TUNNEL VISION VOL.1 NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

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!OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

***Please read this entire post carefully so that you do not miss any important information***

Tunnel To The Underground Presents: TUNNEL VISION VOL.1!

Tunnel Vision Vol.1 will be a DVD compilation showcasing underground video of all kinds!

This will be the first Video entry to the Tunnel to the Underground compilation series. It will be produced as a DVD-R and distributed by Dark Forest Media. Tunnel to the Underground will also collaborate to set up screenings of this DVD.

It’s going to be like a mini film fest on a DVD, only much more organic.

Visit the official Facebook Event Page HERE!

RULES FOR ENTRY
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  • – MUST BE ORIGINAL. Meaning that you or some one you collaborated with is the soul owner of the video’s content.
  • -Must not exceed 20 mins (Although shorter videos are preferred)
  • -Can not be a lyric video (unless animated).
  • -Will except works of fiction, non-fiction, documentary, music videos, or pretty much anything as long as it pertains to underground video.
  • -If you worked with a collaborator, you must have permission from said collaborator.
  • -No entry fee, but you must purchase your own copy of the DVD ($2.50+Shipping)
  • -DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st. (Subject to change)
  • -Send video using file host such as Mediafire, Dropbox, or any other 3rd party file host. Or mail me a DVD or Data Disc.
  • -Will not rip your videos from Youtube or Vimeo, but you can link me to them for consideration.
  • -Two Submissions Per Artist.


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EMAIL SUBMISSION INQUIRIES TO: Darkforestmedia101@gmail.com

Include “Tunnel Vision” in the Email’s subject.

Info to be included:
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Your Name:

Name of Video:

Genre:

Year:

Run Time:

Format:

Credits:

That’s it for now. Email me if you have any questions. This entire compilation is subject to change.

LET’S DIG THIS FUCKING TUNNEL!

Current Submissions
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Crimson Videos
Justin Thomas Squires

Sirona Records has a new mixtape out, and it’s brutal!

Sirona Records puts out a new Mix Tape every so often. The Mix Tapes are themed, usually with a collection of songs with similar genres. These songs are pulled from Sirona’s massive library of free releases, hand picked by our friend Arnaude (Owner of Sirona)

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Mix Tape #7 features 22 songs that hail from various metal genreS. It even features five tracks from Tunnel to Underground Volumes 2 and 3.
Not to mention, it features a couple tracks from our very own Shovel Bums here in the Tunnel. (MirroriM, No Class Assassins, The Wretched Corpse Anatomy)
So throw it in the player and start punching holes through the wall right away.

To check out Sirona Records collection of Mix Tapes CLICK HERE <-

TUNNEL VISION: The Gore Shift ( #horror #indie #gore )

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***Tunnel Vision is a column that takes a look at underground and indie films/video and film making.***

I would like to share an extra cool horror series I stumbled on today. They call it The Gore Shift, and it’s fucking awesome.

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The Gore Shift is a cool web series that is hosted on Youtube. I found it today while surfing through Indie Talk, and I am very happy I did.

I have been in horror mode for a few months now (not sure I am ever out of horror mode really) so I have been in search of cool indie horror films to talk about on Tunnel Vision. And as if to answer my prayers I stumble unto what can only be described as a twisted, more explicit take on popular anthology shows such as Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits.

From The Gore Shift’s own site

The Gore Shift rose from the ideas of three aspiring film makers who grew up on horror. Within a few short months of knowing each other scripts were planned and written. Filming began in early February on a shoe string budget and a yearning to make the best short horror films possible. The internet as a medium allows us to push the boundaries that theatrical or otherwise mainstream methods would impose upon them. Season One is only the start.

So what we have here is a very small group of underground filmmakers, who are very passionate about horror, going to work to create an awesome horror anthology series. What’s not to love about that?

Let’s talk about the episodes they already have out. Three in total.

First, let’s direct some attention on their awesome opening segment, that is found at the beginning of all the episodes.

We can already see that their cinematography is great, and their creativity is even greater. Nice, crisp, and creepy. Can we talk a little about those giant fly head things?! Very cool.

I started out by watching 30 seconds of episode 3. I liked it right away. I immediately stopped playing the video and went all the way to the beginning, episode one.

The first episode is called Idee’ Fixe, which pretty much means fixation.

I was already impressed by what I had seen, but when the first episode got started, I was super impressed. You could see just how talented the crew running this was. The lighting was awesome, sounds design was good, soundtrack was fitting, cinematography was great, and the acting was impressive.

Let’s not forget about the story. They got right into the subject matter, which was obviously about strange fixations on a topic I am all to familiar with. I will let you watch it so as not to spoil anything.

This entire episode was actually pretty original, and did not succumb to the many horror cliches out there, which was very refreshing to say the least.

And BTW. GORE! The show has it in the title, and they do it very well.

One thing I liked about this was that they posted behind the scenes footage for their episodes.

This is really important to me as a film maker. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, watching the innards of the production. I got to see the crew and some of the cool tricks they used. And as I predicted, the nice picture quality was due to the use of some kind of Canon DSLR. Although I am not sure the exact model.

