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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 6/15/18

      5 days ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi


      Top 10 Destructive Weapons - Editor Notes 

       

      • I've been working at ScrewAttack for almost a year now and this is my first time editing for Wiz & Boomstick.
      • The Nick scene: So that was in the script and we knew we needed to shoot it for a couple of weeks. Since I was editing this episode I felt a little more responsibility to make sure it would get shot. Naturally, I tried to communicate this around the office with as little context as possible. Sample sentence: "Hey, when are we going to bound and gag Nick?"
      • I hated the Ender's Game movie. I tweet/ranted about how bad it was for maybe a month. Sample tweet. Anyone out there like the book? I've never read it. 
      • There was a lot of improv in the episode which was fun to listen to and assemble. Chad & Ben obviously have great chemistry together. 
      • There are few things in this life more satisfying than finding the perfect copy-write-free song to fit a video. Check out #8 for reference.  
      • That clip of those dudes knocking their heads together still makes my head hurt. LIKE WHAT?
      • I really like Doctor Who. I've only seen David & Matt episodes but I like what I've seen. BUT I HATE THOSE STUPID TRASH CAN DALEKS! ITS BEEN 55 YEARS HOW ARE THEY NOT DEAD YET


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      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Wonder Woman's Failed TV Show - Writer & Editor Notes 

        

      •  When I was thinking about a Desk of to write I remembered this pilot but never expected to find the entire thing. It was a gift from the Amazonians themselves. 
      • There's a lot to make fun of here but I sincerely think the costume is the worst part. This was a professional attempt at the WW costume! There's fantastic cosplay out there! It should looks so much better than this. 
      • I love the new ascetic for Desk of and that it's live action. I'll never stop saying that. 
      • Also love writing for Lisa. She brings so many lines to life and has such a good grip on the character. 
      • If you have the time and the googles, watch this pilot. There's a scene where Diana watches THE NOTEBOOK. SERIOUSLY. YOU WATCH HER WATCH THE NOTEBOOK!
      • I've seen this pilot so many times at this point and I still don't have a firm understanding of what Themyscira Industries does. Like, why do that have thousands of employees if they just sell toys and one person fights crime? What's the business model? 
      • Also I still can't get over how they have her sign up for facebook at the end. Really? This was made in 2011 maybe 2010, LIKE WHO WHAT WHYY FACEBOOK? UGH. 


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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 6/1/18

      2 weeks ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi


      Top 10 Secret Lairs - Writer Notes 

         

      • It's become a real joy to write a script and pass it off to Nick to edit. I have no idea how he's going to bring it to life and it's always fun to see the final product. 
      • #10 - Dexter's Lab - Okay so who was super ready to use "Omelette de flomage" in french class?? Anyone else?! 
      • #8 - Anthro Animals - I'm realizing now that the Cowboys hung out in a giant mug. Whoops. 
      • #7 - Foot Clan - Nick wrote this entry! 
      • #6 - Volcanoes - How desperate do you have to be to work full time inside a VOLCANO for an evil organization? Right now, think of your ideal salary, yeah, THATS NOT ENOUGH TO WORK IN A VOLCANO! 
      • #4 - Justice League - I like to think of the whole "Space Base" gag as foreshadowing for our secret #11. 
      • #2 - Bat Cave - Favorite bat cave on three. 1, 2, 3, LEGO BATMAN BAT CAVE! 
      • #11 - Shrek's Layered Lair - One of my favorite lines I've ever written! 

       

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      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Why Ant-Man is STUPID! - Editor Notes 

      • I grabbed WAY more footage of Paul Rudd than I needed. No regrets. 
      • Lisa on screen has made editing this show even more fun. It's great.  
      • Listen, all I want to do is talk about Infinity War. It's been a month. Is this a problem? 

