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    • Black Widow VS Widowmaker - Editor Notes

      4 weeks ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi
      • Welcome to my editor notes. This is where I regale you with anecdotes from the edit bay and give you a peek into my pop culture-soaked-mind. For example: This was an interesting episode to edit because on one hand you had Black Widow, who has so many movies, shows and comics to pull from and then on the other hand (my strong hand) you have Widowmaker, who has one short film, one comic, and a game. So it took a lot of editing magic to bring it all together but I’m really pleased with how it came out.

      • Did anyone catch the preview of this fight at SXSW?? I’m super curious. But not at all like a cat. DOGSFORLIFE.

      • Wiz: “...Soon becoming the KGB’s top operative.” Me: “TOPERATIVE!!!!!”

      • Let’s talk about the FIGHT graphic. Now that everyone has seen the the BWWM fight, what do you think about losing the graphic? I think it would have felt forced in this fight. Also I think that going forward, the reason we got rid of the graphic will be even more and more evident with each new fight. WINK WINK.

      • This is my first actual episode of Death Battle that I edited all on my own! I was super happy to edit an episode about an MCU character. It gave me flashbacks to writing and editing Top 10 Avengers That Should DIE in Infinity War. 

      • Also for someone who loves the MCU so much (ME IT’S ME I LOVE IT) it’s crazy to think that I’ve gotten paid to play in this sandbox on more than one occasion.

      • Also also guess what doesn’t help your productivity as you’re finishing up the edit of this episode! A new Avengers: Endgame trailer!! I’ve watched that trailer twelve times for each snapped hero. You gotta pay your respects.

      • I legitimately stopped in the middle of writing this to watch an endgame trailer Easter egg video.

      • Finally, a question for you all: If Natasha and Amelie started a band together called “The BlackWidowMakers” what kind of music would they play? Also, I want to hear alt band names from you.

      • P.S. For more behind the scenes stuff check out the commentary and this week's episode of DEATHBATTLECast! 

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    • Aquaman VS Namor - Editor Notes

      2 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi


      • Season 6 of DEATH BATTLE has begun!! 
      • And this is my first episode! What a crazy thing to say. I’ve been working with these guys for almost two years and I have watched them work so hard to make awesome episodes. To now hop on to this DB team as an editor and writer (soon!) is just awesome. 
      • I also need to thank Gerardo and Noel for helping me out with my first edit. They edited the Aquaman Preview and the Namor Preview, respectively. They really helped me transition into the show. 
      • Right off the bat, the biggest difference between editing Top 10s, DBX and Desk of Death Battle and editing Death Battle proper is that I now get to work a lot closer with all of these people. It’s a much more collaborative show which I really enjoy. Editing can feel like you’re alone in a cave (even in a populated bullpen) but this experience has been just the opposite. I’ve had a chance to work more closely with Ben, Luis and the entire team. 
      • You may have also noticed me on the commentary for this episode. That was fun! What unfortunately got cut from the commentary was our speeches about how we don’t have and/or hate breakfast. Luis and I went off about how we never eat breakfast and how I only have precisely 4 oz of coffee every morning. 5 is too much, you morning monsters. 
      • Here’s a super nerdy thing about editing Death Battle that I’m looking forward to. When I would edit Desk of Death Battle, I would do my best to edit the music track to fit the video perfectly. That means seamlessly making the track longer and always have the track end as the video ends. The only time I deviated from this was when Jocelyn talked about more than one subject - then I would find a track to suit each piece. With Death Battle, just by the nature of the show I’ll be using multiple track per characters. So I’m looking forward to the creative challenge of finding new ways to edit music. ALSO HAVE ANY OF YOU SEEN THE ICE PACK I CARRY AROUND FOR MY INDEX FINGER?? It’s tired from constantly pushing the brim of my glasses up. 
      • Speaking of Desk of, any of you eagle eyed viewers notice anything familiar about any of the Aquaman rundown? 

