Tag: action

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

Drum roll……..Modern War Gear Solid Part 3!

Posted on December 14th, by admin in Modern War Gear Solid.

Yup, it’s finally here. The beginning of the end. (of the MWGS saga). Two more episodes left to go!

A huge thanks to everyone who’s helped on the series. Thanks to the cast and crew for all your effort. For Part 3 I want to give a special thanks to Rick Burnett for pulling weeks of all-nighters to create the helicopters and exploding bricks. A special thanks to Karel Antonin, the composer for Part 3 who created the score in … Read the rest

Costume contest winners!!!

Posted on November 23rd, by Micah Moore in behind the scenes, Modern War Gear Solid.

Hey everyone! The results for the Costume Contest are in. Much respect to everyone who sent pictures! Congrats to LeonScottKiller and SolidSnake951! We’ll be shipping out the prizes soon!

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Posted on September 2nd, by admin in Modern War Gear Solid, Short Film.

Once again we just want to give quick thanks to the blogs that have been showing this series love. It’s very cool because we were fans of many of these blogs way before the series.

Kotaku, an awesome site for the latest video game news and interviews.
Destructoid, an awesome site for game news and entertaining opinions.
Giant Bomb, another great gaming news site, and a fan-favorite.
Go Nintendo, not just nintendo news, always a good … Read the rest

How to Make Breakaway Plates for Fight Scenes

Posted on August 17th, by admin in behind the scenes, filmmaking tips, tutorials.

Hey, guys.

Here’s a fun new way to break stuff over your friends’ heads (at your own risk, of course)! We first made sugar glass plates for a restaurant fight scene in our feature film, Dogs of Chinatown. They were sticky, messy, and took a long time to make. So our resident mad scientist Andrew Comstock came up with the idea to use plaster of paris. Now our breakaway plates are crisp and clean, easy to paint, and are much … Read the rest

Want to be a part of Modern War Gear Solid?

Posted on August 4th, by admin in behind the scenes, Modern War Gear Solid, Short Film.

Soon we’ll be casting for Modern War Gear Solid part 3. We’re going to need a small army – literally – guys and girls to play a small army.

If you:
*are in the North Carolina area.
*have black boots, black pants and a plain black shirt.
*are 18 or older
then you might be eligible to be in the film. We can’t promise a part to everyone, but we’re happy to give MWGS fans the chance to get involved.… Read the rest

Modern War Gear Solid – Deleted Scenes – Part 1 and 2

Posted on August 4th, by admin in behind the scenes, Modern War Gear Solid.

As a special thanks to fans of Modern War Gear Solid, we’ve put up outtakes and deleted scenes from Parts 1 and 2. Thanks for your enthusiasm and awesome comments. We look forward to your reaction to MWGS Part 3.

We started Beat Down Boogie to get back to our roots as guerrilla filmmakers. We wanted to create a community where fans and filmmakers interact more with one another, instead of being obstructed by corporate middlemen.

We also wanted to … Read the rest

Modern War Gear Solid – Act 2 is now live! Enjoy!

Posted on July 28th, by admin in Modern War Gear Solid, Short Film.

Due to your amazing responses, we’re going to make Part 3 as epic as possible! I don’t know how long it will take to finish Part 3 – it could be a few months – but we’ll make it worth the wait. We’ll give updates and teaser clips on our Facebook page and Twitter! As a special thanks to the community, we’ll be releasing the deleted scenes from Parts 1 and 2 in the near future.

We’ve been asked … Read the rest

Modern War Gear Solid – Part 1 (Modern Warfare 2 Meets Metal Gear Solid)

Posted on July 21st, by admin in Short Film.

Much of the visual inspiration for Beat Down Boogie comes from anime, comic books, and video games. I’ve always loved the artistry that goes into games. When Hollywood was in a creative nosedive, many game studios were releasing amazing cinematic work. Lately there’s been a lot of drama between the publisher of Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) and the studio that created the game (Infinity Ward). So I’ve taken a short break from working on Beat Down Boogie to provide this … Read the rest

Welcome to Beat Down Boogie

Posted on June 30th, by admin in behind the scenes.

We’re making a movie!

But it’s more than just a movie….

Beat Down Boogie encompasses the spirit of do-it-yourself film-making.
A new era of technology and self-distribution is on the horizon and we’re exploring it!

From start to finish we’ll be sharing our experiences. Follow us as we test new equipment, start pre-production, create key art, explore distribution possibilities, book theatrical runs, etc. Our audience and fellow indie filmmakers will be able … Read the rest