Archive for the ‘New project’ Category

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GameChasers Xmas Special & OA Season 2

December 26, 2011

As promised, the Cinevore team makes cameos as their OverAnalyzers characters in the hilarious animated Christmas special from our friends The Game Chasers. If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure you do, they have great production values and are truly terrific human beings. Also, they’re pretty damn funny.

Additionally, the James Bond-themed episodes of OA that launched Season 2 were resounding successes. THANK YOU to everybody who is watching and commenting. We have more plans for this series going forward, but for the near future anyway, we think it’s a safe bet to expect monthly episodes for Season 2. If you keep watching, that is.

Check us out on YouTube, and if you haven’t yet, subscribe!

Also, support our awesome friends The Game Chasers by subscribing on YouTube and watching on RetrowareTV.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody! Here’s to a great 2012!

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Cinevore crew co-writing upcoming episodes of Living in 8 Bits

October 28, 2011

Cinevore’s Matt Conant and Stephanie Yuhas recently co-wrote a script for the hit web series “Living in 8 Bits” for the New Jersey-based Mixed Nuts Productions. Since show-runner Michael Licisyn is one of the talented camera ops behind OverAnalyzers, the collaboration was long-overdue. Licisyn himself did final tweaks on the episode to make sure the mood, comedy, and timing matched the vibe of the series. Conant and Yuhas also assisted with the concept of another episode (which was subsequently written in its entirely by Licisyn), and one or both of them will likely be making an appearance in at least one of the episodes alongside. The shoot is set to take place in New Jersey, and in and around the Project Twenty1 headquarters in downtown Norristown, PA.

Living in 8 Bits follows the interview-style reality show format of shows like The Office, but applies it to the premise that video game logic exists in real life. Prior episodes have focused on hilarious and diverse video game topics ranging from football teams that are unstoppable when they zigzag across a field to doors that open only when shot with firearms, to the tragic consequences for main characters in shooters whose arms get stuck that way.

Originally scheduled for October 29th, the shoot has been postponed due to unseasonable weather predictions including the threat of snow (really? before Halloween?). The episodes will likely film in November and arrive on LivingIn8Bits.com sometime this winter.

In addition to the two episodes mentioned above, a collaboration on two future episodes are in planning stages as well.

For all the original Metroid fans out there, check out Mixed Nuts’ hilarious recent episode “Justin Bailey”:

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OA, BTTF, and other abbreviations

June 25, 2011

Thanks to all our fans and site visitors. It has been a crazy month for Cinevore, with the release of 4 new episodes of our new series OverAnalyzers (bringing the total to 7) covering Dracula’s Cape, Ernest P. Worrell, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They will be featured on this site soon, but for now, check ’em out on Cinemassacre.com. There is a new dropdown heading under “Movie Reviews” for OverAnalyzers. If you like ’em, leave a comment! The comments section is almost as entertaining as the videos themselves. And as a tease, the next episode is the staff favorite. So look forward to that sometime in the next week.

Equally exciting, some of you may recall our work on the short film Choose, by Good to be Seen Films, last summer. Cinevore’s Stephanie Yuhas was co-producer of the film, and Matt Conant did his usual behind-the-scenes videography. Well, the film has gotten into the LA Shorts Fest, an Academy-Award nominating festival! Meaning if people like it, hey, we might actually be up for an Oscar. Pretty sweet. We are now trying to find ways to cover the cost of the 5-day trip to L.A. for the festival during this era of perpetually high gas prices/airfare. The festival is the end of July, so hopefully we’ll solve that dilemma soon.

Meanwhile, Matt Conant has also been involved in the documenting of James Rolfe’s adventures at the Too Many Games convention in Oaks, PA, filming a review of the Back to the Future game series by Telltale Games, and posting a quickie review of the new J. J. Abrams film, Super 8.

