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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…

Read the graphic novel

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

@MarktheGriffin

Interview with Domino Grey – Dance or Move In Natural Order Domino Grey Middle Tennessee Music

Middle Tennessee Music interview with Domino grey

Source: http://www.midtnmusic.com/interview-with-domino-grey-dance-or-move-in-natural-order/

Domino Grey = Dance or Move In Natural Order Generate Rhythmic Energy Yourself

Domino Grey sat down to talk to us about his influences, the many aliases he releases music under, and his new masterpiece, Butterfly Affect Part 1: Facial Recognition Technology.

Domino Grey album Cover Butterfly Affect Part I

The Butterfly flies

I understand the concept of fake it till you make it, but I think a lot of us are sliding towards the faking it becoming all that it’s about. —Domino Grey

Let’s break the ice. Who are you? Where are you from? What style of music do you create?

Domino Grey is a New York music producer who creates under several aliases, across multiple genres. His influences range from Electronica to Hip Hop.

Domino Grey is a really dope acronym (Dance or Move In Natural Order Generate Rhythmic Energy Yourself). What inspired it?

That’s the nerd-scientist in me. Everything has to stand for something and have meaning. My Domino is about inter-locking styles and elements like you would see playing the game Dominos. The greyness relates to an inexact approach. I slide around somewhere between all the rules and music formulas. I try and make that my approach to life too. Most people call this balance in all things.

Your music has this depth to it that is hard to explain. What inspires your creation process? What other music do you listen to or draw inspiration from?

I love science, science fiction, experimentation and exploration. I love movie soundtracks- where the music and sound effects merge into one. That’s done in movies like Blade Runner, Star Trek and even Apocalypse Now. Also, I like when music tells a story. Anything epic and grand will inspire me.

Read more at http://www.midtnmusic.com/interview-with-domino-grey-dance-or-move-in-natural-order/#LoGivrTQOgs4hp4b.99

http://www.DominoGrey.com

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Mid Tenn Listens Podcast 21

Mid Tenn Listens Podcast 21

Added on 03/07/2013 THIS JUST IN:  Mid Tenn Listens Podcast 21 http://www.midtnmusic.com/mid-tenn-listens-podcast-21/

Mammothor, Jamie Block, BudaRest, Harold Honey, and Domino Grey all on today’s episode.

Playlist

  1. Primal Things and the Beating of Wings by Domino Grey
  2. Gong Bonzer by Mammathor
  3. B.A. Man by Jamie Block
  4. Too Much To Remember by BudaRest
  5. Paradise Club by Harold Honey

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.

Mark of the Griffin has Adventures in Poor Taste

January 8, 2013 1 comment

Adventures in Poor Taste Interview with Drew Spence

Drew Spence kicks it with the popular culture blog Adventures In Poor Taste. Check it out. Don’t forget to Like, Tweet and Share! Do the right thing and be a Mark.

Adventures in Poor Taste

Adventures in Poor Taste show Good Taste

“Medium blending is rarely done, especially where more than one is used to tell the same story. Recent examples are video games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age continuing their stories in comic books. But what if someone were to create one story across multiple mediums at the same time? It’s an intriguing idea, but we don’t have to wait to see it in action. Combining short films, comic books and music, Drew Spence has told one story across three different mediums.”    READ MORE

Domino Grey Night Zone MOTG Original Concept- Video Release

November 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Night Zone Extended NOTES

 The plan for Mark of the Griffin episode 3 was centered on “Night Zone Qualibra Straitor” from the Domino Grey release Get It Up, Lay It Down. I was going to- basically make a video for a song. I had reservations about breaking the MOTG flow- up so early in. I felt like I had just established a pattern and knew that I would be changing direction in the very near future [in two more episodes- to be exact].

I tried slipping Night Zone into the soundtrack, but it didn’t fit and the track “My First Chemistry Set” by Dynamics Plus was already so powerful in the dream sequence. What to do, what to do, what to do.

I also had a few pick up shots that were filmed after the original launch based on the general reaction(s) to the episode. It was supposed to be ambiguous and leave you wondering what was real and what was only imagined by Marcus Griffin. Was the doll really in the woods? Did it really get chilly? Was there really a smell? Was it the same doll? When creating something that’s supposed to be so open to interpretation, you have everyone filling in their own blanks and drawing their own conclusions. I failed somewhat as a storyteller as I was hoping to give hints about answers, but not leave so many questions.

Domino Grey Night Zone

Domino Grey Night Zone. MOTG Original Concept

I knew I could add extra scenes and lessen some of the mystery in the season one full length movie due in early 2013, but I didn’t want to leave this episode hanging for so long. Now I get to include those extra shots and tighten the narrative and create another stand-alone experience. There is an alternate ending that I worked on, but I might be leaving that for the full-length feature.

I present a slight re-editing of the Night Zone story over the original music I had in mind when I was writing episode 3. Thank you again to all involved and for you the viewers. Keep sharing and spreading the word. #MOTG    -Drew Spence

The original episode 3 video is here.