I've been making indie
videos for a decade and a half. They're usually silly, with
big action sequences, and explosive visual effects. I've
signed agreements with some of the actors in those videos, but not all
of them. If you were in one of my videos, and you'd like to
see them online (and would like a share of their success if they take
off) please contact me through the 'INFO FOR ACTORS' link at the bottom
of the page. I think the cast members in these videos
generallly have fallen into four categories: myself only, friends,
family, and troop 4 boy scouts. Me only: House Trek
1-6, the first "Send in the Clones", "Relativity", and some other short
This category includes videos like the 'Send in the Clones"
series, "Tinyville Disaster 1 & 2", "Sabotage 757", "Super Soda", "The Annoying Magician!", "Church of
Explosions & Mayhem", "Zombie Demon Nazis From Uranus!",
"Eutopia", "Star Frigate One", "Video Heist", "Averting Apocalypse", and "Duel 2030".
Siege", "Matthew's Portal", "Sleepwalker", "Full Circle", "Fortress
Siege 1 & 2", "1999", "Globe", "Fairbanks Field Trip", "House Trek: The Next Generation".
Boy Scout Troop 4:
Troop 4 Uncensored 1-3, God & Country Flying Circus, Troop 4 TV
ACTORS TAKE NOTE!
I'm determined to get
all of this content online, and the first batch will be posted in just
a few weeks. I am now prepared to take some minor legal risks
order to get these videos on the web, but I'd much rather have all, 100%, of
the cast members' agreement beforehand that the videos can be posted on
the internet. That said, while mostly this has not been problematic, a few of you are proving impossible
to contact, much less get a signature from, which means I may be forced
at some point, to modify and then upload the videos without 100% of your signed digital talent
release forms. That's risky for me (I could be sued) and for
you (you might be in an online video without knowing it) but your
(won't name names but some of you have been unresponsive) persistent
lack of willingness to respond to my requests for a signature pretty
much brought us to this point. If you're unreachable, can't or won't sign, or whatever, I will try to excise you from the project in some way, depending on the situation maybe removing scenes, or if the scene is plot essential, possibly crediting you under a pseudonym (fake name) and blurring out your face a little. If there were some case like this where someone major whose role is critical to the video, and they won't or can't sign, the video might never make it online at all.
IF YOU HAVE EVER CONTRIBUTED TO MY PROJECTS, OR WANT TO, TAKE A LOOK AT
FOR ACTORS LINK.
All of my videos will be online by late 2018 one way or another, and
many of them much sooner than that.
I also am working on a string of new projects in addition to the old ones. They are
listed here by progress:
Production is complete, partway through post production:
"1999", "Globe", "Video Heist", "Doppelganger", "Averting Apocalypse", "Tinyville Disaster 2", "Real Americans", "Fortress Siege 2"
Production partially complete:
"Fairbanks Field Trip", "House
Trek: The Next Generation Seasons 1 & 2"
Production not yet underway, but a script and plans exist:
"The Annoying Magician!"
The video projects, as they're revised and cleaned up, are starting to be posted on
HERE IS A .GIF TEASER PREVIEW OF SOME OF THE VIDEOS I'VE MADE:
HERE IS A TRAILER
FOR THE RERELEASE OF MY OLD AND VERY CHEESY "HOUSE TREK" SERIES OF
VIDEOS, COMPLETE WITH NEW VFX AND SOUND DESIGN. This video is not
meant to infringe on any IPs and is not a fan film as such, it's its
own stupid little thing, badly going where other more coherent sci-fi
series had already been before.
All the audio in the videos I make has been legally licensed or
Same goes for
other content, it's all 100% legal, or at least trying extremely hard to be, and I'm pretty sure I haven't
actually infringed on anyone's IP.
Watch for all of the eight short videos in
this series to wind up online RIGHT HERE over the next few weeks, and on DVD in my
shop for anybody who actually wants that. (Five of them are already online, plus some other videos I've made! Seriously, look at HORNBOSTELVIDEOS.COM now to see all my online video stuff!)
that in addition to my ordinary
narrative video productions which I'm working towards releasing safely
& legally, I also have launched a vlog (video blog) channel on HornbostelVideos.com and on
YouTube. Once every 2-4 weeks I'll be adding a new video
the list, in which I discuss what I'm currently working on and show
some bits of preview material.
I'm using some [limited] ad slots again
from Project Wonderful. Given the increasing quality and quantity of web traffic lately here,
might actually be worth doing now. Below this message is a
promotion from another website owner, unrelated to my own web
network. I'm not responsible for anything on their sites, nor do
I personally filter the ads that rotate through the slot, so
good, bad, amazing, dumb, hilarious, crazy, questionable or
otherwise, so don't credit/blame me for whatever link appears
down there. I don't control other peoples' websites. Okay?