Attack of the Hats

1928 Surrealist Film Set to Music by Grey Spade.

Edited by Joel Nickel.

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The First Day of Script Frenzy! 30 Days. 100 Pages.

So today marks the start of a journey to a 100 page script. I (and anyone who wants to join me) have until the end of the month to finish 100 pages of a script for the Script Frenzy exercise. Go here to learn more: Script Frenzy. Go sign up, if you haven’t already. And add me as a writing buddy. It’s easy, my username is: JoelNickel. (original, eh?)

And now, to start writing.

Script Frenzy – 30 Days. 100 Pages. April. Are You In?

For the past three years I’ve been doing an exercise in script writing. It’s a sister to November’s National Novel Writer’s Month (NaNoWriMo). On April 1st, you start writing a screenplay and by the end of the month you have to have a 100 page script written. We’re still a while away from April, but if there’s anyone who wants to join me on this adventure/exercise you can be a writing buddy. Sign up at and my username is: joelnickel.

The Woman In The Television – Unfinished Scene for “Ouroboros”

This unfinished scene is entitled “The Woman In The Television”. Seth is playing video games (in the finished product there will be shots of him playing and then the television cuts out into static and then Anima appears on the screen) He sees that the door behind her on the screen is his own door (she’s just outside his room) when he goes to open the door she’s in his room, on his bed.

This scene features the tracks “The Woman in the Television” and “The Tragedy of Choice” from the Original Score by Grey Spade.

*please let me know what you think.

Scene from Highlander TV Series – Recut for Media Production class

For this assignment we were supposed to take raw footage from the TV Series Highlander and cut it into a scene. The scene is actually made from a series of clips from larger sequences of footage and I cut them all up for continuity and impact to create the illusion that numerous cameras are following the action. Please let me know what you think.

Media Production Assignment

Just finished this Media Production assignment in Final Cut X. Love that program!! The assignment was to go out scouting and take footage as well as audio and to mash it up together into something interesting using only sounds that were captured in the camera. Here’s the final product. Let me know what you think.