Archive for the ‘Friday Feature’ Category

Friday Feature: “Rendezvous” Production Blog 4

March 19, 2010

Here is the latest behind-the-scenes video for Austin Madding’s James Bond fan film “Rendezvous”…

Friday Feature: “Rendezvous” Production Blogs 2 & 3

February 5, 2010

Here are two more behind-the-scenes videos that examine the pre-production process for Austin Madding’s James Bond fan film “Rendezvous”…





Friday Feature: Two Upcoming Fan Films

December 4, 2009

Two young and aspiring filmmakers have been working on separate James Bond fan film projects recently. I thought I’d share some sneak-peaks of the two films with readers who’re interested…

Here is the first official production blog for Austin Madding’s next James Bond fan film, “Rendevous”:

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And here is the theatrical trailer for George Ambrose’s “Dead on Arrival”:

Both films seem like they’ll be promising! Keep an eye on their YouTube pages for updates.

Friday Feature: “Die Another Day” Fan Trailer

September 11, 2009

On July 28th, YouTube user 24YOBAW released a “Die Another Day” trailer made for the MI6 Forums July/August Trailer competition. The trailer creator states:

… Our task was to take a film and craft a trailer for it using the Quantum of Solace trailer music. I chose Die Another Day because I strongly dislike the film and I thought it would be a nice challenge. And yes, I purposely left Halle Berry out of the trailer.

Friday Feature: New Bond artwork from Josh Gilbert

July 17, 2009

Artist Josh Gilbert has notified me that he’s finished some new, Bond-related artwork! This piece tweaks the legendary gunbarrel intro…

Check it out at the link provided below!

Threadless.com ::: “Not-So-Secret Agent” by Shok Xone Studios

Don’t forget to sign up and rate his work!

A small, sneak-peak of Josh Gilbert's new Bond artwork...

A small, sneak-peak of Josh Gilbert's new Bond artwork...

This is fantastic, and it’s certainly an interesting take on the gunbarrel. Very crisp, clean, and professional design. I’m definitely looking forward to viewing more of his artwork!

Shok Xone Studios

Friday Feature: “Property of a Lady”

July 10, 2009

For this week’s Friday Feature, I’ll be highlighting a fan film created by my friend and associate, Austin Madding. Titled Property of a Lady, this fan film was released on February 25th, 2009.

Official Synopsis:
Property of a Lady is a serious parody that emulates the melodrama of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, putting it in the situation of two friends trying to get tickets to the premiere of the latest Bond flick. The humor is about such dramatic events that surround such a ridiculous scenario. This is my tribute to two of my favorite Bonds.



Property of a Lady ::: PART 1



Property of a Lady ::: PART 2

Friday Feature: “The World Is Not Enough” HD Fan Trailer

July 3, 2009

On June 24th, Chigawa of YouTube released a fan-made trailer for “The World Is Not Enough”, in high-definition. With over 370 views, and counting, the trailer retains a five-star YouTube rating. Check out Chigawa’s other videos at the link provided above.

Enjoy…


Friday Feature: "Casino Royale" Audio Drama

June 12, 2009

This Friday, I’m covering an audio drama of Ian Fleming’s “Casino Royale”, produced by my good friends “Moore” and “Stooge” from Mi6 Forums.

Episodes:

All episodes produced/written by Moore and Stooge.
All episodes directed/mixed by Moore.
Casino Royale was produced between March 31, 2005- July 25, 2008

Production: An Overview
“Casino Royale” was first announced to the MI6 Forums viewing public on March 31, 2005. After becoming interested in old time radio and, recently learning that “Casino Royale” was to be the next Bond film, I decided to put two and two together. Long before Daniel Craig was announced or the tone of the film was known, I feared, at the time, that Fleming’s last work to be produced for the official series would also be torn apart and ruined and therefore I set out to produce a straight adaptation of Fleming’s work.

Although 2005 was the official announcement, the attempt to get this off the ground was a struggle. It was not until late 2006 that recording actually got underway, so in a sense the actually recording period was a year and a half, but from conception to completion, “Royale” took an astonishing three years for a fan media project to see the light of day.

The Story
Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome; chillingly ruthless and very deadly.

Casino Royale finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called simply ‘Le Chiffre’, who has lost 50 million Francs of his nation’s money on a private venture, and unless he can recoup his losses, a SMERSH assassin lies in wait. James Bond 007 is sent to beat Le Chiffre at the casino and ensure Le Chiffre’s death comes at the hands of his own people.

