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Mr. Doxxer (a Mr. Robot parody)
Mr. Doxxer,written by Brad Gage, takes a feminist slant on the issue of doxxing, which is the act of hacking someone’s personal information and publicly exposing it on the internet. It is based off of many incidents where angry guys doxxed women who spoke out against misogyny, framed in the structure and style of the Season 1 trailer for Mr. Robot because of the connection to hackers. I shot and directed this puppy for Mr. Gage and it was a really fun exercise in re-creating a great looking show with very little money.
CREW: basically just me, though occasionally we had a friend run sound
LIGHTING: natural, two fluorescent soft boxes, an LED panel, one Arri kit
A lot of this video was shot using no film lights at all. There were so many shots to get in so little time, that I decided to choose locations and block the actors in such a way that the natural lighting would look good on their faces and I could color correct to perfection later. Brad and I spent one morning scouting cafés, which was the only location needed that we didn’t have access to already.
Color correction was super important for this video, since I wasn’t able to finesse much of the lighting on set.
HOW’D I DO?
A fun comparison of shots between Mr. Robot and Mr. Doxxer:
Here’s the original Mr. Robot trailer in case you’re curious:
This video was the perfect chance to experiment with new styles of composition that I’m not used to using. Mr. Robot has opened up a whole new world when it comes to extreme, non-traditional comps and it feels like it’s gonna be a sweet, sweet new world.
A Mr. Robot Gamergate Parody Written By and StarringBrad Gage Directed and Shot byEric Lombart Executive Producer – Anna Akana Sound – Eddie Mauldin Featuring: Bob Turton, Anna Akana, Mike Diva, Jasmine Elist, Beth Rowe, Janell Lenfert, Christina Kalvelege, Melissa Tabares Special Thanks – Christian Spicer, Urban Social House