Up coming episodes
Are you interested in learning more about the story of Thomas Brin? Where did he come from? What is the war between the machines and the biotics all about? How did it start? And what are the Gardens of Tomorrow? If you are a fan of the extraordinary world of Thomas Brin, then you won't want to miss a single episode.

UPDATE: We had hoped to begin post production of Episode 4 in early 2007 with an estimated release date of fall 2007. But, since this is a non-revenue-generating project, other priorites have taken precedence. We now estimate that Episode 4 will be released in late fall or winter of 2009. Until then, here is a small preview animation from Episode 4.

No Small Feat

Producing an episodic, short-form mini series like The Adventures of Thomas Brin is no small feat. This is a labor of love--well, it is laborious anyway, and it costs us significant time and money to do what we do. We've had fun creating this imaginary world and enjoyed the shooting and post-production process during the first three episodes. But unlike the majority of vodcasts (a.k.a. video broadcasts, video podcasts, or video on demand broadcasts) on the web today that require one to three hours of total production time for each 5 to 10 minute episode, each several minute episode of The Adventures of Thomas Brin requires many hundreds of hours of our time. In fact, Episode 3 took over 750 hours to produce!

To improve our craft, and the story, we want to add new technologies (hardware and software) to our production toolkit and move our efforts to a simple soundstage or studio. This requires more money. The first four episodes were shot in the director's (Jeff Sayre) garage--what we call the studiage. Whereas these accommodations sufficed for our initial efforts, more room is required to allow us to expand our acting and VFX possibilities.

We also are looking for improvements in three other areas:

  • Brin's Future

    Were will the series go? That depends on you! If you like what you see, please let us know. Creating each episode takes a lot of time and effort. In fact, our goal is to make each episode more technically perfect and aesthetically pleasing than the previous. To do that, we need your support. Here are several ways to help out: spread the word about Thomas Brin, or purchase something from the Thomas Brin Store, or join the CloudCity Forum, or participate in Brin 2.0, or simply email us your support!. Finally, if you are a member of the media, please contact us for an interview--radio, television, Internet-based, and print journalists welcome!