Podcast Sandbox is my personal project designed to playtest talk meta on developing better methods of discussing ideas. The first 4 episodes, recorded in 2015, feature three preternaturally talented delta-earners (mind changers) from reddit.com/r/changemyview, and a final episode featuring the founding moderator of CMV, and a discussion about the past, present, and future of our community. Half a dozen more episodes on various topics are banked and awaiting editing for future release. Stay tuned!
Hatch's Order of Magnitude (2007, 2008, 2015-)
First published in 2007, and later in 2008 in the UK as 'The Thesaurus of Extremes', 'Hatch's Order of Magnitude' is a new kind of thesaurus, and writer's reference, ranking the words not alphabetically, but in 200 lists aligned along patently inherent axes. Grain < Pebble < Rock < Stone < Boulder.
-Along with my business partner Jason Benesh, After the crash of 2008, Dirt Cheap's disruptive technology was affordability and pricing transparency. We offered a 3,000 sq ft studio space with a 30' x 20' green screen, a wide selection of props, sets, equipment, and unlike any other studio in the TMZ at the time, we transparently posted our pricing: $750.00/day with our light & grip package included
-Transformed an industrial space into a fully equipped green screen sound stage servicing 306 unique clients over four years from TV/Film to special events
-Leveraged near-zero start-up capital into a business serving A-List clientele
-Tripled revenues over four years
-Applied a zero-cost SEO strategy in 2009 which maintains strong results to this day
-Clients included Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, FX, A&E, MTV, E!, Maker, Shaq & Red Hot Chili Peppers
National Banana (2007-2009)
National Banana was the vision of Director Jerry Zucker (Airplane!, Naked Gun) to create online comedy content. I was hired along with two other people to start the company from our inception, through refinancing and explosive growth, all the way through to our final TBS-funded pilot 'Already in Progress" in 2008.
In those early Wild West days of viral videos, we garnered millions of views, and our fast-turnaround for topical news content led us to be featured on several major national news outlets. I served initially as "Head of Lettuce" and quickly worked my way up to Producer, along the way also serving as 1st AD to Mr. Zucker, 2nd unit director, UPM, and Post Production Supervisor.