Saturday, May 30, 2015

HeroQuest the Series! The Newest Cast Member.....

Introducing the newest cast member to HeroQuest the Series!  This Reaper miniature will be playing the role of the Orc Warlord Ulag.  Ulag is the one who captured and imprisoned Sir Ragnar. Production for episode 3 has begun.  Stay tuned!


Friday, May 22, 2015

A New Monster Piece of Equipment Added to the Closet!

Good Evening!  I wanted to share the unboxing video I made for the new filmmaking PC I received last week.  I've been really impressed so far by the speed of this machine.  Adobe After Effects runs extremely smooth @ full resolution and I have been able to edit in Sony Vegas @ full resolution as well.  This system should allow me to work on effects and edits in real time and not have to wait just to see a RAM preview.  I am anticipating seeing some improvements throughout the composting and editing processes of my films.  

Monday, May 18, 2015

HeroQuest the Series! Behind the Scenes

I took a photo from the HeroQuest set as I was filming Episode 2.  I thought I would share a glimpse into the camera setup I use to produce this series.

My camera of choice is a Panasonic Lumix GH4.  This camera has been a blessing when it comes to filming stop motion video.  Having the ability to shoot video in 4k allows me to crop my shots by 1/4. With cropping, I can gain an artificial zoom and still maintain full focus.

I paired the camera with the Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 lens.  The extreme shallow depth of field helps give this film series the feel of a fantasy environment.

The Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-3W 055 Kit is a fantastic tripod. The legs can lay flat which allows for extreme worm's eye shots. The multiple head angles and rotational center stack help me to postion the camera directly over the area of the game board (see the 1st blog photo).

This should give you a small glimpse into how I create my stop motion videos.  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

HeroQuest the Series! Season I Episode 2: The Rescue of Sir Ragnar

Episode 2 in the HeroQuest film series has been posted to YouTube.  This was a fun episode to produce.  The Tempest spell is my favorite in this quest!

HeroQuest - Quest 2: The Rescue of Sir Ragnar. The heroes must rescue Sir Ragnar from Ulag's prison. Ulag, the Orc Warlord, captured the knight in hopes of destroying the Emperor. The 4 heroes will battle monsters and creatures as they attempt this rescue mission. The four heros must keep their eyes open for clues and treasures along the way. Once they find Sir Ragnar they will need to make a break for it and get him to the stairway! This is another adventure as these 4 heroes make their way to the Ancient Temple. Will they survive or will they perish within this deep dark dungeon!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

NOW PLAYING...... Unboxing - ZOMBICIDE: Season 3 Angry Neighbors + Extras Part II

My unboxing video for the second wave of Zombicide Season 3 has been posted to YouTube.  

ZOMBICIDE: Season 3 Angry Neighbors + Extras was released through Kickstarter by Cool Mini or Not. CMON did a great job with this game. This film is the sequel to the original Unboxing - ZOMBICIDE: Season 3 Rue Morgue.

Of course this film suffers from the sequel syndrome. However, just like other sequels (Jaws 2, Diehard 2, etc.), the more you watch it the more it grows on you. I can say, without a doubt, this sequel does not overshadow the original like Aliens did to Alien! There is nothing like an original.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Update: Filmmaking Projects!

Good afternoon.  I want to share the status of my current projects and the timelines involved with releasing my newest films.  

1.  Heroquest Episode 2:  The newest cast member has been painted and introduced to the audience.

The entire quest has been played out and filmed.  The script has been written.  All that is left to complete is editing and sound mixing.  After those items are finalized, this film will be released.

2. Zombicide Angry Neighbors:  I received my shipment from Cool Mini or Not which fullfills my Kickstarter pledge for Zombicide Season 3.  This shipment included many bonus items along with the main expansion pack.  This film will be more involved when compared to my first Zombicide season 3 unboxing film.

I am currently halfway through the filming process for this unboxing.  I still need to film all of the bonus items and character cards (which there are many).  After that I will edit and add music.  I am looking forward to seeing the conclusion of this Kickstarter unboxing.  

This is my first attempt at working on multiple film projects at once.  I am hoping to iron out the workflow and management of multiple projects so I will be able to post new movies more often.  I hope everyone is enjoying my work.  I've been having a good time combining my two favorite hobbies.  


Friday, May 1, 2015

HeroQuest the Series! The Newest Cast Member

Introducing the newest member of the cast. This reaper miniature will be playing the role of Sir Ragnar.  Sir Ragnar plays a vital role in Episode 2. Production on Episode 2 has begun. Be on the lookout for the posting of the next HeroQuest episode.