Sunday, February 28, 2010

Science Fact: Robot /Man - Exoskeleton

The robot exoskeleton and giant mecha warriors, previously the exclusive domain of sci-fi pulp magazines, comics, ambitious Japanese animae and cinema, are now active development projects with functional prototypes. It's all here in this month's robotic feature.  From the serious and militant to a "big kid's" toy for those who can afford the price tag, from the deadly serious to the patently absurd, or artistically odd and even a dose of downright silly just for fun;)

If I didn't know better, I'd think we were preparing for some kind of Mech-War!

I think this guy he thinks he's Tony Stark;)

How do you get this damn thing on the tour bus?

Save up your pennies and platinum for this 300,000 dollar gem;)

Ok, Ok ...It's silly as all get out...But man what a lot of work and fun it must have been to put that costume together, he better just hope it doesn't rain...

Till next time, keep well oiled;)
See ya again, same robot time, same robot channel.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rock & Roll Ghost Stories

In October 2010 Charles River Press will be releasing 
"Rock & Roll Ghost Stories" 
edited and compiled by Stacy McArdle-Sardelli. 

Stacy was the editor and chief of the music and entertainment magazine Babble and Beat. In this frightful collection Stacy brings together musicians from around the world to share their real life ghostly encounters! Some of the Artists who have provided true ghost stories include:
The Church, Tim Finn, Nosferatu,
Metropol, Screaming Mechanical Brain
and quite possibly a macabre tale from YOURS TRULY,
T.Reed Composer @ TAO X Productions:)
Keep your eyes peeled!
Are you a musician with a true ghost story of your own to share? There is still time to submit your story. 
The Deadline for Volume 1 Submissions is March 15th! 
Submissions for a Rock & Roll Ghost Stories (Volume 2) will be accepted starting in April 2010.
 Want to learn more? Want to pre-order a copy?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Updates : Film Festivals, Writing, Remixing

While I must apologize for a month without any new posts, it has not been for a lack of writing .
I have continued delving into Horror Fiction with a short horror story submission for a paranormal romance collection. I wanted to try and defy the stereotype of that genre with a story that was perhaps a bit more horror filled and less traditional romance.
"The Man in the Mirror" was the result:
Sarah lives a sequestered life of abuse at the hands of her less than perfect man. She escapes into romantic fantasy novels from the library where she works, but back at home, she gets a beating, again. At her wits end, Sarah turns to a Jamaican Hoodoo woman who tends to her injuries and sends her off with a mirror, and instructions for trapping her man’s devil inside it. There are two things she must never do...look into the mirror, or break it! Staring into the shattered glass on the floor she wonders what happens when you’ve done both.

Official selections should be made by next month. I will post an update if my submission is chosen for publication. Wish me luck!

I'd also like to announce some info regarding "Four Cups of Joe" a short film written by Steven Baer and produced and directed by Brandon Butrick at Photon Creative, with sound design, Foley, dialog & music editing, and mix by 'yours truly' at TAO X Productions.  We also worked with Composer Steve Moon on this to free up my hands for the sound design and production work. You can see the comedy short at:
It will also be appearing at the
Beverly Hills Shorts Festival 
March 18 -21st 2010
I will update as new festivals and screenings are added.

I have been busy developing a number of other projects as well, including the music for the current Welcome video commercial on the homepage of the Savasa Fitness website.

I have begun work on a remix for RPM recording Artists "The Vanguard"
for their track "And Then We Dance" which I intend to wrap up and deliver by the end of the month.
You can check out The Vanguard and hear the original track at their website.

And last but not least I have had to put some Hip Hop collaborations, Cinematic Monster Music,  and various other projects on hold while I completed other scheduled work, but I will be returning to these projects and others that I am involved with, in March.
Till the next update, Keep creating!