to work, and when he get's there he has to use a shakey old elevator. Pretty standard, right? What if when the elevator doors open he's not at work at all, but in the seventh circle of hell!? He obviously got off on the wrong floor, right? Well he's going to have to fight his way out, maybe save some one…oh his mom…make it his mom, for dramas sake, you know. Suddenly that really basic idea is looking like a run away internet sensation. So now that you have your idea you are going to need someone to get it all on paper, a secretary, or note taker that can take this awesome idea and flush it out, anyone will do because if the idea is good enough an ape could write the dialoge. If you look at your idea and that isn't true, well then it looks like you still have some work to do.

Bryce:

Oh Matthew, Matthew, Matthew. Pazzazz is crap and you know it. If you have an idea you need to develop it from the ground up like a house, because as we all know a house without a good, sound structure and foundation will crumble in a heap and pretty soon you realize you left your wife and kids inside and you're screwed. Which could be good or bad depending on how you're feeling at the time. But in the world of movies it's a sure fire recipe for disastrous crap. If you don't spend time developing or even collaborating on interesting characters, conflict, dialogue, no matter how much you dress it up with "Pazzazz" you'll have a horrible movie. I will allow that people sometimes like big pieces of shit on screen to sit and stuff food in their faces, I.E. Transformers, Spiderman 3, basically the whole summer 07 season, but most everyone will tell you the story sucked. They may even go so far as to say who cares about the story. Well I do Sancho, I do! If you have an idea, you should write it, nurture it, develop it, make it your own. Only then after the grueling process that is writing and developing can you truly start to feel you possibly have a great film on your hands. By the way, apes have no business writing dialogue, unless of course they're writing for the CW. Well then it all makes sense.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Shout Out

These days anyone with a camera and an internet connection can create short (or long as the case may be) content. There are thousands of posters out there, all hawking their product and hoping to gleen a little bit of net stardom for themselves. Some are good, many are bad. Well I wanted to clue you into a trio of guys who are producing some very funny short material...if you have a few minutes swing over to myspace and check out Chad, Matt, and Rob. The bits are short, sweet, and funny. Bryce and I have had the chance to work with them on two shorts (crewing as camera and sound) and it's been a lot of fun.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

New Cut!

And hello there.

This past weekend brought many things to the city of angels; sweltering triple digit heat, still, humid air, and brush fires. Despite these harbingers of apocalypse we had cause to celebrate at TTW with the delivery of a new cut of The Paranormalists. It's looking good and while we still have a little work to do on the picture we are ever closer to finished.

News from our composer has me expecting the score by the end of the week. Let's keep the momentum going!

Matt

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tomorrow the World - Update

Recently, the TTW team hosted a little get together of our friends and colleagues. If you didn’t hear about it until just now don’t take offense; we are highly selective of the sort of people we call our friends. Anyhow, it came to our attention that a general update of the state of several of our ongoing projects may be in order.

Matches is nearing completion. Bryce has received locked picture as well as the score and both are now in the capable hands of his sound editor Mike Ciacco. Delivery of the film with sound is forthcoming in the next week.

The Paranormalists is presently undergoing picture edit and we hope to lock very soon. Music is being composed for the short (as noted below) and we are awaiting delivery on the “Making Of Featurette.”

It is our hope to roll out both films at a gala event (you know, chips, soda, the works) date to be determined.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Paranormalists - Key Art

I hope to be able to post some artwork put together for the short by friend/artist Liz Martinez-Nelson. Liz was good enough to apply her great talents to creating a really cool painting for us featuring our two favorite ghost hunters. We are lucky to have her helping us out with this project. In addition to Liz's one sheet, there is a distinct possibility that we'll have another pair of options for posters...a true embarrassment of riches...hopefully that's it on the embarrassment front for now. As soon as the art is done, we'll throw it up. On the site.

Matt

Monday, August 20, 2007

Paranormalists Post Update

Greetings & salutations...

Post production continues on the Paranormalists. Right now, we are waiting for a new cut of the picture from editor Kyle Stewart. Despite being a superstitious guy in the best of circumstances, I have a very good feeling that we are nearing the end of the picture edit process. Kyle has done some amazing things so far and I can't wait to see the next assemblage.

Brian Giovanni, composer extraordinary, recently delivered the score for Matches and tells me that he is hard at work on the music for the Paranormalists. So far I've heard a "main theme" and the first draft of a theme for Chance and Ben and I've been impressed. Beyond music, my thoughts have been drifting to the sound effects we're going to need. Watching the footage time after time has only pounded home the importance of solid sound work to achieving the overall feeling we want for the finished film. I suppose that goes without saying, but it's very hard not to take for granted how important sound is to the tone and tenor of a film. In our case, the sound will hopefully make the house come to life, it will create an entity for the other actors to react to, to be afraid of, to curse and to...well you get the idea.


I understand that my revelations about sound and sound design are anything but; But as I sit here writing the post I'm taken with the sheer amount of space we have to fill and thought what better way to fill it then to harp about things that we all should know? More updates from my end as soon as they come in...


Matt

A Home Away From Home

In an effort to avoid a lapse in our posting while we try to make magic over at tommorrowtheworld.net we've set up this blogger page. When I put it that way I make it sound like we were updating every day...oh you may laugh at the idea now, but you heard it hear first folks: I'm going to try. That's right. I'm going to attempt posting to this site at least once a day. You heard correctly: AT LEAST. Ready to be amazed? I know I am.

For now I'm going to focus on importing the production blog from TTW.net as well as expanding our updates to include post production and *gasp!* distribution. Exciting, no? I thought so, but I'm easily impressed.

Jon, Bryce, & Matt