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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 12/14/18

      4 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      The Desk of The Desk of Death Battle - The GARBAGE Billy Ray Cyrus Comic - Editor Notes 

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      • This episode of Desk of is the longest episode we've done in a while. I can't tell you how much time I spent with Billy Ray Cyrus as I worked on this episode. It was too much AND YOU'RE WELCOME. 
      • The Liam/Billy Ray Taken conversation: My best work? Probably. 
      • Why DO these Billy comics feature kids in both adventures? Were kids the target demo? Were KIDS the big Achy Breaky Heart fans??
      • Also poor Merlin right? Famous wizard that ends up pumping gas. Real bummer. 
      • Fun Fact: this is my favorite fun fact. 
      • And now this: The following is my attempt to write out the lyrics to Will Smith's Wild Wild West rap from memory:

      It's the wild wild west, jim west, desperado, rough rider, no you don't want nada, none of this, from the gun of this, buffalo solider, just like a told ya, wild wild west. That's all I got. 

      Here are the actual lyrics: 

      Uh, wickey wild wild
      Wicky wicky wild
      Wickey wild, wicky wicky wild wild wild west,
      Jim West, desperado, rough rider
      No you don't want nada
      None of this, six gun in this, brotha runnin' this,
      Buffalo soldier, look it's like I told ya

    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 11/30/18

      4 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      The Desk of The Desk of Death Battle - The INSANE Mishima Family - Editor Notes 

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      • The Thanksgiving break meant that this episode needed a quick turn around. Guess what makes it difficult when you need to edit quickly: When you know nothing about Tekken and all of these similarly named family members keep throwing each other off of cliffs and you need to sort all of these non-linear clips in chronological order!!!!!!
      • Thankfully my fellow SA dudes did a bunch of research on Jin and helped me out! 
      • But still, this was ridiculous.
      • Also don't be mistaken: Just because I used a shot from The Amazing Spider-Man doesn't mean I like that movie. I do not. 
      • I couldn't find a scene of a son learning to shave with his dad that I liked so Vader cutting off Luke's hand will have to do! 
      • Any eagle-eyed Knight's Tale fans out there? *wink wink* 
      • I vowed to use every single frame of these awkward, slow, close ups of Kazuya. Every. Single. Frame. 
      • I'm almost sad there wasn't room to include more footage of this crazy family like all of these guys strapped to a rocket. WHAAT. 

    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 11/16/18

      5 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      The Desk of The Desk of Death Battle - Pokemon Minus Misty's Voltorbs - Editor Notes 

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      • Two Cast Away clips in back to back episodes. You're welcome. 
      • Lisa Foiles has started including multiple takes more and more and she often does alternative reads and improvises. It's hard to pick out the "best" one sometimes. Maybe we should start compiling the alts and release them as BTS. What do you think? 
      • With this episode, Detective Pikachu and Let's Go coming out, it's been hard to resist dropping 60 bucks on that game!  
      • Actual editing note warning: The challenge of this episode was deciding how to show several full panel comparisons in an interesting way. I went with a few different options and I'm happy with how it all came together.  
      • Once again people walked by my desk while I was Photoshopping that "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover" featuring Misty. Awkward hilarity ensued.
      • Also, you like Nested sequences? ENJOY LIKE A MILLION. 
      • The Detective Pikachu trailer may or may not have influenced the release of this episode. 
      • I knew that this movie was coming but it wasn't until the first few seconds of the trailer that I realized that this isn't just a Pokemon movie, it's the FIRST live action movie. Crazy. I think it could be good in a weird Guardians of the Galaxy way. What do you think??

