Posts Tagged ‘Robert Simons’


Combat Cameraman: The Arsenal

October 5th, 2011

The second edition of Combat Cameraman talks about the most important weapon in Jason Beckwith’s arsenal, the Red One Digital Cinema Camera.

You shot Project Arbiter on a very impressive Red One Digital Camera. Could you tell us about your setup?

Project Arbiter was shot with my Red One camera with a Mysterium sensor. Her name is ‘Celeste’, after a character in a script that I may, or may not ever finish writing. Mike and I work for Design Reactor and I originally bought the camera for it’s high resolution capture technology. Our company has …

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Combat Cameraman: The Battle Plan

August 15th, 2011

One of the most important aspects of any film is how the movie will look and be shot. Jason Beckwith is a key member within the Project Arbiter team whose sole duty was to make sure that the film had a unique look and feel. Jason was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule juggling production and personal obligations to answer some key questions about the production, his approach and his thoughts.

No matter what, get that shot!!!

How did …

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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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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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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!!!

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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Stay Connected

February 28th, 2010

Here is a list of hot spots online to help fulfill all of your Project Arbiter questions…


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Interested in Project Arbiter’s Origins?

Learn more about the creators of the US Arbiter suit:

Michael Chance (Project Arbiter Creator – Writer / Director)

Robert Simons (Concept Artist)

Devin White and Adam Grumbo of Blue Realm Studios (Suit Fabrication)


What is Mischung 9?

Dive deeper into the mechanics of Project Arbiter: