Category: Inspiration

BDB’s Favorite Fight Choreographers

Posted on February 4th, by Micah Moore in Articles, Beat Down Boogie, filmmaking tips, Inspiration.


I love stylish action and creative fights. It takes more than fast hands and flashy kicks to wow me. I love a fight that:
*makes clever use of the environment;
*reveals the mindset of the characters; shows their strengths and weaknesses
*establishes themes such as ‘strong vs fast’ or ‘skilled vs determined’
*has meaning and contributes to the overall story

Choreographers that embody all these qualities are rare. But here are some of my favorites:

JACKIE CHAN. Sure, this is … Read the rest

Guardians of the Galaxy director surprises fans!

Posted on November 18th, by Micah Moore in Beat Down Boogie, conventions, Inspiration, Uncategorized.

Guardians of the Galaxy cosplayers got a surprise visit from the film’s director, James Gunn, and his brother Sean, who played several roles in the film. Beat Down Boogie was on hand to capture the good times that ensued.

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Music Playlist – A Trip to Dragon Con

Posted on August 16th, by Micah Moore in Beat Down Boogie, conventions, Inspiration, music.

Hey everyone, I occasionally get people asking for music recommendations or complimenting the music in our videos.  It’s very touching, because I was a DJ for many years.  So I’m putting two playlists up – one for the trip to Dragon Con, the other for the bittersweet journey home.  This list will feature some of my favorite indie tunes used in our videos, and also similar music that we aren’t able to use in our videos:

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A Special Thanks to our friend Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki!

Posted on January 18th, by Micah Moore in behind the scenes, Inspiration, Mario Warfare.


We have a lot of big thanks to give to our Kickstarter supporters! It’s because of you that we’ll be able to continue the Mario Warfare journey. We also want to take a moment to give a special shout out to Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki. Sultan is an businessman from the UAE as well as a traveler, philosopher, and witty book author. When he discovered that we were struggling over budget issues for Mario Warfare, he came to the … Read the rest

Filmmaker Spotlight: Blame Society

Posted on March 14th, by Micah Moore in Articles, filmmaking tips, Inspiration.

While MWGS part 5 is in post-production, it’s a good time to pay tribute to the awesome filmmakers of the YouTube era. Next Up: Blame Society Productions



Most of us have heard of Chad Vader, the YouTube parody of a certain Star Wars villain. But many people don’t know that Matt Sloan, the voice of Chad Vader, is the actual voice of Darth Vader in the games “The Force Unleashed,” “Soul Caliber IV” and “Empire at War: Forces of … Read the rest

Filmmaker Spotlight: HMCindie

Posted on February 22nd, by Micah Moore in Articles, behind the scenes, filmmaking tips, Inspiration, Short Film.

While MWGS part 4 and 5 are in post-production, it’s a good time to pay tribute to the awesome filmmakers of the YouTube era. Next Up: HMCindie.

If you’re a video game blog addict (guilty!), you may have seen this trailer last year:



Our Finnish friends over at HMCindie have made film homages to Duke Nukem, Fallout, Tomb Raider, Army of Two, and even the Playstation Move. We sat down with Mikko Löppönen from HMCindie to discuss filmmaking and video … Read the rest

Filmmaker Spotlight: Clinton Jones

Posted on February 3rd, by Micah Moore in Articles, filmmaking tips, Inspiration, Short Film.

While MWGS part 4 and 5 are in post-production, it’s a good time to pay tribute to the awesome filmmakers of the YouTube era. First up: Clinton Jones.

You might know him as Pwnisher on YouTube, or as the director of CBE films. But most of you know Clinton Jones as the maker of Cardboard Warfare.



The idea for Cardboard Warfare started innocently enough – Clinton and his friend Tyler wanted to make a full-sized tank. But steel plates are … Read the rest

Kevin Smith: The Truth About Film Distribution

Posted on January 26th, by Micah Moore in Articles, behind the scenes, filmmaking tips, Inspiration, live events, tutorials.

At the Sundance screening of Red State, Kevin Smith ranted about the film distribution system. His words hit home with the Beat Down Boogie crew. Whether you like Smith’s films or not, he’s one of the only filmmakers in the industry exposing the ridiculous process of film distribution. We consider his rant important for anyone wanting to break into the film business!



“I’ve learned a few things.” The director of Clerks and Dogma is speaking at the Sundance Film … Read the rest