Posts Tagged ‘Indy Mogul’

In lieu of back posting my way through the months of October and November I’ve elected to skip over them in video game fashion. Don’t you remember when you learned about the Super Mario Brothers cheat that allowed you to skip to the final boss while only completing a fraction of the levels? I’m sure the programmers were happy that all those levels in between were deemed throwaways. What’s a thousand man hours anyway?

Just to recap the last couple of months:

October highlights: The major highlight of October was the Threadbanger Handcrafted Halloween party downtown (NYC). We all had a blast and some lucky winners even won some prizes. Plus we had Indy Mogul Steve and a great metal band play.

Lowlights: The killing of the original Burlesque party the Threadbanger wanted to throw. KIA by the powers that be.

November Highlights: Cousin Wendy’s Bat Mitzvah’s and Turkey Day of course. I’ve got the whole thing chronicled on flickr.

December: At a glance, classes will end this week (for one) and next week for the other. I’m currently on track to finish all my work for the end of the first class, so I’m free of one class after Thursday (this is me cheering).

After next week it’ll be smooth sailing and regular every-day work till Christmas. I’m not making an special gift plans as I’ve already gifted myself a ton of toys this year.


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Now that the fall has rolled around things are once again crazy in the office. Barely Political is churning out fast and funny videos like a machine, Erik and the Indy Mogul guys are hard at work for season 2 of Back Yard Effects (BFX), and we even have a new style and living show with outside talent that according to Lindsey “have a lot of internet society clout” Please note that that’s not actually what she said, but it’s how I remember it.

Here’s some of the latest from Indy Mogul and Barely Political:

Indy Mogul: Gatling Gun Arm Test Film

Barely Political: Don’t Cry For Me Alaska (Starring Me!)


Pics: Another Birthday Round Up, Pooch Barks for A Better Contract, and Jared Does His Best Dragon Ball Z Impression.

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Erik and the Indy Mogul guys were prepping for the big BFX season finale this morning when I got in. Remember the robot? He was actually from an episode way back when, last year. I think the episode will be a two-parter, and will give the guys some much needed time off. I think Erik has plans to flee south of the border.

Congrats to the guys for a great season.

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I got to hang out with Drawn By Pain animator Erica Langworthy. I was actually there to tape her building the Master Chief armor from the Halo video game series. We’re going to be doing a special segment for an upcoming episode of Indy Mogul’s Back Yard Effects (BFX). That is a real life working replica (blaster cannons extra). She was also in the middle of the Hayabusa (Special) armor too. I had to do a little research on that one. I don’t own an X-Box 360, and I haven’t played Halo 3 yet.

Be sure to check out Erica’s Website with info on all her projects as well as Drawn By Pain. It’s awesome!

Pics: Master Chief in progress.

Drawn By Pain:

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The Indy Mogul guys are doing an episode involving lightsabers and decapitation. I was working late this evening when I caught them in the act. One of our animators (Lee) is using Flash to do the lightsaber effects, and the finished product looks pretty cool. Here’s the actual episode and some extra video:

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It dawned on me. Indy Mogul built a Hellboy Prop., Pulp Secret did an exclusive Hellboy 2 movie review. Why not mash-them both up in a blog post or two? Why didn’t I do this for the Hulk episodes (the Indy Mogul guys built a “pink” Hulk suit. At least now I’m fully aware and will mash just as well next week when the BFX crew do “something secret” associated with The Dark Knight movie.

Also, we purchased a block of tickets for the office to go see Batman in IMAX over at AMC in Lincoln Center. Monday the 21st at 2PM. Be there or be square. Of course there are a few nay sayers (Scott/Andres). But we’ve got a good crowd none-the-less. I’ll try and get as many good pictures of the fun before my camera gear is confiscated or smashed by the fake Hulk statue in the movie theater. I did an IMAX test run today after work. I went to see Kung Fu Panda in IMAX (at Lincoln Center). I have to say it was cool, but the theater doesn’t have too many seats, so I’m sure we’ll have to go well in advance. Our office is downtown on Park Avenue, so it’s clear across town. I smell a field trip! Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Indiana Jones special screening that the office did (for reasons beyond my control). That led to the “email list” crusade (also known as operation list join). You can guess the plot.

See you at The Dark Knight in a few weeks!

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I nabbed a few photos of the Hellboy gun aka The Good Samaritan that Erik has been working on for Back Yard Effects. Here’s the actual episode, it’s really good.

Pics: Dan and crew work on our super-secret new project in Frederator Studios, and everybody takes a turn playing with The Good Samaritan.

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