Friday, October 25, 2013


JDW's short film, Transmission, is finally online. Here it is for you to enjoy.

This will most likely serve as our final post.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Transmission Tapes

After some vague clues and emoticons* Chris Roberts' score for Jared D. Weiss' film Transmission is finally available on limited edition cassette tape (only 50 copies!) Buy it here!

Each purchase comes with a tape, immediate download of the album, and exclusive access to the film before its festival premiere dates!

You can even receive a free postcard personalized by me with your order while supplies last.

And here's a fun fact: this is the first Otherworldy Mystics tape that was completely designed by me, as I not only made all of the packaging design (made to look like a prop within the world of the film) but I also designed the company logo.

* (88[| + ^..^> + [O..] = [•-•]

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Via my personal blog:

This is a gif from my thesis film, Transmission.

It's about the four-eyed creature you see above, Quad-Clops, and his dog, 2D, after they find a radio in the barren post-apocalyptic wasteland that is their home, and their journey to find new life.

The short film was completely hand-animated by me in Flash over the course of six months, though I've been developing the story for a couple years. Music for the film was recorded by Chris Roberts, and we're working on putting it out on an extremely limited edition set of tapes through Otherworldly Mystics if anyone's interested.

The film will be premiering at SVA's Dusty Film Festival on May 7th at the SVA Theater on 333 W23rd St in New York City, and after that I'm going to look into submitting it to festivals before putting it publicly online. But I may find a way to make it available to those that really want to see it.

Stay tuned!

This is basically what made me leave VFH behind a year or so ago, so I figured now's about time you knew why.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Legend of Zelda Timeline and Analysis

Hello everyone,

It's been awhile since anybody has posted on this site, what with life responsibilities and everything. Sorry to any readers who were crushed by this news.

Anyway, I have just completed my Zelda Timeline paper that I have been working on for about a month, after having completed all of the Zelda titles in the series, playing each during one long month marathon. I figured this would be the perfect place to publish my paper, in PDF format. I might work on an eBook format, but we'll see.

Please feel free to download a copy for yourself, of this 56 page, 20 chapter masterpiece detailing the entire Zelda Timeline. You can download it simply by clicking THIS LINK.

If you have any comments or suggestions, you can leave a comment here or email me at masterzpotts[at]

Thanks and enjoy.


DOWNLOAD HERE, in case you missed it.

--Thanks to GoNintendo for the shout-out!
--Also huge thanks to Kotaku for theirs as well!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Breaking the Silence

Just wanted to leave a note here, for passers by. After almost 8 years, different hosts, and several pleas to try and get this site the attention and variety it once craved, I've come to terms with what it's become.

It's not much, but it was a nice 8 year chapter of my life, and the site will live on as proof of that. Sure, our old hosts have long gone, and thus some of this chapter is missing. But I'm ok with that. I'm proud of the work both my team and myself have done over the years, and I'm kind of shocked that we all managed to run this on our own free time for that long. I've made some great friends over the years thanks to VFH, both near and far, and if that's all I have to remind myself of my time here then it was worth it.

This isn't the first semi-depressing letter I've written here, but it's most likely the last. I've just become too busy with other work to actually maintain this by myself for no compensation.

I won't close the site or our social media accounts, I could never bring myself to do so after all the time we've put in, but updates on our Facebook and Twitter will probably be kept to a minimum barring a few note-worthy links here and there. It's not much, but it's the best I can do given the time I have.

However, I myself am not going away. Feel free to follow my art blog, Twitter, or even my Tumblr; each of which are generally regularly updated with my thoughts and latest works. When I'm not self-promoting I'm generally talking about movies, music, TV, comics (and all the other crap I like and would generally speak about here in full length when given the time). Who knows, maybe some day I'll have a reason to come back to this place and start writing again, wouldn't that be swell?

Thank you to everyone, I'll see you later.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

E3 2011: Nintendo Conference

Here's everything...

The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary
- Link's Awakening arriving today on Nintendo eShop
- Ocarina of Time 3D arrives next weekend (we know this)
- Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for DSiWare in September
- Skyward Sword releasing for Wii this Holiday
- Gold Wii Remote launching with the game
- Zelda Symphony Concerts worldwide this Fall
- Ocarina of Time 3D soundtrack free to early register of the game on Club Nintendo

Mario Kart 3D
- Trailer shown
- Fly with karts, dive with carts
- Customize karts with with wheels and accessories
- Arrives this holiday

StarFox 64 3D
- Arrives in US this September
- Play with normal or motion controls
- 4 player multiplayer records players faces

Super Mario 3D
- First original 3D Mario game on a portable
- Return of Tanooki suit, music blocks
- Has 2D platforming levels
- Releasing before year's end

Kid Icarus: Uprising
- Full voice over… I'm scared
- 6-Player Multiplayer battle mode
- Will have AR Cards of its own
- Coming "later this year"

Luigi's Mansion 2
- Trailer shown, looks fun!
- Will have "several" new mansions

Nintendo eShop
- 10 3D videos to be available soon (?)
- Demos for games coming later this year
- Free Excitebike 3D (available now)
- Pokedex 3D available free now as well

Nintendo Wii U
- Controller has a 6.2" screen
- Continue game from TV to controller
- Seems super gimmicky
- Controller has 2 circles pads, D-pad, A, B, X, Y, L, R, ZL, and ZR buttons
- Has a camera, gyroscope, microphone, speakers
- Works with all Wii titles and accessories
- Video chat online using the controller
- HD Zelda demoed, looks awesome… but, I'm turned off.
- Arriving next year

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Super Smash Bros.
- Nothing to show, but will with with both 3DS and Wii U

Graphical Demo
- Doesn't seem like actual gameplay graphics, just pre-rendered footage

New Super Mario Bros Mii
- Tech demo, Use Mii to play on TV or controller screen

Sheild Pose
- Tech demo, use controller as shield/continuation of screen

Chase Mii
- Tech demo, 4 players on Wiimotes, 1 using the controller
- Miis in Nintendo franchise universes

LEGO City Stories
- Co-published by Nintendo and Tt Games for Wii U and 3DS
- Really?

Darksiders II, Tekken, Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online, Dirt, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Metro Last Light, Ninja Gaiden 3 all in development.