Harry Potter and Gandalf meet the Power Rangers Trailer

As Halloween draws near The Rangers learn to summon their Thunderzords by conjuring spells from the power of lighting. None better to guide them than Gandalf himself, with a little help from his latest understudy, Harry Potter. Check out the trailer:

SpeedRacerFiber Lends his voice once again as The Red Ranger with a cameo by Solid Snake and I did the voice for Gandalf this time around. The set is a Disney Castle Bedroom which felt quite strange standing in line with at Walmart especially not having any little kids with me to blame it on. Lighting are a mix of 600w SV Tungsten light and cheap $15 3200k Ikea lamps, perfect for shooting miniatures. Iscorama Anamorphic lens with a 50mm rear. Tracking shots were done with a Kessler Pocket Dolly v1 and Fog Machine is $40 from Spencer Gifts.
Stills:

Metal Gear Delight, Stop Motion Short. Why Sunny D?

Regain becomes Sunny Delight
Regain becomes Sunny Delight
Regain becomes Sunny Delight

So some people might be wondering… WTF? Why make a random Sunny D ad with Metal Gear? What are we spoofing? Take a look below.

OUR VIDEO

If you’ve ever played MGS4 and gotten the solar gun and are familiar with the in-game energy drink tie-in commercial for REGAIN you’d understand how and why this video came about. It’s a natural mix.

SOLAR GUN, “SUNLIGHT!!!”

REGAIN The youthful Snake

Of course we couldn’t have a Sunny Delight parody without mentioning the purple stuff

Grape Drank

Toy Chest Episode 4: Metal Gear Solid vs Power Rangers: Dinozord’s Demise

Red Ranger in Dragon Shield

Creative Info: To further development on the series, I began taking the series out of the “fake commercial” box I set initially and turned it into episodic content. For that, I thought it only natural to bring in other big names to the series. I felt the most opposite crossover for them was Snake from MGS. His tactical stealthiness would clash quite nicely compared to the loud, flashy combat of the Rangers. Plus, him seeing the ridiculous zord transformations for the first time would be fucking hilarious. I also had the chance to discover the talent of SpeedRacerFiber who is another YouTuber and voice actor that happens to have one of the most hilarious Snake impressions ever.

MGS vs MMPR

Braggarts Corner: I posted on GameTrailers as well and it was an instant smash with the community, going so far as to be chosen as Featured Movie of the Week.

User Movie of the Week
User Movie of the Week

Toy Chest Episode 3: Power Rangers Ultrazord Banned Toy Commercial

Power Rangers Toy Theater

Creative Info: The third episode of our Power Rangers toy spoofs. This is where I start to cross over into gaming territory. Imagine the Green Ranger as a spoiled WoW jerk who hates being told he’s wrong, trying to operate his zord with PC video game controls while having the Red ranger school him like a little bitch over Vent or Teamspeak.

Technical Info: I shot this while experimenting with my vintage Iscorama 36 anamorphic lens, which is what causes the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, organic lens flares and unique oval bokeh.

Episode 3


Toy Chest Episode 2: Power Rangers Dragonzord Banned Toy Commercial

Power Rangers Toy Theater

Creative Info: The second episode of our Power Rangers toy spoofs. Imagine the Green Ranger as a sailor mouthed jerky asshole who hates being told he’s wrong. The Dragonzord toy was always special to my heart. You know it’s almost everyone’s favorite zord and it’s no wonder this ended up being the most popular video in the series. It’s on its way to 1 million views with its current rate of acceleration and you’re all helping to get it there. Nothing says “we want more power rangers” than increasing the view count to this instant classic video. What do you think?

Technical Info: I shot this while experimenting with my vintage Iscorama 36 anamorphic lens, which is what causes the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, organic lens flares and unique oval bokeh.

Episode 2