En Garde
April 24th, 2012

Posted by Matt

Never a crew to break with our prescribed routine (if we can help it), please find below our updates for the last 7 days!

LoadingReadyRun: En Garde
Unskippable: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Part One
Checkpoint: Power Sink
Feed Dump: Night Flight to Venus
Loading Time: LRR <3 PAX East
GPLP: X-Men Destiny (PT10, PT11)

This video was shot outside the ECS building at the University of Victoria on the weekend before last. Andy had come to town for a couple days between gigs, and we figured his ability to do physical acting would come in extremely handy for this particular video. We weren’t wrong.

This was also the first video of 2012 to force us into an annual predicament that we always forget is coming until it happens. Warm, sunny days, make for AWFUL lighting situations if you’re shooting in partial shadow. Contrast between light and dark becomes a real problem once the sun starts coming out, and since we shoot in overcast or rainy weather 6 months out of the year, we always forget about it. It took us 45 minutes just to scout out a location where the light was ok for shooting.

Additional problems stuck when it became apparent that there was something (presumably and exam) going on inside the building. The location we shot at was actually just to the side of the building’s main entryway, and there was a pretty constant stream of people in and out for much of our shoot. The shots in this particular video were virtually all snuck in between interruptions, but apparently we managed to get everything we needed.

We’ll be headed to the Calgaray Comic and Entertainment Expo on Thursday, so we hope to see you there. As a result we won’t be streaming a live Magic draft on our twitch account this week, so we hope you’ll take a rain check on that. For updates about the next draft, please follow @LRRMtG on twitter.

Have a great week, everyone! Cheers!


  1. The Loading Time link points to Feed Dump. Might want to fix that.

    Comment by Splunge — April 24, 2012 @ 3:07 am

  2. I want to hear ghost stories!


    Somebody get Kathleen in here!

    Comment by Sheep — April 26, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

  3. Was just watching Eureka when I stopped in the middle of the episode, turned to my fiancee and said “That scientist covered in foam looks and sounds just like Andrew from LRR.”. He thought we would have herd something about it but sure enough the credits came and Andrew Cownden was there. Was that really Andrew on TV!?!

    Comment by InariKitsune — May 8, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

  4. Yep! That was me. The foam was concentrated laundry detergent and tasted terrible. Hope you liked the episode!

    Comment by Andy — May 9, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment