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I Admit It, We Tried

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Hey everyone… how ever many of you that may be. Do people still come here? Anyways. I just wanted to let you know that after a long, hard talk, the group has decided to cancel making the movie. This probably isn’t surprising considering we haven’t done anything with all our footage since 2009. We have busy lives now and editing this stuff together takes A LOT of work. So, because of that, I’ve decided to cut together a little “sizzle reel” as they call in the film biz. Check it out, and please don’t hate us.

~Peter

New Song, and an Interview with Charlie Bare

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Charlie Bare (Doug Gresham in the show/movie) is the man responsible for the Season 1 soundtrack, and he’s gonna be a huge part of the movie. He recently recorded a new song for the movie that he wants to share with everyone; give you all a little taste of what’s coming. And it’s breathtaking. But, you can listen for yourself.

The Sorrow

In light of this, I decided to ask Charlie a few questions about his process and about the soundtracks, and what it was like/is like now. So here we go:

MICAH: What was the writing/recording process for season one and how is it changing for the movie?

CHARLIE: The writing and recording process for the movie was very spur of the moment. I was asked at first to write the theme song for season one, which I was glad to help out with, but as it turned out, songs and melodies started coming out of nowhere. In time, I was writing songs several hours before an episode would air, without any prior preparation. Some of the best recordings came about that way. In the movie however, I’ve planned out the soundtrack in advance, and I’ve given myself plenty of time. (Hopefully with some surprises!)

MICAH: What is your favorite song from season one?

CHARLIE: My favorite song from season one… hmm. That’s hard. I’d say “Their Blood is Upon Them” and “Eternal” would have to be my favorites. Gabby did a great job.

MICAH: Which new song are you most excited about?

CHARLIE: I’m really excited about a song coming out for the movie, in which I’m fusing all of the character themes, and the infamous “Gates of Absolution” together, to make a long, 8-10 minute track. It should be something.

MICAH: You play a lot of instruments on the soundtrack. Which is your favorite to play and why?

CHARLIE: I’ve been playing guitar forever, and it’s definitely been my most loyal instrument, but as of late, I’ve really taken to the piano. I’d say 85% of the songs for the new score were composed on piano.

MICAH: How does your creative process work?

CHARLIE: I’m not sure this is something I can explain verbally in detail. For me, it’s all about letting what’s real come out. What’s real, and inside us, is real for someone else and everyone around us.

MICAH: Who is your biggest inspiration in music?

CHARLIE: My biggest inspiration in music. WOW! As far as Absolution goes, my master in mood music would be Akira Yamaoka, who is the composer of the Silent Hill score. As far as my solo career goes, I’d have to say Cat Stevens.

MICAH: You also acted in the movie. Do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind the scenes, doing stuff like music?

CHARLIE: I really like being in front of the camera. I fancy myself a decent actor, (for never having taken any classes or anything), but my real love is in the music I make. When I sit down and watch “Absolution”, I’m less concerned with how I look, and more with how the song impacts the mood of the specific scene.

MICAH: What are your plans after Absolution?

CHARLIE: My plans after Absolution are to compose and perform music for anyone willing to create a truly inspirational movie or piece of art.

Look for more music and goodies as we move along in editing, and let us know if you like what you see/here by commenting. Your support is what keeps us going.

Be Still, My Beating Heart

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Hello there; Micah here. Sorry, it’s hard to see you through all the cobwebs on my screen. I’ll get that taken care of ASAP.

Other things that we’re taking care of ASAP? Uh, the Absolution movie. Yeah, I know, right? Took long enough.

I could list off a million good reasons why it’s taken a year to finally get around to editing this behemoth of a film, such as we’re in school, we have jobs, and Nathan’s developed an eating disorder (whenever someone says the word “edit” he goes into a feedy frenzy; frankly, it’s costing us millions). But really, the main reason it took so long? We needed a break. We needed a chance to step away from the project and let it rest; let our brains rest. We needed to disconnect from it so that we could really look at it as whole, with fresh eyes, and get into the nitty gritty of telling the story we want to tell.

So, here we are, a year later, and we’re finally getting into the swing of things. But believe me guys, we’re going full force into this thing. We’re working on stuff every day right now; Nathan and I have started sequencing the film, Peter’s working on some really cool stuff for the DVD and beyond, we’re all working on extras and pretty much anything that needs doing. We’re all keeping very busy with the Absolution universe. And we will try (famous last words) to post here and everywhere else more regularly to help keep you guys up to date. We have some really exciting things and announcements coming eventually that we can’t wait for you to see.

You guys (especially whoever’s reading this) are our motivator; you’re our life force when it comes to this project. You’re the ones keeping us in business. And we really want to show you how much that means to us. So please stay tuned, tell your friends, get ready: we’ve got a long road ahead of us, but the more support we have from you guys, the better it’ll be.

Thanks so much, everyone, and I can’t wait for you to see what we have coming.

The Absolution Movie, coming 2011

-Micah

Laying Low

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Hey guys, it’s been a bit since there’s been any news here. I just wanted to let everyone know that filming for the most part is completed now. We have one or two days of pick up shots left, but other wise we’re pretty much set. We can finally get to editing this thing and hopefully that won’t take too long (but then again I am talking about us, so who knows).

I’m hoping to update the site soon, but I don’t know what will happen there. We need a new theme and logo, especially for the top of the site.

Otherwise though we’re just trying to get this thing done as fast as possible while juggling our actual lives. With school impending things will get harder to do and this site will no doubt be updated even less, but we’ll do our best.

Technical Difficulties

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Hey guys, you’re all probably wondering where the pictures that we told you would be here. Well, for some odd reason the gallery is acting up and it won’t post anything to the editing tool. Chances are it’s Firefox’s fault and I just need to change browsers, so here’s hoping!