Archive for the ‘VIDEO PRODUCTION’ Category

BLIGHT ON THE RADIO, A NEW TRAILER, A BLIGHT VIDEO GAME, & OTHER SILLY SHIT

August 26, 2009

Howdy doo, my silly sacks of sensational Sasquatches!

I sure have been one whacked out busy beaver. I have been soooo darn busy I have sadly neglected my dear sweet little blog. Well time for the big fat update!

First things first, I am going to be a guest on a super cool live internet show called “ReW & WhO” I will be on at 5:30PM, Wednesday August the 26th, that is TONIGHT, so tune in to the website here: http://www.arizzmaradio.com/rewandwho/rewandwho.html. I am going to play some TOTS tracks, as well, as some video clips, and generally make a somewhat hopefully entertaining ass of myself for you good folks.

Second thing, I have finally finished THE LOVE STORY, my newest short film. I am going to be sending it to film festivals ASAP, but until then please enjoy the fancy new updated trailer I just cut for it:

THE LOVE STORY – OFFICIAL TRAILER !HQ!

A NEW CLOWN MOVIE FROM

BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS

“THE LOVE STORY”

-FEATURING-

JEF JOHNSON(Slava’s Snowshow & Cirque Du Soleil)
as both clowns!

“Gotta’ keep the park clean!”

Improvisational clown movie making at it’s finest. A lil’ clown meets the lady of his dreams.

Written/Directed/Edited by Brian A. Bernhard
Cinematography by Kalin Ivanov
Original Score by Carmela Sinco

COMING SOON!

ALSO!!!!

I am going back to school now, I make a bunch of stuff there, including the first ever Blight the Clown video game. It is still a beta version, I am going to be adding levels and more sound effects and al kinds of other fun stuff. Click here for the process site, or click here to play the game!

School so far has also gotten me to make a bunch of other craziness, check it out:

2 BLIND MICE – A NEW GAME

This is a little commercial I made to promote a new game I helped create called “2 BLIND MICE”. For more information and the official rules, please visit: http://www.2-blind-mice.com

2 BLIND MICE (A working title)
A New Game By
Isadora Dantas, Ta-En Kuo, & Brian A. Bernhard

Objective:
Be the first team to collect the gold coin!
Summery:
Players will be divided into two teams. The teams will be divided into two parts, the “EYES”, and the “HANDS”. The “EYES” cannot move and the “HANDS” cannot see. There will be a series of colored coins placed within the game area. The “EYES” must direct the “HANDS” with a series of single word commands to collect all the appropriate colored coins to gain access to and collect the gold coin for the win.

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL RULES FOR “2 BLIND MICE”!

PROFESSOR VON GOITER TEST ANIMATIC

So, I was asked to make an animatic for my class in Parsons. Professor Von Goiter is a little character I have been working on in a little comic strip, I have not yet released yet. He may yet see the light of day as an animated short.

The music is politely borrowed for this school assignment from the track, “Despair” composed by Ennio Morricone off the soundtrack for the movie, “The Thing”.

BLIGHT’S LIL’ FLIPBOOK

This here is just a little 50 frame animation I did for the MFA program at Parsons, that I am currently enrolled in.

Thanks for giving it a little look-see!

Thanks,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

THE BLACK PET SYNDROME AND DON’T FORGET THE FILM FEST!!

July 21, 2009

Howdy folks,

Last week, I produced a video for a friend that works at the SPCA. She is developing a web series called, “THE SHELTER SHOW”. Here is the episode of the show that I did:

Adopt a black animal today at your local SPCA!

For more information about adopting black animals please visit: http://www.vbspca.com

For more information about “THE SHELTER SHOW” please visit: http://www.sheltershow.com

For more information about BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS please visit: http://www.blightproductions.com

Co-Produced by Amy McNally & Blight Productions

Featuring Amy McNally as your host and a cast of beautiful black animals!

Directed, Edited and Shot by Brian A. Bernhard

Special thanks to:

Alex Colburn, Andrew Mendoza, Sharon Q. Adams, the staff and animals at the Virginia Beach SPCA, and John B. Dey Elementary School

Equipment list:
The entire video was shot with a Flip Video MinoHD camera & a Sony MP3 IC audio recorder

Editing was done in Final Cut Pro

ALSO:

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND THE NEWFILMMAKERS SUMMER ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL!!