Also, any filmmakers out there who have not yet signed up to be a team in this year’s 21-Day Filmmaking Competition, the Late Deadline has been extended until July 1st! Hurry up and get onboard now. If you enter and the fest isn’t everything you hoped, Matt Conant is one of the organizers, so he gives you permission to personally punch him in the balls. But trust us, you’ll have fun.

Exciting stuff ahead this summer, including a new revamp of this website to allow for easier access to the videos. Stay tuned…

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New Series – OverAnalyzers

February 27, 2011

With a new year comes new projects, and great news. Those of you who read our prior blog know that Project Twenty1 has been a driving force in the lives of Cinevore’s creatives in recent years.

But the other driving force always at our core, propelling everything we do: narrative fiction.

We are proud to say that in the past few months, we’ve had a number of chances to work on awesome projects with our friends at Cinemassacre. Our collaborations began with Piece of Meat in 2008, where James Rolfe was a key member of the cast and did our hilarious special blood effects.

In the last 12 months, we’ve lent a hand with many Cinemassacre videos, including Blob Town, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead location tours, interviews with Tom Savini, George “The Animal” Steele, and Rifftrax’s Mike Nelson, videos from this January’s MagFest 9, some other stuff currently in post, and a few other projects in development that we can’t even speak of yet.

But as awesome as the documentary projects have been, March will bring a return to fiction (kind of)! Matt Conant and Stephanie Yuhas, the brains behind Cinevore, are co-creators of Cinemassacre’s upcoming web series… (drum roll)… OverAnalyzers.

In collaboration with James Rolfe and Mike Matei, and Lee Rosenfeldt, the Cinevore team has been hard at work writing new material since November. The first half-season of the show is now wrapped and in editing. It’s hard to call the series “fiction,” hard to call it even “scripted”, but it’s also hard to call it anything else. You’ll kind of have to see it to understand, but we’re excited at the direction it’s taken, and every brain at the table brings something new and important to the project.

If you are a fan of nostalgia, pop-culture, or pop-nostalgia, there’s no way you won’t love OverAnalyzers. Expect posters, stills, and trailers coming very soon, and complete episodes starting next month on Cinemassacre.com.

With frequent updates here, of course.

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Classic Zombie Locations

July 16, 2010

So, we mentioned we’ve been working a bunch with Cinemassacre.

James Rolfe has posted not only The Dragon in my Dreams, but also footage from our location tour of the Night of the Living Dead cemetery, and the Dawn of the Dead mall, both available for viewing on Cinemassacre’s site. It was pretty cool to be standing on the places where such classics were shot. We even enjoyed geeking out spending literally HOURS trying to find the EXACT spot where Tom Savini’s character dies in DOTD, to no avail.

Next up: interviews with George “The Animal” Steele, several cast and crew members of NOTLD, Burt I. Gordon, and Tom Savini himself! So keep your eyes open. In the meantime, having now seen “Inception,” we’re able to finish the final touches on our feature-length “Controls” script, without worry that it will be the exact same film. A collective sigh of relief over here, that’s for sure.

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The Dragon in my Dreams

June 22, 2010

James Rolfe has uploaded his latest film, a retrospective on his inspiration to become a filmmaker, aptly titled The Dragon in My Dreams. It also happens to be James’ 300th Film, and it lands just as he turns 30. For those counting, that’s as though he made 10 films a year starting the day he was born. Feel unproductive yet? We sure do.

Anyway, it is an extremely touching and personal film, and Cinevore’s Matt Conant did some camerawork for it. So that’s two reasons to enjoy.

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Projects with Cinemassacre

June 5, 2010

So, the last couple of months have brought some cool work with our friends over at Cinemassacre.

We recently contributed some camera work to James Rolfe’s 300th film, a surprisingly touching retrospective on James’s career focusing on one specific incident from his childhood. Making the film, even though it was only a one day shoot, contained more twists and turns than it had any right to, but we’ll explain more once James officially posts it to Cinemassacre in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, he’s posted his outtakes from Piece of Meat on his site, so go check ’em out if it’s been a while!