ConTemporal is a steampunk convention in central North Carolina. This was it’s second year, so it’s a modestly-sized event. However it’s pretty dense with cool costumes, performances, and interesting vendors. The atmosphere is social and relaxed, which I really dug. I haven’t experienced much in the Steampunk community, but it makes sense that steampunk fans are pretty intellectual, creative, and able to present themselves formally – as that’s all part of the genre. I hope to make it to ConTemporal … Read the rest
Hey everyone, if you’re interested in seeing how our small crew makes films, here you go! Thanks to Mike Leonard for filming and editing our behind-the-scenes.
The title says it all. However, I’ll let you in on another secret. The location we’re at is owned by an industrial artist that used to live in Wilmington, NC. Wilmington is known for film productions, and the artist actually worked on the Mario Bros movie, making set pieces. The metal bench that the shyguys are hiding behind in this scene was actually in the Mario Bros movie!… Read the rest
Want to see 30 seconds of a future Mario Warfare fight, and hear some Beat Down Boogie news?
The big news is my employment is changing. I will be switching from my full-time corporate editing job back to freelance video work. This is going to leave me a lot more time to work on Beat Down Boogie and Mario Warfare. I had a great job, but Beat Down Boogie was like a full time job on top of it, and … Read the rest
Micah here. I had a wonderful time at Animazement, Raleigh NC’s own anime convention. To be honest I wasn’t sure about going, because despite having awesome attendees, AZ has fairly strict policies when it comes to film and video – which is what we enjoy doing. But I learned that some of my favorite convention buddies were coming into town – Kay from Elysiam Entertainment and Vash from League of Hot Geeks. I showed them the best places for … Read the rest
Several fans of Mario Warfare have asked us about our production schedule for upcoming Mario Warfare episodes. I wanted to take a second to share our insight on the film-making process. It’s a long process filled with lots of effort. Even for Hollywood films with a 100 million dollars, and 100′s of crew members working full time, it can take years to finish a film. We have like, 3 crew and work around our day jobs, lol. Here’s what we’ve … Read the rest
We just wanted to let everyone know that progress is being made on future episodes of Mario Warfare. Pre-production has been done, props have been built, costumes ordered, fights choreographed and filming has begun. March 2013 has seen much progress on Mario Warfare episode 3, 4 and 5. … Read the rest
In early March, we were gearing up for the first outdoor action shoot of Mario Warfare when we realized it was going to rain and snow all weekend. A few of my friends were headed up to Katsucon (an anime / media convention near Washington DC) so Brian (Toad) and I decided to check it out. I’m glad we did, because it’s a pretty fun con!
The location and host hotel are very scenic, as seen in this photo by … Read the rest
Photo credit: zeherfoto.com
Just wanted to take a moment to thank the websites that shared Mario Warfare. We are humbled and extremely grateful that so many have taken the time to write an article about us, post our videos on their websites or blogs or simply share our videos with their audiences on Facebook. It’s always interesting to see where our videos end up. Below are just a few of the places that Mario Warfare ended up making appearances.… Read the rest
For those of you that don’t know, Blake Faucette, Matthew Sumner and Justin Reich have started a sister channel to Beat Down Boogie called Distractotron. You can find them on Youtube and Facebook. You can subscribe to their Youtube Channel here.
Cosplayer Chronicles is a documentary series that focuses on Cosplayers and why they do what they do.
Wow. I’m really humbled by the support of our awesome fans and our new producers Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki, James Conason, and Cody D. Walton. Our Kickstarter was a success! We actually ended up going beyond our goal, which means in addition to new episodes of Mario Warfare, you’re going to see our leading man Matt Sumner rocking a Sailor Moon outfit!
While we’re in pre-production for Episode 3, we’re also in the process of fulfilling our more immediate … Read the rest
We get a lot of questions about our prop guns, which we get from www.ehobbyasia.com. They are all airsoft, which is a great option for film-makers. New aspiring film-makers can choose super-inexpensive plastic airsoft guns which look pretty realistic, but are usually lightweight and missing close-up details. Film-makers wanting a little more realism can choose full-metal airsoft guns. These versions are more expensive but usually have realistic weight (which is great for actors), moving parts, and … Read the rest
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
For those of you that don’t know Blake Faucette, Matthew Sumner and Justin Reich have started a sister channel to Beat Down Boogie called Distractotron. You can find them on Youtube and Facebook. You can subscribe to their Youtube Channel here.
Cos Patrol is Distractotron’s spin on COPS and Reno 911. After MGS4, Old Snake has settled down as a beat cop, patrolling the streets of a city filled with game and movie characters.
In the episode, Snake … Read the rest
I have to admit, bashing each other with sledge hammers in Mario Warfare was every bit as fun as it seemed. Of course, this is because the realistic-looking sledgehammers were actually safe prop weapons made by http://www.specter-studios.com
When we started making action movies, we did a lot of stuff wrong. For one thing, we frequently hurt each other during fight scenes. At the time, we though really hitting each other would make our scenes more realistic. But it was very … Read the rest