FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

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from Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

  • Activity

    • Where Have I Been, and Where Am I Going?

      4 months ago

      FableRunner4

      Hello fellow RT mates,


      At this rate, this is becoming my biannual journal entry. How things have changed! I thought I'd share some life updates to get caught up and we can go from there.


      Topic #1) Film Festival

      • Currently, I am entering the CineSpace 2016 film festival being hosted by the Houston Cinema Arts Society and NASA. Entries are due this weekend and I have been hard at work since late April. Crunch time is now, so I will gladly share my finished project once I submit it this weekend. I can't want for it to be done! On that note, let's talk video production. As almost all of you know, I make videos. I make them for both fun and profit, but mostly for fun, because that is where my heart lies. Last year, (2015), I fundamentally took a break from all filmmaking. I did some tiny stuff for work, but other than that, I cancelled all personal projects going into the summer, fall, and winter. That was a tough decision to make. Video production might be the thing that brings me the greatest joy and satisfaction in life. And it may be the one true thing that I consider myself to be skilled at. I worked on a lot of new projects early last year, like Runspiration Project, but it quickly hit me that with the next stage of my life moving in, this was something that was going to have to wait or halt altogether. I even considered CineSpace 2015, but decided I wasn't going to be able to put in 100%, so I nixed it. Once 2016 rolled around, I felt like I gained my bearings again, and made a pact with myself, that I would make one quality short film this year. I kept the goal simple while still allowing for ambition. I didn't know what that was going to be until I noticed that CineSpace was rolling around again. The decision was made pretty quickly, and soon enough, I found myself reaching out to people and writing many notes. Now, here I stand, on the eve of submission to my third contest entry, ready to take on the global competition. I've learned so much from my past contest experiences, one of them being the infamous Rooster Teeth music video from 2012 (holy crap, really that long ago?) and the Humans In Space Art, NASA contest in 2014. I took my learnings and applied them to this one, too. I started this project with one question, "What can I do to make my video stand out?"

      Topic #2) One Year at Willow

      • This Saturday, July 30, will mark my one year anniversary of working at Willow Creek Huntley. What. A. Ride. I won't get too deep in the faith stuff, but seriously, I have never in my life had to trust in the will of God more that with the decision to take this job. As I mentioned above, I had to put aside video production to handle some life changes. I mostly alluded to my job transition in the summer of 2015. I was working full time in accounting at a local company with a graphic arts degree. After almost 3 years or employment there, I was presented with a interview process as Technical Director that would cost me over 10 interviews across 7 months and over 112 hours of pre-employment training and preparation. And that didn't include the actual job. Needless to say, I had to choose to bite off way more than I could chew or be stuck in a job that I didn't want. The level of commitment, skill, and technicality of this new job was beyond anything I was prepared for, and the odds were clearly stacked against me. But somehow, the cards fell in the right order and I was offered the role. I took the job and have learned so much its inconceivable. I couldn't be happier with my job today. It hasn't been easy at times, and the challenge level is always high, but that's what keeps you healthy and growing. I could go on about this, but clearly God knew it was something I could handle, even though I couldn't see it. I'm so proud to have made it to the one year mark. I've officially been around the block.

      Topic #3) RTX and Austin

      • My 4 year streak of RTX attendance has ended. To much dismay, I did not attend RTX 2016. Initially, I decided that it didn't make sense with my finances and schedule, but ended up going to my buddy's bachelor party in Texas anyway that same weekend. Didn't think I could pull it off, but I did. That brought me within three hours of Austin. So close, yet so far. I legitimately got depressed as I read the tweets and posts about the event. I missed being there and seeing everybody. There is a special magic at RTX that I cherish. I don't want to say I regretted being at the bachelor party, because I had a good time and it meant a lot to be there for my friend, but not being at RTX left a void in my heart that needs to be filled. Austin feels like a distant oasis to me. A place to recharge and enjoy life. Luckily, Kala and I decided to plan our own little trip to Austin this October in lieu of missing RTX. I can't wait to be back. I'll definitely share my stories when I get back. Austin, I miss you.

      Well, that's my major updates. Hope to write more another time.


      Cheers!

      Nick

    • Disconnect

      8 months ago

      FableRunner4

      Hi Friends!


      Its been way too long. In all honestly, I have been rather disconnected from Rooster Teeth over the past few months. I've checked in here or there, but I haven't really engaged. I'm really pushing to change that by increasing my activity from week to week.


      I have followed what gets posted to social media everyday. But its super hard to keep track of. I feel like I've missed so much and don't even know what's going on.


      I'll just take it slowly and reconnect over time. Shoot me a message and say hey! Would love to hear from some people!


      Cheers!

