Tim founded Terrabang Studios and has been finding fellow renegades ever since. In addition to writing and directing films, he works as a web and graphic designer. When he's not plotting the next steps for the studio or working on a project, he's adventuring around the world or playing video games.
Finn (as he's known to us) can see the big picture from start to finish, making sure that each step along the way is completed. That's why he serves as producer for the majority of our work. When not with the Terrabang crew, he's connecting with film folks on his San Francisco State University school days.
Our own resident sound technician, Marc is the go to man for all things audio, but his skills don't end there. Currently attending Expression College for the Digital Arts, he is always ready to do what it takes to get it done, and he keeps the ideas flowing around the writing table.
Terrabang's initial goal was to create a community of filmmakers that shared resources and helped each other with projects. We were inspired by the work of creative commons artists everywhere. Think you have what it takes to get your face here and join our team? Check out the Join the Empire page.
No, we didn't just make up the word, although we wish we did. It is a pretty cool word after all. To get a proper definition, let's scour the interwebs to find something solid and irrefutably accurate. Ahh, there we are... Urban Dictionary defines a terrabang as follows:
"A literary term that address a question and also a gasp of emotion. The combination of a question and explantion."
So there you have it. Now, you'll start seeing them everywhere and you can tell your friends, "that there is called a terrabang." They'll look it up and find us. See what we did there? A terrabang is literally a question mark followed by an exclamation point, but to us it means much more. The confusion, chaos, and excitement that a terrabang represents is the perfect metaphor for the work we do. Often we have to pull off the impossible with no budget, no time, and no guidelines.
Terrabang has seen a lot of people come and go. Here we pay tribute to the folks who've been a part of shaping our studio at one time or another.
Megan comes from a theater background. While we have a tendency to stray away from the strange breed of theater people, she graced us with her sarcastic wit and her infectious personality. Her ability to get people in line and on point made her the perfect assistant director.
Chris is a powerhouse of ability. As an accomplished musician, it was great to have him compose the score to The Manifestations of Ray Galle with Chris Doornbos. He is one of the co-founders of Robot Destroyer Studios, whom we work with quite often.
The other co-founder of Robot Destroyer Studios, Chris has worked heavily with visual effects, specifically in post-production, as well as scoring music to several films. He played integral parts in securing locations for shoots and when needed, stepped up to the plate as an actor.
We're creating a community of talented individuals in the film business that we know we can trust to do an exceptional job. Art directors, composers, writers, actors, producers, and everyone in between are invited to join our community and to work with us when a project calls for it.
Since each project varies greatly in production size and style, we get to utilize and meet a large portion of the community, connecting filmmakers with one another and working on projects together. A large community always ensures that there is someone available for the job, and that they're knowledgeable, experienced, and well suited for the work.
You're encouraged to join our community, where you'll be able to select your proficiencies and strengths. When an appropriate project arises, we'll contact you and see if you're available. There's always the opportunity to become a top-tier member of the community and permanent staff of the studio.
Joining is free and also gets you the benefits of downloading resources such as free music and stock footage to use on your project. You'll also get first notice of awesome stuff like film festivals, new projects we're working on, and early access to our new social network (The Backlot).
When we work on something, we try to give everything we can back to the community. Giving things out for free is a strange concept, isn't it? But that's what separates us from everyone else. We're renegades and we like it that way. We aim to redefine filmmaking in the digital era and destroy all the rules and presumptions about the industry. We want to challenge the archaic ways of hard copyrights and usher in an era of sharing through creative commons.
We want to spark creative synergy and challenge each other to create better quality content. We're a community sourced studio; a band of renegades that are ready to do what it takes to make awesome content. We want to be on the tip of the revolution, and we think that you should join forces with us.
Another great question and we're happy to answer it. The objective of any company is to make money. We take on contracts from a variety of clients across a broad spectrum of media. Sometimes it's a series of podcasts that need a platform to be distributed. Other times it's a video package for a company. Occasionally, it's something really obscure. We offer a lot of services that aren't confined to one particular sector. Advertisements on some of our applications and websites also help us offset our expenses.
The projects we work on commercially push us to create a lot of auxiliary content (such as music or stock footage) that we are usually able to give out for free to the community depending on our client's requirements. So, it is beneficial to everyone.