This Week At Rocketjump


#1

We need a place to talk about This Week At Rocketjump. It was going to happen eventually.
First off, i love the show, it’s great fun seeing what the guys in the office get up to.

However
On the most recent episode: I think i may have found @Jake_Rodriguez
Are you the one behind Clint? Apologies but this was just too intriguing to pass up.


#2

That is %100 Mr. Rodriguez in the back haha


#3

YES!! I SAW JAKE THERE! HAHAHAHA I’m 98.86% sure that guy was Jake! hahahahaha

Btw, this TWARJ was really funny and emotional hahaha, i couldn’t hold my laughs when Clint and Benji failed and they were hugging each other on the floor in disapointment hahahaha


#4

Indeed that was me I was there and yeah it got pretty epic when they made this.


#5

We need to get the creator of “This Week at RocketJump” Mr. Jon Karmen in this thread. The man is modern day Leonardo DiVinci with a camera


#6

These shorts are awesome! I loved what Benji said at the end.


#7

If he’s not lurking on the forums already, bug him to join! We’d love to harass him with questions :slight_smile:


#8

I have legit lurking skills


#9

True. If only you could do push-ups as well as you lurk. ;D

Actually though, I’d love to hear about how these shorts are conceived from Jon, because they are super A+


#10

Benji breaks tables with the “People’s Elbow.” No push ups needed.


#11

Wow @benjidolly those are fighting words! You gonna take that Benji?


#12

Noooo no, I jest.

I have to say though, of all of the This Week at RocketJump’s, the ones with Charles Barkley are always my favorites.


#13

Jon Karmen is the mastermind behind This Week at RocketJump. We will have to get him on here for you to pick his brain.


#14

You and @Jamie_Lukaszewski are officially in charge of bugging him until he posts :slight_smile:


#15

Hey everybody, I finally got around to making a profile. I’ll take any questions or comments you got!


#16

Glad you enjoy the show.


#17

Awesome, welcome! :slight_smile:

I love how the shorts are behind-the-scenes but also have very fleshed-out plotlines. Do you compose stories beforehand, or let things play out and make it a story later?


#18

Nothing but praise from me, I love seeing what the guys at rocketjump are up to!
Keep up the good work!


#19

It changes from episode to episode. Sometimes I’ll improvise the story as I’m shooting (“Freddie’s Trophy”), write out a script beforehand (“Nerdist Showdown: Part 3”), shoot a bunch of different stuff and figure out the story as I’m editing (“Introducing Jamie”), or just show what actually happened (“Push-Up Pros: Revenge”).

Character development is the key to making each episode feel more than just a “behind the scenes”. Before I start making an episode, I choose a specific aspect of someone’s personality to focus on, then let the story evolve organically from there.


#20

That’s really clever, never in a million years would i think of doing that!
Are you planning to do an “introducing…” video for everyone or was that a one off?