      Nick

    • Music Video Contest

      1 year ago

      FableRunner4

      Hey Friends,

      It is a bummer to say that I was unable to enter this year's music video contest. As soon as I heard about it, I rose to the occasion, but I had some serious life changing opportunities take priority at the exact same time, so I had to end production. I was really looking forward to producing something creative but sometimes you run out of bandwidth and you need to put fun things on the chopping block. This was one of those times. (Sorry, @Barbara smiley2.gif )

      I am still producing videos, but this was one that I just couldn't sync with life happenings right now. I can't wait to see what other people come up with, and I hope that the winner bests my former video entry in every way. This community is the best, so I have good faith. smiley8.gif

      Until RTX...

      See you around the site!

      Nick

    • New Demo Reel and Website!

      1 year ago

      FableRunner4

      New update! I have a freshly produced demo reel that is live and ready for viewing on my redesigned website! Check it out here: www.nickpenev.com

      Would appreciate any feedback that you have! smiley0.gif Thanks!

      Nick

    • Life and the Like

      1 year ago

      FableRunner4

      I have this marvelous tendency of making journal posts rather far apart. An unfortunate truth that I always desire to remedy, but at which I always seem to fail.

      So many things to update on, but I think I'll keep it simple and go with the fact that I will be returning to RTX this year! It will be my 4th year in attendance. My crew line up has changed a bit, but I am very excited nonetheless!

      Returning with me for a third cumulative year is my main bro, Jonny! @hlawlinat0r4. Can't name a single time where hanging with him was a bad choice. It's impossible. Looking forward to roaming the streets of downtown Austin together once more!

      Making an appearance for the first time ever, my lovely wife, Kala! @alkina. I am super excited to show her everything I've been experiencing the last 3 years. Here's to hoping that we get to meet some staffers! smiley0.gif

      August is whipping around the corner quite quickly, so I hope I can make a post or two before then.

      Plus if you are curious if I will be participating in the new music video contest, I may just have to keep you in suspense a bit longer... smiley8.gif

      Nick

    • Milestone - 70k views!

      1 year ago

      FableRunner4

      Hey RT buds!

      I'm about 65 views away from hitting 70,000 on my Rooster Teeth music video contest entry from 2012! I'm going to be blunt and ask if you guys can give me a little boost! It would be awesome to hit that milestone! Here's the link:

      youtu.be/QBvNXCxWb7Y

      Thanks!!
      Nick smiley13.gif

    • New Video! Runspiration Project

      1 year ago

      FableRunner4

      Hey RT pals!

      I recently released a new video that I plan on evolving into my very first series! Its called the Runspiration Project. It covers the stories of runners who use their personal experiences to improve their own lives and the world. The first video is about one of my best friends, Tony. Please give it a watch and let me know what you think! Thanks a bunch!

      youtu.be/2Dz0fRCjQzk


      Nick

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    • Busy as Crap

      1 year ago

      FableRunner4

      So, I've been busy as crap and haven't even been able to visit RT... I'm pretty sad how far behind I've gotten.

      Merry late Christmas and Happy early New Year!

      I have lots of video projects to update about. Pretty exciting! Including a contest entry!

      Hope to be around soon...

      Cheers!

      Nick

    • The RT Podcast

      2 years ago

      FableRunner4

      makes my long days at work as a pseudo-accountant so much more enjoyable. smiley13.gif

  • Comments (252)

    • LillyBugLove

      2 years ago

      EFFFF YOU! (FU)
      (Late)
      I was Rooster Teeth creeping and yea....
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    • hlawlinat0r4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      I missed ure FU day?!?!?!?!?! PIIIIAAASSSSSS!!!!!

    • DonnieZOMBiE FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jensaarai

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being FU

    • Bellzebob

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Dudemoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT_ON & RT_OTT admin

      2 years ago

      You're the F-U! Congratz! Enjoy the spotlight!

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        2 years ago

        Thank you, sir!! smiley13.gif

    • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      2 years ago

      Happy FU day! smiley0.gif

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        2 years ago

        Hey thank you!!! smiley7.gif

    • hlawlinat0r4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      IT'SAA GOODAA SHOOOWW!!!!!

    • Sax on

      2 years ago

      Hope you enjoy your VD! (that was intended to sound bad)

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    • Sax on

      3 years ago

      Hit this up for RTX. Someone had a good idea

      roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2247920&page=1#c15934387

    • Sax on

      3 years ago

      are you doing Fit for RTX?

