With summer in full swing I’m setting myself up with a series of videos and shootings across the nation for my Dagorhir thesis film and a series of videos with my friends at Banana Cannon Pictures. This week we tried something new at the studio as a learning exercise, video layering.
Specifically having two Jerry Fackals on screen at the same time. To do this we needed a little inginuity and the Jerry-Cloner…
“It looks like Jerry Fackal is back this week with yet another amazing Jerry-product, the ‘Jerry-Cloner.’ Using state of the art technology and a few strategically placed magnets you’ll never be a loner with the Jerry-Cloner.”
So I finally finished my semester at CCAD last week and I’m proud to say that after months of stress and heartache I’ve made the President’s List with a pretty surprising GPA so I couldn’t be more thrilled for the sweet embrace of summer.
So please take a look at my final storyboard animatic for my Visual Narrative class, Protected.
This summer I’ll be trekking around the nation filming stock footage and shooting pictures for a little documentary video about Dagorhir battle gaming so that should be a blast. Starting next weekend with Kentucky I’ll be hitting the Ohio valley, Illinois, and Pennsylvania for the biggest national fighting event Ragnarok.
Hey all you people so you may notice a reoccurring theme in some of my work is this thing called “Dagorhir.” It’s a mixed martial arts thing with weapons covered in foam, kind of like LARPing but without the roleplaying aspect for the most part and more of just full contact fighting.
So anywho this organization has been doing these sort of things at parks and campgrounds for the past fifty years but we really don’t have a location to call home. Well not just us as a home but a home to any LARP group.
But now that’s all being changed, hopefully, with this awesome fund to purchase a sizable swath of land to cater to any LARP league! Open territory to build and battle on without the worry of maintaining a campground appeal!
The goal is $250,00 for a campground in western Pennsylvania. So please help out these dudes, and if you can’t donate then at least help by spreading the word!
Photos above taken and edited by Samantha Bates at, Aurora’s Dagorhir Photos
I’m sitting here, working on my screenplay and after a little over two hours my music video is done rendering. I have a feeling that’s going to be the story of my life from now on.
Only eleven more days and this month of finals will be over. I’m so ready. SO READY! Anywho, check out my final project for my Video 1 class, a music video.
And as always feel free to critique and comment bellow.
Recently I started up a Tumblr account for funsies, this won’t distract me from here but it’ll help to get the word out. Otherwise I’ve still hard at work on my screenplay of “Rapscallions” , the storyboard for “Flight”, and a little music video for class. So stay tuned!
Neato, so it took me a while but finally “The Chase” is done! I would of had it sooner but CCAD is barraging me with so many projects, at the moment I’m working on a storyboard for “Flight”, a short documentary about blanket forts called “El Blanketo”, a thirty page screenplay for a short film called “Rapscallions” , and compiling footage for a Dagorhir thesis documentary. So don’t expect me to be too busy, just expect me to make more posts!
So here, check out these rough storyboards for the animatic below.
And now for the final animatic.
As always feel free to critique my work! The only way to get better is to know what I’m doing wrong.
Okay, now that I’m back from my spring break full of sleep and intense leather working I’m back at CCAD with a new project. This is yet another storyboard animatic but what’s different is that this is a visual representation of a musical piece.
The musical piece I’m using for this project is a number from the TRON: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk entitled, “Outlands”. This is a fantastic piece that’s seriously under appreciated that features a strong rise and wonderful crescendo.
Set in the gloom and boom of a bustling city this narrative follows an intense arial chase between two warring spaceships that ends disastrously.
The spaceship design is from this new series called Outreach: Vertigo from a local studio, Paradigm Media Group. The trailer to their upcoming work is bellow.