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HOW WE DID IT: Doc Style

HOW WE DID IT: Doc Style

I’ve written quite a bit about our filmmaking process at the SNL Film Unit so I thought I would change it up and write a post about another side of my professional life: documentary filmmaking. The timelines of docs and SNL couldn’t be further apart: our…

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HOW WE DID IT — SNL Title Sequence

HOW WE DID IT — SNL Title Sequence

…And we’re back!  After a much-needed summer hiatus, it’s that time of the year again when my comrades in the SNL Film Unit all reconvene on the 17th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza for another season of filmmaking speed-drills. While the usual shoot is a…

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HOW WE DID IT: “The Beygency”

HOW WE DID IT: “The Beygency”

Some shoots are really hard and some shoots are really fun.  “The Beygency” was both.  This spot combined set builds on stage with multiple location moves along with night exteriors, stunt drivers, chase scenes and even a dance choreographer… plus the star of one of…

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HOW WE DID IT: SNL – “Me”

HOW WE DID IT: SNL – “Me”

The story behind the SNL trailer-parody “Me” is a story about reacting when all of your best-laid plans go wrong.  We had a great plan for shooting this spot but that plan completely fell apart…so here’s how we responded. For starters, this spot is a…

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HOW WE DID IT: SNL – “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders”

Part of the fun of writing this HOW WE DID IT for the SNL short film “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders” will be finding out how we actually did it, because quite honestly, it’s all kind of a blur… Let’s start at the beginning….

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