I may as well post this. It’s an end segment for a never completed episode of Take Zer0. Shot in a little over twenty minutes, the gimmick is that Sean uses DeShaker (a stabilization plug-in) to stabilize his handheld shots; except in this video, the joke is that DeShaker comes in pill form. As an aspiring steadi-cam operator, Sean ends up becoming dependent on the drugs. Clearly this is a play on athletes and steroids.
I think both Sean and Drew deliver pretty solid performances (as in not terrible), especially when you consider that I dumped the script on them only a half-hour before. Not bad, not bad at all.
The pacing is a bit slow, even for only a minute long; but it was to be used as an epilogue, after all (i.e. the denouement). I’m pretty satisfied with the reflector and how it lit up Sean. As for the strobing of the light, the location was chosen because of it; though I’ll admit that it gets a bit pervasive in the first shot of Drew. All in all, the entire video could use more sound mixing—ambient effects here and there—but heck, it’s good enough for being a video that was never used.