The Caesarian Section
News from around the world of videography in New York City.
Seeing as to how no one reads this section. Nonetheless, I have a lot of things cracking, and maybe I’ll even describe them someday.
I met a new friend this evening, a young gent by the name of Harris Gordon. He is an improv student in New York this summer, and wrote an escalation sketch based on jump-cutting which I wound up shooting with him after local scamp Nick Feitel dropped out and referred me in his stead. Expect to see this little monster up and around in a few days or so.
After an eventful Friday afternoon spent hiding from the rain, Noah Tarnow guided me on an all-expenses paid tour of Times Square, looking for the most New Yorkiest and eccentric habitués that the public space could possibly offer. We were shooting another great sequence to bolster his brand, and we had he help of his intrepid assistant Chloe this fine, murky day. I would love to say more, but my confidentiality binds me from revealing too much. Let me just offer the above image, a tempting teaser that introduces a whole host of possibilities. If you’re not already acquainted with Noah’s show, “The Big Quiz Thing,” get acquainted with it — he’s conducting the latest iteration this coming Tuesday at a place called Littlefield’s in Brooklyn. High octane trivia, y’all!
Welcome to AmericanCaesar Enterprises — the present, if not the future, of indie digital filmmaking in New York. I’m your host, Bill Scurry, and I’ll be taking you on a trip through my subconscious.
The contents of this site are the sum of the collaborations I’ve undertaken with my talented writer/actor/production friends, who are all passionate about their craft. As the cliché goes, we’re living in an incredible age where the tools of content creation and distribution have been made democratic, and it’s on each of us to make our own art. I like to enable as many people as I can to do that, whether it’s by listening, co-producing, co-writing, or directing and editing movies with them. I’ve had tons of fun doing this ever since I quit my old job (newspaper designer), and I’ve never looked back for a second.
I guess the only hook is that while having fun, we’re all looking to monetize our skill and content. Hopefully, we’ll figure that out together. Like I tell the crowd at my Magnet Theater video showcase, FLICK, I want to see your movies, and I want to work on them too. Let’s get to be friends, and make some art together.
I had the pleasure of shooting my good friend Ron Palais yesterday, who has written a fresh and personal web series comprised of three-minute shorts in the Larry David mold. This is obviously my wheelhouse, and I’m happy to be co-producing this series with him. We’ve had some great talent to work with thus far — Noel Dinneen, Leanne Linsky, Rachel Casparian, and Bethel Caram come to mind — and I’m sure this series will find its audience. Watch for a big release in a new weeks or so.