Make a movie!
A Fully Packaged Operating System and NLE Suite
current version: 0.0.3
menu Benefitting Film & Video Production Companies Everywhere!
  »  HOME
  »  ABOUT
  »  F.A.Q.
  »  GET IT!
  »  AUTHORS - Russian 35mm Cinema Cameras




What's inside?

And much more...

See the trailer for Hunting Dragonflies Get the DVD!
Crimson Chain Productions, a Maryland based film & video production company, brings you CHAINSAWLINUX - a Linux distribution designed solely for video editing, CGI, & 3D animation.


If you are here looking for CHAINSAWLINUX, then you've come to the right place.

Although this project is officially no longer being worked on... And that's the end of the project as it stands.
In other news, a while back we started a site for Konvas using called It's for anyone who shoots and edits film or video. Designed with film makers in mind and can assist you to get film and/or video related work. Okay, why are we doing this? Well, we'd be lying if we said we weren't keeping an eye out for talented crew, but even more, the opportunity to meet with others in this industry is a whole lot of fun! So, for us, it's about people - and a great way to share knowledge and stories... Go ahead, check it out!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Monday, January 1, 2007

Hey all - our most humble apologies!

We've been working on a lot of different projects (like our feature film) and had to put chainsawlinux on the backburner for a little longer than originally anticipated, much to our dismay, since we ran into a few issues.

Also, we've had a lot of email from hopeful CHAINSAWLINUX users lately, and we do appreciate the emails asking for the updated link to get a copy of CHAINSAWLINUX - Sorry folks, but the link won't get posted until it's shipping. Don't worry, it'll be there very soon - and we can't wait to get it to you!

Please note: We ARE reading your emails! So keep 'em coming! We just get a little too busy sometimes to reply. If it's something urgent (you have software update news, etc.), and you haven't gotten a reply after a few days, please send us a second email.
Monday, November 27, 2006

Why is a film production company releasing a Linux distribution? There are several reasons... Many Linux distros are too bloated for their own good. Way too many things to install or choose from, and the average linux user doesn't need even a 1/2 of the stuff for his/her purposes and because of poor documentation, may not know what not to install.

Also, we've been dealing with a lot of different platforms and a lot of different headaches over the years. The worst headache is TECH SUPPORT! The big companies want more of your money so that you can help them fix their buggy software. Why pay them to fix something that you didn't break? (For instance: cars & trucks get recalled due to manufacturer defects, the dealer fixes them, and you don't pay for the repairs since your car is under warranty).

Lastly, cost - it costs a lot of money to buy the software needed to make a movie. The hardware is already expensive enough, but then you add into it the large dollars to spend on software and the cost for an editing system goes through the roof. Our goal is to keep it simple, keep the costs low, and keep it powerful enough to play with the big dogs.

So, we set out to create a total package by using an existing and very stable Operating System (Linux) and adding to it a NLE suite so that:
A) you can use the combination to edit and create video (including HDTV) and movies for a much lower cost than other Operating Systems/Editors.
B) you have the ability to fix any of the software yourself (if absolutely necessary).
C) you don't need to worry about the system being a webserver, mailserver, router, etc.
See what we mean? It sounds pretty good already, doesn't it?
Friday, September 22, 2006

That's all for now...
home | friends | copyright 2006-2009 Crimson Chain Productions