The exponential economy continues – Getting an SNL short film on live at the last possible second

alex buonoby Doug Kline

‘The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders’
[Via Daring Fireball]

Alex Buono on the making of a very funny SNL short film. Great story.


It is a great story, not only explaining the set up for the short film but the tremendous pace they had to use to get it done. They got the script on Wednesday and had to have it on live Saturday night.

The final few paragraphs detail the astounding ability to create really fantastic art in seconds. In fact, the very last seconds. Art that would take days or weeks before.

This is only possible by using the digital tools that the exponential economy has now placed in the hands of creative talent. Knowing how to film light and dress a set may still take a lot of time and experience. But the result was only possible because of the digital tools that drive the exponential economy.

And “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Invaders” is a very wonderful result.