The Cast
James Bond– Timm Gillick (Episodes 1-6, Epilouge)
Vesper Lynd– Lexy Vanier (Episodes 1-3, 5-6)
Le Chiffre– Stefan Van Jaarsveld (Episodes 2, 3)
Le Chiffre – Jamie Mackenzie Smith (Episode 4)
René Mathis– Dan Powell (Episodes 1-2, 5-6)
Felix Leiter– JobeGDG (Episode 3)
M– Lawrence Simpson (Episode 1)
SMERSH Assassin– Steve Anderson (Episode 4)
Basil– Bivinz (Episodes 3-4)
Doctor– Benjamin Lind (Episode 5)
Nurse– Fiona Conn (Episode 5)
Croupier– Russell Gold (Episodes 2-3)
Gambling Man– Jimmy Gerdin (Episode 2)
Hussier– Clym Angus (Episodes 2-3)
Barman– Gotham (Episode 2)
Waiter– Sparf (Episode 1)
Waiter 2– Steven Mane (Episode 2)
Waiter 3– Amanda S. (Episode 2)

Music:

Title Song: “A Reason To Die” Composed by Glyn Hughes

Episode 1
Cues Composed by Glyn Hughes

Episode 2
Disconcerned’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Trip Aces’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘I’m the Money’- David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Creeping to Ship’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Episode 3
‘Bond Loses It All’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Dinner Jackets’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Impending Boom’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Bond Wins It All’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Aston Montenegro’ – David Arnold (Casino Royale soundtrack)
‘Measured Paces’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Feral Chase’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Episode 4
Faceoff’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘CR Torture’ – Rich Douglas

Episode 5
‘A Little Faith’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Dreamlike’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Mourning Song’- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Episode 6
‘With The Sea’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Ghost Processional Treatment’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Heartbreaking’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
‘Loss’ – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Friday Feature: "Risico" Fan Film

December 26, 2008

Earlier this week, Keith Hodder released some more information about his short, James Bond fan film, “Risico”…

Updates:

– Hodder stated that the first draft of the film’s script has been completed.

– The film is estimated to run around 8-10 minutes. 

Hodder stated, 

Both myself and Patrick (the guy playing Roderick) started rehearsing choreography, it went extremely well. I already have bruises on my knee. There are some great moments in the fight that truly give a mix of Connery and Craig. 

Well, I must head to work folks. Sunday we will be rehearsing choreography again and we’ll be creating all the props and scouting our apartment location. If not tonight, tomorrow I will be posting the pictures we took at the location. 

Hodder also shared some images that display some of the film’s locations:

 

The parking lot above is where Roderick meets Mr. Q to begin thier deal. We will be using part of the parking lot that is further to what would be the right of the picture. This will display a "Collateral"-esque city scape.

The parking lot above is where Roderick meets Mr. Q to begin thier deal. We will be using part of the parking lot that is further to what would be the right of the picture. This will display a "Collateral"-esque city scape.

 

Another photo from "Risico"...

Another photo from "Risico"...

 

Here's the area that leads to the alley. To the left you can barely make out the passage that becomes a very skinny dead-end alley.

Here's the area that leads to the alley. To the left you can barely make out the passage that becomes a very skinny dead-end alley.

This is the alleyway where the final scene occurs. We were very lucky to discover such a locations that has beautiful lighting.

This is the alleyway where the final scene occurs. We were very lucky to discover such a location that has beautiful lighting.

 

The image above shows a resemblance to "Casino Royale". If you were to take a left from the parking lot picture, this construction area will be seen quickly as Bond begins to chase Roderick. Still considering if we should choreograph any stunts, but we don't want to get kicked out.

The image above shows a resemblance to "Casino Royale". If you were to take a left from the parking lot picture, this construction area will be seen quickly as Bond begins to chase Roderick. Still considering if we should choreograph any stunts, but we don't want to get kicked out.

 

 

 

 

 

Keep checking for more updates in the next Friday Feature!

Friday Feature: "Risico" Fan Film

December 12, 2008

Every Friday, I’ll be highlighting the latest Bond-related Fan Media projects on the Internet. For this blog’s first Friday Feature, I’m reporting on River Rogue Productions’ new fan film – “Risico”. 

Keith Hodder, head of River Rogue Productions, has provided some early information about the film:

SYNOPSIS 
The document codenamed RISICO, containing the current locations of all 00-Agents, has been stolen from MI6 headquarters. The act of treason has been traced to a mole: Oliver Roderick. James Bond is sent to Roderick’s apartment to retrieve the crucial information and stop him from delivering the data to his contact from the organization known as Quantum. 

Directed by: Keith Hodder and Marc Brousseau 
Written by: Keith Hodder 

… Filming will start and finish between December 15th and January 4th. RISICO will be a short film that will include the traditional gunbarrel sequence. Lots of time will be taken to create and rehearse coreography and cinematography will be the film’s main focus.

“Brown on Bond” will follow the production of this fan film as it progresses, and keep you updated with production news and trailers.

 

River Rogue Productions presents Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in RISICO

River Rogue Productions presents Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in RISICO