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Trying out something new. New type of platform, new type of content. Everything old is new again as I dig up the buried past of a few years of short stories, speculatives, and screenplays and bring it into the future. Tune in, subscribe, and listen in as I broadcast fiction and reality on a semi-regular basis. Click the image and let’s cruise.

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“Pawns” by Magg Dylan

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At the beginning of the year we got together and made another new video for the band Magg Dylan, and the crazy part is it was exactly one year ago that weekend we filmed their last one. Once again they were a pleasure to work with, and the location was really cool. It was cold and got colder, so of course there was those challenges, but when I was whipping smoke bombs onto set I only ate shit and slid into the bushes once. Outside of that, things went great. I was the scenic artist for this set, and the place was cool enough I didn’t have to do much of anything, except I made a big red SUV disappear so that was a fun and new challenge. Did you see it?

So I guess now that we’ve made two videos for them, we might as well go ahead and make a third video. After filming in a prison and then filming in a school bus graveyard, I have no idea where we’d go next. Anywhere but Krog Street Tunnel because that place is about to become it’s own Marvel character, for real.

Anyway… enjoy the video, and if you love their music, get your streams or purchases here.

Looking Back: “Coming Undone”

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I started writing up this article about how I quickly jumped into this set (while building a set in the workshop behind this office) and I did up the scenic dressings for this video and then I realized this wasn’t done last year, this was done two years ago. Dude, this pandemic, am I right? Anyways, this is the first time I got to work with the Read twins, and I’ve worked with them both a few times since then (notably in this video). They’re pretty cool and they have a bright future. Sucks I had to teach one of them how to smoke though. I’m a terrible influence.

Check out the video though, it takes me back to my days in the New York Hardcore scene, which was like 100 years ago.

I didn’t get to do any BTS (behind the scenes) photos because if I wasn’t building the set for the overdose scene, I was in a garage building a morgue, so enjoy this one pic I found in a shoebox from that day.

“Defiant” by Kataklysm

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Working on this project was a complete pleasure, and now I’m itching to make a war movie.

Thanks to Scott Hansen and Desiree Connell of Digital Thunderdome Studios for hiring me on for scenic arts and general “get this done” stuff. And thanks to Kataklysm once again for letting us do our thing.

Tara DiPetrillo you’re the best!

Also the rest of the cast and crew were awesome but I’m terrible with names so I’m sorry I didn’t list you. Just know that I’m really looking forward to working with each and everyone one of you once again soon. Also congrats to John Wells , Autumn Read and Steve Gregory Wallenda II for nailing such strong performances.

Fun fact: This small town in Georgia has a treasure trove of amazing locations for making videos like this, but if you think I’m gonna tell you where this place is, you’re nuttier than a Christmas fruit log.

“King of Diamonds” Hits 1 Million Views

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Upon A Burning Body‘s video for “King of Diamonds” hits 1 million views on Youtube and it remains my favourite video I’ve worked on in the past few years. Thanks to everyone for your viewership, and if you weren’t a part of the first million, please be a part of the second million!

Also, if you’re a big fan like me, enjoy this playlist!