Happy #SupportYourSisterSaturday friends. This is a tough weekend so we have some more comedy to help get you through! Comedy made by badass ladies Ruthie Holmes and Madeline Wager. The theme of women making shit continues! This week we want you to check out ‘Insults Through the Ages’ streaming on Funny or Die right now.
This sketch features Holmes herself along with our old friend Maliee Mason! Emmett Short edited and DPed for the project so everything went rather quick and easy! There was a bare bones set consisting of those three, myself as PA, and Babe and another pup as moral support.
We had to shoot six scenes before the sun went down as we were using natural light and a green screen. We also used a soft box and two Arri 650’s to amplify the natural lighting. Ruthie and Malie built all the props practically in the weeks leading up to the shoot so most everything went perfectly. Though I did have to hot glue pieces back to the robots right before we used them. Always have the ability to fix your props or back ups if you are DIY shooting.
The girls tried out different buttons for each scene as we filmed. This kept everything fresh and gave them lots of choices going into the editing room. I am happy to report they remain friends to this day even if they gave ‘Insults Through the Ages’ to one another.