Q and Erik and Justin: Sundance Special →
In this special episode Justin and Erik sit down and answer all your burning Sundance questions. Find out which movie was our favorite and why Justin should never do an Irish accent.
Indy Mogul at Sundance #7: A fond farewell,... →
Justin and Erik bid farewell to Sundance 2008, discuss the movies they saw, and show some more interviews, including Tim Sternberg, Patrick Reed, Mia Trachinger, Benedict Campbell, and Signe Baumane.
Rip a Heart Out of Someone's Chest: Fun Cheap... →
If you’ve seen Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom you’ll know one of the greatest special effects of the film is where Mola Ram rips the heart out of someone’s chest. In this episode of Backyard FX, Erik recreates that effect with the help of his family members. Don’t forget to check out our previous episode on how to create a fake heart.
Indy Mogul Sundance #6: Snowball to the Face, Team... →
Justin and Erik take the snowball challenge, and one of them feels icy pain based on your comments. They also interview the young producers of “The Execution of Solomon Harris”, try to attend another Sundance public screening, and get one night at the crazy-posh Sundance Resort. Oh, and Justin shows he’s WAY TOUGH
Indy Mogul at Sundance #5: The zellner Brothers,... →
Erik has the pleasure of interviewing David and Nathan Zellner, directors of “Goliath”. We also get the low down on a high school field trip to Sundance, but not before getting attacked by a terrible monster!
Indy Mogul at Sundance #4: Matthew Lessner, a... →
Description: “Indy Mogul talks with director Matthew Lessner about “By Modern Measure”. Later Erik catches up with a young aspiring filmmaker and still can’t tell the difference between an Elk and a Moose.”
Indy Mogul at Sundance #3: Jed Cowley, Sundance... →
Erik catches up with first time Sundance director Jed Cowley and eats as much free food as he can at the Sundance Channel party. Will we get to talk to Luke Wilson? Watch and find out.
Indy Mogul at Sundance #2: Moby, Panavision Guru... →
“Erik talks to Moby about his website, MobyGratis.com, that give free music to independent filmmakers. An impromptu chat with the head of Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program, and much, much more!
Sundance Film Festival: David Wain and Microsoft... →
Indy Mogul has arrived at the Sundance Film Festival and are taking no prisoners! Erik and Justin get inside an exclusive Microsoft party, talk to comedian/director David Wain about his online projects and chat with 2007 Grand Jury prize winner Jason Kohn about his start in filmmaking
BFX: Decapitation Effect →
There comes a time in every filmmaker’s life when he needs to lop off a head. When I was a kid, I’d cut the camera and replace heads with basketballs, but this is Erik Beck we’re taking out, so you know things are going to get messy. Cuddle up close to your styrofoam heads, jugs of fake blood, and stunt dummies, and enjoy.
Weekend Extra: Inside the Animator's Studio →
This is a special look behind the scenes of The Meth Minute 39, featuring an interview with Dan Meth by Animation Historian Bethany Lipdip of Inside the Animator’s Studio.
Q and Erik: The Origin of Indy Mogul! →
Erik and the gang are prepping for Sundance this week, so we bring you a recent interview with the folks over at Tilzy. We get a lot of questions about how the show got started, so hopefully this clip clears things up for everyone!
$30 Evil Dead Chainsaw Arm →
Do you love the “Evil Dead” series? Do you need a prop chainsaw? Do you have $30 burning a whole in your pocket? If you said “yes” to any of these question you’ll want to watch this episode. Erik shows you how to make a prop chainsaw arm that will have Deadites running for the hills.
Happy Birthday! Sorry Justin…I had to post it.
Weekend Extra: Motion Tracking Special FX Tips →
Oh no! You’ve already shot your video and something is missing! Use the magic of After Effects to place new things where there was nothing before. Indy Mogul gives you the tips you need to properly shoot a new motion tracking sequence, along with step-by-step instructions on how to use the software to make it work. We also cover FREE motion tracking software for the folks who aren’t...
Q & Erik: Fake Blood, Cheap Cameras and Tripods →
This week on Q & Erik, we’re doing more video questions!! I would tell you that the questions are about fake blood, cheap cameras and tripods.. but I have a feeling that you might already know that…
Retro Ray Guns →
Now, I know you often visit the local junk store, but this trip won’t be for the purchase of a second-hand toilet seat. Instead, you’ll be finding the pieces necessary to build your very own RAY GUN! That way you can just stick up the toilet store and get new, yet surprisingly free toilet seats.
CARTOON WEAPONS!!! →
Now, I was never one who thought Wiley Coyote gave it his all when chasing after Roadrunner, but I did admire his collection of ACME Cartoon Weapons. And now thanks to Teddy Carter, who submitted this awesome tutorial for the BFX Viewer Takeover, I can green screen myself into Looney Toons and kick the living s*** out of that f***ing bird.
Q & Erik: Video Question Extravaganza!! →
To kick off the new year, today’s episode of Q & Erik is completely devoted to user submitted video questions! Except for the creepy ones….. You know who you are….