Watch our shenanigans as we create the first 5 episodes of Couple Seconders. Watch in 1080p to get a pretty rad experience!

Behind the scenes, with some re-color graded clips… Hope you guys enjoy!

PS: We know, Keith wasn’t in any of the episodes, but we’ll have him in the next sketchbook video (kind of) and he’ll definitely be in the next episodes of CS.

Want to get back into the Christmas spirit? Here you go!

The Merry Christmas video from btyp

Couple Seconders Ep.5 : the Promise of Dreams

Past promises. Never forget your passion and do what you love! 

Hey guys! This is our last Couple Seconders for now…. well we may do something Christmas-y for next Saturday, but for now Ep.5 leaves you hanging! We’ll be back to making some new Couple Seconders so don’t fret!

Created and Directed by Rocco Caringella and Joe Barnas

Couple Seconders is a series of brief shorts. They are ideas come to life, ideas that we came up on the spot, and shot. This series is for us to grow as filmmakers and storytellers.

Couple Seconders centers around the concept of telling a story in a few seconds.

Couple Seconders Ep.4 : First Raise 

A company needs to raise salaries due to the rising gas prices. Listen carefully! What a thoughtful boss… haha!

Created and Directed by Rocco Caringella and Joseph Barnas

Couple Seconders is a series of brief shorts. They are ideas come to life, ideas that we came up on the spot, and shot. This series is for us to grow as filmmakers and storytellers.

Couple Seconders centers around the concept of telling a story in a few seconds.

This short was shot back when the “New iPad” came out, and well, what a confusing name! Seriously, nobody calls it the “New iPad”.

Created & Directed by Rocco Caringella and Joseph Barnas

Couple Seconders is a series of brief shorts. They are ideas come to life, ideas that we came up on the spot, and shot. This series is for us to grow as filmmakers and storytellers. Couple Seconders centers around the concept of telling a story in a few seconds. 

Music: Amsterdam by Imagine Dragons

Couple Seconders Ep.1 : Speakers IS UP!                 Watch in 1080p!

Two friends converse about the quality of cellphone speaker quality. 

Created & Directed by Rocco Caringella and Joseph Barnas

Couple Seconders is a series of brief shorts. They are ideas come to life, ideas that we came up on the spot, and shot. This series is for us to grow as filmmakers and storytellers. Couple Seconders centers around the concept of telling a story in a few seconds. 

Music: Amsterdam by Imagine Dragons

Finally we are releasing our (btyp’s) new project, “Couple Seconders”

Couple Seconders is a series of brief shorts. They are ideas come to life, ideas that we came up on the spot, and shot. This series is for us to grow as filmmakers and storytellers.

Couple Seconders centers around the concept of telling a story in a few seconds. 

First episode coming November 11, 2012! Subscribe to us!

Music: Amsterdam by Imagine Dragons

Couple Seconders is something you might call a series. Essentially, every episode is different, and none of them have anything in common. Except that all of them are random and around the one minute mark [ in duration ]. 
Rocco and I wanted to have something that we could screw around with, something we could mold. The Couple Seconders idea allows us to create a story that’s only a few seconds, but still speaks a lot. 
With no running storyline, there is no necessary commitment, though Rocco and I are producing many of these. These let our creative juices leak, and that is what we were looking for when we came up with Couple Seconders. 
We finished a third part… I want many more (maybe 5 more) till we actually release this stuff, but we will see. So stay tuned to our Youtube, Twitter and Facebook.

Couple Seconders is something you might call a series. Essentially, every episode is different, and none of them have anything in common. Except that all of them are random and around the one minute mark [ in duration ]. 

Rocco and I wanted to have something that we could screw around with, something we could mold. The Couple Seconders idea allows us to create a story that’s only a few seconds, but still speaks a lot. 

With no running storyline, there is no necessary commitment, though Rocco and I are producing many of these. These let our creative juices leak, and that is what we were looking for when we came up with Couple Seconders. 

We finished a third part… I want many more (maybe 5 more) till we actually release this stuff, but we will see. So stay tuned to our Youtube, Twitter and Facebook.

SOME [ POST PRODUCTION ] ON ….
"Couple Seconders" which is a project we have been working on lately (more information on that in the next post). 
My Sony a57 with the 55 - 200 mm lens. My MacBook Pro (the 2012 - newest - version). And Rocco cooking something up on Final Cut Pro. To be honest, I really like Final Cut Pro X because of it’s usability. Truthfully, it is lacking some features professionals like. Personally I think, for non-linear editing, FCPX is great for anyone! 
Really like this INSTAGRAM-ed picture… I think from now on, all of the btyp behind - the - scenes - like pictures will be black and white! Maybe I should start a photo-series, “SOME POST [ PRODUCTION ] ON…” …. We will see.
— Joe

SOME [ POST PRODUCTION ] ON ….

