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Cover's Story hits the press! And so do we...

Posted: Fri, 21st Jul 2006, 6:49pm

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So, Ben and I, and the whole Atomic Productions team for that matter, were hit with some awesome press in the latest issue of the well-known, Texas-wide publication 'D Magazine' today. (Considered the nation's best City Magazine by many) Ben was contacted about a month ago about a reporter doing a side-column peice on the success of our short film, "Cover's Story". Ben being the team captain, they asked him several questions to formulate the article, which resulted in him revealing that he worked alongside his twin brother. This intruiged them greatly, and D Magazine decided to change the peice to a highlight of us specifically. This was awesome because we then, about two weeks ago, got our picture taken by the magazine's spotlight photographer at the diner we shot parts of "Cover's Story" at. Well, after that, it took no time for news to start spreading, and now today:

The Annual Issue, "Best of Big D", just happened to be the latest issue. This means, that Ben and I were featured filmmakers in the "Best of Big D" issue, another awesome surprise. And, to beat that...


Presto! We got a magnificent, 3/4-page spotlight! The article can be found in the Pulse-Section of any new 'D Magazine', and is on both our website, www.atomic-pro.com , and the D Magazine Website.

Anywho, we think it's awesome, and hope it generates some more great press for "Cover's Story", going into the Dallas Video Festival as an Official selection this August.

Chillax, too
-Atom
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hey man looks good. YOU GUYS should be stoked. I wish that you guys gcould have just sent the article yesterday. It explains what happend much better then the way it was being explained to me by you. They saw the fact taht you were twins and saw it as a pulicity gimic. Also seeing the size of the article i can see why there was only so much space to mention what had to be mentioned. I dont know why but i was under the impression the article was much bigger, hence why i was wondering why we werent able to make it in there as well. But the article tells it all. They just took bits of what you said and turned it into what they wanted.

Anywyas, im very sorry about the blow out, yesterday. In the end writers write what there going to write. Regardless of what you say. Im sure as friends you pulled for us, and we just ended up not in the final edit. Cause i know being as close as we are you would never intentionally try to screw over friends. So, I respect you guys as filmakers and friends, and i hope given our past we can manage to move past the escapade from yesterday. Congrats big time guys. And at least Cover STory was mentioned.

jsut a quick question. What the does making and breaking friendships along the way mean? lol?

and is that me in the tag for found?
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Why do you attend different schools?

Congrats smile

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The "talented and gifted magnet"... haha, that's a hilarious name for a school.

Congrats on the article you two!
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Good for you guys. I really did like Cover's Story.
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Sollthar, it's the number one school in the United States, as rated by AP scores and GPAs, so don't diss. wink
Posted: Fri, 21st Jul 2006, 9:24pm

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The only quote the lady used, and it's "meaking and breaking friendships." smile Nah, Ben said that as referring to gaining people such as you, Brian, and kinda losing contact with other friends with no interest in film along the way.

Thanks, all. Yes, it's you in my sig for the full movie of Found. Don't think I got to talking to you 'bout that yet. wink

Sollthar, the school goes by "Tag", but most people from my school call it the word it rhymes with. smile It's the #1 Public School in the Nation, and on the cover of a recent issue of Newsweek.
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In what, the "funny name" contest? biggrin

I've always wanted to open my private school once I get my diploma as a teacher and call it the "If ya rule, get in here" school. But I couldn't find the money to fund the idea yet. sad



Anyways, congrats again on the article and I hope it gets you and Covers story some more PR. Sure should do as it sounds.
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I went to one of the worst highschools in Great Britain.

I still would have preferred to go to my old school called 'Rutlish' than one called 'talented and gifted magnet'.

As for the magazine article. Nice one guys.

Are you rubbing each others legs under that table...? eek
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Are you rubbing each others legs under that table...?
lmao, that was my exact first thought too when I saw the picture. Wasn't sure if I'm hallucinating though... smile
Posted: Fri, 21st Jul 2006, 9:46pm

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No, my leg is behind his, it's just an odd angle for that. But if you really want to know about that, this pic explains it all:

To add to the TAG thing, we both went to a middle school called Travis Talented and Gifted Magnet. Magnet (meaning sucking-in gifted kids from all over the area) schools are few in Dallas, and everybody who goes to them is....let's just say speshul. wink

I got outta that though, because TAG schools don't offer extracurricular activities like journalism or art, and they don't have any sports.
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They have no sport... and no art.

Is it a backwards school?

Then again, I was put in a group called 'Five Alive' because I wasn't going to get the needed grades to 'stay alive in the real world'.

