Monday, October 26, 2009

First Video!

Hey guys,

It's Faaaaantom!! Clearly. And so, to clear up any questions; No, I'm not dead, Yes I've actually posted a video, and No, it's not a machinima ( total :( right?). It was me and my buddy screwin around with two pumpkins...its not what it sounds like. Well, if you wanna check it out its on my usual profile on youtube, and for maximum convience, I've posted the link here.

Well, that's it guys, so enjoy!


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back in Black...or very white...

Hey Internetz,

I'm baaack...quit all that groaning! I realize that many of you think that either: A) I died; B) I realized that nobody thought I was funny and decided to quit; or C) I'm very lazy and forgetful so I haven't really been on and never felt the urge to be.'s B...nah, I'm just kidding. It was C.

But, now that I'm back, there'll be a few changes around here. No more lazing around praying for money to fall out of the sky so I can afford the necessary equipment. I'm working hard (at my job) now and I'll soon have the proper funds readied. No more sitting on my arse hoping to know all the Halo knowledge by playing Halo (though that works pretty well). I'm researching my script and replacing about fifty mistakes a day. No more...well, actually, that's all the refinements I'm making...enjoy!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My toes are no longer black and blue!

Hey guys,

Good news, my toes are no longer black and blue. Just yesterday, they've returned to a nice, tanned...tan (I've been hanging out on the beaches a lot recently). So, a little more than two months later, my toes are okay-ish. They still feel pretty gentle, I just brush them with something, and it hurts. I might head to the doctor and have him check it out...but I don't really feel comfortable at the doctor's. I just get creeped out.

And don't even get me started on the dentist. I never want parts of another guy inside my mouth. Plus, I always get the new, shaky intern who's dentist tools are clattering around your mouth, ripping onpen your gums.

Anyway, in case you're wondering what this has to do with me and my machinima, I'm taking a weeks vacation from machinima making. I'm going to do a little script work on the beach, but that's about it.

Have a great Spring Break!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I gots me a free tee vee!

Hey guys,

A friend of mine was throwing out his old TV, so I snagged it before he threw it out. Now, so when for when I start capturing everything, I can borrow a friend's xbox and we can system link (so we can have 8 people maximum, instead of four). Now, just keep in mind when you watch my machinimas, that this TV came at a great price. My middle toe on my right foot is black, and the surrounding toes are blue, from where the TV fell on my foot. I've been limping everywhere.

Sorry this is so late...I meant to post this in Febuary, but I...accidentally forgot to post it and left it in draft bad.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Hey guys,

Here are a few questions I receive constantly:

Q: Do you ever plan on actually producing the machinima? If not, can you help me with my scriptwriting (or write the script for me/let me use your script)?

A: I do plan on producing the machinima, eventually, but as of recently I've been a little strapped for cash, what with Valentines day coming up and birthdays. And if you're not more famous than me, then no, I'm not doing a collab with you. I mean, I'm not famous at all, I have 50 fans, maybe. If I ever decide that I'm not going to produce individually, then I'd maybe be willing to work with you, but the odds of that are pretty low.

Q: May I see your script?

A: Yeah, if I think I can trust you not to stealt the idea and produce it yourself, then I'll email you the script. And I'm not overly suspicous of sending out agents to steal my machinima so they can produce it themselves.

Q: I've looked at your script. Why is Kent such an immature ****?

A: Well, to tell you the truth, he's based off of me. I'm not exactly immature, but I love immature jokes. I mean, they're funny and stupid: what's not to like?

Q: How do you lower your character's weapon?

A: ...You're kidding right? Why ask me?

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Ehh, maroon, I guess.

Q: Who inspired you to become a machinima director?

A: (Finally a real question) The first machinima I ever saw was Digital Ph33r. Watching Master Chief curse in an illiterate, drunken rage made my jaw drop. I remember gasping at every DEM cliff hanger. Then I saw Rooster Teeth (and for months was convinced their name was Rooster Tech, due to my poor vision and poor computer screen quality). Although Digital Ph33r made me love machinima, it was Rooster Teeth that inspired me to create one of my own. I am also a huge fan of GuitarmasterX7, the Pregame lobby guys, Running Gun Studios, Optimum Forge Productions, Shiruken/TreeSkunkProductions, and all the others (except for the five year old kids')

Q: Where do you live?

A: Take it easy there M.J.

Q: Any advice a machinima director like me?

A: Don't voice act for more than three characters. It sounds like crap. I have a team of people acting for me, whereas Digital Ph33r's pride prevents him for asking for help with his machinima, and it sounds like it's one person the entire friggin time. He can pull it off with three people, but not with ten. His new episodes are increasingly confusing, since he has about 7 characters, each one's voice differing in deepness, barely.
Also, don't be afraid to spend extra money. If there is one mike that costs $30 and has pads for the ears to help eliminate background noise, then choose that one over the $20 one that can't eliminate background noise.