"Couple Seconders" which is a project we have been working on lately (more information on that in the next post). 

My Sony a57 with the 55 - 200 mm lens. My MacBook Pro (the 2012 - newest - version). And Rocco cooking something up on Final Cut Pro. To be honest, I really like Final Cut Pro X because of it’s usability. Truthfully, it is lacking some features professionals like. Personally I think, for non-linear editing, FCPX is great for anyone! 

Really like this INSTAGRAM-ed picture… I think from now on, all of the btyp behind - the - scenes - like pictures will be black and white! Maybe I should start a photo-series, “SOME POST [ PRODUCTION ] ON…” …. We will see.

— Joe

Since Childhood - Video & Commentary 

Since Childhood is just something I did in my spare time with my cousins when I was on vacation in Poland. Wanted to take some of Poland’s distinct country feel and put it into a video. Incorporated something my cousin loves, soccer, and there ya’ go. This was really fun to make in general. It was even funner when I got to edit this myself. Rocco always did all the post production for btyp (of course, I supervised the process). But now, I got a MacBook Pro (I love it so so much, HIGHLY recommended for someone who doesn’t have one) and Rocco loaded FCPX onto it. Right away I got to work on putting the video together, grading and correcting. The grading was pretty nice when I shot it with the Sony a57, but I wanted a different feel. The beginning (shots 1-5) was graded with a composition I called “Hazelnut”. Then I made a bit of a darker focused feel for the rest. Except the lens flare shot… that had to be a warm feel for the flare to give the right impression. 

Hope you enjoy the video!

All the shooting, directing, editing, color grading/correction done by me, Joseph Barnas.

WATCH IN 1080p FOR BEST VIEWING EXPERIENCE

Awkward Gym Teacher Ep.2 - Video and Commentary

For those who don’t follow me (or BTYP) on any other sources - or know - Awkward Gym Teacher is comedy mini-series created by BTYP.

Day 2 working on Awkward Gym Teacher had a startling surprise at the beginning……… the desk you saw in Ep.1 is not the same as the one in Ep.3. Keith explains a funny reason connecting to the Ep.2 storyline in Ep.3 but in truth there is a real reason.

So we came in the next day and discovered that the desk we used for Ep.1 was GONE. The janitors cleaning the school put it back into its original place, unaccesable to us.

We could not find a replacement for the desk, so the only logical way to keep the series going was to get the gym teacher to sub, and yes, sub health. In real life school, health class jokes were the best comedy around. We put in some of the jokes that we still remember, and obviously keeping the elusive Candace in the storyline.

Awesome time making Episode 2, even though we thought we were doomed in the morning!

ENJOY

Starring Keith Kerrigan

Directed by Joseph Barnas

Edited by Rocco Caringella

Produced by BTYP

youtube.com/thebtyp

WATCH IN 1080p FOR BEST VIEWING EXPERIENCE

Awkward Gym Teacher Ep.1 - Video and Commentary 

Right off, Ep.1 came out on July 20th so sorry everyone, I just had the time to post it now.

For those who don’t follow me (or BTYP) on any other sources - or know - Awkward Gym Teacher is comedy mini-series created by BTYP. 

It all started while being on assignment for Union Ridge School, and stumbling on a desk in the school gym. That all evolved (the same day) into the video above. I basically dragged the desk a bit more into the gym, turned to Keith (main actor, BTYP co-founder), and said, “Hey lets make a video!” 

Keith’s acting was all improv throughout the mini series, which I applaud greatly. Later, after filming the first episode, I realized that without a series or something along the lines of one, the story was too short and uneventful. The next two days bore fruit to the next 3 episodes.

It was GREAT fun, I would laugh so hard sometimes that we had to take 2 or 3 or 4 other takes. Great fun to create and direct this. 

ENJOY

Starring Keith Kerrigan

Directed by Joseph Barnas

Edited by Rocco Caringella

Produced by BTYP

youtube.com/thebtyp

Awkward Gym Teacher is a HILARIOUS mini-series from BTYP.
Coming this week on YouTube - www.youtube.com/thebtyp

Awkward Gym Teacher is a HILARIOUS mini-series from BTYP.

Coming this week on YouTube - www.youtube.com/thebtyp

Brotherly Love | btyp SKETCHBOOK from BTYP on Vimeo.

A SKETCHBOOK video Rocco and I made.

New btyp logo!

New btyp logo!