       

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    • This Week at ScrewAttack - 5/18/18

      1 month ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - The Death of Sonic Archie Comics - Editor Notes 

      • LIVE ACTION LISA! Jocelyn is alive! We're all super excited to bring that character to life. Lisa will be on DEATH BATTLE Cast today at 4pm. Check it out! 
      • Isn't her new set awesome?! 
      • From an editing stand point, I really thought of this video as a sequel to the "Knuckles Was A God" episode. By that I mean I borrowed a ton of comic panels and key frames from that video. 
      • I don't know Ken Penders but yikes. I think his actions speak for themselves. Wow. 
      • Did anyone out there read the Sonic Archie Comics as all of this craziness was happening? What was it like?

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      Top 10 Deadliest Pokemon - Editor Notes 


      • I love that Charizard sprite animation in the intro. That is all. 
      • If Machoke learned how to speak, I would have a VERY hard time treating him like an animal that people trap in balls and force to fight. He's already very human looking. 
      • If Muks are going extinct because of less pollution, are there activists for them? Sample sentence: "Muks are dying out, save Muks! Pollute more! POLLUTE!" 
      • That ditto face on The Thing. Terrifying right? 
      • If you want Nick to record the Pokedex for every Pokemon, tweet at him! 

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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 5/4/2018

      1 month ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - The Kingdom Hearts Conspiracy - Writer & Editor Notes


      • I may or may not have hid 13 things in this video. Happy hunting!
      • I wish you all knew just how many times we heard Noel whisper "Orichalcum" to himself in the office this week. 
      • I got super excited when I realized that I used a clip of Jack De Sena with Lisa Foiles (Jocelyn) performing voice over on top of it. It's All That!
      • The shot of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland is from a home movie I made in 2011.
      • I love Disney and I'd be fine if they owned the world.
      • I also love a good (crazy) conspiracy theory and a good satire. 
      • When I was working on the script, I was looking for something about Kingdom Hearts, since that's the most recent Death Battle, and then I remembered all of the 13 stuff as I started researching. It was perfect because my love for Disney and the Disney parks meant that I had all of that Mickey Mouse info locked and loaded. It all just flowed out of me like a nerd at a very specific trivia night. 
      • Thank goodness for Chad James. He helped me punch up the script and found a great button to end on. 
      • Also Kingdom Hearts is so freaking cool. (crazy plotting and all) I gotta play these games again.
      • There are 13 notes in this journal. 
      • Seriously. 
      • Count them. 
      • Told you. 

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    • This Week at ScrewAttack - 04/26/18

      1 month ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      Top 10 Avengers That Should DIE in Infinity War - Writer & Editor Notes 


      (NO SPOILERS) 


      • #10 - Vision - I LOVE the MCU. Let's just get that out of the way. But honestly, I have this strong (and concerning) desire for this movie to be a gruesome blood bath. Like I would love if Thanos just walks up to Vision and effortlessly rips the Mind Stone out of his head ... all within the first 10 minutes. I may have a problem. 
      • #9 - Drax - Sincerely, I think this would be a good death. What more is there for Drax beyond Thanos' death? Perhaps Infinity War will set something up for him or of course something in Guardians V3. 
      • #8 - Star-Lord - I do miss chubby Chris Pratt and Parks and Rec in general - that doesn't justify his death. Please accept my sincerest apologies. It funny doh. 
      • #7 - Pepper Potts - Again! I think this would be a legit death! If Pepper dies, what does Tony have to live for? maybe it'll push Tony to finally "lay down on the wire" 
      • #6 - Loki - SOMEBODYSSSSSSS DEEEEEEEAAAAAAADDDDDDD! 
      • #5 - Hawkeye - Seriously, where is he? DON'T ANWSER ME UNTIL AFTER I SEE THE MOVIE ON FRIDAY NIGHT!* 
      • #4 - Phil Coulson - I legit miss old school Coulson. He is one of my favorite parts about Phase One. I guess in a sense he did really die in The Avengers because the character he is in Agents of SHIELD is so different. Also, just FYI, I have seen the first three seasons of AOS and have a love/hate relationship with it. 
      • #3 - Captain America - Okay, seriously, I meant every word of this entry. When I finally saw the finished project with the music, the footage and Nick's performance, I got emotional, like for REAL! I love Cap! 
      • #2 - Tony Stark - Get to the chase Marvel and just kill Tony and make him an AI assistant to the next Iron Person. Like the new JARVIS. We know it's coming. 
      • #1 - Iron Fist - Lol
      • #11 - Nick Fury - Lolol 