Heh, funny how I ended up getting amazing grades, maybe I should get sucked into a magnet school wtf1?
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Magnet (meaning sucking-in gifted kids from all over the area) schools are few in Dallas, and everybody who goes to them is....let's just say speshul.
So you're special? In what way?
(being a teacher myself I am genuinely interested in the US scholar system)
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I would have sworn on my life you guys were older than me. Anyways, awesome job. Congrats on the press, that will probably help you get up there, and I honestly think you will.
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Here is a present for you both.


It's a picture of a bar magnet tap dancing.

Now THAT'S what I call a Tallented and Gifted Magnet.

I know, I know, I'm a comedy genius wink

Seriously though guys, great job on the press stuff. That's something to be proud of smile

Cheers,
Arktic.
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Serpent wrote:

I would have sworn on my life you guys were older than me. Anyways, awesome job. Congrats on the press, that will probably help you get up there, and I honestly think you will.
I'm pretty sure we've always been the same age. That is..........unless.............you can control your aging. smile Thanks all, we think this is awesome, even if we do both look like gay drug attics. smile

Sollthar wrote:

Magnet (meaning sucking-in gifted kids from all over the area) schools are few in Dallas, and everybody who goes to them is....let's just say speshul.
So you're special? In what way?
(being a teacher myself I am genuinely interested in the US scholar system)
Well, it's a program (I say program, but's it's really just it's own scholar system now) that was started about 10 years ago by the state of Texas to allow students seeking more than standardized-tests-education to excell. Basically, you apply for a certain school of your age. (there are like 2 schools for each grade/education level; 2 for age 9-12, 2 for age 12-14, and 2 for age 14-1cool. Ben goes to the TAG school for age 14-18, in other words, TAG highscool. They et you up for, what I genuinely loved until highschool, an all-scholarly-oriented school career. For instance, my TAG middle school put me in a first year Spanish, Freshman year English and History, and Algebra I at age 12.

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The question now is...which one is Ben and which one's Atom?

oh, and total OMGEEEZ for that one, Ernie.

Whoever guesses right, Ben says he'll give 60 force to.
Posted: Fri, 21st Jul 2006, 10:29pm

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Atom wrote:

The question now is...which one is Ben and which one's Atom?

oh, and total OMGEEEZ for that one, Ernie.

Whoever guesses right, Ben says he'll give 60 force to.
Well, the one on the left is Ben.
So says the animated gif anyways.
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The one on the right is Ben. Hey, I guess I win!
Posted: Fri, 21st Jul 2006, 10:35pm

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No.

The one on the right to the camera is Ben.
Posted: Fri, 21st Jul 2006, 10:46pm

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I have proof.

As we've always said, I do the filming, Atom does the editing; and in the pic I'm holding the GL2 and Atom's got his elbows resting on a laptop.
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You're identical twins. You'll never have proof. Not even if you kill each other!

It always happens.... jealously will drive you to it!
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When ssjaaron is in the news, everyone's like "Yeah! Way to go!".

When I'm in the news, I get my identity and sexuality questioned. Oh, how cruel the world is.
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Yeah! Way to go!
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But really dudes. Well done smile
I'm only having a cackle.
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TAG, is that like related to those new TAG bodyshot things? razz

Anyway, well done guys! Good luck in the Dallas Video Festival. smile
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Nah, I gotcha. I literally ROFLMFAO when I saw that pic. It's now my animated desktop background.d
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Mostly because it's me and not Ben. Thanks, Ernie. smile
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I literally ROFLMFAO when I saw that pic.
You actually fell to the floor, and laughed so hard that your ass detached itself from the rest of your body?!

Or... did you NOT mean literally at all? razz

Arktic.

PS - The misuse of the word 'literally' is one of my pet hates. I heard a woman in a shop the other day saying "I literally think Tony Blaire is an arse", and I had to restrain myself from turning round and shouting at her "YOU THINK HE'S JUST GLUT MUSCLES AND NOT ACTUALLY A HUMAN BEING?! NO? THEN YOU DON'T LITERALLY THINK HE'S AN ARSE. YOU MEAN IT ENTIERLY NON-LITERALLY, YOU STUPID, STUPID WOMAN".
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I think he used "literally" 'sarcastically' to imply the impact of the pic. Literally-misuse is one of my biggest pet peeves as well. That, and when people leave the clear plastic security stripping on the end of DVD cases that are 5+ years old.
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Arktic, you're one to talk. You use those abbreviations more than anyone. Infact, some people say 'Hi' to you in the chatroom and you create new ones like 'OMFGLOLZOTF4EVER'

or something... biggrin
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Er-no... there's a difference between fast paced IRC dialogue and forum postings (or real life speech) razz
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Atom wrote:

