104 years ago, the unsinkable ship collided with the famous iceberg. What can the story of the Titanic teach us about manhood and womanhood? Check out our new trailer for Act Like Men: A Titanic Lesson in Manliness.
Crafted by ShadEash.com. Music by Gabriel Hudelson.
It's no secret that men are struggling. Years of ridicule and political correctness have left men passive, lazy, cowardly, selfish, and confused about their identities. If there ever was a time when manhood was under attack, this is it. Western civilization is in shambles. Crime, divorce, fatherlessness, and immaturity are all on the rise, and the destruction of the modern family is not far behind. History shows that civilizations fall when manhood breaks down.
Over 100 years ago, when the R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank, courageous men sprang into action and paid the ultimate price to ensure that women and children were saved. What did they know about manliness that we have forgotten? How is "women and children first" relevant today? Will our civilization survive the decline of manliness? What does it really mean to be a man?
In Act Like Men we will explore these questions and more. We must reclaim a biblical vision for manliness and pass it on to our sons.
Join Scott Brown, William Einwechter, Bill Potter, and Kevin Swanson as we study the Titanic, examine the Scriptures, cast a vision, and inspire our sons to Act Like Men.
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So I just got a slightly-used 7D Mark II and to try it out and to entertain myself while my wife was at her baby shower, I asked my in-laws to show me how they enjoy summer. The result is a two minute "4K" video full of acrobatics and plastic swords.
My fellow filmmakers will be quick to notice that the video can be viewed in 4K (4096x2304), but the max frame size capable of being recorded with the 7D Mark II is 1920x1080p.
So here is how I got 4K from my 7D Mark II and why. Be warned, it might not be what you think.
After watching this video, 4K Video - is it worth it? from LinusTech (see disclaimer *), I learned that whenever Youtube sees a 4K file being uploaded, it encodes a 4K version at a much higher bit-rate than it does any of the other versions (makes sense). Higher bit-rate means less compression, and since most viewers are not going to be watching my videos on 4K monitors (yet), and if they have the internet speed to handle 4K, the higher bit-rate will result in a better viewing experience even if the video is being scaled down to their monitor size.
So I immediately followed LinusTech's recommendation and applied Red Giant's Instant 4K* effect to my 1080p timeline and exported a 4K version to upload to Youtube.
I've worked with 4K from the RED Scarlet and I'd much rather work with the "real deal." But until my budget allows, you might be seeing more 7D Mark II "4K" videos.
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It was about time we updated this cover. What do you think?
Special thanks to my brothers-in-law for posing for the cover. May you continue to grow in the ways of God and always act like men.
What does it really mean to be a man? We live in an age when biblical manhood is mocked and gender distinctions are cast aside. Many men are passive, lazy, cowardly, and confused about their identities. It's time to restore a biblical vision for manhood!
Act Like Men draws lessons from the sinking of the Titanic through the stories of men who sacrificed themselves for women and children. What did they know about manliness that we have forgotten? Will our civilization survive the decline of manliness? How can we help our sons to become men?
Run. Time: 45 minutes
Buy it here.
NOTE: This sneak peek was posted with permission from the producer.
After 4 intense months, Polycarp visual effects are now finished. I was privileged to be counted alongside many talented artists with such films in their repertoire as Iron Man 3, Jack the Giant Slayer, the Chronicles of Narnia, the Hobbit, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, The Avengers, Man of Steel, Ace Wonder, Beyond the Mask, Return to the Hiding Place and more.
Wow! Some of the hardest and most enjoyable shots I have ever done. Of the 137 vfx shots, I had a hand in over 34 shots and 6321 frames, ranging from simple set extension and boom removal to intense compositing and particle simulation. I even had fun replacing a character's shoulder to maintain wardrobe continuity. (Don't ask which shot 'cause I'm not allowed to tell.) It certainly was a record breaking time... like 46 hours running on 4 hours of sleep the last two days before the deadline.
I received this kind endorsement from my awesome visual effects supervisor:
"Shad was a pleasure to work with. Very friendly, flexible, and adaptable. During the crazy parts of Polycarp's VFX process, he was able to take on several developing shots at once, as shot elements traded hands and versions. Also, he was able to quickly learn Polycarp's rigid technical workflow and maintain consistency throughout the project. At several points he was able to discover creative solutions to compositing problems we had. A+++++ would work with again!"
- David Heustis, Visual Effects Supervisor for Ace Wonder and Polycarp
Enough of the shameful plug... it truly has been extremely exciting to see how much depth and scale all the vfx shots added to this movie.
Composer, Ben Botkin, announced a few weeks ago the completion of the music. As I write, the film is undergoing its final color grade and sound mix. It's amazing to think that in only a few more days... after nearly 3 years of work... the film will be finally finished. But don't get your hopes up. The release is still a ways away.
One day I hope to post photos, videos, and shot breakdowns from the process, but for now this post will have to suffice.
