Fan Film Corner: "Shielded"
“S.H.I.E.L.D.E.D.” is no ordinary fan film, either. It’s actually a campaign on the part of Adam Levermore, a graphic designer hoping to land a job on the eventual “S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV series as a production designer. Levermore teamed up with a veritable who’s who of the geek community (including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress Amber Benson and “The Walking Dead” composer Bear McCreary) to create a short film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Levermore himself unwittingly in the hot seat for a job interview at S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ.
This isn’t the craziest thing I’ve seen someone do to get a job interview, but it definitely makes the top ten list for creative ways to land a job. Adam Levermore wants to do design work on Marvel’s new television show S.H.I.E.L.D. In order to stand out among the many talented applicants Adam called in a bunch of favors such as getting Grant Imahara (Mythbusters), Amber Benson(Buffy), Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead) created the score, and (Eureka’s) Amy Berg to do the script.
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In a post on his website, Levermore goes into detail about how “S.H.I.E.L.D.E.D.” got made and how he thinks the finished product represents his skills as an artist.
“The stated goal of this short film is to catch the eye of the production designer for the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, and hopefully be so impressive that hiring me is a no-brainer. I realized, though, that it’s much more than that,” wrote Levermore. “The finished piece wound up being so high-quality that it stands alone as a spotlight for my design work. I designed all the art elements of the piece, from the ID badges to the dossiers to the copy of the Daily Bugle to the ‘Employee of the Month’ plaque for Maria Hill. I even drew Nick Fury’s right-side-only drawing of the Avengers. Everything that isn’t part of the building or being worn by the actors was my design work, and I think it really shows what I can do to bring a unified, coherent feel to a fictional world.”
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