Monday, August 24, 2009

We Are the Road Crew

So you want to meet team Ironheade, eh? Well you're in luck - here's a snapshot from our most recent Metal Tea Party.

(from left: Luke Nalker, Sean Feeley, Christine Phelan, Andrew Cook)

How do you guys know each other?
We all met in college at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). We all majored in Rock, with a minor in Awesome.

Man, that's pretty sweet. Why are you building this thing?
Because the Ironheade Tour Bus from Brütal Legend is ridiculously awesome. We wanted an opportunity to make something out of heavy metal.

But you're all computer art nerds! What would you know about building real stuff?
We built costumes and props from Team Fortress 2 for the the ILM Halloween Party in 2007. (But we lost to friggin’ Office Space? Really?) Sean won in the individual category of “Most Bizarre” at the Pixar Halloween Costume contest because no one knew who the man in the gas mask with a flame thrower was supposed to be. But everyone speaks awesome, so they had to give him something: $200 in steak.

Andrew has built a ton of things: giant articulated bird claws, motion control camera rigs, pressurized air cannons. Sean has also managed to use a deck of cards to build a double-decker castle once, but he had to use glue.

Well, fine. You can build stuff I guess. What do you think your biggest challenge will be?
Riding the lightning - it’s murder on the tailbone. Also, weight. Heavy metal is heavy.

Why the heck is Sean all blurry? You guys suck at taking pictures!
Sean is so fast even the most advanced cameras cannot capture him. That's why he's our driver.

Some Extra Credit:
- Andrew won a trip to the Superbowl this year for his work with The Dandy Dwarves. No foolin’.
- Christine is a girl who likes video games enough to work on them. Weird.
- Sean has been professionally trained for Rubik’s Cube speed-solving. He’s still not very good.
- The first word Luke ever spoke was “pie”. He liked it so much he’s chosen to use the word exclusively to this day. He’s in charge of all our diameter / circumference conversions.

Things are really starting to come together. Next post will feature some sweet body action!


  1. Do I win a prize as your first fan? Can I wield some sort of fire-spewing implement?

  2. Is... is that a first post? OH NO YOU DIDN'T!

    (Permission granted).