    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 11/02/18

      5 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      The Desk of The Desk of Death Battle - Why The Last Airbender Movie Sucks - Editor Notes 


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      • Story time: I was in college, circa 2013, and waiting in the hall. My roommate and I had the same class and had about thirty minutes to kill. So we started watching an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. I was watching it through for the first time. There was a moment, IIRC, where the gang starts hallucinating and Appa randomly stands up and starts speaking. It took me by such surprise that I started bursting out in laughter in the middle of this college campus hallway. It was embarrassing. My roommate was laughing more at my reaction than the show. At this point it was becoming inappropriate and that made me laugh even harder. It's one of my favorite memories with this show. And the movie really does suck. 
      • Thankfully, I saw the show first. It's so good. The movie feels like a really long montage of the first season/book. Booooo. 
      • The production of this episode of Desk of was faster than usual. We have a lot on our plates here at ScrewAttack as we start wrapping up the year. Long story short, I had about 2 full days to edit this episode when usually I have 3.5-4 days. It's no big deal but it meant I had to hustle. Thankfully, there weren't any comic book panels to animate and I've seen both the show and the movie. If this was the "Red's Special Pokeballs" episode from a few week's ago, It would have been rough. 
      • I'm realizing now that this round of notes is going to take a lot of restraint. Without it I would just use this whole thing up talking about how bad the movie is. (for example: what's with all of the weird pronunciations???? why????)
      • Much like Lisa, I also knew Bruce was dead the whole time. 
      • You might notice a new thumbnail style for Desk of. We're hoping to make them all cleaner and more uniform from here on out! 
      • Fun fact: Lisa's old All That castmate, Jack De Sena voiced Sokka in Avatar! 
    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 10/19/18

      6 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      The Desk of The Desk of Death Battle - Doctor Strange Screws Humanity - Writer & Editor Notes 


      • It's been a little while since I've had the chance to write a Desk of. I've missed it! 
      • The way this episode came about was actually pretty close to the premise of Desk of. I just remember when Sean was writing Doctor Strange VS Doctor Fate and how he kept coming across all of these crazy comics. So I just picked his brain and then came across this comic run (The Oath, 2007) Just like Joceyln!
      • I'm really happy my "soft taco chalupa crunchwrap sorcerer supreme" joke stayed in the final script. It's just so stupid. 
      • In the actual comic the story is told non-linearly. So there was a lot of discussion on how to layout the events and a lot of reshuffling. At the end of the day we picked the easiest way to tell the story quickly because our goal isn't to summarize the comic, we want to make fun of it as much as possible. 
      • For that reason I left out some pretty crazy stuff from the comic like how Strange fights a crazy monster to get the potion or how Strange went inside Brigard's mind and eventually locked in him inside his own brain. WEIRD STUFF. 
      • The thing that drove me nuts is all of the brief explanations of why magic can't heal Wong. It apparently has limitations except that Strange finds a magic potion that can cure every disease known to man. OKAY. 
      • Also the Nicodemus West stuff is so ridiculous.
      • I wish there was a camera on me when I wrote the "These two are two peas in a pod...or two rabbits in a hat...with a bat...and a six four Impala." line. I was trying to think of a way to compare Strange to West and the rest of the line just poured out of me with such glee. ALSO I HAVEN'T STOPPED SINGING I WISH BY SKEE-LO FOR WEEKS YOU  CAN ASK MY WIFE.
      • I'm not even going to start on the Magic Nazi Hitler Gun

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    • This Week at ScrewAttack - 10/05/18

      6 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      Another week another round of editor notes!

      Top 10 Nightmare Fuel in Kids Movies - Editor Notes

      #10 - Dumbo - Like any kid worth his salt, I used to rewatch my Disney VHS tapes constantly. I only ever saw Dumbo once. The elephant parade is probably why. No thanks!
      #9 - Toy Story - Still my favorite movie. I wrote "Joshua" on my VHS clam-shell. 
      #8 - Wizards - I've never seen Wizards. It looks horrifying. 
      #7 - Spirited Away - I love this movie, obviously but it still creeps me out! Also here's an actual editorial note: I originally had one ominous sounding track to play through this entry and then Chad suggested that I save that track for the pig parent reveal. The whole entry works so much better because of it. That's one of the many reasons I love collaborating at ScrewAttack. It always makes thing better. 
      #6 - Return to Oz - Never saw it. No thanks. 
      #5 - Brave Little Toaster - I've never seen this all the way through. I feel like I should. 
      #4 - All Dogs Go To Heaven - Nick talking about his Dalmatian, Disney, gets me. It's so sincere! 
      #3 - Coraline - I've never seen this either! But I had to cut this together so I kinda know every that happens now. Oh well. 
      #2 - Watership Down - Watership Down sounds like a straight up war movie. Like what??
      #1 - Willy Wonka - This is another movie from childhood that I only watched once. One and done. It's creepy! 


