Mini Topsy

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As of last weekend, all principal photography for Topsy McGee is complete. Several people have been donating time to build various miniature airships. Sunday, we hung them in front of a greenscreen and shot plates for the various effects scenes peppered throughout the short. Our favorite model was the insect-like villain ship masterfully constructed by Shawn Crosby. You can see it in action on Vine.

 

 

By | 2016-03-29T04:53:08+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Consistent Momentum

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Production continues on our outdoor series. We have officially passed the half-way point on principal photography. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve wrapped one of our interviews and our canyoneering footage. Shooting also began on the surfing episode. Lots of people are helping make this happen and I am extremely grateful to all of them. More screengrabs below.

 

By | 2017-10-23T18:01:45+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Underground

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Production has begun on a series of shorts we are creating highlighting various outdoor activities. It will be a four episode web-series premiering later this year. Two weeks ago, a few of us traveled to Nevada with Karl Domangue and his Extreme Things Adventure Club to capture the excitement of caving. It was a weekend of caving, camping, and interviewing. Several screengrabs from the footage are posted below. After wrapping photography on the caving episode, we began preparations for our hiking episode. In an ironic turn of events, Southern California’s drought experienced a short reprieve as a storm poured across the area for a few days. We were able to shoot our interview portion, but had to reschedule shooting the rest of the episode until later this month. In a week, we will head out again, this time delving into the growing sport of canyoneering.

 

By | 2016-03-29T05:09:23+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gettin’ Topsy

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Butcher Bird and Monkey Kingdom just can’t get enough of each other. We’re like oil and vinegar, fire and gunpowder, Sonny and Cher, some cool singer and some other cool singer. Regardless, Travis just spent the last two weekends directing “a swashbuckling steampunk short with Yuri, Tara, and John de Lancie.” Expect more updates and photos as it moves through post in 2014.

 

By | 2016-03-29T05:20:29+00:00 December 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment