This Saturday we had the first in a series of alt.news workshops that will cover the step-by-step production process for ID’s, fake commercials, and segments ideas.
Naturally we began with a pre-production overview to help people plan their shoots. As fun as it is to make everything up as you go along, we learned today that knowing what you’re doing tends to make a higher quality product (and it may also help your stress-induced ulcer). Lessons included the normal topics like formatting and email etiquette, in addition to some unique situations like what to do in the event of a raccoon mauling and handling nuclear holocaust threats from the president.
We also brainstormed a script for the nightmarish Alt Alarm Clock written in the vain of SNL’s Taco Town. Alt Alarm is the only clock that can guarantee to have you awake on time, by not letting you sleep at all.
Yet sadly, while the successes of the day were numerous and gratifying we were not able to test the patented Zac Kolves Idea Generator ® . Perhaps it is something to look forward to at future meetings and workshops.