Standard Action http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com A fantasy-comedy webseries for geeks of all kinds Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:14:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.3 Extra Audio Files! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/04/18/extra-audio-files/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/04/18/extra-audio-files/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:51:13 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3380 One of our Kickstarter rewards for Standard Action Season 3 backers was extra audio files – up to 30 seconds of extra audio, of your choice, recorded by one of our lead actors – Tara, Joanna, Edwin or Daniel. When we sent out our surveys, we received a lot of fantastic requests for [...]]]> EpicFernando

One of our Kickstarter rewards for Standard Action Season 3 backers was extra audio files – up to 30 seconds of extra audio, of your choice, recorded by one of our lead actors – Tara, Joanna, Edwin or Daniel.

When we sent out our surveys, we received a lot of fantastic requests for audio, and we will be sending out the first batch of files today! There are a few straggler files that are taking a bit of extra work, but they should be sent out by tomorrow at the latest.

If you are a “Bard’s Tale” backer or higher, and you want to claim your extra audio, but you did not specify the audio you wanted on your Kickstarter survey, you won’t receive a file in this batch. Send us an email at watchstandardaction@gmail.com, or update your survey to tell us the details of your order. We have voicemail messages going out, game introductions… even songs!

Enjoy!

~ The Standard Action Team

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Standard Action Behind the Scenes: In the Forest http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/04/15/standard-action-behind-the-scenes-in-the-forest/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/04/15/standard-action-behind-the-scenes-in-the-forest/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:17:11 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3378

In early October, we shot a number of scenes from Episode 3.9, including the search for the Scyranyss tomb. Thank you, Pacific Northwest, for providing beautiful days like this in October!

Watch more Standard Action at www.standardaction.com, and watch for Episode 3.10 on April 21st!

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Reaching the End of Standard Action Season 3! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/04/11/reaching-the-end-of-standard-action-season-3/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/04/11/reaching-the-end-of-standard-action-season-3/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 03:51:12 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3359 We are reaching the end of Standard Action, Season 3! In a previous post a few weeks ago, we let everyone know that we would be launching a season of twelve episodes, and we’ve just launched Episode 3.9, so we’re on the final stretch. We’d like to take a sec to lay out [...]]]> BlogTara

We are reaching the end of Standard Action, Season 3!

In a previous post a few weeks ago, we let everyone know that we would be launching a season of twelve episodes, and we’ve just launched Episode 3.9, so we’re on the final stretch. We’d like to take a sec to lay out for you the schedule of our final three episodes in the season, and touch a bit more on what’s coming up for Kickstarter fulfillment.

The keen-eyed fans out there will have noticed that we listed the launch date for Episode 3.10 in the YouTube description for Episode 3.9, and it was April 28th! We had a one-week break for our post team to have a rest for Easter, and now we’re on track for the last three releases:

Episode 3.10 – April 28th, 2015
Episode 3.11 – May 12th, 2015
Episode 3.12 – May 26th, 2015

We hope you’ve been enjoying the season so far; thank you to our Kickstarter backers for making it possible.

Speaking of the Kickstarter, let’s take a look at a fulfillment update for our rewards!

– Season 1 and Season 2 regular and Special Edition DVDs have been printed and are ready to be signed (in some cases) and ship. As we didn’t budget an early round of shipping into our Kickstarter, we will be holding onto these until we have Season 3 DVDs printed, and we’ll send everything to you at once. Season 1 and Season 2 Special Edition DVDs will be going up for sale on the FanSupported.net site in order to support our post-production and fulfillment effort, and this will happen before you receive your copy. As these discs are Add-Ons to our Kickstarter, this is unavoidable. The main perk is Season 3, and Kickstarter backers will definitely continue to get access to that before anyone else. We promise you will have a Season 3 DVD in your hands before it is available to purchase anywhere.

– The Standard Action Card Game is in the mail being sent to us right now, hopefully in its final form! If everything is a-OK, we’ll be putting in an order for the games we need to ship to you.

– Many of you requested autographs on your items! We’ll be having a signing party just as soon as we get everything in hand to sign.

– Joanna spent much of her time in LA, between attending Hollyweb Festival and the Indie Series Awards, sitting down to the Edda feature backstory, and it is off to a strong start.

– We have been in touch with James from Cheapass Games, who will be making the Edda and Fernando Button Men! He has received all the assets, and things are moving forward. They’re going to feature unique pictures of our cast, which haven’t been seen anywhere else.

– The Pathfinder module has been adjusted and adapted from all the playtests, and is nearly ready to head into layout.

– We have just received the last of the extra audio files from our actors! If you requested an extra audio file, and specified in your Kickstarter survey the details of what it should be, you should be receiving it over the next week in your Copy folders, along with the rest of your digital perks. If you ever have trouble accessing your digital perks, please contact us at watchstandardaction@gmail.com, and we’ll help you get to them.

– The extra video clips are in pre-production!

