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“October Blood Moon”
Settings: 200mm and 1.0 sec at f/10 (ISO 3200)

This is my contribution to tonight’s blood moon, the second of four occuring this fall. There’s not much story to tell here, unless you simply don’t know what a lunar eclipse or blood moon is. In that case, I would like to introduce you to my good friend, Google. He knows everything, except where I put my car keys.

I still don’t have a great lens for these moon shots, just my 55-200mm lens. I basically followed the setup I used for the last moon shot. Aperature needs to be fairly closed off and shutter speed slowed down with the ISO up high. Next time, I might try opening the aperature a little to lower the ISO. I’m also having trouble making sure I’ve got a good focus on this thing, but that can’t be helped until I have a better lens.

View the full-resolution image at http://flic.kr/p/pibc1a

AntiKaiser Sizzle Reel 2014

Take a brief look at the projects we’ve worked on at AntiKaiser over the years. From Doritos commercials to short films and music videos.

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This video features footage from:

GONE: The Series (2011)
dir. Michael Brueggemeyer

Classic Alice (2014)
dir. J. D. Compton

Aaron Matthew Kaiser and the Ford Fiesta Movement, Chapter 2 (2010)
dir. Michael Brueggemeyer

Doritos: The Chase (2009)
dir. Chris Armstrong

Doritos: Girl Fight (2009)
dir. Wes Llewellyn with Ryan Mooney

Doritos: Bold Burglar (2009)
dir. Brad Bosley

Give It Up (2007)
dir. Aaron Matthew Kaiser

Three Lives (2004)
dir. Gulliver Parascandolo

Get Off My Set (2008)
dir. Ace Underhill

All titles are either © AntiKaiser, Inc. or produced in conjunction with AntiKaiser, Inc. and were produced and/or executive produced by Aaron Matthew Kaiser.

Royalty-free music by Epidemic Sound
http://epidemicsound.com

Here’s an update on my anime short film, The Priest’s Confession! We’ve announced three characters and their voice actors so far:

  • Jason J. Lewis as Father Paul Stevens
  • Kyle Hebert as Mr. Wilson
  • Dino Andrade as Father Collins

I am excited to see this project really starting to take shape. We’ve still got a way to go, but the ball is definitely rolling. You can read more about the characters and each voice actor in the individual sheets.

As a reminder, The Priest’s Confession is about a gravely injured Catholic priest, Father Paul Stevens (Lewis), who must give his own final confession before he bleeds to death. It will be a 10min animated project that should be released in early 2015.

Being intent on producing a weekly vlog is one thing, following through and actually doing it is another. This week, we take a candid look at the obstacles I’ve run into and what I’m doing to eliminate them. Hint: It involves continuing to set aside procrastination and perfectionism.

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This is the first teaser poster for my upcoming anime short film, The Priest’s Confession. It’s follows the story of a gravely injured Catholic priest that must give his own final confession before bleeding to death.

Character design and storyboards by my good friend Taylor Richards.

Over the next few weeks, we will be showing off more artwork and announcing voice talent castings on our Facebook page located at http://facebook.com/priestsconfession

This weekend, I will be a participating executive at the Great American Pitchfest. I’ve heard a lot of good pitches and bad pitches before and I want to help prepare you to come with a great pitch. Here are my top five tips to crafting the perfect elevator pitch that you can share anywhere you go.

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Need help writing a logline? Check out this short, informative video from The Script Lab: http://youtu.be/z4a9JRjP86Q

Last week was my birthday and the anniversary of moving to Los Angeles. To commemorate this milestone, I will begin video blogging weekly about my life and career. This is week 1 and I talk about how I’ve gotten to where I am and where I think I’m going.

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Thanks to Brandon Richard Toy for his help on my new AntiKaiser closing logo animation! Hire him! You can find him at http://youtube.com/SongstaForLife

In 2005, I helped found a networking group called San Diego Filmmakers. This is the short speech I gave at the anniversary party on December 10, 2013. It’s about the teamwork involved in “Fostering a Filmmaking Community” and what makes SDF so very special.

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Mere Steps Away

I had searched
These many years;
Looked high and low
Across far frontiers.

No one knew
Where to obtain
This thing I sought
In my fool’s campaign.

Was she here?
Or is she there?
My quest for love
Was my solemn prayer:

“Fill a void
And mend this ache!
Help me to find
While I’m still awake”

Home I came,
My hands filled naught.
My friends all saw
How I was distraught.

But in the crowd
A face shown new.
I cracked a smile
That was long since due.

Golden hair
And eyes of blue;
My heart leapt out
And away it flew!

Afar I went,
Yet here she stood.
Mere steps away,
Where God said she would.

Laughter came
When we did chat;
All hours of night
About this and that.

Deep in love
We both did fall;
More so each day
Would our hearts enthrall.

“Lucky me,”
I’d say to her.
“Compared to you,
I’m a mangy cur.”

None of that,
She’d let me say.
The same she felt!
So we met halfway.

Never felt
A love like this;
And more it grows
With each lovers kiss.

A group of diverse friends drive up to a cabin in Lake Arrowhead to celebrate the 4th of July. I’m not the only one that thinks this sounds like a horror movie, right? Unfortunately for everyone else, it turns out that I was the killer. And I *really* get into my roles. O_o

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It’s my 33rd birthday and I celebrate it with a fun adventure and an epic birthday party! Follow along as I get in trouble for filming in Starbucks (and find out what flavor frappuccino I ordered) and have a little too much to drink at Timmy Nolan’s Tavern. All while wearing a paper Burger King crown on my fedora.

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“Memorial Day Sunset”Settings: 50mm and 1/250 at f/1.8 (ISO 200)This is the Memorial Day sunset over the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. I took it just two hours ago. The panoramic is composed of 14 separate images, brought into photoshop for stitching. Aside from that and basic balance (bringing up shadows and lowering highlights), this scene is exactly how it looked in real life. I am extremely proud of how this image turned out.
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Nikon D3100
ISO
200
Aperture
f/1.8
Exposure
1/250th
Focal Length
50mm

“Memorial Day Sunset”
Settings: 50mm and 1/250 at f/1.8 (ISO 200)

This is the Memorial Day sunset over the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. I took it just two hours ago. The panoramic is composed of 14 separate images, brought into photoshop for stitching. Aside from that and basic balance (bringing up shadows and lowering highlights), this scene is exactly how it looked in real life. I am extremely proud of how this image turned out.

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