I chose scenario from Clash of Arms Games Rising Sun: the First Half of the Pacific War primarily due to the few combatant ships and aircraft involved. The ship models were from Wizard's of the Coast's Axis and Allies: War at Sea, while the map I utilized for strategic movement was from Avalanche Press' Strike South. For rules, I chose to use Mongoose Publications Victory at Sea because of their easy game mechanics.
This is my sixth movie and so far, the longest of my productions. My previous works range from less than 3 minutes to just over 8.5 minutes in length. These are listed in chronological order along with the run-time:
The Road to Eggmuehl, 19 September 08 (8:38)
Impending Fury, 17 January 09 (8:36)
Vendetta on Vilhon, 19 May 09 (8:23)
Preparing for Battle at Enfilade 09, 24 May 09 (4:40)
Vice Grip on the Vistula, 25 May 09 (2:45)
In contrast, Mayhem in Makassar Strait is divided into 6 episodes each running between 3 to nearly 4.5 minutes. One episode will be posted per week until the 4th of July Weekend. Combined, the entire run-time is 21:32 minutes and is composed of 185 pictures and 37 narrative pages.
Once Historicon is underway, I'll be able to work on the other 4 movies I have in the works...
I'm a retired USAF TACP (Tactical Air Control Party) member, now working for Washington State Emergency Management. In addition to being an Emergency Operations Specialist at my day/night/weekend job, I'm a Foreign Affairs Specialist, gamer and writer.
I maintain three blogs as an on-line platform. "Stern Rake Studio," my central site, explores a variety of topics on gaming, pop-culture and writing. "Station WTFO" is where I post comments and discussions on the national and international issues that concern us. Finally, "The Redshift Chronicles," is a spin-off of "Stern Rake Studio." This site focuses on sci-fi gaming and is home to my long-form webcomic "Breakout from Bongolaan."