So I created a webseries. Yes. Onto that bandwagon have I jumped (see what I did there, being all clever and referencing a wildly popular webseries next to my own). Why create a webseries? I'll get to that. For the moment, let's all acknowledge this grand experiment, which shall henceforth be known as:
In short increments, the tales of a man named Jere (a man not unlike me, and yet not like me) will be parceled out over the internet through the wonders of YouTube. Originally conceived as a project for my Winter Seminar at Ohio University, I am now working to develop it out beyond the one video. It's an interesting process; taking on such a short format. In my MFA program, we attack the 4-5 minute form on a weekly basis, but this is the first time I've ever tried anything so short. And with footage. That needed editing. The experiment here will be to watch how the rest of the series develops... how it showcases me as a writer... what kind of writer will it showcase me to be? Funny? Dark? Sentimental? Upon posting, my professor said he noticed a level of humor in it that he's not accustomed to seeing from me. Maybe that's just my style on the web. There's a lot of heavy stuff out there on the web, so maybe the best way to deal with it is to add a dash of levity. Then again, I chose to set my first episode in an office -- and these days the idea of me back in a cubicle always gets e chuckling.
So take a gander. Enjoy. Share. Comment. Don't comment. What-have-you. Thanks for watching!
Thoughts. From my brain. Anything to do with how we tell stories and the stories we tell each other. Literally and figuratively.
Writer. Husband. Father. Effulgent dreamer. A Fightin' Irishman (@NDdotEDU '01). A playwriting Bobcat (MFA in Playwriting, @OhioU '13). I write plays. I'm a geek. I wanted to be an astronaut. I go places in my head.