      *Story Time: In 2012 I was insanely excited about The Avengers (like every good American) I bought tickets to the midnight screening and gathered a big group of friends. Unfortunately my best bud couldn't make it (his GF's birthday was the same day) He asked me to wait to see it with him and I DID NOT. Instead, I went into our dorm room when he wasn't around and I grabbed HIS Avengers masks for me and my friends to wear. #NOREGRETS. Flash forward to now. I live in Austin and he lives in Dallas. I told him to drive down to see it with me but he made me promise to wait to see it with him as payback. SO I WONT BE WATCHING IT TONIGHT AS SOON AS I COULD BE! I'll be waiting until Friday night like a chump. #SQUADGOALS  


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    • This Week at ScrewAttack - 04/20/18

      2 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      A lot to cover this week! 


      Luffy VS Mr. Fantastic | DBX - Sound Design Notes 


      • You may notice something interesting about the voices I used for Luffy and Mr. F. So far I've only seen two people who have noticed...any guesses? 
      • Fights are fun to work on by the way - in case you were wondering. 

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      Top 10 Manliest Characters | Editor Notes 


      • #8 - Kool-Aid Man - Ah ha! The return of the lower third humor. I love it. 
      • #5 - Ron Swanson - Editing this entry might have been the easiest thing I have edited for ScrewAttack. I LOVE that show. 
      • #1 - Superman - Have y'all seen the Superman 75th anniversary short film? It's amazing! I hadn't seen it till editing this entry but I couldn't get enough of it. 

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      Cartoon All Stars VS Drugs | The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Writer & Editor Notes 


      • The first draft of this script was nearly three pages long. Most scripts are 1.5 pages. There was so much to make fun of! 
      • Those of you with a keen eye noticed that there was a JNCO jeans joke in this video and a recent Top 10. Nick and I wrote them independantly.
      • Here's an additional fun fact: The day this video goes live on YouTube is the same day this special aired: April 21, 1990. Exactly 28 years ago! Bug's time machine trickery is at work again! 

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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 4/06/18

      2 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      Top Ten Numbers - Editor Notes 


      • What a fun list to work on. The guys have been wanting to produce this list since I started at ScrewAttack. This was another list that everyone came together to work on. Nick and I edited this list, Noel, Gerardo and I helped shoot in the intro and obviously Sam and Austin wrote and knocked this list out of the park. 
      • One thing I love about you guys is that even though this was a jokey/April Fool's list, a lot of you still had serious thoughts and comments about numbers we omitted. Amazing. 
      • Another comment thread I really liked seeing was anything along the lines of "For a joke list, this is pretty deep." 
      • I initially thought, "This will be a fun list but tough cause how are we going to visualize numbers." Then I remembered that The Count exists. Thanks, Count. 
      • One of my favorite parts of this script is anytime Sam or Austin say something like "That's why 16 is our 7" 
      • Did you know that there is a WordArt generator online? The internet is magic. 
      • At one point in this production I got to watch Nick direct Sam and Austin in the V.O. booth. It was such a cool experience. Nick is a talented guy and I'm really happy I get to work with him. 
      • Another deserving shout out: Our intern Noelle. She found a TON of great footage that I ended up using throughout the edit. I'm looking at you, #8
      • What a perfect way to bring back the recap right?
      • When I read that Triskaidekaphobia was in the script I immediately thought of that Friends clip. Nick edited that entry and found it on his own. Somethings are meant to beeeeee. 


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    • This Week At ScrewAttack - 3/23/18

      2 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      Top 10 Characters We Want In Super Smash Bros. Switch - Editor Notes


      • Wanna feel alive?? Produce a Top 10 in 22ish (working) hours.
      • We all jumped in to make this Top 10 and it was really fun to come together for it. Gerardo edited that intro in After Effects, Nick edited the Banjo entry and we all wrote sections of the script. A ScrewAttack labor of love! 
      • Chad correctly pointed out to me that I love referencing Anchorman in videos. I think that movie might be the foundation of my mental reference house. 
      • Of all of the clips I could choose for the Kingdom Hearts III portion of the #1 entry, I chose the Toy Story clip because I love that movie and that clips makes me happy. 
      • I wrote the secret number 11 and I'm strangely proud of it. 