I want to give a quick shout out to some of the awesome guys who have been key to this final stage in the process. 1) Director, Joe Henline. You'd never guess this is his first feature film. 2) Producer, Scott Eash. Hiring the right people for the right job sounds easy, but if it is not done well, the film could fall apart. Scott is tirelessly working to make the film as good as it can possibly be. 3) Visual effects supervisor, David Heustis. David's enthusiasm puts the "super" in "supervisor." His technical knowledge seems endless and he always had a word of encouragement and solutions when the going got tough. 4), composer, Ben Botkin. I've been a huge fan of Ben's music for years and I absolutely love what he created with the soundtrack. (Rumor has it that a sample will be released soon). 5) Editor, John-Clay Burnett. 6) Sound editor Nathan Ashton.
And the list could go on. In fact you can view them at IMDb.com.
Need a quote for VFX or motion graphics? Send me an email.
It's official. My first music video made in partnership with Josiah Einwechter (J Einwechter Imagery) has been awarded "First Place-Best Music Video" at the 2014International Christian Film Festival!
Waltz Allegro was filmed in the Spring of 2013 in the rustic corners of an old firehall. Gene Kirschbaum writes, "I took the accordion out of mothballs to prepare this little piece by Charlie Magnante for Shad's music video project. Magnante was one of the finest popular players in the "golden age" of the accordion (ca. 1910 -- 1960). Most of the serious music I played in my college years is much too difficult for me to attempt today, but I learned this piece as a young lad of around ten years old! It was one of my mom's favorites. Hope you enjoy it."
We're just blown away by the award! God be praised!
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It's finally here! The first extensive look at the Behind the Scenes of Polycarp: Destroyer of Gods (Also, check out the new website designed by ShadEash.com).
This BTS video has been in the works, off and on, since September of 2013. In February, I went back to Ohio to film several more interviews including one with Nathan Ham (son of Answers in Genesis founder, Ken Ham).
Right now, we are in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign. There are some great rewards and the deadline is fast approaching. (Remember, Kickstarter is all or nothing.) Check it out and spread the word: kck.st/1rKGohh
Directed and Produced by: Shad Eash
Camera: Shad Eash
Additional Camera: Caleb Hurt, Josiah Einwechter, Joe Henline, David Cook, Nathanial Jacobson
Editing and Post Production: Shad Eash
Filmed on the Canon 6D, Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark II, and GoPro
Here is a sneak peak at a promotional video I was hired to create for a mid-west homeschool conference. A lot of fun motion graphics, and experimentation with 3D text and volumetric light rays in after effects. It's been a unique challenge, but an absolute joy. The best part? I get to work with John-Clay Burnett of Reelcast Productions.
Check back soon for the final video. Need motion graphics, editing, or color work done for your project? Send me an email.
Tired of high gas prices? Do your friends suffer from health risks due to lack of exercise? Do you feel depressed because life seems to be moving by too quickly?
Introducing The Go Wagon, a slow-speed motorless vehicle that runs primarily by foot power without the need of expensive petroleum. This is the latest breakthrough from the people at Search for Petroleum Options Outside France Technologies. S.P.O.O.F. Tech. has studied the crises caused by rising gas prices for years. "We at (SPOOF)," writes their VP, John Smith, "never dreamed that the problem of rising gas prices was directly tied to the problems of [depression and rising health risks]*...and I had no idea the solution was right in our backyard."
The Go Wagon is expected to save gazillions of US dollars* over the next few years as people stop pumping gas and just start pumping. Literally, The Go Wagon is the first to achieve the unprecedented "Unlimited MPG."*
Though this savings in fuel does come at a cost, already studies are showing the potential benefits of the extraordinary amount of effort required to power The Go Wagon. For example, The doctors we spoke with are predicting a decline in heart-related failures by as much as 67%* due to the increase in exercise required to move The Go Wagon over long distances.
And it just makes you happy.* The lower speeds of The Go Wagon lets you enjoy the beauty of creation while the increase in exercise triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that result in a grin almost from ear to ear.*
"Pushing for a better tomorrow, is the chief purpose of our company," continues Smith. "Everyone should have access to this technology that is all but guaranteed to improve your life."
*Statement void where proven untrue. Side effects known to cause sore feet, sore muscles, stubbed toes, scraped knees, and possible unstoppable fits of laughter only in the state of California.
Editing and Color: Shad Eash (http://shadeash.com)
Director of Photography: Josiah Einwechter (http://josiaheinwechter.com)
Featuring: Aaron Phero
Music: Kevin MacLeod
Filmed with a Canon 7D
© 2013 Shad Eash, ShadEash.com. All Rights Reserved.
Head over to the 3 Young Scientists page to see BTS photos and more!
This third of five videos coming out this December. Subscribe to my channel and stay tuned!
This 30 second spot was by far my most enjoyable directing experience to date. Working with the kids was a blast. It was the first project where Josiah Einwechter and I took full control of the production design. Everything from the scribblings on the chalkboard to the coat rack in the corner, to the Salem Ridge Press book on the table was intended to enhance the image and really set it apart from our previous work. I was very excited to find a stockpile of old blueprints in one of the back rooms of the old fire hall we were filming in, which really added some interesting colors to the brown-colored room. We had a ton of fun with a rented smoke machine that also added a new dimension to the project. And as you can see from the behind the scenes video below, we went through a lot of bread!