That's really it, thanks, I love the questions. The brighten up my day, they really do.


Friday, February 6, 2009

New map pack upcoming

Hey guys,

I'm waiting for the new map pack before I start working on the actual physical part of the machinima. It looks like there'll be a great computer lab, a decent city, and a pretty good open area, which are all things I need for the machinima. Don't worry though, I don't need them for the first episode, but it'll be better if I just wait, and check things out.


Friday, January 30, 2009

Spread the Word

Hey guys,

I'm just sending out a general alert: Publicize this blog! Remember, the more people that want me to make the machinima, the more compelled I will be to finish (well, start (the actual filming that is, not the scriptwriting, set designing and costume design, I've already done all that (well, most of it))) the machinima.

So, you know, if you're bored and you don't know what to say, just say, "Hey, dude, you remember Arby and the Chief (or Master Chief sucks at halo, Beans, Master Chief, Pregame Lobby, or whatever machinima you guys like)? There's some dude who's making a funny one. "TheFantomLegend" or something like that. I was reading his blog, and his machinima looks like it'll be pretty good. Wanna check it out later or something?"

Or you can abbreviate that, you can ad-lib. But thanks in advance, guys and girls (who are we kidding, like a there's a single girl reading this site. DigitalPh33r has millions of viewers and like 100 of them are girls). Really appreciate it :).

Ok, I take the ":)" back. I can't do emoticons. I stink at them. Right? I mean, I put it next to a period. Does that kill the effect...just a little? Whatever.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Preview of Deceit: Episode 1

Hey guys,

Thought you might want to see a small preview of Deceit: Episode 1. As you can clearly tell, I am torn between naming my episodes (which will make recognizing them a lot easier) and just numbering them (which will save me time, but will also make them seem more bland (and, guys, bland, it's such a crappy word, right? Who wants that?)).

Either way here you go. It's not the main part (though that would help you understand it a lot better) but I want to keep the main part to myself. This is just a tiny snippit of the script. Well, several tiny pieces. And just for fun, I've assorted them randomly. Here goes:

Allen: Tanner, you there?

Kent: Yeah, I’m here. Shocker, huh? What with all the places I have to go and all the people I have to see. Hey, from the report I gave you a week ago, was that evidence enough to convict these guys?

Allen: Yep, even the U.N. General, thought that espionage, sabotage, grand theft auto, and illegal weapon possession was enough crime to convict someone, even on Tyche.

Kent: Really?

Allen: Well, actually, it was the tax fraud that really made up the general’s mind.

Kent: I pay attention to detail…And I like to eavesdrop on conversations. Did you know that Bungie is making some stupid game about some super soldier fighting off aliens, and stopping some shit with “Halo’s”?

Martelli: Christ, those guys over at Bungie come up with the lamest ideas, they’re such morons. Like that idea’d ever make money.

Allen: Girls, if you’re done with your tea party, then would you mind if we could get back on task…?

Kent: Well, the armor looks durable.

Allen: You’ll get new armor as well, except yours will be of a different design.

Kent: How ‘bout their weapons training? How’s that?

Allen: Tanner, I’m insulted that you even have to ask.

Kent: Then I’m doing my job right.

Allen: Top notch, these are my best men.

Kent: Other than me, though, right?

Allen: See, now if I say yes, you’ll want a pay raise

Kent: I get paid for this job too? Whoa, I thought all I got was essentials money.

Allen: That is all you get.

Kent: So who was the best guy you had again?

So, yes, sorry, no action parts but they look like crap on paper - er, type. You'll like them a lot better actually seeing them. And as you've probably gathered, Kent Tanner and James Allen are the main characters in the story. And if you think some parts are a little jumpy, it's because you have to read the whole thing.
Which I will be granting on request to people I like. Also, spread the news. I'm dying here. I haven't gotten mail from a fan in weeks!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

360 Good to Go

Hey guys,

Good news. I was able to fix my 360, and I bought a new Rock band 2 disc (Microsoft wouldn't replace it). I've also picked out the capture card I want, and will be able to buy it by the end of next week, minimum. I also have picked out my computer mic.

However, I'm going to delay production for another month or so. I mean, with the new map pack coming out, why should I start a series where I'll be using the same sets repeatedly when the new map pack might have the perfect maps for my machinima. Disappointing, yet good at the same time! Of course, it'll either make all my hard work make me feel like crap or it'll make me regret waiting to make the machinima after the map pack came out, despite my intuition that it'd have the perfect maps.

Not quite sure how things'll work out, but I can assure you that after I check out the new map pack, I'll have a colorful response to it posted right here!