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Happy Holidaze from The Dynamic Universe!

December 24, 2018 Leave a comment

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Have a safe and wonderful Holidaze season, from all of at The Dynamic Universe.

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Drew Spence interview in Digital Art Live Magazine

December 19, 2018 Leave a comment

DAL gives The Dynamic Universe a verse!

Digital Art Live magazine cover issue 35

Drew Spence, the creator of Force Six, The Annihilators and Killer Butterfly comic series is featured in Digital Art Live magazine’s 35th issue. Peep the full reads here. We start on page 34. Thank you, Digital Art Live.

DA Live is a stunning showcase of some of the best digital art in the sci-fi and fantasy genres beautifully presented in our new monthly magazine. It follows the same format as our previous publication 3D Art Direct.

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We specialise in promoting and interviewing digital artists in the sci-fi and fantasy genres to help inspire you on your creative journey.

Halloween Special 2017

October 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Force Six The Annihilators

Halloween Special 2017

Part I Blood Bath

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Welcome to our All Hollow’s Eve special. It’s a Bloodbath of bullets, babes and blades when Force Six members Jackie-5 and LunStar-G investigate a secret research base that has gone silent. Its gratuitous gobs of graphic gore. Get some! Gradients and glib jibs from Drew Spence.

Mark of the Griffin web series review from AreYouAWinslow.com

October 22, 2014 Leave a comment

AreYouAWinslow.com gets wind of the web series

 Comics, Characters and action! Mark of the Griffin gets a look!

.. the web series still carries the gravitas of the prose…

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Graphic Novel goes live! Mark of the Griffin FIRST

 

 They say:

I also had the chance to read a comic book from The Dynamic Universe collective, Mark of the Griffin issue #1 written by Drew Spence. This story is presented in a web series as well. After viewing the web series and reading issue #1 of Mark of The Griffin, I have to say that the web series is a far superior presentation of this story. The story overall is very well written and captivating, and the one major plus that the comic has over the web series is that as a reader you can consume the narrative with the aid of your own imagination. Reading the prose, which is basically an internal monologue, has a certain effect that you just can’t get from watching the web series. The major failing of the comic is the art style. The comic is composed of actual shots from the web series that have some sort of Photoshop effect applied to them. As a comic book nerd, I just couldn’t get into this style. I applaud the creators for taking an unorthodox approach and really investing in a multi-media platform for their storytelling, but the comic just doesn’t work for me. By comparison, the web series still carries the gravitas of the prose and the production value is just much, much higher. The story basically revolves around one man, Marcus Griffin, as he undertakes a high-stakes heist and has flashbacks along the way to his very first kills. It’s a captivating story and well told. If you are interested in viewing it yourself, I would recommend the web series. It is truly quite good. Check the links below.

Mark of the Griffin Issue #1
http://issuu.com/producersedge/docs/1st_failure_of_an_angry_man
Mark of the Griffin Webseries:

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Mark of the Griffin episode 4 and the Mixtape Alpha

September 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Mark of the Griffin episode 4 and the Mixtape Alpha

“What is that thing at the start of the episode?”

Mixtape Alpha Synthesizer

Technically, a thief takes the tape.

8-Bits of goodness

I opened episode 4 with the segment of a technician playing with some kind of advanced, retro-looking-tape-cassette-thingy. So what is it? That’s a two-part answer. In the context of the episode it’s a mysterious device that apparently has some kind of important information that’s been encoded onto it. A technician steals the device, but is interrupted at the selling point by the Griffin.

The prop is actually a synthesizer created by openmusiclabs.com. I love gadgets and gizmos so once I discovered a 4 voice synthesizer for $42 I snagged one. It just looked so crazy I had to put it in an episode.

Want Won?

Unfortunately, fortunately, their first run sold out, but there is a crowd supply project where you can show interest and get them to make a second run. Get involved and make a difference!

http://www.crowdsupply.com/open-music-labs/mixtape-alpha

Here is a link to the Youtube video explaining the unit.

And the page on the OpenMusicLabs.com site.

And the Mark of the Griffin episode 4 link again.

-Drew Spence

Mark of the Griffin Episode 4 Man with a Briefcase

September 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Mark of the Griffin Episode 4

Man with a Briefcase

Mark of the Griffin episode 4

Watch Man with a Briefcase!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSbD334IIAM

 It’s a brief case of a briefcase when the Griffin goes grabbing for a grift with a gift and a gun. The action web series by Drew Spence follows suit and the vigilante-turned-hero, Marcus Griffin follows a mysterious man in a suit. Will mashed memories mar the mission? It’s the final episode of MOTG Season 1. Thanks for watching.

