SliceCast – Nic White and Alien Country

This episode of the SliceCast features the OG Slicer, Nic White of CinemaSlice, chatting about the awesome event that was this month’s inaugural Slice of Fright Fest. We chat about some of the great films, the filming of his latest project, and some news about upcoming episodes of the podcast.

We also feature two great tunes from country music’s reigning kings of science fiction, Alien Country. Liam introduces two of his great tunes at the end of the episode, so stick around for the an awesome blend of sci-fi weirdness and outlaw country music. You can head over to the music section of the Alien Country website to check out more, too!

weirdness and outlaw country music. You can head over to the music section of the Alien Country website to check out more, too!

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AND… PS. Don’t miss out on playing CinemaSlice’s special Halloween game!

Meet the Slicers: Nic White

Sup Slicers?!

I thought it about time to feature myself in this edition of “Meet the Slicers“!

At age 7, my parents asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up. I told them, “I want to be an actor, like Bugs Bunny.” Little did I know, several decade later, I’d be an animator.

I realized I was a filmmaker at 8 yrs old. I got my hands on an aunt’s VHS-camcorder, and almost immediately started shooting footage of my toys. I was eager to record elaborate scenarios for my TMNT and Master of the Universe action figures. I quickly learned the art of claymation, and stop-motion. I still remember fondly my ‘Robot Chicken’-eque cartoons about my various action figures: Transformers, GI Joes, and The Toxic Crusaders.

As soon as my family bought a Hi-8 camcorder, I was off to work. I went to the library and read countless books on filmmaking, and actively wrote (terrible) scripts. I shot short films, dragging friends and family to ‘act’ in my movies.

I edited “in camera” as much as possible– and eventually graduated to the old “two VCRs” technique. Continue reading “Meet the Slicers: Nic White”

Under the Radar

On Halloween, 2017, CinemaSlice‘s Michael Welborn released a short film clip paying homage to the 1940 film The Devil Bat (starring Bela Lugosi) – also called The Devil Bat. I asked an old college friend (an avid film fan, and a classmate in Andrew Jefchak‘s Literature and Motion Pictures class at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan) for his input on the film before I wrote this.

Talking with Welborn, he mentioned that his intention was to cover what he felt was the main scene(s) in the original film – explaining the short length (a little over three minutes) of this project. He also had some ideas he’d like to try for an expanded homage – though to my knowledge those are still in the concept stage.

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