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With ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.E.D’ Fan Film, Designer Makes Slick Job Pitch

Although Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t gone in front of the camera yet, a new fan film gives us an idea of what the ABC pilot could look like — well, parts of it, in any case.

Hoping to impress show’s production designer — y’know, for a job — graphic designer Adam Levermore got some friends together to make a video that would showcase his work. But Levermore isn’t just any graphic designer; he’s done work for such series as Battlestar Galactica, Firefly and The Guild. And his friends? Well, they include Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Amber Benson, Mythbusters‘ Grant Imahara, and Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary.

The result is “S.H.I.E.L.D.E.D.,” in which an interviewee (Levermore, naturally) is brought in, with a bag over his head, to a S.H.I.E.L.D. office for an unusual job interview.

“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,” Levermore writes on his website. “I realized, though, that it’s much more than that. 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. No matter what the project is, if you’re watching this piece with an eye towards hiring me, I think you’ll come away with a really good idea of the value I bring to the table.”


  • legionquest

    The funny thing is, with that line about Cap only drawing his shield, is that Steve Rogers is an artist in the few times in the past he’s tried to not be just Cap in the books, which was echoed in his movie. Still, this guys work looks good. 

  • Starleafgirl

    Lolol, so funny, thanks for sharing. :D “Can you sing? It’s kind of a thing with these guys.” Wow, I was actually planning on watching “Once More With Feeling” today, sweet timing. :D

  • TheBalkin

    I didn’t get the singing thing.

  • Alan Kistler

    Was so happy to have been a part of this. :-)

  • Phil

    Good short! quite Funny!

  • Tangentman

     Amber Benson sang in Buffy’s seminal “Once More With Feeling” episode, as well as providing back up vocals for Anthony Stewart Head’s band. 

  • Jgordos

    I wouldn’t hire him. Honest. He spelled “trespassing” incorrectly in his sign.

  • Pplonthenetlie

    Really well done – but takes too long to pay off what his actual design skills are. He’s probably better known in that crowd if he did work for Firefly and stuff, so maybe showing lots of what he does wasn’t necessary?