Mark of the Griffin episode 4 Soundtrack

$3.99 for Episode 4 Soundtrack

This episode’s soundtrack can be purchased here for $3.99

Soundtrack Information & Track listing

1) Saucer Defies Gravity 100 bpms 3:42

Produced by Drew Spence

2) Mercy Me Run Runner 125 bpms 1:55

Produced by Dynamics Plus

3) Marathon Do You Think I Want This 118 bpms 2:50

Produced by Dynamics Plus & Xodus Phoenix

4) Bio Chromatic Unity 128 bpms 2:30

Produced by Domino Grey

5) Cycle the Circle 93 bpms 1:43

Produced By Drew Spence

You can watch the entire season by starting here….

and check out all the soundtrack and music releases from Fallout Shelter

and read the early episode comic book!

http://www.MarkoftheGriffin.com

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Drew Spence interview with Crazypellas.net Mark of the Griffin Web series

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Interview with Drew Spence (Mark of the Griffin)

 

Mark of the Griffin

The Mark and the Mask with questions to ask

Crazypellas.net:
How did you come up with the concept of Mark of the Griffin?
I fell in love with the look of a jet pilot’s gas mask and wanted something similar. It was going to be just an image used across all my music videos, but the concept just seemed like it needed to be fully developed and so, I fleshed out a character that matched the visual.
What message are you trying to give off with the series?
The overall arc with be about the personal growth of Marcus Griffin and his transition into a fearsome avenger.
How do the episode plots get created?
Choice D) All of the above. Sometimes I scout a location and ask myself what interesting thing could happen there. A story could be attached to someone I met with a skill set or unique attribute. And other times, there’s a statement I want to make and it’s about trying to convey an idea using the MOTG universe.
What software and hardware is used?
Pretty much, I use a Canon camera and Adobe’s suite for graphic and video editing with plug-ins by Red Giant to twist the color at the end.
How close to reality is the series?
So far it’s pretty real. As the story moves along, some of the sets and villains will push the borders. We’re going to slide further into the realm of comic book fantasy.
What’s the difference between the comic book and web series?
The web series is very linear and the comic book jumps around in time. In print, I will be taking advantage of the graphical freedom and showing you stuff that would be impractical to film at this point. The web series is more about you watching Marcus Griffin and the comic book is written straight from the thoughts inside his head.
What other stories have you explored?
I created a two-part rap album called Chaos Legion that explores a futuristic Rome and the vengeful quest of a betrayed general. I rhyme as Dynamics Plus- it’s highly lyrical with some ground breaking storytelling, if I do say so myself. Battlestrux is another rap universe which is similar to Star Trek and Macross. The first album is called Year One: Captain of a Starship.

Where are you hoping Mark of the Griffin will take you? In other words, what’s your final goal from the series?
I’d like to be able to devote more time and resources into the MOTG universe. I have so much more to show you. There are short chapters and segments and also a very long story arc. Being able to tell the full story is a huge goal.
Where can we watch and follow the series online?
We have a youtube channel with all the episodes and a website that explains and links to it all.
http://www.markofthegriffin.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL…layer_embedded
READ ISSUE 01  http://issuu.com/producersedge/docs/…f_an_angry_man
READ ISSUE 02http://issuu.com/producersedge/docs/…e_vile_for_web
info about Chaos Legion can be found here: https://dynamicsplus.wordpress.com/ca…legion-series/
Do you have any kind of management, publishing or distribution team behind you? If so what are their responsibilities?
I do everything under my own label Dynamica Music. I stay split between creating and sharing my content.

In MUSIC

How long have you been producing music?
I think I made my first record back in 2000, sometime back then. I got tired of paying for studio time and began building my own studio and making my own music.

What influences your music? Do you use samples or compose your music from scratch?
I started off sampling vinyl and still use sample libraries today. Early in, I began to want the source instrument for the sounds I found myself always sampling. That began my interest in researching and amassing production gear.

What software and hardware do you use to make and produce music?
I like synthesizers to create new sounds and keyboards for traditional sounds and familiar instruments. I mostly record everything into my digital workstation as live audio and then edit after.

How do you create across multiple genres of music…Rap, Dance and Electronic?
I’ve been around different styles of music since I was young, so it’s not that hard to wander around between the different vibes. I have a bit of freedom to just make music and then gently push it in a certain direction.

What one tip would you give to other music producers?
As a creative, I think it’s important to love your own work. A lot of artists create what they think others will like. They are being influenced by material that is popular- even though they don’t like it or can’t fully connect with it. It’s following whatever’s selling well or at least out there in a big way. They feel they must do something similar. You can never have true confidence in your art thinking and working that way.

If someone says you stink, they will be right because it’s all about their feelings about you or your art. If you walk in already appreciating your merits, no one can limit your value; they can only offer their opinions. This world is full of No’s; you’d better get your Yes together before sharing or doing business behind your art.

IN CLOSING
Do you want to give a shout-out to anyone?
Wow. So many people have helped me put this together. You know, I’d like to thank you, Iain for taking the time to help spread the word about the Mark of the Griffin. I’d also say check out my music group Fallout Shelter, EDM artist Domino Grey and rap artist Dynamics Plus.

Thanks again Drew for doing this interview.