Well, it's a program (I say program, but's it's really just it's own scholar system now) that was started about 10 years ago by the state of Texas to allow students seeking more than standardized-tests-education to excell.......
So essentially, it's a cult. razz
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Arktic wrote:

Er-no... there's a difference between fast paced IRC dialogue and forum postings (or real life speech) razz
Atleast they're not biting their toenails, chumpo. razz

Congrats on the media coverage chaps, it's always good to get your movies/faces out there as you never know who might be reading.
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Well done guys! Glad to see you guys are getting recognized. smile

PS- If er-no didn't say anything about rubbing your legs under the table I probably wouldn't of mentioned it. But I gotta admit. That's the first thing I saw. And I must admit again I literally(wink) laughed at it.
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Firstly, I laughed so hard at Er-no's picture, I cried.

Secondly, That's pretty badass you guys made it onto a huge mag.

Thirdly, This is the funniest thread through and through I've ever read on Fxhome by far. (Intentionally Funny, that is. Read some old Matt Pugh Jewel's for other types of funny)

Fourthly, I agree with Arktic completely, I HATE misuse of the word "literally". It's like the buzzword for people who want to sound smart.
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Emphasizing things with literally is stupid indeed. Example: I literally have seen that movie 6 million times.

If you calculated that, it's impossible.

But Atom, my6 friend does that security stripping thing and he can return DVDs, sell them a new, etc. It' actually very handy, but iw ouldn't do it. smile
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Bryce007 wrote:

Firstly, I laughed so hard at Er-no's picture, I cried.

Secondly, That's pretty badass you guys made it onto a huge mag.

Thirdly, This is the funniest thread through and through I've ever read on Fxhome by far.
I am to please. wink
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Bryce007 wrote:

I HATE misuse of the word "literally". It's like the buzzword for people who want to sound smart.
I hate when people see movies that say something like "literally" or something this guy would say:


And think they can from then on go off saying stuff like

"So anyways, I was in this store today, and.....ergo, something happened!"

or

"Dude, did you check out that irrevecably sweet board! That was cool, vis-a-vis, I loved it!"

Idiots.
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Gratz guys, 1+ for that, interresting to read.
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Thanks very much, Klut. We're all really excited about it. Literally, excited.
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Atom wrote:

I think he used "literally" 'sarcastically' to imply the impact of the pic. Literally-misuse is one of my biggest pet peeves as well. That, and when people leave the clear plastic security stripping on the end of DVD cases that are 5+ years old.
I hate it when people misuse the word "essentually." My biology teacher kept miss using it and it drove me insane. lol

Yea, anyways, congrats on the article.
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Gnome326 wrote:

Atom wrote:

I think he used "literally" 'sarcastically' to imply the impact of the pic. Literally-misuse is one of my biggest pet peeves as well. That, and when people leave the clear plastic security stripping on the end of DVD cases that are 5+ years old.
I hate it when people misuse the word "essentually." My biology teacher kept miss using it and it drove me insane. lol

Yea, anyways, congrats on the article.
I love it when people accidently and ironically mispell the word they refer to wink
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Essentually, pet peeves are what keep us going.
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Hey well done on the publicity, I wish you all the best of luck, by the way things are going you don't need it. People as talented as yourselves will go so far in the industry, just don't forget us when your at the top.
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Gnome326 wrote:

I hate it when people misuse the word "essentually." My biology teacher kept miss using it and it drove me insane. lol .
My history teacher always said "irregardless" when she meant regardless. IR-regardless means regardful!! EEUAARGHH! And she was generally boring too. sleep
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My personal peave is "i could care less" - Its the most weak put-down i've ever heard, mainly because of the glaring flaw in the meaning.

Oh right - so you *could* actually care less? I suppose since you've left some room for caring even less, its is actually reasonably important to you then?

Surely if you *couldn't* care less, then you're saying you physically incapable of caring any less about it and if you did, you'd die from apathy or something.


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Yeah, "Could care less" seems to be an American thing That's a pretty annoying one too...

Cheers,
Arktic.
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The "could care less" phrase perplexes me. It's so clearly, obviously incorrect, and exactly the opposite of what people that use it are intending to say.

Language is a curious thing, especially when people start using it without really thinking or understanding it. I've seen a couple of people use the bizarre phrase "as a pose to" when they actually mean "as opposed to", for example.
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Wow, I always say "I could care less". Boy do I feel stupid. Damn the english language! razz

I knew a guy that would say unresponsible to his children. That was enough to drive me mad.
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Arktic wrote:

Yeah, "Could care less" seems to be an American thing That's a pretty annoying one too...

Cheers,
Arktic.
The thing is...we could care less how we say it. razz
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Its good to know you hold some concerns about it then! razz