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Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary amiibo are HERE!

A few months after the announcement of a Legend of Zelda line of amiibo in honor of the series 30th anniversary, the new figures are finally here! The line up features Link in a variety of different art styles seen throughout the years. An Ocarina of Time Link from the Nintendo 64, a dual pack of Toon Link and Princess Zelda from the Wind Waker on GameCube and an awesome 8-Bit Link amiibo from the original NES are all a part of this series.

Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary amiibo Set

Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary amiibo Set

These figures come perfectly boxed in gold box art to commemorate the 30th anniversary occasion.  Like other amiibo, these figures are not meant to just be collectibles.  They are also useful and compatible with a variety of Wii U/3DS titles including the upcoming Breath of the Wild game in 2017.  If you are interested in seeing these incredible new amiibo in all of their glory, check out my brand new video above filmed in gorgeous 4K! Thank you to Nintendo for providing these awesome figures and making this all possible!

Until next time!

Ray

@raystrazdas

 

 

The new stingrayfilms.com is here.

Since it's inception in December of 2011, stingrayfilms.com has been the premiere spot for viewers of Raymond Strazdas' online content.  From blogging to new YouTube videos to live shows, Sting Ray Films has established itself as a central hub for non-stop entertainment.  Now, it gets even better.

Utilizing some of the most advanced techniques in web design, stingrayfilms.com has been redesigned from the ground up introducing brand new features in a very sleek, modern layout.  The biggest change however, is that the site is now completely optimized for your mobile device.  Whether your viewing on a smart phone or a tablet, stingrayfilms.com will automatically detect and format for your screen offering you an enjoyable browsing experience.  Below are some of the goals I wanted to accomplish when jumping from the original design.

  1. Provide a simple and sleek interface
  2. Optimize site for mobile browsing (Phone/Tablet)
  3. Tie overall design with current brand style
  4. Cut amount of navigation tabs and non-relevant content
  5. Clean UI for sharing as a portfolio

Along with creating videos, I have also been rebranding all of my content.  From websites to social media pages, I would like to officially announce my new style is live and ready to go.  Having learned many new things over the years in marketing, web design and content production, the time for change has come.  I would especially love to hear from you what you think of my latest work.  Please feel free to reach out to me anytime.

-Raymond

Nintendo "Pitch for Wii U" Grand Prize Winner

 

Wow!  What a past few weeks these have been.  For those of you that do not know, in short, I won the grand prize in Nintendo's "Pitch for Wii U" contest!  I truly hate to sound like I am bragging but you have no idea how excited I am!  The rules were fairly simple, create a one minute long video "pitching" Nintendo's latest video game system, the Wii U.  Basically make an advertisement for the console.  Unfortunately, I found out about this contest the day of the deadline and had roughly three hours to film, edit and submit my entry.  That's how fast-paced all of this has been and it was surely worth it.

So your probably asking, "what did you win in the grand prize!?".  The grand prize for "The Pitch" contest includes a Wii U bundle pack along with a trip to Los Angeles to witness the filming of this commercial.  Yes, that means the idea behind the commercial I entered will be the new marketing campaign for the Wii U!  That's why I have been so excited lately.  As the Wii U struggles to succeed, I now have a chance to help out the company who made my childhood (and even present day life) so memorable.

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The cat has been out of the bag for quite sometime now and for those that did not know, I'd like to say that it is official.  Thinking about it still, its been surreal to think I actually WON a contest...I never won anything.  Let alone all of this happening with one of my favorite companies.  I absolutely hate to brag about things but I have never been more grateful for anything in my life.  Whenever someone gives me an opportunity to prove myself, it truly means the world.  If you want to see more, take a look at the articles below to some of the websites I've been featured on.  This is truly only just the beginning of an incredible journey.

-Raymond

 

"Pitch for Wii U" Contest Features

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Nintendo Facebook Page

Nintendo Twitter Page

Player's Essence

Rider University 

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