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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 8/16/18

      3 days ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi


      • I don't have any videos coming out this week!
      • I spent this week working on next week's Desk of Death Battle and helping out with Top 10s. 
      • So here's a random string of thoughts from the desk of a ScrewAttack editor and writer: 
      • Premiere Pro, the editing software we use, is strange. I've edited with almost everything under the sun and I do think PP is my favorite but I have a theory that because it's such a composite of editing programs, it can be buggy. Almost every week we have to gather together and problem solve a weird PP issue with someone's project. 
      • Speaking of gathering together, anyone remember the MTV movie/show 2Gether? Yeah. Good times. 
      • Speaking of good times, the concept not the show, I've been playing a lot of Stardew Valley after work this week. I got a Switch back in June and it's probably the game I've played the most. So fun. 
      • Speaking of fun, again the concept not the band, I forgot my lunch at home on Tuesday and went out to eat with Noel and Torrian. Torrian told us all about being a parent and Noel and I agreed that for now we would just vicariously live through him because we're not ready to be parents! 
      • Speaking of segues, you get the joke by now, I finished up Barry on HBO. It's incredible and I definitely recommend it. 
      • Anyone have any questions about editing, writing or anything else?
    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 8/10/18

      1 week ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi


      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Mario FLASHES Peach?!  -  Editor Notes 


      • And people freaked out about seeing Mario's nipples...
      • Why didn't they make this issue of the manga about seeing Mario's butt crack or something? He's a plumber! That at least plays into a stereotype. This is just strange. 
      • I had to key frame that mushroom over Mario's...swimsuit...area. That's my job! 
      • There's a part of this script that talks about how Mario doesn't really say anything in his games. But we do get "It'sa me, Mario" obviously. So does that make Mario a Pokemon - he only ever says his own name? 
      • For those of you actually interested in editing notes, I used a lot of nested sequences and a lot of directional blur. Like a lot.
      • Anyways, thanks for doing that research, Jocelyn. I'm really glad it was YOU who had to bite the bullet bill and key frame/blur out Mario's penis and not ME. 
      • JK IT WAS ME. 
      • Also while I have you, what's your favorite Mario game?

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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 8/2/18

      2 weeks ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      This week, instead of editor notes, I'm going to write about RTX! This is my first! Which is kind of crazy. I've been in the community for years, long before I started working here, but for whatever reason I've never made it to an RTX. My first time will be as Staff. That fact blows me away a little bit. I'm so grateful for getting to do this and doing work that I'm passionate about. That's probably what I'm most excited about for my first RTX. We all get to meet up because of a shared passion. That's pretty cool. I'll be at all things ScrewAttack and in between I'll be around checking out what this amazing company has to offer! I hope to meet y'all and chat! I'll be the wide-eyed video editor/writer. 


      P.S. I worked on this week's DBX. Check it out tomorrow at noon and/or be at RTX! 

    • This Week at ScrewAttack - 7/27/18

      3 weeks ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi


      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - The Power of Friendship  - Editor Notes 

       

      • It's always fun (sometimes also hard) when the script doesn't describe anything specific in terms of TV/Movies/Comics/Games cause then I get to rack my brain for scenes from movies etc. It's one of my favorite film geek activities.
      • Also it turns out adrenaline has been depicted in movies quite a bit.
      • Lisa really really brought her A-game this week. She got so much mileage out of those cookies. Haha oh my gosh. I let every single one of those clips play out as long as they could because I didn't want anyone to miss a frame of it. Wow. 
      • ALSO has anyone had the new oreo flavors?? I had the red velvet ones a couple weeks back and they are SO GOOD. (This ISNT an oreo ad) 
      • Sometimes when I'm editing I can't help but rewatch bits from the movie or show. This week it was that scene from Deadpool that I used. Gosh, that movie is funny. Like is it a straight comedy? Probably not but for a comic book movie, it's funny. I gotta check out Deadpool 2. I missed it. Did you see it? Is it good? 
      • Also, I love Scott Pilgrim. There was A LOT more footage from this movie in my first draft of the video. 
      • If anyone is interested in the context of the Buffy scene I used: The scooby gang uses a spell to transfer all of their "power" to Buffy. So quite literally the power of friendship. 
      • Random thought/question: Anyone here a Coheed & Cambria fan? I've been listening to them all morning. Such a great band. 

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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 7/20/18

      4 weeks ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi


      Juri VS Mileena | DBX  - Editor Notes 

       

      • Last night I saw Bo Burnham's EIGHTH GRADE. 
      • It was great. 
      • I love Bo, who doesn't? He's so great and creative and I especially loved his last special, MAKE HAPPY. It was just as poignant as it was hilarious. 
      • So I was very interested to see his feature film debut. 
      • And it was great. Really moving, really raw and visceral. 
      • I will say that visually, it feels like a first time director. He utilizes a lot of similar shots and techniques multiple times throughout the movie with very similar executions. All effective but repetitious. 
      • That being said, the performances were amazing and the story was refreshingly real and powerful. 
      • I thoroughly enjoyed it and you should check it out if you can. 
      • Also check out Bo's show ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS. It's pretty funny but EIGHTH GRADE is much better.

