5 Deadly Venoms - Artist & On-Camera Talent
5 Deadly Venoms (@5DVNYC) is Overwatch League's first ever, 100% community-oragnized Supporter's Crew for New York's first professional Overwatch team, New York Excelsior. Founded by Richard "greatrootbear" Ng in January 2018, the group is entirely run by passionate Overwatch Esports fans who volunteer their time to moderate, coordinate, and lead various community events such as watchparties, charity fundrasiers, tournaments, and biweekly community games. I'm very fortunate to be heavily involved with producing content and running community events alongside 5DV's organizational staff and Director of NYC Operations, Tiffany Chang.
Over the past 3 years I've produced & edited a number of videos to promote upcoming events local to NYC and appeared on-camera to commentate tournaments and host interviews. 5DV's brand is incredibly strong and so much fun to work with as an artist, it lends itself to so many possibilities. I'm grateful to Tiffany and Richard for trusting me to push the brand to new levels unseen by other community-led Supporter Crews as we raise the bar in the Overwatch Esports scene.
5DV x Mr. Wu's Teaser
Produced motion graphics using Maya and Nuke, as well as edited previously recorded footage by James Pasion to promote an upcoming NYXL watchparty held in partnership with Mr. Wu's Basement, a downstairs bar in the Lower East Side.
5DV Alleyways and Avenues
Produced motion graphics using Maya and Nuke for 5DV's upcoming broadcast, Alleyways and Avenues. Also edited using previously recorded footage filmed by James Pasion.
5 Deadly Venoms Wallpapers
Created wallpaper packages for other 5DV community members and fans to enjoy! This was our first foray into packaging wallpapers and I thoroughly enjoyed the freedom that 5DV has trusted me when it comes to creating content using their brand and image. This was done entirely on my own using Maya and Nuke with the exception some small 3D modeling help.
Casting & On-Camera Talent
5DV is also known for supporting local charity organizations such as University Settlement and Extra Life . To help support them we've done tournaments and 24-hour streams as viewers donated and cheered us on.
For our Extra Life 24-Hour stream, I hosted the entire broadcast in my apartment, from my own PC. I was on-camera for several games as well as producing the stream with a small team, writing donation incentives, coordinating guests, and creating a schedule.
The Homefront Supporter Series is an Overwatch community tournament series hosted by 5DV from Waypoint Cafe in the LES. Using Waypoint Cafe's stream room, I have casted a number of competitive matches and hosted a few interviews with guests for the event. This series supports several charities and 5DV elects University Settlement as its charity of choice.