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      The Desk of The Desk of Death Battle - Red's Special Pokeballs - Editor 

      • So quick story: Ben watched this cut to approve it but hadn't heard anything about this script or video. So the "Pokeball" reveal really caught him off guard. It was pretty hilarious. Also this manga is WEIRD. 
      • It's SO HARD to find music right for Pokemon. I've probably already said this but it's still true.
      • As you might imagine, coming up with an appropriate title and thumbnail for this episode was an ORDEAL.
      • 02:44 - everybody poops, Jocelyn. 
      • I tried to find a clean (no music, no additional edits) clip of Emeril doing his "Bam!" thing for the line: "Let's kick it up a notch." It doesn't exist.

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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 9/21/18

      6 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      Another week, another round of random thoughts disguised as insightful editing notes. Here we go!

      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Powerpuff Girls meets Dragon Ball Z  -  Editor Notes 

      • I was really happy to start this edit. I've been waiting to do a Desk of on this show. (Powerpuff Girls Z)
      • The nostalgia was strong with those Toonami commercial I used in the intro. 
      • Originally I had something different planned to show PPG fusing with DBZ but then after the 2nd or 3rd time listening to the V.O. I realized it had to be a blender. (Also at this point I honestly can't remember what my original idea was)
      • Death Battle should probably do a PPG fight huh?
      • It is SO HARD to find a song that sounds like the PPG theme song. I would find something with that distinct beat but then the feel of the melody would be off and vice versa. I think the song I ended up with works but obviously you can't beat the original song. 
      • No offense to Phineas and Ferb fans, it just started in 2007 and that's why I used it. 
      • All things considered the Black Mirror clip I used right after feels extra dark. 
      • Here's hoping "Z rays" is stylized as "ZrayZ" 
      • We didn't include it in the actual episode so make sure to check out Lisa singing the PPG theme song in this promo clip. 

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    • This Week at ScrewAttack - 9/7/18

      7 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      It's time for another round of notes! This week we had an episode of Top 10 I wrote and an episode of Desk of Death Battle I edited. So check out those videos and come back to read up on the random thoughts that pop into my head while I work here at ScrewAttack.

      Top 10 Bounty Hunters - Writer Notes


      • It is always fun to write something and send it off to Nick to see how he'll put everything together in the edit. 
      • Nick ad libbed that this list should have been "Top 10 Cowboys" - solid point. It turns out a LOT of bounty hunters are cowboys. 
      • I'm really happy to have gotten the Name with No Name and Dr. Schultz on this list. The movie nerd in me is pleased. 
      • I would actually be really interested in seeing the actual list of professions in order of their appearance on Earth.
      • Two lines in this episode I'm particularly fond of: "On a list of bounty hunters you’ll find a lot of people wearing hats and boots of the cowboy persuasion." and "The best bounty hunter on our list isn’t a cowboy and doesn’t frequent standoffs, Mexican or otherwise".

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      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Jojo's Egg Baby  -  Editor Notes 

      • One selfish aspect of this job that I indulge in is trying to fit in references to shows/movies I like.* This episode, I really wanted to include this clip from Superbad ("Oh no, it's the cops!") for when Jocelyn says "Oh no!" but it just didn't work so I went with Kristen Wiig instead.
      • *Hence Community reference.  
      • As scary and confusing as that little Jojo baby's also pretty cute. 
      • When you edit a biweekly show, it's always fun when the script calls for you to shake things up. The "To be continued" tag gag at the end of this episode was...dare I say...thrilling. Haha probably a exaggeration but it was so fun to see that come together.

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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

      1 year 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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