      Trailer


      Oh, and check out this week's DBX and look out for something special coming tomorrow....


      P.S. I wrote a succinct review of Eighth Grade on Letterboxd - where I write a review for every movie I see.

    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 7/13/18

      1 month ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - SHAMELESS Corporate Games - Editor Notes 

       

      • One thing I love about the editing pipeline here at ScrewAttack is that I know my first cut of a video will go through at least Chad's hands before posting. So at this point I know that I can throw in any random/crazy idea I have and let Chad be the curator. So in this episode, Joceyln says the word "Youths" several times. So naturally I included this scene from My Cousin Vinny. It made me chuckle but I knew deep down it wasn't a good fit for the final video. But it's always fun to surprise Chad with my weird ideas. 
      • If ever given the opportunity, I will never NOT use that clip of J. Jonah Jameson laughing. NEVER! 
      • I probably would have loved that M&M game as a kid. 
      • Does the Stranger Things or Rick and Morty mobile games count as corporate games? Or tv/movie games in general? I guess those are generally better than these games. 
      • Right before (like 4 minutes before) the deadline for this video I noticed a typo in the credits. I wrote "footagr" instead of "footage." I sighed a heavy sigh and rushed to fix both versions of the video, export them, watch them, let programming know of my failures, and all as fast as possible. You're welcome for something you would have never noticed. 
      • Unrelated, who is getting Octopath Traveler today?

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      P.S. we have a new Death Battle shirt and Chad really likes it. You should get one....

    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 7/5/18

      1 month ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      Top 10 Pixar Movies - Co-Writer & Editor Notes 

       

      • This was the Top 10 I was born to (co)write. 
      • #10 Seriously, I know these movies so well I could have drawn storyboards for this edit filled with actual shots from these movies. 
      • #9 Scratch what I just said! I just realized that this entry doesn't show a single frame of Kevin! I'm a fraud. 
      • #8 Finding music to fit each of these movies was A JOY. Usually it's a pretty tough aspect of the job but each of these movies has such a distinct sound and score that I knew exactly what to look for each time. 
      • #7 The final line of this entry + Nick's delivery + the music drop out + the clip = me so happy. 
      • #6 Suck it, Star Trek Into Darkness. 
      • #5 We produced this Top 10 before The Incredibles 2 came out and with our one per franchise rule, it was either going to be Incredibles 1 or 2. We were nervous about Incredibles 2 potentially blowing the first out of the water but I think it's safe to say Incredibles 1 deserves the spot on this list. (The sequel was really fun though!) 
      • #4 I love Coco so much. That is all. 
      • #3 The scene in this movie where he turns on the light and there's a ton of rats in the kitchen, FREAKS ME OUT. Still does. Great movie though. 
      • #2 Toy Story is my all time favorite movie. I have Toy Story toys on my desk at work, I have a sizable Toy Story collection, I own all of the movies and once when I was 19 I started crying while explaining to my mom what "You've got a friend in me" means. 
      • #1 I'm so happy with how this entry came out. I had vision for it, Nick knocked it out of the park and I practically scored it myself haha. It's 4 different songs cut and arranged to ebb and flow with the V.O. I was nervous that I was being a little too ambitious when I wrote it and it would end up feeling cheesy if not just contrived but I'm happy with the final product. 


      PIXAR IS THE BEST


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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 6/29/18

      1 month ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

       

      Top 10 Jurassic Park Moments w/ Boomstick - Writer Notes 

       

      • Similar to my last journal post, this is my first time writing for Boomstick. It was a blast. He's a fun character to write for. 
      • The "Welcome to Jurassic Park" moment which is at #2 is actually my personal favorite. I would place it at #1. Chad actually agreed with me. But Boomstick is a different animal. 
      • Our writing intern, Genevieve Guimond, and I wrote the first draft of this script in about 8 hours. We were under the gun after some scheduling mix ups and cranked it out! It was a blast. 
      • Gerardo did a great job editing this episode. That is all. 
      • The juxtaposition of how great that first movie is and the talking dino "Alan" scene in the third movie is staggering. 
      • How's the new movie? Haven't seen it yet. 
      • Uh...uhhh, um.....uh...Jeff Goldblum. 

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      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Donald Duck Has PTSD - Editor Notes 

        

      • Here's another episode written by Genevieve Guimond!
      • I'm a big Disney fan, I love Donald but for some reason I kept accidentally referring to him and this episode has the "Daffy Duck" episode.
      • These "let's watch something together and make fun of it" episodes are my favorite DoDBs to edit. So fun. 
      • One thing I really liked about this script is how it played with Jocelyn's "I do all the research" intro line. Gotta play around with the format every once in a while! 
      • I wait and pray for the day I'm at a Trivia Night and we need to know Donald's middle name. Oh! Please! 

