Filming the trailer for The Non-Zombie Apocalypse

Not long ago I filmed the video for the April 2nd release of The-Non-Zombie Apocalypse on Kickstarter. When I started, I knew nothing about video production. Now I know a tiny fraction more than I did, but more importantly I had fun!

My writing desk. I thought it would make a good backdrop for the parts where I do my ‘splainin’.IMAG0793

I think I actually did okay on the editing. Here’s a rough cut of my first take on the first 18 seconds of the opening:

CameraBot. When I tried filming it myself, I had to use Bumblebee to get my camera (aka my phone) up to the right height. 

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But I just didn’t have the right equipment. As you can tell in this 18 second clip, the sound quality is terrible:

Bring in the pro. Then along came Andy Gill– no, not the English rocker, but the video production guru. He brought over just a TINY bit of equipment I didn’t have… enough to fill most of my living room!


Boom! Instant studio. Much better than Bumblebee! 


The vid will be released tomorrow on Kickstarter. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it!

About Sechin Tower

Sechin Tower is a teacher, game developer, and author of MAD SCIENCE INSTITUTE, a novel of creatures, calamities, and college matriculation. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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