THE FLICK FLOGGERS REVIEW THE BLACK HOLE!
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THE FLICK FLOGGERS REVIEW THE MUMMY 3: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR!
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GRASS WARS II, USC FILMS AND MORE!
Not going to lie, I'm bad at updating this site, so here's a whole bunch of new updates!!
First off, the PROLOGUE to Grass Wars II: Bastions of Humanity has been released. Keep in mind, it is a work in progress and some of the shots and audio will be changed in the final cut. Check it out below!
Next, I have been working beyond capacity at USC's Graduate School of Cinematic Arts and thus personal projects - besides Grass Wars - have been set aside. However, many of my films are on my blip channel below! ROBERT'S BLIP CHANNEL
During some free time, however, we have been cranking out some sketches and movie reviews. Here are some below!
That's it for now. Stay tuned for more site updates, films, music and more!
GRASS WARS II ON THE WAY!!
After making Spoony's Top 3 in his Grass Battle Contest, Richard Bennett and Robert Panico spent the last 9 months writing and preparing for a feature-length sequel to Grass Wars. Shooting began July 2nd and is expected to go as late as next summer, the release date estimated to be August of 2012. Much of the plot cannot yet be revealed, but a teaser has been released today. You can watch it , and the original film in two formats, below.
Grass Wars II: Bastions of Humanity - Teaser Trailer
Grass Wars (Spoony's Contest Version)
Grass Wars (Director's Cut)
FILM SCORE/SOUNDTRACKS SECTION NOW UP
Again, we apologize for the lack of updates. Both Robert Panico and Alexandra Jensen are attending USC's School of Cinematic Arts and are in the Graduate MFA Production Program. The work is tremendous but great projects are being created. While we work on getting those on here, a new section of the site is now added: Soundtracks. Availble now are free mp3 downloads of Scorpius Productions' original scores and a list of tracks from previously composed music used in projects. As of right now, certain pages will be missing on this website, so please bear with us while we continue to update and re-format the site
LIST OF MAJOR UPDATES
Terribly sorry for the long hiatus, but the past few months have been incredibly busy and emotional as most members and collaborators of Scorpius Productions have graduated from college and have gone separate ways. However, we are all still in close contact and working on projects here and there. To make up for this lost internet time, here is a major recap of recent events, lots of excitement!
SECOND "DO IT LIVE!" SCREENING
With a year-long independent study from Alexandra Jensen, a dropped project from Robert Panico and a collaborative "secret" musical, the "Do It Live!" trio (Alex, Jim & Robert) put on their second and final screening at Washington University in St. Louis to a packed theater of students, family members and professors. Unfortunately, numerous problems ensued: the musical was forced to be made in 48 hours, Final Cut Pro couldn't render in time causing problems with projecting from a computer to a laptop to a digital projector (made possible with the brilliant help from Erik Karulf - seen in "What the Maynard" comics), and the trio had to both stall the audience and project previous films including Sincerely and A Dark Knight Out, which the audience practically demanded. Either way, the three were able to screen Alexandra Jensen's independent study The Eggman & I, a fairy tale comedy about a girl visited by the ghost of John Lennon, Robert Panico's parody of the hit show 24, and a musical comedy about the university's film department FMS: The Musical. Sadly, Eggman is not online yet and FMS: The Musical was taken down by request of one of the individuals portrayed. However, The Eggman & I has a trailer online, which can be viewed below:
Robert's 24 parody is also viewable online below:
Here are some screenshots of FMS: The Musical. Music will be available for download shortly!
Robert's scrapped sci-fi drama, Simulacrum, can be viewed via screen shots of the only completed scenes. He is considering re-writing and remaking this for USC's Graduate Film Program.
SECOND 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT ENTRY
After the screening, the trio met up again to enter the St. Louis 48 Hour Film Project for a secod time. They learned that last year's entry, Sincerely, was disqualified for awards (despite making Top 15) due to incorrect usage of the character name. They were determined to get everything right this year. After drawing a "Film de Femme" genre, the trio decided to make a fantasy film with a strong female lead. Despite a successful shoot, the finished product was 5 minutes too long. Painfully, they cut 5 minutes of plot and submitted the film. Because of the cut footage, the theatrical version was too fast and confusing and thus didn't make it into Top 15. However, they managed to release their Director's Cut on YouTube:
RAMSAY'S KITCHEN BOOTCAMP
Before moving out to Los Angeles, Robert wanted to partake in one more fun parody video and out came a parody of the hit show Hell's Kitchen in which Chef Gordon Ramsay makes a surprise appearance at a house and forces the two hosts to cook for their party...under his strong and F-Bomb ridden direction of course:
The final update is an exciting piece of news. Alex, Jim and Robert have decided to make a sequel to their 1st place winning 48 Hour Film Hearts & Stars. Not much can be revealed as of yet, but the film has the return of the alien Tran while Cooper discovers a possible corruption in his federal branch and Martha finds a human love interest. There will also be a new, powerful, and extraterrestrial villain introduced. Stay tuned, it's going to be epic.
WHAT THE MAYNARD IS UP ON SCORPIUS!
Wow, so many updates to cover!! (film competitions, musicals, etc.) But for now, the great classic photo-comic series What The Maynard? is on ScorpiusProductions.com for good and new comics are in the workings for fun!
UPCOMING PROJECTS AND HEARTS & STARS!
It's been a long time since we've updated, but here's the latest. We recently entered the WashU 48 Hour Film Competition and won first place with our film Hearts & Stars. A page for this film will be up shortly. Another screening of the latest films will be coming up at the end of April or early May. Included is a fairy-tale comedy The Egg Man and I directed by Alexandra Jensen, a sci-fi drama Simulacrum directed by Robert Panico, and a musical about a university film department directed by Jim Wolfe Jr., FMS The Musical. Watch Hearts & Stars below and be sure to check for more updates coming soon!
WATCH A DARK KNIGHT OUT HERE!
Due to the restrictions on youtube.com, we decided to upload A Dark Knight Out on blip.com and embed the video on this site. Enjoy parts 1 and 2 of the film and be sure to spread the word! Thank you!
LONG TIME NO UPDATE!
The A Dark Knight Out screening on Dec. 8th went spectacularly well with a huge crowd showing up and an extremely positive reception! Everybody involved in Scorpius Productions and the new collaboration team "Do It Live! Productions" have ben extremely busy with school work and the holidays in general. But, over the next month or so, we are promising a new website format as well as DVDs to buy and more updates to the site. In the mean time, check out the new pics from the Dark Knight Out Double Feature Screening and watch the sweded trailers that played in between Jurassic Park Sweded and A Dark Knight Out!
SECOND A DARK KNIGHT OUT TRAILER RELEASED!
Film to premiere at Washington University in St. Louis on December 5th!
FIRST A DARK KNIGHT OUT TRAILER RELEASED!
FIRST SKY PIRATES! PIECE RELEASED!
Here is the first bit of music composed for KWUR Theater of the Air's Sky Pirates! In this clip, Robert Panico impovised his theme with violinist Ruth Howe creating a relaxed/semi-tragic version of the "Feathered Beagle" theme.