Ryan, Trent Wilkie, Evan Isbister and myself (jesse) shot a few sketches to enter in Rapidfire’s 2012 Online Video Competition. The entry is at the bottom of this article, if you like it on youtube, comment, share it with your friends I will offer you the most non-sexual of hugs.
For those of you unfamiliar with Rapid Fire Theatre, I suggest you explore their website and facebook page. They’re known for churning out many talented improv actors and their crew has been producing some pretty solid web videos over the years. (Youtube).
Anyhoo, Ryan and Trent whipped together some sketches for me to shoot, so I dusted off the cheapo led lights I bought a few months ago and grabbed Evan to record sound. It was only the second time I had ever shot comedy, first time using those cheapo lights and most importantly the first time we’ve ever had a real sound guy (Evan). Anyway, as usual, I’m beginning to ramble, I just wanted to say I’m super pleased with how it all worked out, I think everyone involved did a bang up job and the end product shows it. I hope it doesn’t sound too much as if I’m patting myself on the back, I did the very least to make this, Ryan and Trent wrote some good stuff and performed the crap out of it. That and also our sound was the most consistent and clean of all our shoots, Thanks Evan!
As of this second we look to be in the lead (by about 50) with 1,183 youtube views and a crapload of thumbs up. There are still two days left with some very stiff competition so, my guess is the scales will probably tip out of our favor anyway, but we’re still super pleased with the support. Thanks to everyone who’s given us views/likes, especially to those who’ve shared and retweeted about our video. I can say I’m blown away at how supportive and welcoming our indie film network is being here in Edmonton. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
If you still haven’t checked out our video(Cliche TV), please do. Well, if you like it, post a comment on youtube, maybe a thumbs up… or thumbs down I suppose if you don’t. Also, our former co-host Chris Hill made a video for this competition he shot out in Toronto, which I’m going to say is my favorite of the competition so, I’ve posted it as well(the first link).