Rob Mason (Combat Mech) - Rob graduated from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso Indiana. He received a BA in Communications and had a four full year scholarship for football. Div II. After his freshman year Rob joined a gym, Flip Over Fitness, and the owner liked his look. The owner encouraged him to do a show and that how Rob won his first bodybuilding competition...the rest is history:
- Natural/Eastern Classic 1993 - 1st Place and Overall
- Philadelphia Classic 1997 - 1St Place and Overall
- 1997 USA - 3rd Place
- Team Universe 1994 - 2nd Place
- 1997 Nationals - 2nd Place
- 1998 NJ Gold's Classic - 1st Place and overall
I wanted to give you guys a preview of what our musician, Christopher, has been working on. I met Christ online on the StudentFilmmakers.com website. I was blown away by his work and contacted him. After looking through our website, hearing about the project, and getting a copy of the script, Chirs composed this short clip for us. I think it's amazing!! Soundtrack work is usually tailored to the final film which in our case hasn't been filmed yet! But it's great to have Chris on the team and already playing with different themes...Chris, you're AMAZING!! To listen to the music, hit the Play icon on the mini player to your left...My apologies if you have problems..still a little new to the Flash MX 2004 Suite...
Einar Gunnar (The Diplomat) After an illustrious career as a Creative Director in advertising, with numerous award-winning TV commercials under his belt, Einar [pronounced: AY-nar] decided to see what life is like on the other side of the auditioning table.
Itï¿½s scary. Yet thrilling.
Einar has acted in several short films so far, ranging from various supporting roles to a lead, and he finds it easy to fit into the filmmaking process, given his experience shooting commercials. Speaking ofï¿½ Einar would love to be cast in a TV spot. Or three.
David (Captain Dack) is originally from Brooklyn, NY. While working for an investment bank, he began performing stand up comedy at nights as well as studying acting. He has performed in numerous clubs through out the city such as, Stand-Up NY, NY Comedy Club, and Gotham Comedy Club. He has also been in numerous films, including "The Hat, A Love Story", "A Dream Deferred", and "My World." He currently resides in New York, continuing to pursue his acting career.
Dmitry (Daniel Richards-The Programmer) was born January, 18, 1991 in Kiev, Ukraine. He wasn't even a year old when his family moved to New York. From as young as 6 years old he was directing and producing his own shows to entertain his parents and two younger brothers. He started to take part in the local theater productions: Injun Joe in Tom Sawyer, Snow Kid in Carousel, and Jenie of the Lamp in Aladdin. At the age of 13 he got picked for his first film How Things Are Made: A Wooden Bucket - The White Cooper's Craft In 1850 (2004) and that was it for Dmitry, he wouldn't want to do anything else but act.
Yo! You may recall the insanely cool work of Brian, our prop master, when I posted pictures of his work on the MultiBodies, the hovering units that provide additional lines of sight and covering fire to the men and women of Division 9. You can now check out his online article of how he made them on his website! Coool stuff!!
Hi everyone! It's October already! It's been silent on the blog for a bit, but it's not because there's nothing going on! Here are the results of our camera/fx tests that we shot 2 weeks ago. We're trying to define the look and feel of the film before production begins. I also needed to do some proof of concept fx work for the floating multibodies. Click on the links below to launch sample video (or right click and select save-as) of our work..
[Please let me know if either of these files don't work! Email me in the FAQs section!!]
It's October already! Here are some screenshots of our video test we did 2 weeks ago. The goal was to test lighting, camera, some visual effects, and the digital "finish". I'm really happy with the results. We'll post more information soon including some video downloads of the fx work. Enjoy!! [Video downloads are posted and can be seen here!!!!]
Cooooool! I just got these photo updates from Brian, the prop designer..take a look...
In the film, the Homeland Security officers of Division 9 are equipped with Multibody orbs that provide a number of supplementary functions like surveillance and covering fire from elevated positions..these gloves are what the officers use to control and program the Multibodies...
Brian's done an awesome job of creating in real life what I've put down on paper..Brian, you rock!!
I met today with Shane and Harrison to plan the construction of the dropship interior. As you may have seen in the CGI section, the exterior of the ship will be created in pixels while the interior scene is a real set..We drafted some blue prints of how it will look and are doing a Home Depot run next week..building takes place the day after that..we'll definitely have a photo session of that construction too just like we did with the green screen...
This set's been bothering me in the back of my mind for a while..it was great to finalize it's construction today!
Here's a scan of our notes for some visuals! The idea here is to construct the interior of the dropship to match the dimensions of a U Haul truck so that when we film the soldiers jumping out of the CGI dropship, they'll actually be leaping out of a U Haul..the we'll composite in the digital ship...Are you not entertained!!!