Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nerupa & Isabel Hunt For Ghost Stories!

Hi, Nerupa and Isabel here coming at you with another video! One of the activities during Dare Nite: Lockdown includes a scary story session held in the dark. In the Ballroom. In the Gladstone Hotel. There will be stories performed by yours truly, The Torontonians! Stay up and listen to a ghost story about the Gladstone Hotel itself. We encourage YOU to share your own stories to! 

Thanks for watching. (:

Chosang's Promo Vid: OUT NOW!!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

news! Here's the latest from Team A (otherwise known as the best team ever!!!

From our last meeting we’ve discussed a portion of DARE NITE LOCKDOWN in the event's very own space (The Ballroom), which is the Pizza Dinner! We talked about introductions and how to grab our audience and SERIOUSLY scare them. It was a slightly heated conversation just throwing ideas to and fro. I realized how tough it is to actually get things done! You need some serious focus and little distractions. It must be some sort of superpower…In the end, what we were thinking of for the transition to some pizza involved *SPOILER ALERT* a beautiful garbage bag, some pizza sauce and the freaky Mr. Darren O’Donnell! I don’t want to give too much away to our viewers because hey, they might come and know what’s happening!

The other things we discussed were setup for the Pizza and “background noise.” We’ll be showing a lot of videos for the beginning of Dare Nite Lockdown, especially our promo videos! Like this one:

Promo Vid: Isabel (keep an eye out)

We also got into hosting, ice breakers, our Lockdown bit and which movie we would be watching for the night.

 For our hosting we decided that the great duo, Nerupa and Sanjay, would be the best since they have the most experience. Lucky ducks ;)

Hosts Nerupa and Sanjay. Photo via: Blog T.O.

We also had a chat on some ice breaker games. Since some people will be spending the night with us, it’s best to get to know them right? So prepare to share and get comfy/close!! As for the Lockdown part, we’ve got a little surprise in store for everyone. But like I said before, I don’t want to give too much away!

And for the movie, we will be watching…


Trailer for 28 Weeks Later

I hope you’re excited because there’s a lot in store for you! A surprise in every corner, so sleep with one eye open!

-Isabel (Team A!!!!!)


Monday, July 23, 2012


Video Shoot day #2

Darren during the filming of one video
So today we are well into our third day of editing the promo videos that we shot, so far they have all turned out very nicely which you can definitely tell after seeing Sanjay's video . The videos are all thematically connected, teens who go on with their daily lives are kidnapped by a creepy middle aged suited man, their struggle to escape from his clutches and whether or not they are successful forms the crux of the plot. The videos are separated into episodes..stay tuned for the other episodes and don't forget to check out Sanjay's... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX_unNagEHM

Isabel, Nerupa and Darren working on the lighting for a shot of Isabel
venting and worried about bathrooms(a shot that was never used)

Friday, July 20, 2012

So yesterday we spent hours filming our promo videos for our event, Dare Nite: Lockdown Edittion. The day before that, we spent our time in the office sketching out story boards for the scenes. I kinda spent more time then I needed to as I got caught up with making it look “perfect”, or at least to my standards.
A couple of my story boards: 

Unfortunately our big-ass fancy schmancy video camera wasn’t working. So we had to us a Flip Cam instead, but I thought it looked fine anyway! Stay tuned for the promo vids that will be uploaded onto our blog! 

-Nerupa Somasale

Tuesday, July 17, 2012