Also, keep an eye on our Standard Auctions page! We’re selling off some special props and costumes we won’t need anymore, so watch the posts to get your hands on something unique from the world of Standard Action!

This has been your Standard Action update. Smell you later, Actioneers!

~ The Standard Action team

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Episode 3.9: Different Roads, Same Castle http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/04/07/episode-3-9-different-roads-same-castle/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/04/07/episode-3-9-different-roads-same-castle/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:30:25 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3356

Back on track after their side quest, the team finds the entrance to the tomb of Scyranyss, and begins a new, more dangerous game of wits with Ikosa.

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Episode 3.8: Attack of the Clowns http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/03/24/episode-3-8-attack-of-the-clowns/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/03/24/episode-3-8-attack-of-the-clowns/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:56:08 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3343

The team learns what a horrifying force they have released upon the world, and hurry to fix their mistakes and end Malevolence the Clown’s… malevolence!

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Standard Action Behind the Scenes: A Visit from ZOE http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/03/17/standard-action-behind-the-scenes-a-visit-from-zoe/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/03/17/standard-action-behind-the-scenes-a-visit-from-zoe/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:50:21 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3335

On a sunny day in August, we invited Brian Lewis, Scott C. Brown and Christian Doyle from Zombie Orpheus Entertainment (ZOE) to the Standard Action set, and the result was a lot of what you saw in Episodes 5, 6 and 7 of Season 3!

Watch more Standard Action at www.standardaction.com, and watch for Episode 3.8 on March 24th!

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Episode 3.7: Bigger on the Inside http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/03/10/episode-3-7-bigger-on-the-inside/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/03/10/episode-3-7-bigger-on-the-inside/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:21:07 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3326

The team ventures into the unstable forest on their way towards Scyranyss. They send Edda ahead to scout… with terrifying consequences.

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Trailer: Standard Action Season 3 – The Search for Martin http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/02/24/trailer-standard-action-season-3-the-search-for-martin/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/02/24/trailer-standard-action-season-3-the-search-for-martin/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:58:39 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3311 by clicking right here.]]>

Standard Action Season 3 has a trailer, and a title! Usually trailers come BEFORE the actual product, but we’re into breaking the rules around here.

If you’re new to Standard Action Season 3, take a look at Episode 3.1 by clicking right here.

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Download the Music from Season 3! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/02/21/download-the-music-from-season-3/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/02/21/download-the-music-from-season-3/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:36:03 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3294 Season 3 is our biggest and most ambitious season yet, and part of what makes it so huge is the original score, all composed and arranged by Kersten Tennert. Every time you hear a musical reference – such as the nod to “Office Space” at the end of Episode 2.2, or the “Star [...]]]> Season3PosterSeason 3 is our biggest and most ambitious season yet, and part of what makes it so huge is the original score, all composed and arranged by Kersten Tennert. Every time you hear a musical reference – such as the nod to “Office Space” at the end of Episode 2.2, or the “Star Wars” tribute at the beginning of Episode 3.5, those are his skills at work!

Kersten came on board as our composer, on-location sound recordist and sound post-production engineer at the beginning of Season 2, to fill some skills gaps that we identified from Season 1. He upped our game significantly on the audio front, and continues to bring a huge amount to Standard Action through the release of Season 3. We were also very proud to have Kersten recognized by LA WebFest last year for his sound and music work on Season 2.

As a gift to the fans, Kersten and the team have decided to provide – for free – downloads of all the original music composed for the film score of Season 3. We will be releasing the majority of it at the end of the season, but we’ve launched the Standard Action Bandcamp site in preparation, and loaded it up with the theme songs from both Season 2: “New Beginnings” and Season 3: “Storm the Fortress.” They are both available for download right now.

Click here for the Standard Action Bandcamp!

The cinematic music from the Standard Action world would be a fantastic addition to your gaming night. It’ll make your transit commute way more intense, it’ll bring the “medieval” to your next relaxing day at the spa, and it’ll turn your next Lord-of-the-Rings-themed house party into an epic event! We’re very excited to be able to share this with you. There’s going to be a LOT! Enjoy, and stay tuned!

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Standard Action Behind the Scenes: The Emergency Set http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/02/18/standard-action-behind-the-scenes-the-emergency-set/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2015/02/18/standard-action-behind-the-scenes-the-emergency-set/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:04:22 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3279

Episode 3.6 featured a bunch of footage from the ill-fated forest shoot on Day 7, when the sky decided to open in a torrential downpour. We had an inkling that this might happen, so the day before our Art Director, Carla Miller, and our Assistant Art Director, Edwin Perez (Fernando), built us a brand new Emergency Set – Ikosa’s throne room. The original scene had Ikosa, Orlando and the Minions discussing their plans in the woods, but Rebecca Husain’s beautiful makeup and costume just wasn’t going to hold up to the downpour. So, a new set was born! We moved there halfway through the day – Gary and Edda’s scene was successfully shot in the morning, while Troy, Rebecca, Martin and John kept dry in the afternoon.

Watch for Episode 3.7 on March 10th!

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