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A look at Wainy Days

So during the course of this quarter, I’m going to be taking a look at some of the more successful web comedy series. My first look is at Wainy Days, created/written/directed and starring the amazing sketch guy David Wain (of the hilarious Stella and The State).

The influence of The State’s and Stella’s style of humor is clear here — the pacing is amazingly fast, full of non-sequiters and ridiculousness…<3!!! Too often with web shorts, I find that the pacing can be grueling. A while ago, I watched a few episodes from season one, which were funny, and pretty good. Last night, I watched what exists so far on season 4, and it is fantastic. The series seems to have found its footing, and a clear style, so that’s great to see that kind of growth.

I came across the series’ page on IMDB, which provided a couple of interesting tidbits, one of which showed the budget was being an estimated $1,000,000. Additionally, the series is classified as a TV show for IMDB…interesting. Anyway, here’s one with him getting it on with Amanda Peet.

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Assignments for the Week of Dec. 27

Kwanzaa Day 1 by B I R D

Happy Kwanzaa!┬áThank goodness I get a week off from work…

American Film History: Read Chapters 4 (Griffith) and 5 (Mark Sennett and the Chaplin Shorts).

– Writing the Half-Hour Spec: Revise outline

– Social Media and Short Films: TED Talk: How to make a splash in social media | Evaluation of Wainy Days

– Television and Society: M*A*S*H | Read chapters 19 (The Largest Media Companies), 20: The Next┬áLevel Down, 18 (the rise of big media)

And, because I’m soooo excited to learn more about Chaplin, here’s his famous table ballet:

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