      • Sax on

        3 years ago

        haha well obviously we're drinking, but better to drink with a six pack in hand and one in arrears

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        3 years ago

        I have been running more and doing more post run exercises! Gonna bust out that six pack at RTX!! ...and I'm not talking about abs!! smiley8.gif

    • Sax on

      3 years ago

      You and @hlawlinat0r4 need to do this with me.

      https://www.fitocracy.com/home/

    • hlawlinat0r4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I've started random insults on Robin's RT page again. Come join the fun!!! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      Start Watching This. An episode a night wont kill you.

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      I may have damned your bank account to hell... go look at the comments in my journal smiley0.gif

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        4 years ago

        Hahahahaha! that's awesome

    • alkina

      4 years ago

      Episode 8 was soooooooooooooooooo good....

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      My classmates and I decided to do a star wars marathon the first friday in May...

      May the 4th be with you smiley13.gif

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      So if you haven't hit up the Shadowbroker DLC for ME2 yet. I would recommend it highly. It's got some great plot line and makes you think that Liara is coming back for another round in ME3

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      Bowie's in space! What you doin' up there man?

      • Sax on

        4 years ago

        I bet you do, you freaky old bastard you

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        4 years ago

        That's pretty freakay Bowie!

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      Dude! Man what happened? Your not a sponser anymore?

    • MrFacemelter

      4 years ago

      Yo, how did you get the ringtones? I need one of those. and BTY, congrats on your vid. I remember before you won when you had like, 100 views, and you had actually had few enough comments to answer mine. Now you have like, 50 pages of comments

      • MrFacemelter

        4 years ago

        Yah, im UnholyOnslaught. Thanks for telling me where to go, ill do that right awy. Keep up the vids.

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        4 years ago

        Myxer.com! search Red vs Blue, theres a Reconstruction episode posted by someone that you can cut up. It's free!

        Thanks for the congrats! It sure has exploded hasn't it?? Pretty cool!

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      are you buying Johnny's?

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        4 years ago

        nah, he's getting his own. 2 Minutes!!!

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      You're not stalking the page yet!?

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        4 years ago

        Just walked in...stalking commenced!

    • CabooseJr69

      4 years ago

      nice vid

    • mtndewman123

      4 years ago

      awesome video one of my favorites

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      Hey dude! Whats up?

    • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Displaced

      4 years ago

      I'm late to the party, but awesome video! I was going to enter but didn't have time or equipment. It's fine, though, because the "tucker" section of your video was basically a better version of what I'd've done anyhow so it all worked out alright!

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      I've finally moved over to the blue team. I got my church shirt in the mail today!

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        4 years ago

        That's. Perfect. You'll know why very soon.

        It's on sale isn't it?? leet price!!

    • bergrosf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Awesome video you made, very well filmed and good acting!

    • dr_indigo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fan Service Server

      4 years ago

      A well deserved win!

    • K_diddy

      4 years ago

      Congrats on the contest! It was an awesome video!

    • What531ek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Sweet video dude.

    • DonutsKitten

      4 years ago

      Thanks for accepting my friend request and congrats on teh win! ^.^

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      1) Why are you still awake
      2) ... I forgot #2 b/c I'm so damn tired.

      --School needs to end (and there needs to be a emote showing exhaustion smiley4.gif )

      • FableRunner4 CineSpace 2016

        4 years ago

        1) Left my tab open. I was asleep lol.
        2) Now I forgot #2 because I'm so freakin tired.
        3) Amen to that brah!! There may be no emote for exhaustion... However, there is a counter emote... smiley13.gif

    • Lercs

      4 years ago

      That was really awesome bro!

    • Faine3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Congrats on the win, that was a fantastic video!

    • haakonjohan

      4 years ago

      Congratz on tha win, sweet video ;)

    • ConkyJ20 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on the win! The 'Bow chicka wow wow wow' section gets me every time!

    • deathbypanda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Good Job!

    • jedi793

      4 years ago

      Congrats on the win! The video was awesome!

    • Sebastian

      4 years ago

      Congratulations!

    • miodice

      4 years ago

      I'd like to congratulate you on your victory in the contest, but more importantly, I'd like to congratulate you on being a fellow resident of or close to Chicago. Go Bears/Bulls/Hawks!

      Post edited 2/08/12 1:17AM

    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      4 years ago

      You. are. awesome. smiley13.gif

    • David_Mac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      I'm so jealous of your win right now man. Congratulations

    • Sib888 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian X 2

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on your win. Your video is awesome smiley13.gif .

    • CABOOSHyay

      4 years ago

      Congrats!!

    • Sax on

      4 years ago

      Lets track your new +/- on friends after winning. You're already +10. So much win smiley13.gif

    • lonestarlite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on a well deserved win.

    • theiviaster

      4 years ago

      Congrats champion! Awesome video

    • jcobe18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Congrats man! awsome vid!

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      Hey dude! Congrats on winning! Oh and thanks for adding me as a friend. Stay Frosty

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