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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 6/15/18

      2 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi


      Top 10 Destructive Weapons - Editor Notes 

       

      • I've been working at ScrewAttack for almost a year now and this is my first time editing for Wiz & Boomstick.
      • The Nick scene: So that was in the script and we knew we needed to shoot it for a couple of weeks. Since I was editing this episode I felt a little more responsibility to make sure it would get shot. Naturally, I tried to communicate this around the office with as little context as possible. Sample sentence: "Hey, when are we going to bound and gag Nick?"
      • I hated the Ender's Game movie. I tweet/ranted about how bad it was for maybe a month. Sample tweet. Anyone out there like the book? I've never read it. 
      • There was a lot of improv in the episode which was fun to listen to and assemble. Chad & Ben obviously have great chemistry together. 
      • There are few things in this life more satisfying than finding the perfect copy-write-free song to fit a video. Check out #8 for reference.  
      • That clip of those dudes knocking their heads together still makes my head hurt. LIKE WHAT?
      • I really like Doctor Who. I've only seen David & Matt episodes but I like what I've seen. BUT I HATE THOSE STUPID TRASH CAN DALEKS! ITS BEEN 55 YEARS HOW ARE THEY NOT DEAD YET


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      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Wonder Woman's Failed TV Show - Writer & Editor Notes 

        

      •  When I was thinking about a Desk of to write I remembered this pilot but never expected to find the entire thing. It was a gift from the Amazonians themselves. 
      • There's a lot to make fun of here but I sincerely think the costume is the worst part. This was a professional attempt at the WW costume! There's fantastic cosplay out there! It should looks so much better than this. 
      • I love the new ascetic for Desk of and that it's live action. I'll never stop saying that. 
      • Also love writing for Lisa. She brings so many lines to life and has such a good grip on the character. 
      • If you have the time and the googles, watch this pilot. There's a scene where Diana watches THE NOTEBOOK. SERIOUSLY. YOU WATCH HER WATCH THE NOTEBOOK!
      • I've seen this pilot so many times at this point and I still don't have a firm understanding of what Themyscira Industries does. Like, why do that have thousands of employees if they just sell toys and one person fights crime? What's the business model? 
      • Also I still can't get over how they have her sign up for facebook at the end. Really? This was made in 2011 maybe 2010, LIKE WHO WHAT WHYY FACEBOOK? UGH. 


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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 6/1/18

      2 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi


      Top 10 Secret Lairs - Writer Notes 

         

      • It's become a real joy to write a script and pass it off to Nick to edit. I have no idea how he's going to bring it to life and it's always fun to see the final product. 
      • #10 - Dexter's Lab - Okay so who was super ready to use "Omelette de flomage" in french class?? Anyone else?! 
      • #8 - Anthro Animals - I'm realizing now that the Cowboys hung out in a giant mug. Whoops. 
      • #7 - Foot Clan - Nick wrote this entry! 
      • #6 - Volcanoes - How desperate do you have to be to work full time inside a VOLCANO for an evil organization? Right now, think of your ideal salary, yeah, THATS NOT ENOUGH TO WORK IN A VOLCANO! 
      • #4 - Justice League - I like to think of the whole "Space Base" gag as foreshadowing for our secret #11. 
      • #2 - Bat Cave - Favorite bat cave on three. 1, 2, 3, LEGO BATMAN BAT CAVE! 
      • #11 - Shrek's Layered Lair - One of my favorite lines I've ever written! 

       

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      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Why Ant-Man is STUPID! - Editor Notes 

      • I grabbed WAY more footage of Paul Rudd than I needed. No regrets. 
      • Lisa on screen has made editing this show even more fun. It's great.  
      • Listen, all I want to do is talk about Infinity War. It's been a month. Is this a problem? 

       

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    • Sonicxben FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Die Hard '80s Fan

      8 months ago

      Thank you for answering my last question.  Considering how awesome RWBY Volume 5 is, I'm not shocked at all Gen:Lock is still on the back-burner.  But since it is a new series that looks awesome, I want to help out to make sure it succeeds.  Right now, I have a character I would like to donate to you guys sometime.

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    Not annoyed at all! I asked around and it looks like things on that end are still wrapped up in RWBY Vol. 5. So, there will most likely be little information about Gen:Lock until some time after this production is finished. 

    Yeah! Josh is great. (I'm only picky about my name when I'm being credited. In that case I prefer 'Joshua Kazemi')

    Gen:Lock looks amazing. I am so excited for it. I don't know much about it beyond what the community knows. The staff saw the teaser - the one that played in front of Lazer Team 2 - a few months back and I've been anxiously waiting for it ever since. ScrewAttack also works right next to RT Animation so, animation is always on my mind! 

    I have no idea! Haha sorry. I do know that the Animation Department is always working really hard on a lot of ongoing and new content for the community. Keep your eyes peeled!

    It's great. I've been a fan for a long time. I have to pretend everything is normal and that I'm professional even though I sit in between Nick and Chad everyday, see Miles walking around our office, and watch them film Million Dollars But ten feet from my desk. Crazy stuff and I love it!

    Hey! I'm Josh. I'm doing really well today. It's been a good day at work. How are you doing?

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