Standard Action http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com A fantasy-comedy webseries for geeks of all kinds Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:11:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Wendy vs. Edda: Standard Action Pillow Fight! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/04/18/wendy-vs-edda-standard-action-pillow-fight/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/04/18/wendy-vs-edda-standard-action-pillow-fight/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:47:45 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2980 Standard ActionUSA ]]>

I know that over here at Standard Action we’ve always been very conscious of gender equality and feminism, but when it comes to a good pillow fight, who can resist, right?

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The First Outtake of Season 3 – A Variety of Cheeses http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/04/15/the-first-outtake-of-season-3-a-variety-of-cheeses/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/04/15/the-first-outtake-of-season-3-a-variety-of-cheeses/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:55:07 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2975

Sometimes in the middle of a take, our director, Rob Hunt, will hold for sound if a plane passes over… or the rifle range nearby starts up… or someone decides to cut their lawn… you get the idea. This is what happens when the plane just keeps on circling. We thought people waiting for Season 3 might enjoy this little taste of what happens on set. Enjoy!

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Shoot Day #11 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/04/11/shoot-day-11/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/04/11/shoot-day-11/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:03:32 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2907 On our eleventh shoot day we invited Rebecca back to set as Ikosa, and had the whole original team back together – Martin included! We also brought out the weaponry, and showed off a brand new, beautiful polearm made by the talented Darian Mitchell. Braun McAsh, our fight choreographer, also showed off his many skills in an epic fight scene… that we can’t tell you anything about just yet. ;)

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The team chats with Braun McAsh, fight choreographer.

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Beautiful and deadly!

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Martin means business!

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Zhuroen Chen assisting on slate.

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The morning light shines on Mr. McAsh. :)

Unfortunately, we had to wrangle all cameras for today to point at our epic fight scene, so we have no BTS footage! So we’re going to find something else cool for you to watch… stay tuned for our next post.

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Standard Action Wins at LAWebFest 2014! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/03/30/standard-action-wins-at-lawebfest-2014/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/03/30/standard-action-wins-at-lawebfest-2014/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:08:55 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2964 We are very pleased to announce that Standard Action: Season 2 was incredibly well-recognized at the 2014 LAWebFest Awards last night. Our producer and barbarian, Joanna Gaskell; our associate producer and bard, Edwin Perez; and our lovely sorcerer Tara Pratt were at the fest representing, and were happy to accept four awards on behalf [...]]]> LAWebFest AwardsWe are very pleased to announce that Standard Action: Season 2 was incredibly well-recognized at the 2014 LAWebFest Awards last night. Our producer and barbarian, Joanna Gaskell; our associate producer and bard, Edwin Perez; and our lovely sorcerer Tara Pratt were at the fest representing, and were happy to accept four awards on behalf of the team! Standard Action walked away with:

  • Outstanding Score in a Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror Series – Kersten Tennert
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror Series – Kersten Tennert
  • Outstanding Cinematography in a Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror Series – Rob Hunt
  • Oustanding Directing in a Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror Series – Rob Hunt
  • Joanna and Edwin are still in LA, and will be attending HollyWeb 2014 this coming weekend.

    Huge congratulations to the whole team, and to Kersten and Rob for their great work!!

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    Shoot Day #10 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/03/27/shoot-day-10/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/03/27/shoot-day-10/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:21:54 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2888 On our tenth shoot day we were back out in the forest, and it was an absolutely beautiful day. It being October, we did amazingly well – Octobers in Greater Vancouver really don’t look like this very often. We made the most of it, too, and shot until there was no light left at all! Check out these beautiful vistas.

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    What are they looking at? Maybe Tara found another bug…

    Still smiling

    The team shares a laugh.

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    First Camerawoman and Art Director Carla contemplates her Fernando closeup.

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    All-terrain camerawoman Jenny!

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    Wandering home!

    If you’re a Kickstarter backer, watch for an update coming out within the next few days with a special behind-the-scenes video of our tenth shoot day, just for you.

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    First Batch of Digital Kickstarter Perks Delivered! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/03/16/first-batch-of-digital-kickstarter-perks-delivered/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/03/16/first-batch-of-digital-kickstarter-perks-delivered/#comments Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:16:49 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2958 We are very pleased to announce that all backers at the “Kick the Vote” level and up have received links to the first pack of digital perks! If you are a backer, check the email account that you registered with Kickstarter, and look for an email from Standard Action that will link you to [...]]]> Rockin' OutWe are very pleased to announce that all backers at the “Kick the Vote” level and up have received links to the first pack of digital perks! If you are a backer, check the email account that you registered with Kickstarter, and look for an email from Standard Action that will link you to a folder with the web service “Copy.” This is a fantastic, free file sharing system that will let you download all of the lovely digital perks we have for you. When we have more, we’ll upload them to the same spot, and send you a reminder to check back!