Wednesday, July 22

6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS ANIMATION FESTIVAL

@ The Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10009
212-505-5110

Your Pal,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

NEW DRAWINGS, A MAGIC VIDEO, AND A FILM FESTIVAL!!!

July 13, 2009

Howdy folks,

In this weeks Blight Productions update, I have posted 2 new black & white ink drawings, a silly new video featuring my friend and master magician Professor Bob Friedhoffer, and a lovely invitation to a new film festival featuring my movie “A CLOWN CAROL”. So check out the entire blog posting for all the juicy details!

:::THE DRAWINGS:::

-I WANT MY BALLOON BACK NOW!-
(Click the image to purchase a print)

-PIRATE BEACH BASH-
(Click the image to purchase a print)

:::THE VIDEO:::

-BENDING A FORK WITH PROF. BOB FRIEDHOFFER-

I went to lunch with the amazing science magician, Professor Bob Friedhoffer the other day, and wouldn’t you know it, he just could not keep himself from doing a trick at the table and teaching me how to do it.

For more of my madness please visit: http://www.blightproductions.com

for more Professor Friedhoffers magic please visit: http://www.sciencetrix.com

I also put a little clip of my band’s music in there, if you dig it check us out, THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN, the song is called American Way, our website is: http://www.totsland.net

:::THE FILM FESTIVAL:::

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I WILL BE ATTENDING THIS FESTIVAL, SO I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!!

Wednesday, July 22

6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS ANIMATION FESTIVAL

@ The Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10009
212-505-5110

Elena Topouzoglou PHAROS (2007, 4 Minutes, Video)
Andrew Dolan LUKE OF HAZARD (2008, 2 Minutes, Video)
Max Chan POLLINATION (2007, 2 Minutes, 2007)
Victoria Alexander UPSTAGED (2009, 2 Minutes, Video)
Shereen Abdul-Baki ELEGY (2008, 3 Minutes, Video)
G Melissa Graziano LOVE ON THE LINE (2008, 5 Minutes, Video)
Teddy Thoren IN DEEP (2008, 14 Minutes, Video)
Brian Bernard A CLOWN CAROL (2007, 9 Minutes, Video)

Shinhee Kim EGG ROBOT MOMO (2009, 7 Minutes, Video)
Patrick Smith PUPPET (2006, 6 Minutes, Video)
Nicholas Piotrowski THE GHOST-EYE TREE (2008, 11 Minutes, 35MM)

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Thanks for reading all the way to the end of this weeks posting, dont forget to subscribe to my blog, and email list for all your artistic needs!

Your Pal,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

5 common video production mistakes.

June 19, 2009

1. Many producer/directors think about audio as an afterthought, (remember: good clean audio in = good clean audio out).

2. Now that people shoot on DV tape or digitally, they tend to shoot way too much footage, that bogs down the post production process (especially if you work in television and have strict deadlines).

3. People forget, when shooting any kind of narrative story, you should always have some kind of storyboard, to help communicate your ideas to the cast and crew.

4. When shooting a live event always take extra tape and battery’s, and keep a tape unwrapped and ready to go in an easily accessible pocket.

5. Even when shooting an outside night shot, its generally a good idea to bring extra lighting.

-Brian

5 common Final Cut Pro editing mistakes

June 18, 2009

1. People forget to save the project as something before they capture video.

2. People forget to name the captured video files as they are ingesting video, leaving a bin fill of “untitled” files.

3. People mix and match video and audio file types, frame rates, and Khz in the timeline with out paying attention to what its doing to the project. Just because FCP can do it, does not mean you SHOULD do it.

4. People forget to clean up their timelines before finializing and color correcting the project.

5. People have a tendancey to drag and drop files in their timelines without paying attention to where they are on the hard drive. ALWAYS keep your files in a labeled folder!

-Brian

5 Ideas for a better video production work flow.

June 15, 2009

1. Everyone that considers themselves “Producers” should have the skill to actually PRODUCE a video all on their own, before they work with others in a professional environment.

2. Unless you are creating an experiment in improvised video production, and all parties involved in the production agree to this, you should think out, outline, storyboard, script and block out every aspect of the production BEFORE the cast and crew show up.

3. Always label you footage in a way that everyone can read and understand.

4. Always make sure everyone on the production knows their role/job on the production, so that they stick to it and do not step on any  toes.

5. Unless you can afford to pay your cast and crew, always make sure your project is something they can be proud of, believe in, and feel part of.

-Brian