Blind Wave is a group of friends who started a YouTube channel in 2009 making videos for TheForce.net’s International Lightsaber Choreography Contest. After hitting it big with their award winning Lightsaber fight video “Ferocity”, which currently has over 23 million views, the channel has continued to grow to include Reactions, Reviews, Gaming, and Original Content. Thanks to the incredible generosity of their fans through Patreon, Blind Wave’s five members are currently able to run the channel full time, and to contract a great group of editors, providing multiple videos daily.
Blind Wave was originally founded by Eric Whiteley, Shane Farley and Aaron Elliott in 2009. They got their start by making short films, wedding videos, commercials, but eventually moved to creating reaction and review type content. Since then, they have moved to a new channel by the same name where they continue their work.
- Eric Whiteley (born: May 17, 1987 ) is one of the members of the Blind Wave crew (considered the leader by some). Besides being one of the reactors, he usually fills the role of a director, editor, visual effects artist. He is known as the great lurker within discord, seeing and remembering all.
- Rick Martin (Richard Martin) (born: August 11) is one of the members of the Blind Wave crew. Besides being one of the reactors, he usually fills the role of a camera operator, tech engineer.
- Calvin Grubb (born: July 20, 1991 ) is one of the members of the Blind Wave crew. Besides being one of the reactors, he usually fills the role of a prop master.
- Aaron Elliott (born:January 18, 1989 ) is one of the members of the Blind Wave crew. Besides being one of the reactors, he usually fills the role of an actor, producer, writer.
Part Time Members
- Melanie Elliott (born: October 30) is one of the part-time members of the Blind Wave crew. Wife of member Aaron Elliott, she can be found reacting with her spouse in reactions like Doctor Who and Haunting of Hill House.
- Maggie Martin (born: January 18) is one of the part-time members of the Blind Wave crew. Wife of member Rick Martin and sister of Calvin Grubb, she can be found reacting with her spouse in reactions like Haikyuu, Fruits Basket and the occasional Game Night.
- Shane Farley (born: November 3, 1987 ) was one of the members of the Blind Wave crew. Besides being one of the reactors, he usually filled the role of an actor, writer, choreographer.
- Resigned from the group July 7, 2020
|Title||Episodes||First released||Last released|
|Blind Wave Movie Reviews||93||December 18, 2015||Ongoing|
|Blind Wave Game Night||75||December 31, 2015||On Hiatus|
|Blind Wave Vlogs||24||January 22, 2016||Ongoing|
|Blind Wave Mailbag!||212||February 7, 2016||Ongoing|
|Cooking With Blind Wave||34||June 2, 2016||June 6, 2020|
|Blind Wave Podcast||125||June 8, 2016||Ongoing|
|Blind Wave Tabletop RPG||68||April 16, 2017||On Hiatus|
|Blind Wave Movie Commentary||24||May 4, 2019||
|Rivals||September 18, 2010||11:15||Eric Whiteley||Eric Whiteley|
|Novices and Novi||October 15, 2011||6:16||Eric Whiteley||Eric Whiteley and Shane Farley|
|Ferocity||October 12, 2012||2:58||Eric Whiteley||Eric Whiteley|
|Slice||August 6, 2013||3:47||Eric Whiteley||Eric Whiteley|
|Kylo Ren - The Awakening||September 3, 2016||6:16||Eric Whiteley||Eric Whiteley|
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