Down in Front is a weekly audio podcast in commentary form, hosted by four guys who know more'n bit about what they're talking about. You can enjoy the show as a stand-alone wad of ridiculous entertainment, or pop in a DVD, press play, and easily sync up the show to follow along with the conversation as it was meant to be followed-along-with. Think of us as friends in your head.
And if we haven't been properly introduced...
|Teague Chrystie is a visual effects artist, coordinator and supervisor with a hearty background in every facet of post-production. Having lent his talents to productions for television, film, and web broadcast, he acts as a moderator, introducing the show and the panelists each episode and offering insight into important things like why Chewie's growls should count as lines of dialogue.|
|Michael "Dorkman" Scott is the co-creator of the popular "Ryan vs. Dorkman" series, and the most experienced screenwriter on these e-premises. When not having annoyingly good ideas or speaking on filmmaking panels at Comic-Con, he rents and operates RED cameras and lends his skills as a visual effects artist to the highest bidders.|
|Brian Finifter is the brain behind short films such as "The Injured Stormtrooper," "A Lost Hope," and "Thanksgiving with the Kranzes" - a parody of Apollo 13 that has come to be cherished by the very astronauts and NASA crewfolk it lampoons - as well as our podcastly scholar on all things aeronautic, scientific, and political. As a studying actor, he also tells us things about the people talking on the screen, who are apparently also important in movies.|
|Trey Stokes is a special effects artist with over twenty years of experience specializing in puppetry, character animation, prosthetics, motion capture, and visual effects supervision. He's also the creator of the wildly popular "Pink Five" franchise, the premier debunker of alien autopsies, and winner of the 2004 National 48 Hour Film Challenge. His webseries "Ark" can be found on Hulu.com.|
The panel sometimes welcomes guests, including...
Ryan Wieber, Dorkman's partner in lightsaber crime and a multiple Emmy award-winning visual effects artist, who has worked on Heroes, 24, Monk, Psych, The Office, Trauma (insert thirty other shows here) and the Revenge of the Sith video game.
|Eddie Doty, editor by trade, ninja by occupation. Having cut for prestigious shows like The Amazing Race and Flavor of Love, he has tales to spin of the hardworking professional who just wants a little respect... and he also happens to be trained in everything from comic books to all forms of hand to hand combat and weapons, so he can get it from you in ways only a few hundred deceased nitro-cycle riding Huns could fully detail.|
|Jake Lloyd, not THAT Jake Lloyd. A better one. A New York native turned Los Angeles stereotype, Jake is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and qualified geek. He has opened for acts like Tom Wilson, Brian Posehn, and Daniel Tosh to name only a few. Jake often brings a new voice to the Down in Front panel - a voice of someone with severe attention issues, who may well be clinically insane.|
|Cloe "Cloe Z" Zimmerman hails from the Geekza days, and on the rare day she makes an appearance on Down in Front, you can expect trademark cattyness and knowledge of all the things the girl too cool for you in high school was knowledgable about. When not drinking scotch and watching Muppet movies, she works toward her PhD in a medical field, having gracefully fallen up from a career in visual effects, including Emmy-nominated work on "The Pacific."|
|Matt "Fayda" Vayda, aka Emfayder on the forums, was self-appointed Down in Front production assistant for over half of the 2010 season. On a weekly basis he set up and struck equipment, managed show notes, got us off and running...and is still responsible for research and development for things to expand our efforts and improve the quality of the show. He left Hollywood for Orlando, where he is now a student of the Full Sail film school working on a degree in 3D animation. His voice can be found on the latter Alien episodes and "The Hurt Locker."|
|Miki Marsala is a god damned scientist. A real one. (With a Zelda tattoo on her chest.) With encyclopedic knowledge of most of the things we're all still brushing up on, not to mention access to the world's largest collection of screenwriting cliches - TVTropes.org - she's able to both be right and be empirically right at the same time. Not for nothing, but she's also way out of your league.|
|Holden Hill is our extremely intelligent, extremely diabetic webmaster. Having implemented all of Teague's crazy ideas for a web site into actual, functional code, and brought in his own ideas like a fully searchable database, he's also found a way to make his way through life without sugar. Respect the man, respect the power.|