The Book of Man


excerpt from “Calls and Echoes”
from the Album Calls and Echoes
by Kai Engel

We don’t know where they came from. And we don’t know why they came.

But we do know where they were going. And we finally know their objective.

by Brian O

All Rights Reserved © 2010-2014


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Surprise – The Founders 1st Test sequence

THE FOUNDERS – 1st Title Test sequence —–  ENJOY !!

This is just a first test. The first 2-3 minutes or so will be episodic voice over leading up to the title sequence.

There is an issue with one of the overlays which needs to be fixed.

Also the credits text font may change as well as placement and other minor timing issues.


Liquid Title
Amitai Angor
Official Website:

Rotating Alien Planet
Chroma Key
Michael Herren 2018

“Planetary Rulers”
from the album Astrology
composed and performed
by Mark Dwane
Officially licensed by Mark Dwane Music

Title Sequence
by Brian O Films



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Yes, parts of the last episode are absolutely missing

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Hi again my good friends.

Before any discussions get started about why certain things were included when there are things which were more importantly excluded.

This has been a very difficult episode to get through, as the bulk of the era research had way too much information to get shaped in a sane amount of time.

There were my issues with French colonization, the Chinese, the Japanese and the rest of the orient, not to mention Canada, Australia & New Zealand, as well as the Middle East and Africa. The volumes of historical information for this planet are terribly intense and for weeks I suffered through trying to decide how to get the story done without disrespecting anyone.

So if anyone feels slighted in any way, please accept my humble apologies. Simply, we all live on this planet so in a way everything that is covered affects all of us.

I am at the moment considering adding a series of appendices to cover historic portions which could not be included in the grander story.

I literally changed the Isolation by Nationalism subsection five times during the course of the last two weeks, another reason for the delay in getting this out. I really wanted to build a complete and inclusive coverage of the era but it could not be done fairly or evenly across the board.

What’s the deal with the anthems and no narration?

By the time I reached this section, it became obvious to me that it would be ultimately easier to just let the anthems and visuals tell the story. Besides, it would have been disrespectful for me to yak over such fine pieces of these works. 

Let’s face it, nationalism is a touchy subject. Just look at the sports teams.

WTF were you thinking by ending with the French National anthem?

In all honesty this was more from guilt than anything else. Originally I was going to end with the current Russian National anthem, but then seeing where this was ending up it would have been kind of creepy building to the American Revolution immediately followed by the Russian anthem. I mean, that would have been mistaken for a statement and there wasn’t one, not really.

The last edit I made from this section was the French colonial enterprises – all of them. But make no mistake, the contribution by French explorers within the Americas is just as important to the story as a whole. So again, out of guilt for the edit, I found this gorgeous recording of their anthem and hopefully this nod will keep everybody happy – for the time being.

And now the fun begins

If you think Exhibit 8 was a little ambivalent, wait until you see what’s on tap for the next episode. This chapter has 10 times the volume of information than Exhibit 8 had, and trying to get through it all under a 3-hour episode will be both painful and confusing, for me anyway.

Here are just the highlights from the outline, so do the math folks:

The Revolutionary War

Industrial Revolution


Western American Manifest Destiny

The American Civil War


Air Flight

WW’s 1 & 2

Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs



Korean War

VietNam War

Moon Landing

Explosion of the Middle East wars

And this is just the historical points, for which there are yet many more which fill in the gaps between each and every one of these.

So having my work cut out for me, I suppose I better get back to work 🙂

Cheers – Brian


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Exhibit 8 is finally ready


Exhibit 8: The Book of Man ASCENSION

The Book of Man ASCENSION

The Global Transition Maneuvers


Composer Sites:

Andrew Seistrup

Kevin MacLeod

Kai Engel

All music and audio excerpts fall within a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial or Share Alike License, as determined by each composer. This license is viewable at any of the particular composer’s own site and/or hosting provider.

There will be a followup post tomorrow concerning this episode 🙂

Cheers friends – Brian

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Next Round of Book orders

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Hello again my friends.

For everyone who ordered books the first week in February, they all went out today instead of next week. So you may wish to start looking for them starting next week.

I will be back here this weekend for what I hope is a very good announcement about a new project I am currently in the process of getting setup JUST FOR YOU GUYS! I am still waiting on some information to come in but I think it’s time to start this project up sooner than later.

Exhibit 8 is being feverishly worked on at the moment though has slowed down a smidgen since this one is so complicated I need to make sure I can cover it all in the time allowed. I hadn’t expected to run into so much cross referencing but I think this one will keep you guys pinned to your seat with the information overload which will be coming right soon.

As always, more to come so hang in there buddies!

Cheers – Brian


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I would like to send a huge shout to a friend in Canada, Chris, who provided this video and I am using an excerpt of it here.

Cheers and enjoy – Brian

(p.s. … even CATS like THE BOOK OF MAN)


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Feb 12th Stuff


Me watching bad telelvision while I work

I am currently working on Exhibit 8 and boy-o-boy has there been some interesting stuff started coming up in this one.

I won’t give it all away, just suffice to say this one will bring us up to roughly 1800 from where Exhibit 7 ended up.

I am not sure if I will include this historical tidbit into the episode, but I discovered that the first landing of Leif Erickson in Nova Scotia just so happens to be roughly 50 or so miles from Oak Island. And if I am not mistaken, the guys currently digging around on Oak Island have uncovered a combination Norse/Templar connection.

So we’ll see where that goes.

Today is Tuesday, Feb 12th, and I would have expected to hear from someone out there about getting their book by now. The silence is deafening.

I just want make sure all of you guys get your delivery.

Now back to work.

For just a small episode teaser, the Assasins I covered earlier are going to make a reappearance. The coincidences are just piling up. Too much so to ignore.

I would also like to give a particularly BIG shout to Ryan B. for covering this months expenses and he has become a great resource – for which I am always grateful.

There will be more to come and so hang in there guys and gals.

Cheers – Brian

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Book delivery schedules

white and red blimp flying

Photo by Alex CA on

The crew set out yesterday morning! (catering food & beer for these guys is over the top!)


All of the orders up to this past Monday were packaged and shipped. Though an interesting discovery was the costs outside of the US. Let’s just call it “sticker shock”.

Anyway, the estimated delivery time for the US states that all US receipt should be either tomorrow or the next day (Friday Feb 8 – Saturday Feb 9).

I suppose once we start hitting outside the US there was no estimated delivery times given. This includes all of Canada, the UK, Sweden, Australia/New Zealand. So on a very wild guesstimate, you could be looking at another 10-14 days depending on how more efficient your postal service is than mine.

Surprisingly there were no orders from the Middle East, the Far East, South America, The Soviet Union, or Central Europe – boy did you guys drop the ball.

But that’s ok – we still love you guys.  🙂

On a side note, I contacted the public front person who runs interference for Alex Collier and have made arrangements to get a gifted copy to Mr. Collier whose work had greatly contributed to this project.

Be sure and have a good close look at your book when you receive it, there is a tiny surprise inserted inside the front cover.

Now my friends, on to Exhibit 8, and the adventure continues.

Cheers – Brian

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