FAN FILM FRIDAY: "Lazy Teenage Superheroes"

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Green Lantern and X-Men: First Class are currently in theaters, but if you only see one superhero movie today, it should be Lazy Teenage Superheroes, an original twelve minute short about a trio of superpowered slackers and their avereage joe roommate. Have a look at the trailer. (Some NSFW languge ahead.)

Intrigued? The full thing is after the jump.


Lazy Teenage Superheroes (LTS) was created by Michael Ashton, a visual effects artist/director. The total budget was three hundred dollars.

The effects do credit to Ashton's talents. The story, by Ashton and Adam Royster, is somewhat secondary here but the premise is an engaging one and the characters are interesting. I'd like to see them fleshed out more, and we may get that chance. Ashton has said that he plans to do more LTS at some point, but he appears to be concentrating on his professional work at the moment.

If you're curous about the effects, here is a breakdown of how some of them were composited. I don't know how they kept straight faces while filming some of these.

Shooting took four days, while post production took eight months (part time.)

You can follow LTS on the official website, or subscribe to the youtube channel. Ashton recently completed work on Katy Perry's E.T. video and the movie Soul Surfers.


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