Jazz (A Musicology) the Sockumentary – Part 1

 

This two part sketch (Part 2 here) was inspired by documentary interviews with real 1930s and 40s Jazz musicians that I had heard on National Public Radio. When we started shooting the sketch each of the other actors, in true Jazz fashion, improvised some of the funniest sequences in the sketch. Colin Rich masterfully edited together tons of non sequiturs, and that’s how we got ‘Jazz (A Musicology) the Sockumentary. “That’s Jazz.”

Credits – Written and Directed by Spencer Smith. Camera – Dave Cain. Edited by Colin Rich. Puppeteering and Voice Talent by Dave Cain, Mike Matola, Phillip VanWagoner and myself. Originally produced for Hungry Zoo sketch comedy group.

Randy’s Notebook Ep.4 – Iron Mer-Maiden

Randy travels to an underwater world when he visits the local pool, and ends up saving the Water King and his kingdom.

Watch Randy’s Notebook Ep.1 and read more about Randy’s Notebook.

This series was produced by Dave Cain and Myself. Credits for this episode: Dave Cain…Director/Editor/Camera. Written by Phillip VanWagoner. Art and Randy Voiceover by Spencer Smith. Additional hands by Mike Azzopardi.

Randy’s Notebook Ep.3 – Hallway to Hell

Randy discovers that his teacher Mrs. Flinkey is even MORE monstrous and evil than she appears.

Watch Randy’s Notebook Ep.1 and read more about Randy’s Notebook.

This series was produced by Dave Cain and Myself. Credits for this episode: Dave Cain…Director/Editor/Camera. Written by Mike Azzopardi. Art and Randy Voiceover by Spencer Smith. Additional Voice Talent by Laura Moran and Dave Cain.

Randy’s Notebook Ep.2 – Clown with the Sickness

Randy and Travis visit the circus with Randy’s Mom’s boyfriend Frank only to uncover an evil clown conspiracy.

Watch Randy’s Notebook Ep.1 and read more about Randy’s Notebook.

This series was produced by Dave Cain and Myself. Credits for this episode: Dave Cain…Director/Editor/Camera. Written by Phillip VanWagoner. Art and voiceover by Spencer Smith.

Randy’s Notebook Ep.1 – Enter Sandman

Randy battles the Sandworms living in his backyard with the help of his dog Chunks and no help from Travis.

Randy’s Notebook is a series of video shorts that was a ton of fun to make. Each episode is a retelling of Randy’s day through the lens of his extremely powerful imagination and charismatic drawings, in first person. Randy (12 years old) is one of those characters who just seems to come to life right off the bat. I would love to make more of these.

The series was created by Dave Cain and myself. I provided the art and the Randy voiceover for the episodes. The shorts were originally produced for the sketch comedy group Hungry Zoo.

This series was produced by Dave Cain and myself. Credits for this episode: Dave Cain…Director/Editor/Camera. Art and Randy Voiceover by Spencer Smith. Written by Dave Cain and Spencer Smith.