As an experiment, while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, I recruited actors to perform improvised comedy sketches over Zoom. The result: a YouTube web series that I direct, produce, and edit.
You can watch all of the episodes on YouTube via the Sounds Sketchy Playlist.
A Brief History
When I was in college, my brother and I had a long-term loan of a VHS camcorder, which was not a common household item at the time. We collaborated on two “productions” — one of which you can watch on the web.
Star Trek V: The Search for Spock’s Body Parts — January 1988
Long before Star Trek fan films became the latest rage, we produced this 20-minute spoof of Star Trek, with a cast comprised of Star Trek and superhero Mego action figures. Shot with a VHS camcorder, the film is essentially a video comic book, with special sets, lighting, and effects.
Video also available on YouTube.
Attention Star Trek Fans
If you are a Star Trek fan, then you may also enjoy the audio parody I produced in the 1990s for Shoestring Radio Theatre:
Captain’s Log, Accidental
Manic Metamorphosis — Summer 1987
Inspired very loosely by ’80s pop culture icon Max Headroom, this eight-minute VHS video short features a mutating mannequin in a series of music video vignettes. The video involved various sets, props, and special effects including stop-motion animation and claymation.