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:
THE DRIVE TO DRAGON … Read the rest
Our friend Ejen at Cosplay In America is working on a great book about Cosplay and needs help to make it a reality. What we like most about Ejen’s work is that he showcases the diversity of the cosplay community – people from all backgrounds and styles coming together for love of fandom. That’s the type of party we can get behind! Ejen and Cosplay In America have been hugely supportive of the cosplay community and he’s just a super … Read the rest
Recently we entered a fight scene from an upcoming episode of Mario Warfare into Japan Film Society’s live action shorts competition at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles. We were very happy to find out that we won the competition and would be receiving 4 passes to next year’s expo. Because the competition was in L.A. none of us were able to attend but we were pretty happy to find out that the Ultimo Dragon accepted the award on our … Read the rest
A fan favorite is back, now in beautiful Vimeo form!
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.
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