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      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Editor Notes 


      • There were a couple of times this week at work where people looked over at my monitor to see what I was working on without context. It made for some classic awkward hilarity. (I'm looking at you "Make Crash Kawaii AF" Sony Executive and bifurcated penis bandicoot) 
      • Sprite animating is super fun. I wouldn't want to do what the DEATH BATTLE/DBX artists do but I'll do 5 seconds of Crash jumping, anytime. 
      • Crash is weird. Crash's Japanese commercials are weird. But also commercials in general are pretty weird right? I don't really have a follow up for that I was just thinking about how strange they are. 
      • Anyone else get any Gus vibes from the orange guy at 2:47? 

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    • This Week at ScrewAttack - 3/9/18

      3 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      The Desk of The Desk of DEATH BATTLE - Editor Notes for "Being Black Panther Sucks"


      • Realizing/remembering that the cologne in Anchorman is called "Sex Panther" was a particularly satisfying moment. 
      • A similarly exciting moment was when my brain conjured up a vague memory of Bill Nye the Science Guy running down a soccer field. Thanks, brain! 
      • I tried my best to channel my inner Ryan Coogler for this video. Specifically in the comic panels around 1:50 & 2:30.
      • The image of that guy farting on the thermal camera will haunt me for years to come. 
      • FYI: those of you who need very visual footage of both an unwanted boner and a girl's period, look no further than Degrassi: The Next Generation. Once again my brain went straight to those scenes. Thanks again, brain! 
      • This is my first video to include elements from After Effects. So it's my most technical video and it's about farts! Love my job. 
      • As a treat for those of you use read these journals: look closely at 4:40. 

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      DBX: Thor Vs 100 Pikachu - Sound Design Notes 

       

      • And with this DBX I cross off another item on my bucket list: I got Thor saying "Have at thee" in a video. 
      • Those Mjolnir sounds are insanely fun to play with. 
      • I really want a Mjolnir paperweight for my desk. It would go really well next to my surfing Pikachu. 
      • Question for y'all. What genre would you call the Pokemon fight music?? People online keep saying "Soundtrack" which is such an unhelpful, non-answer.
      • Does lightning hurt the God of Thunder? Also, why is he the God of Thunder?! He's the God of the sound that lightning makes?? Is Thor a master Sound Designer? I understand that "God of Thunder" sounds better than "God of Lightning" but still...seems kinda dumb. 
      • "Wait. Did I just hear a bowling pin sound effect in this DBX??" You betcha!  
      • Who would win in a fight: 100 Pikachu-sized Thors or one Thor-Sized Pikachu? Keep in mind, 100 tiny Mjolnirs. 
      • I would have loved to include the line from The Avengers, "Do I look to be in a gaming mood?" Would have been perfect. 
      • The name of the song in this DBX is called "Put The Hammer Down" So yeah. 

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    • A Tale of Two Ads - Editor & PA Notes

      3 months ago

      JoshuaKazemi @joshuakazemi

      I looked up from the cold hard studio floor and my eyes were met with a pedestal, a floating pair of underwear, and one man's quest to produce the greatest MeUndies ad spot you have ever met in your entire life. That man's name is Noël Wiggins. Our director, our leader, our visionary. We've made it our goal at ScrewAttack to provide y'all with the best, most entertaining ads, we can produce. And no one better embodies that than Noël. 


      At one point during the nine hour shoot we found ourselves in need of a shoelace. Without hesitation, Noel took his shoe off, undid his laces and continued on with the rest of the shoot with one single shoe on his right foot. It was in that moment that I realized...I would follow this man to the end of the earth and protect his vision with my life. It's amazing what one can accomplish with a shoe string budget.


      I also edited together that War Robots ad. So there's that too. 


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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

      6 months 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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