Sunday, May 17, 2009

More Blooperous Behind the Scenes

Well this is just to inform all of you that we just put up a new Behind the Scenes video over on our YouTube Channel! It's the first in a set of "Blooper Reels" for the Behind the Scenes videos. If you somehow already knew about this, then... good for you! You are either incredibly obsessed with Island Wars, or you are a precog (both of which are cool with us!).

Well you can watch it below, or go check it out here. It's called "Island Wars: Behind the Scenes #3 (Blooper Reel A)." it has a bunch of bloopers from the early filming of the movie, along with some other random bits thrown in. It even has an early test title for Island Wars at the beginning! The music is from the new Star Trek movie and from LOST Season 4, in case anyone wanted to know.

Island Wars: Behind the Scenes #3 (Blooper Reel A)

Hope you enjoy it! Watch for Island Wars coming this June! If you want to automatically receive updates when new videos are uploaded, simply click "Subscribe" on either our Channel page or any of our videos.

Happy Trails,

Making the "Jimmy Loops" commercial theme song

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Jimmy Rap

It is finally here! The post you've all been waiting for! The Jimmy Rap.

If you haven't heard the rap yet, head on over to our Myspace and check out a demo version sung by me. The final version with Jimmy's vocals will be released soon, along with the finalized "music video" for the song as a sort-of pre-release special. I won't delve too much into the music, as that's Will's area of specialty, and he'll probably put up a post on it soon. But some pointless back story won't hurt, will it?

The famous promo pic of Lil' Grim from Facebook

The song itself was written almost a year ago. While almost every song in the movie was written by me and Will together, this one just happened to have been written by me one night at around midnight. I really have no idea where the inspiration came from. The music itself wasn't made until a few days later, when I sat down with FL Studio for around four hours and made what you now hear on the Myspace.

Gotta love his bling! He's even wearing a cross!

Since then the music has been spiced up quite a bit by Will and Jimmy's vocals have been added in. Surprisingly, the song has become kinda like a cult-classic. And now that we have finally finished the filming of the video for it, hopefully it will become a viral-hit!

Don't even ask.

Well I won't go on anymore about the music, as Will may grace you all with a special look at the actual song soon. Suffice to say, it will be quite a... treat. The only other song so far not written by both of us is the song Jimmy sings later in the movie entitled "Gala." It is also on the Myspace! It was written by Sir Will.

In other news, filming is going quicker than ever now that school sports are over, and I'm gonna start the official editing of the film once all the videos are transferred to my computer.

Happy Trails,

Slim Jim Hotdog McGrim Jr.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Trekking Through the Wilderness Day Two

So this is the second part of the "Trekking Through the Wilderness" post! I know you're excited!

So where did we leave off... Well in the last post we discussed the first day. Now, obviously, onto Day Two!

Well we didn't actually do anything until around 4:30. We headed on over to Josh's house to finish up filming the trekking scenes. Oh, and Josh was having a youth party at his house, so once again we got to eat a lot before we went out to film. So then we grabbed our camera, some spray paint, and a hoe, then went out to film!

Will is happy he has a hoe

Since we lost our other gun, we spray painted Will's other airsoft. The scenery was great, and the filming even better in the perfect light! We even got to walk across a sweet fallen tree!

Josh on a log. Sweet.

The trekking scene is gonna be really cool for the movie! I would show you some more screen shots from the actual footage, but why ruin it!? We also had a short fist fight scene between me and Will! Don't worry, there will be a behind the scenes video of what else occurred soon enough!

Yes, Will, we must wait to see more

Well the next post will deal with the infamous "Jimmy Rap!" You all have heard the song (hopefully)! If not, go hear the test version sung by me on our myspace! The final version sung by Jimmy himself, along with the final music video shown in the movie will be released soon as a sort-of behind the scenes preview feature, but you'll get the first info here on the blog! Stay tuned!

Happy Trails,

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