BBFMP, Music Videos, Two Spies & New Art

BBFMP1I got a message on Facebook that sort of got overlooked for months due to it being from someone not in my friends list. It was a nice little message thanking me for doing Brento’s Budget Film Making Podcast. That’s the first such message I’ve received acknowledging the effort put into that little show.  It was really cool to get that. That makes me think that I should do a show on creating no budget music videos. BBFMP was often overshadowed by it’s much more put together big brother show, MVP Mutant Radio, which is now, sadly defunct, at least for the time being.

Anyways, great to be acknowledged and shout out to show listener, Krutin Amin, of Hanover Park, Illinois. Thanks for your message, Buddy. I’ll keep on making them if you keep on listening.

At the current time, I’m working on a music video for Braden Harwood. Additionally, I have 3 other videos lined up to create as time allows, including one for Two Spies, though, obviously I’ll need help for that one. These things are like short films and as such, they make great anecdotes for BBFMP. It’s all great experience that I look forward to sharing on the show. Read more “BBFMP, Music Videos, Two Spies & New Art”

Rendering Horrors

Streebo asked me to share a little bit about my Poser work. For me it is often a first step to explore a script idea or in some cases a really awesome tool for storyboard work or developing the look of a character, so in some way it is related to film making.

In the case of Mutantville Productions it was Live Action/Poser animation project, “The Zombie Hunter” that brought the players together in the first place so it’s fitting the the application have a place in the great halls of the Mutantville mother ship.

I began using Poser around 8 years ago at version 5. At the time I remember thinking it was just the coolest thing for a person such as myself who really lacks great hand drawing skills. I began participating in the larger Poser communities such as Renderosity, (now defunct) and, first as a customer, then an artist, a vendor and eventually a site owner. At the peak of my involvement in running a Poser site, we averaged something like 6500 hits per day. But that kind of bandwidth gets too expensive so eventually the site was closed. From there my passion for Poser moved to the creation of original monsters. Of course being one of the primary Mutantville Madmen, I’d want to make monsters first.

I established along with my partner Chris Haigood about 14 months back. I’m proud to say that in the short time we’ve been in business we have already produced the most popular Werewolf figure in the Poser community at large. In addition to this best seller, we also developed an original Creature From The Black Lagoon type monster called, “Creech” which was a part of the included content for the brand new Poser 8 software. Both my name and that of our company are acknowledge for our contributions to Poser right on the splash screen as soon as the program loads. I confess, that is a real hoot for me. It makes me feel like the countless hours I’ve poured in the 200 or so artworks I’ve created with the ap weren’t all for naught. And while this side company doesn’t exactly line my pockets with the green stuff, it does satiate my passion for creating monsters.

DDS is currently is currently running our “Nightmare” contest which will result in a hard bound coffee table book filled with all kinds of monster and mayhem. While not directly related to Mutantville apart from my involvement, it’s a safe bet to say that several C For Chaos inspire works may find themselves on the pages within.

Poser plays a big role when it comes to keeping me creative. I’ll share a little of my Poser art with you here in the coming months.

Johnny Brento

Classic Horror Returns

A Recent Render Work

I’ve recently become aware of just how cheap some really rare horror flicks have become when sold within lots on ebay. Pennies on the dollar, People! We’re talking slasher, occult, gore, werewolf, vampire and zombie cinema that until now has not cross the radar of most people. Most of it seems to come from the late 70’s and early 80’s it seems and is typically only available on VHS. So you may want to rethink throwing out that old 4 head $39.95 from Wally world. It might just come in handy.

Being one to appreciate all old horror movies, particularly the ones I missed the first time around, I’ve decided to take a journey of sight and sound back to the VHS graveyard to unearth some hidden treasures or in some cases rotting corpses of cinematic ambitions never realized. I’ll be carrying along my camera. You will bare witness. Stay tuned to the Mutantville Youtube Channel.

Johnny Brento