One Year of Outrider
A year ago today the first Outrider video went online. It wasn’t anything elaborate… just me sitting in a chair saying I was starting a video sketch comedy troupe. Hoping that it wouldn’t be another project that got brushed to the side and never actually came to fruition.
About 25 videos later, I’d say we followed through with it. Some of them were funny, some of them weren’t. But getting the chance to make them and work with my best friends to do so was a great experience. And from a technical standpoint, it’s obvious that we learned a lot as we were doing it. From the first video, each one got a little bit better visually and audibly.
Our goal was to make videos that people could enjoy, and learn about production and comedy in the process. In that regard I think we were successful. Memories I have from making those videos in my last year of college will stick with me forever.
And it couldn’t have happened without some great dedicated friends. Jeff Spalding was with me every step of the way and I couldn’t have done it without him. Tim Anderson gave us some great ideas and lent his talents for several videos. Mike Dion was there as much as he could be (even though half the year he had to go establish his future career or something).
And of course all the talent from our friends Matt White, Dan Karpel, RJ Mills, Sara Solano, Michael Leonard, Ashleigh Barraca, Carly Dworkin, Jordan Loar, David Kim, Madison Kirby, Shawn McWhinnie, Robert Colomberti, Kelly Colomberti, Tope Adebanjo… and sweet, delicious TaB.
I miss getting to work with all of you guys and am really grateful for all the time and effort you put into making these. It means a lot to me and couldn’t tell you how much I appreciate it.
All that being said…the next year is going to be a very different one for Outrider. I’m determined to keep it alive and continue what we started. Right now I’m in a very different world… one where everybody and their mom wants to create entertainment and get paid for it.
My dream is that someday people will see that “Outrider Productions” logo on a bigger screen than a computer monitor. And I’ll do everything I can to make that possible.
There may not be as many videos this year, but I will continue making them, and hopefully their quality will overshadow the quantity.
And to anyone else who’s contributed to Outrider, or enjoyed our videos…thank you. I hope this project can reach its full potential someday and can be something you’re all proud of.