Posts Tagged ‘WWII’


Make-up Mayhem with Ed Martinez

October 27th, 2011

Ed Martinez has an amazing imagination. His make-up and effects work on Project Arbiter gave the film a gritty and authentic feel. Ed is an experienced veteran in the field of make-up artistry. Ed was gracious to sit down with us and discuss the make-up and the mayhem that helped propel Project Arbiter to glorious heights!

Putting the final touches on Terra Flowers.

Where did you start your career in make-up and visual effects?

I started …

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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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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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Memoirs of Mike: Part 1 – Prepare for Take-off

June 7th, 2010

The dust settles as production wraps.  It’s an entangled feeling of amazement and bittersweet excitement as the Project Arbiter team transitions from the battlefields of principal photography to the trenches of post production… The endless abyss of possibilities, yet there is light and its coming fast.

Hi everyone!  Mike Chance here – writer and director of Project Arbiter.  So many things to share with you, our fans…  Before I get ahead of myself and talk about where PA is headed, I want to share with you my experiences on set in …

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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

“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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Trailer has Landed

February 20th, 2010

Lights. Camera. Action! The official Project Arbiter trailer is available now on the Project Arbiter website.