Archive for June, 2008
I will be performing tomorrow at UCB Theatre’s School Night as member of the Suburburban-Virginia-and-Maryland-Themed improv group Beltway Bandits.
This is a red (line) letter day… I never do improv.
Among our many battles with SuperDeluxe (and battle conveys too much action and not enough waiting) was over the length of the episodes. We had to cut huge chunks out of every episode to meet their marketing directive that no one on the internet will watch anything over three minutes.
The first casualty of the policy was the credit sequence, including the new fully legal theme song Joe McGinty wrote for the show. We didn’t expect the Kinks or their label would give us “Better Days” for less than the price of a luxury yacht (Here’s a video of the song synced to blurry Xena Warrior Princess footage)
I’ve jerry-rigged my own blurry trailer to boost our sad viewer numbers using the ol’ title sequence.
I started making a longer video project… a “pilot” or short film or whatever. My goal is to finish shooting my by birthday this month and get it to the NY TV Festival.
Paul Rondeau is shooting it. Cast includes Jim Santangeli, Sue Galloway, Matt DeCoster, Rob Lathan, and Mitch Magee. And me.
Here is a completely irrelevant clip of Mitch ad-libbing. This will not be in the final video.