Saturday, June 24, 2006

Spandex, it's not just for shiny gear

Just returned home after a long day of setting up for our Kezar shows tomorrow. We are working with a new set fabrication company and all I can say is I will be dreaming about spandex tonight. I never realized you could make entire stages out of that stuff. Wow..tomorrow is going to rock!

Where is the cleaning crew?

As our big Kezar event gets closer, things get a bit more hectic around the old office, as you can see here. Somewhere under that mess is a desk that I used to plan on giving to our next employee. However, it looks like Chris and Bryan are sending me a sign that they need more workspace. Hmm what a week for our cleaning service not to show up. I wonder if they are getting scared of our production pit?

Monday, June 19, 2006

Video Killed the Radio Star

The fun just never stops here at Black Pants. You see, just when Bryan and Chris thought they were on cruise control for a smooth week leading to Kezar on Saturday, we find out some APW guys needed some promo DVDs made ASAP.

Luckily, Pixel Perfect came through huge by making some awesome covers and labels, so our job should be easy. Just dub some footage, right? Not so, we have a bit of a problem with "quickees" here at the office. We like to make things that look good and sometimes that takes a little longer.

So, today's screen shot is of 2 of our video capture stations encoding footage while Bryan and Chris huddle in the dark office working on DVDs, which will turn out amazing, no doubt.

Don't forget. APW at Kezar in 5 days!

Watch what you eat

Uh huh, so here is what I saw when I looked out my window this afternoon. Now you know why I don't eat at that funky "greek" cafe downstairs. Must be somthing in the hummus.

Watching new stars shimmer

A lot of you may have been giving your TV screen a double glance while you were watching WWE RAW recently. Hey... Where do you know that girl from? She just looks so familiar. Gosh. You can't put your finger on it. It's okay. I'll do it for you.

That woman you see standing aside the lovely Trish Stratus is Beth Phoenix. Having spent years on the indy scene, and just recently spending quite a bit of time in OVW, Beth seems to have finally burst on to the WWE scene, and she is doing awesome. I always find it exciting to watch the indy stars grow. For example, we have a few Beth Phoenix matches from her very late indy years against Allison Danger and my favorite, Mischif. I think it's great that fans can go back and see their favorite current superstars on ClickWrestle before they were bigtime. There are so many that you can see too, Samoa Joe, Chris Daniels, Crash Holly (Erin o'grady).. And of course, tons more. I'll try to keep you all updated on the CW indy stars that go on to TNA or WWE.

As for the next Kezar/Chickfight show.. Well. How exciting that the next one is coming up so soon! The footage from these shows is always amazing, and I can't wait to see what Chris does with his robotic arm. Though I can only hope he gets some actual sunlight before before the show. Poor boy.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Who needs the sun when we have computers

So the plan for today's blog was to show a screenshot of this awesome robotic arm interface Chris is creating for the ChickFight 4 DVD.

Instead, it turned out looking like the poor boy is getting blinded by some unnatural burst of light created by an evil Dell LCD monitor.

You will have to take my word for it, the robotic arm is very cool and Chris has promised to stay glued to his chair all weekend in order to get the footage done by ChickFight5 next week in San Francisco.

Speaking of ChickFight, we took a trip out to lovely Haight Ashbury today to scout the location and work out last minute details with the venue today. I still get chills the first time I walk into Kezar Pavilion. The building has so much history and it is great APW is able to have a new home in San Francisco.

Bryan held down the fort while we were gone and I'm sure he made a Sparks and Redline run for a long Friday night of editing wrestling footage.

Keep up the great work, guys! And to all our fans, have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Kezar, Kezar, Kezar

Yup folks, it's that time of the month again. The time when your favorite production team's attention turns away from the video servers and turns towards legal pad and design sketches.

APW's big all-day wrestling show takes place on 6/24 in San Francisco and the kick-ass men and women of Black Pants Productions and ClickWrestle will be there in force. Come on out and support APW and see how drawings on a note pad evolve to a full-blown production.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

We're in the red zone now

It's no secret that we have the hardest working production team in pro wrestling here at Black Pants, but what you may not know is about the magic juice that keeps them going on those long nights of post editing.

At a recent APW show, head ref Kristina turned us on to an energy drink called "Redline". Imagine RedBull times 20 with a pretty scary warning label and you get an idea of what this stuff does. Anyway, as you can see, our mini fridge is stocked with the stuff and sometimes I wonder if Redline and Starbucks is the best meal for our guys to have each day, but the results speak for themselves. Check out some of the awesome ChickFight 4 previews and the many new matches that are currently live. It's amazing what the team can produce and how we can release a new match every day, even when partying in Vegas for CAC (but that's another story).

Long live Redline! How about a sponsorship, eh?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

It's Shimmer time once again

Once again it's time for Shimmer. Shimmer Volume 3 is now being released, and you can look forward to it hitting the ClickWrestle front page in the very near future. Old favorites like Cheerleader Melissa and MsChif meet up with new comers to the roster such as Rebecca Knox and Lorelei Lee.

You can expect all of the same quality from Shimmer as before, fantastic footage. wonderful wrestling and beautiful women. In my personal opinion, you should all be sure to check out the illustrious Rebecca Knox. She's quite the mischevious little devil, and the match that she has against Allison Danger will show you just how tricky (and skilled) she can be.

Still don't believe me? Well check her out before her next release, then. We have some old chickfight footage of her against Morgan (who was a little, uhm, unsupported during this match) or against japanese legend, Mariko Yoshida.

Alright. You all have your assignments. Run along now.