It also came to my attention that they were using things like clamp lights. If that’s all they used for lighting then I give them huge PROPS! They did mention a shoe string budget. And I am all to familiar with that, because my entire lighting artillery is clamp lights, and I operate on ZERO budget (which is why I rarely operate at all)

NEXT UP: EPISODE TWO

I actually had a hard time finding episode two. Why? Because of the title: The Making of the Gore Shift

I thought is was more behind the scenes footage. What I came to find out was that they decided to take a stab at the found footage/POV genre. I was down with that.

They also very cleverly tied it in with the show itself. Disguising the POV Horror short as behind the scenes footage was creative as fuck!

The acting is this episode was superb, and very believable. Thumbs up on that one guys.

That;s all I am going to touch on for this episode, don’t want to spoil it for anyone.

And Last But Not Least!

We come to the episode that started this madness for me. Episode Three: Good Boy.

What we have here is a B&W horror short. It is all around much more simple in design, and more intimate to boot.

The acting is once again great, especially for such an underground production. Not surprising that there was so much passion, since the lead was played by writer/director Andy Carillo, who also served  as writer/director or the first episode.

This one was dialog driven, it left you hanging for a bit (not in a bad way) while you tried to put the story together. And really, at the end you may still be trying to put the story together. It only hints at what could be going on. That is part of the magic with this episode.

The episode also cuts to intense and bizzare imagery from time to time, making the whole thing a little more artsy than the last two. This is not for the worse, in fact, I am having a hard to deciding if this episode is actually my favorite out of the bunch.

It’s hard to say, because these are all great pieces if work.

In the end, what I can tell you is this: The minds behind this underground gem are super creative and headed in the right direction. No, scratch that, they have already reached their destination

The Gore Shift is a great accomplishment, and is something I will be paying attention to for the rest of my internet days.

We will post new episode here on Tunnel Vision. Until then, go check these guys out: Main Website Facebook Twitter

New Net-Label “Murder Gore Records” launches, re-releases Tunnel to the Underground Volumes 1-3+666 ( #netlabels #undergroundmusic )

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Earlier this week I learned that Justin Lefebvre (Deadskin, DJ R3v3r3nd Murd3r, Deadknife Records ) was launching a new Net Label called: Murder Gore Records.

I was pleased to learn that every Tunnel to the Underground comp to date would be  co-hosted on the label’s new catalog!

Very exciting news. Go check out Murder Gore Records new catalog HERE.

A big thanks to Justin Lefebvre! for his continued support of the Tunnel to the Underground.

Creators of Anodyne announce new game: Even the Ocean.

This year I was introduced to a gem that goes by the name of Anodyne.
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Anodyne is an indie developed game that was introduced to me on the pirate bay, when it was being promo’d as a free download. After watching the trailer I downloaded this game immediately, and I have been in love with it ever since.

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The game is rich in atmosphere, and has great gameplay. It plays like a classic SNES Zelda game. It was hard to believe that the game was put together by a two man team. Two college students slaved on it for a year or more.

Since the game’s pirate bay promo, it has gone on to be green lit by Steam’s  Green Light for indie game developers, and it has crossed over to several platforms. It was a well deserved success story.

This is why I am psyched at the news that the duo is at it again with another game. They took to their facebook announced they were working on a game titled “Even the Ocean.” Further details were posted in their development blog. Here is the description:

An adventure, action-platforming-with-little-to-no-killing game set in both a sparsely human-settled dream world, and a present-day urban setting.
You are Aliph, a member of a repair team, balancing your internal energies and maintaining your town’s power sources, located in natural and constructed structures throughout the world – canyons, excavated caves, etc.

Aliph’s world is located within the reoccurring dream of Even, a woman whose life will be followed for a short period of time, in conjunction with Aliph’s adventure.

In Even the Ocean, the balancing of two energy types replaces a health bar for the exploration of  Aliph’s world – where Aliph is armed with nothing but a shield, whereas Even’s gameplay is more explicit-narrative-driven, and confined to areas around her home. The game is framed in a 2D, sidescrolling perspective.

It’s been hard to think of a precise comparison to other games, but we are trying to go for the flow-through-stages like Mega Man X, exploratory nature of Metroids (large platforming areas), FF-like world maps, even Maple Story in a sense there – but with a passive nature like Knytt – not really fighting, but moreso surviving.

It…sounds…AWESOME! Definitely looking forward to all of the above!

For those of you who have yet to check out the gold that is Anodyne you can do so by visiting THIS WEBSITE which features all the download options.

You can follow Anodyne on FACEBOOK HERE and you can follow Even the Ocean on FACEBOOK HERE.

And you can follow their Development Blog HERE.

We will be sure to keep you updated on further developments.

VIDEO: Save the Grace covers City and Colour’s “Sleeping Sickness.”

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I am a fan of Dallas Green’s sound. From Alexisonfire to City and Colour.

It is no easy task taking one of his songs and giving it justice, but a local musician I follow named Kaylee Kean decided to take on the task. As a result, she actually gave the song justice.

Check out this live acoustic jam of Kaylee performing “Sleeping Sickness.”

Check out Kaylee and her project Save the Grace HERE

Tunnel to the Underground VOL.3 Now available on Torn Flesh Records & Sirona Records (Includes Bonus Track)

Happy to announce that both Torn Flesh Records and Sirona Records have released Tunnel to the Underground Vol.3 on their Archive.org catalogs.

These versions also include a 122nd track that could not be uploaded into the Bandcamp version. So go and download it!

Together we dig the tunnel.

Click on the logo to be redirected to their Archive Release.

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