    Here’s a look at what we have for you in this first batch.

    - Motivational Posters for Wendy and Martin, based on the characters as you knew them in Season 2!
    - “Portrait of a Badger,” an original B&W, Snuffles-inspired comic designed and drawn by Eisner-award-winning writer and comedian Ian Boothby, known from his work on the Simpsons and Futurama comics.
    - Four tracks of original music from Kat and Adam Lucas, who composed much of the Standard Action soundtrack in Season 1.
    - Four tracks of original music from Kersten Tennert, who composed everything you hear in Standard Action, Season 2.

    Watch for our next installment of great digital stuff in two weeks time! If you did not receive an email, please drop us a note at watchstandardaction@gmail.com and let us know!

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    Shoot Day #9 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/03/12/shoot-day-9/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/03/12/shoot-day-9/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:09:28 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2879 On our ninth shoot day we were inside yet again – getting spoiled! We shot the last bits and pieces of our musical, and welcomed a host of fantastic guest stars, including Nick Palidwor, Camille Johnston, Greg Delmage, and Adam and Kat Lucas; and our lovely Key Makeup Artist Ashley Young came back in front of the camera.

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    What a lovely tavern!

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    Lighting and setting up some shots in that beautiful tavern…

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    Tara becomes Wendy with the help of Devon Baker.

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    Heeeeeyyyy!

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    Quick last-minute re-write. Hey, they happen, okay?

    If you’re a Kickstarter backer, watch for an update coming out within the next few days with a special behind-the-scenes video of our ninth shoot day.

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    Shoot Day #8 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/02/27/shoot-day-8/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/02/27/shoot-day-8/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:54:36 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2857 Wendy exploring… Camerawoman Jenny with Carla and Kersten in a tight spot. [...]]]> Our eighth shoot day featured special guest Darren Andrichuk, returning to the Standard Action world after an absence of three years! We were indoors, which was lovely and dry, and Tara got to stretch a lot of acting muscles. :)

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    Wendy exploring…

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    Camerawoman Jenny with Carla and Kersten in a tight spot.

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    Darren looking pleased!

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    What do we have here…?

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    Don’t even try it.

    If you’re a Kickstarter backer, watch for an update coming out within the next few days with a special behind-the-scenes video of our eighth shoot day.

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    Shoot Day #7 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/02/13/shoot-day-7/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/02/13/shoot-day-7/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:13:59 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2847 Our seventh shoot day featured our first major rainstorm of the season. We crossed our fingers and hoped that the rainfall warning would storm itself out over night… but alas, it did not. So we shot our first two scenes in an absolute downpour, and then decided to make a very ambitious move in the middle of the day.

    We picked up and shuttled everyone back to our tavern set. We rewrote a scene, postponed another one, and our incredibly resourceful Art Director (Carla) and Assistant Art Director (Edwin) created a brand new set. And it looked absolutely beautiful, and worked like a charm. Flexibility is the soul of an indy set, and our amazing cast and crew certainly showed their true mettle today!

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    Adventurers don’t stop for rain!

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    Carla setting up her camera after the big move indoors!

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    Don’t forget Kersten on sound…

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    Rebecca, Troy, and Kickstarter backers Martin and John joined us for the day!

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    Rebecca being terrifyingly beautiful.

    If you’re a Kickstarter backer, watch for an update coming out within the next few days with a special behind-the-scenes video of our seventh shoot day, just for you!

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    Season 2 Accepted to HollyWeb and LAWebFest http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/02/02/season-2-accepted-to-hollyweb-and-lawebfest/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/02/02/season-2-accepted-to-hollyweb-and-lawebfest/#comments Sun, 02 Feb 2014 20:06:08 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=2943 We’ve never really done the festival circuit before with Standard Action, so this will be a bit of a new experience for us! We’re looking forward to representing the nerd world well at these great events.]]> Standard Action Season 2 has been accepted to both HollyWeb and the LAWebFest this year!

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    We’ve never really done the festival circuit before with Standard Action, so this will be a bit of a new experience for us! We’re looking forward to representing the nerd world well at these great events.

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