Saturday, 25 June 2011

Tunnel modified for Gold Mine

In my days I've had off from filming, I've still been very busy you'll be pleased to hear.

I've been busy making the closed off Gold Mine for the next episode to be filmed, "Good as Gold".

Although it looks basic it took us nearly four hours to get it just right and to paint it and I'm now very pleased with it.

Here's a pic

Also, today I bought a big TOMY starter set that featured Thomas, Annie, Clarabel, Bertie and Harold for £10 at a local charity shop. 

Monday, 20 June 2011

Pause for illness

Having come down with a bad cold, I am having to take a short break from filming but hope to start again on Thursday. It's a good thing really as I've just realised that I don't have some of the props necessary for the next episode.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Season 7 Halfway Finished!

Yesterday (Thursday) I filmed the fifth episode Gail Force which sees a storm cause confusing and delay for Percy. This episode also sees a second role for Hank in the season, who takes the place of BoCo who is absent from the series. 

This episode was great fun to film as all the strong winds looked great on camera and was caused by a hair-dryer!

Filming should resume Monday with "As Good as Gold". In the meantime, here's a picture:

Percy, Rocky and Hank at a storm-destroyed Wellsworth

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tram Trouble - FILMED!

Yes, the fourth episode, Tram Trouble, has been completely filmed. Today, I filmed the scenes set at the Docks and Arlesdale End and I'm pleased with the way this episode turned out. 

Just like Heave Ho Thomas!, its been heavily adapted by Thomasfan and feels more like a "Classic Series" episode rather than a "CGI Series" one. 

A date for the season to appear on YouTube is still yet to be decided.

Here's a picture:

Thomas takes coal to Toby at Arlesdale End
Filming will resume Thursday. The episode has yet to be decided on.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Fourth Episode has started...

Filming for Tram Trouble has started. Today I filmed over half the episode including scenes filmed at Wellsworth, The Lumber Yard, The Shunting Yard and the Junction. Tomorrow I will be filming the parts that take place at Arlesdale End and the Docks and then I think I'm done with this episode. 

Here's a picture!

Flora and Thomas at the Shunting Yard

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Third Episode Filmed!

Heave Ho Thomas! has finally been filmed and now I'm sure this season is going to be my best yet! This episode took six and a half hours to film because it required quite a few different sets including the quarry, the docks and Knapford. This episode is based very closely on the real twelfth season episode but it has quite a few edits which makes it feel less like a television series episode and more like a Railway Series story, thanks to my script editor Thomasfan who did a terrific job with editing this episode.

As you know in this episode we are introduced to Hank, voiced by MurphyProductions828. I'm pleased to tell you that Hank will appear in at least one other episode in this season and won't be forgotten about like he was in the real TV series.

Here's a picture,

Thomas meets Hank for the first time
Tomorrow, I will probably be filming Tram Trouble which will introduce yet another new arrival...

Monday, 6 June 2011

Second episode filmed!

I have filmed the second episode for the seventh season. Diesel in a Jam is based on a magazine story entitled "BoCo in a Jam". Since BoCo is still currently on the Mainland, Oliver took his place in the episode.

This episode was actually quite easy to film since it was all on one set and a majority of the time was spent actually setting up the set.

I am hoping to film the next episode tomorrow but it depends whether my brown sheet can be washed and dried in time since it got a bit "sticky" in today's episode!

Here's a picture:

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Toby and the Stout Gentleman on YouTube now!

My latest audiobook in the Buzz Book series, Toby and the Stout Gentleman, is now on YouTube. Due to other comittments I was not able to upload on Friday or Saturday.

The next instalment, which I believe is Percy Runs Away, won't be made for a while as I am going to concentrate on my upcoming TrackMaster series.

Subtitles for the hard-of-hearing are likely to be added soon.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Second Instalment coming soon....

Image from TTTE Wikia.
The second book in my Buzz Book Audio series will be released either tomorrow or Saturday. 

The second book is entitled, "Toby and the Stout Gentleman". 

It may be the last audiobook for a while as I am concentrating on my new TrackMaster series!