The Wanderlusters

Ryan McDowell and Omar Abdullah
This video is a shout out to all of those brave soles who have globe trotting, world traveling, wanderlust hipster friends who are dead set on letting you know how their travels make them better than you. We feel your pain. Please laugh and enjoy "The Wanderlusters"

Behind the scenes of The Wanderlusters

Here is a quick look at a couple things that went into the making of "The Wanderlusters" our submission for the My Rode Reel short film competition.

This film was shot in The Bean Scene coffee shop in Fremont, California. The creators of the film (Ryan McDowell and Omar Abdullah) are a comedy duo from San Jose Ca.

The main focus of the project was to make a very fun and snappy video that has a jumpy feel. This was done through using a lot of CU and MCU 2S shots. It was completely locked off on tripod and focus was given to the actors takes and timing as this is an extremely dialog driven piece.

Things went relatively well except for one major issue which is that the power to the whole block (including the stoplights) when out for the whole first half of the shoot! that entire section had to be re shot and meant that our time was more limited than expected. However we rallied together to get the shots needed and are pleased with the outcome.

RØDE gear used

Boompole
VideoMic Pro
RØDELink Filmmaker Kit

Ryan McDowell and Omar Abdullah

Ryan McDowell - Creator/Director

Omar Abdulah - Creator/Actor (Dev)

Jenni Perez - Actress (Ashley)

Stephen Layton - Actor (Marc)

Erin Hennessy Neckers - Actress (Jodie)

Mike Tran - Production Audio