Reality Dot Television is the sketch comedy web series that I wrote, directed, and edited for over a year. We had some of our sketches play in festivals like the Key West Film Festival and the Celtx Seeds Festival, as well as getting a grant from Celtx.
Duane is going for the role of a lifetime on a crazy gamble, because that's exactly what Abraham Lincoln would have wanted.
This sketch was written in a sketch writing class I took with Michael Delaney from the Upright Citizens Brigade at Columbia University. I learned a lot about the UCB's sketch philosophy and how it differs from traditional narrative. Delaney encouraged me to shoot this sketch and in order to make it more manageable I used puppets instead of real animals.
Ayn Rand For Lovers
What could be hotter than a little rational self-interest?
These sketches came out of a fever dream I had where I envisioned Avery continually waking up and put to sleep for some indiscernible reason. The thing I love about these sketches is how weird I could get while sticking to a very simple premise.
This sketch is connected to the Waking Up series in that, here we see Avery waking up again. However, it's not immediately clear who his tormentors are, and nothing like wearing balaclavas while threatening to set someone on fire gets the fun rolling. While shooting, a lot of good improv came through and I decided to make this a stand alone sketch, which made it all the more weirder.
Why is it that you can say black power, but not white power? If this problem persistently ails you, then you may be suffering from PRADS.
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This was me just being weird.
I Hate Tyler Perry
Strangely, this is one of my videos that gets the most traffic. I put no thought into this diatribe and if truth be told, I'm just trolling, from mispronouncing Madea, to admitting that I've never seen any of Tyler Perry's movies. All kinds of people came out of the woodwork to call me things like "eggroll" and a "nerd with a receding hairline," which are both true, I suppose, so kudos to you, internet.
The important lesson I learned here is that an inflammatory title and poorly executed diatribe gets more attention than a pain-stakingly crafted sketch with camera angles and shit.
Time Travel PSA 1
I like time travel. However, I do not think that we are ready for it. I made this PSA to remind people to use time travel responsibly.
Time Travel PSA 2
Comedy = Tragedy + Time, unless it's the Holocaust. That is no laughing matter.
This is my portfolio of work I that have edited professionally.