Posts Tagged ‘Michael Chance’

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MIXTURE 9 WARNING: ComicCon-tamination!!!

July 30th, 2011

A severe chemical contamination warning was issued to the attendees of the International ComicCon 2011 in San Diego and the Arbiter was there to save the day! Thousands of comic book and pop-culture fanatics rushed the convention hall with wide-eyed amazement at the latest and greatest in the world of comic books and media. The Project Arbiter crew was there on hand to introduce the short film to this …

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BLUE REALM STUDIOS Briefing on Prop Fabrication

June 21st, 2011

Project Arbiter has been blessed with the talents of many skilled crew members and today we are happy to bring you a Q&A with Devin White, one of the founders of Blue Realm Studios which is responsible for the fabrication of the XO-7 Arbiter invisibility suit, his “Inferno” knife, and the skull-faced Arbiter “Reaper” helmet.  Here is what Devin had to say…

Q: How did Blue Realm Studios come about?

A: Blue Realm Studios was founded in 2007 one year …

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Robert Simons on Designing the World of PROJECT ARBITER

February 6th, 2011

The universe of Project Arbiter may have started in the mind of Michael Chance; however, it is scientific fact that concept artist Robert Simons IS the “Big Bang” that visually crafted PA into the stellar WWII Sci-Fi epic that it is becoming. Robert is a man of detail, dedication, and humility and you can see that in his work and how he contributes above and beyond with his ideas and craft.  Here is what Robert has to share about his personal journey designing the world of Project Arbiter:

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Nelson Nunez Lays PA Out on the Cutting Room Floor

August 31st, 2010

Since principle filming has been completed, our editor Nelson Nunez has been extremely hard at work making sure Mike Chance’s vision of Project Arbiter comes to fruition. Nelson did a fantastic job with this week’s blog post and we could not be more proud. Here’s what Nelson had to say about the entire editing process:

Project Arbiter was the most ambitious editing project I’ve had the pleasure to tackle. I wrote about my experience being an on-set editor (including the joy of dealing with RED RAW!) in a previous post you …

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Post Update 01: August marks the official start of VFX!

August 12th, 2010

PA Fans – you’ve asked for it and so shall you receive… I will be posting periodic post production updates with key details, exclusive photos, and video clips.

I know you all feel it – like infusing a man with the ability to turn invisible, we did the unthinkable and captured something truly remarkable during the production of Project Arbiter.  Now for the incredible – to uncloak and turn him visible once again for all to see.  This month, August, marks the official start of our visual effects team’s journey …

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From Ordinary to the Extraordinary: Production Designer Traci Hays

August 10th, 2010

One of the most difficult tasks of any period production is the art direction. Traci Hays was given the unbelievably challenging duty of creating the environment of Project Arbiter. She assembled an amazing team dedicated to creating a chaotic and violent template for the visual crew to shoot. Here is what Traci had to say…

Note: Be sure to click on the images to enlarge them!

With half of the production design team in Northern Californian and the other half in Southern California, we collectively worked together to create …

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Memoirs of Mike: Part 3 – Into the Blue

August 8th, 2010

"Into the Blue" Lex Cassar (Arbiter) / p: Erik Danford

The Return: Left Hand Man Studios in San Jose, California

On May 22nd and 23rd, we all got to see the wonderful sight of Lex donning the Arbiter suit once again, but this time he stepped into an unfamiliar place.  For two days a chroma key blue backdrop was our set and the Arbiter flying through a digital sky was our …

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Production kicks off for Project Arbiter Film: a genre bending WW2 adventure!

May 4th, 2010

Last weekend was the official start of production for Project Arbiter.

Project Arbiter Takes Flight – B-25 on location in San Martin, CA … p: Michele Beckwith

Soft morning light lit the San Martin airfield as crew began to arrive and greet each other. Before long the set was bustling with groggy eyes and bad bed hair clamoring for coffee and wheat bagels. We began to unload equipment and setup shop around the parked B-25. A beautiful plane, but very …

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EXCLUSIVE: Mike’s interview with SciFi Surplus and the Thompson Rail Gun!

April 23rd, 2010

Check out Mike’s (Writer / Director) awesome podcast interview with SciFiSurplus.com!!!

The hosts, Vince and Casey Shultz, sincerely showed their enthusiasm and Mike did a great job to engage with them in an energetic conversation about the film. Mike spoke about his influences along with the science and historical theories behind Project Arbiter.

But there is a special treat that Mike mentioned in the interview… it’s another sneak peak at the concept art behind the …

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Propaganda Strikes!

March 1st, 2010

The interweb is like a curious kid in an arid field and the only toy he or she has is a match.

Well on Friday, February 26, the match struck at 7:30 AM and the fire began to consume your web browsers around the world thanks to Analee Newitziz of io9.com.

“The Alternate History of Gundam in WWII” headline was the spark and the community of Sci-Fi and Anime fanatics were the field.  You …

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