Behind the Scenes of the Media Center's New Variety Show

November 14, 2018

The 1 Train is Delayed is a new free-form web series developed by the Media Center in an effort to bolster content creation on campus while also teaching invaluable production skills to Barnard students. This variety show has a dedicated team of writers, performers, and crew members!

We asked Ruby Mastrodimos, the Media Center and Movement Lab Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, for a behind-the-scenes look at the shooting of the show's first sketch. It involved "quite a lot of fake blood and Satanic imagery," but you'll have to wait until it's released to see exactly how those things come into play. Ruby says, "the students did such a phenomenal job getting it all together. For many, it was their first on-set experience or they had only recently learned how to use the equipment. The sketch was about a pair of trendy vloggers giving self-care advice which reveals itself to be a rather unorthodox ritual. We would like to release the sketch by the end of this week and hopefully complete at least one full episode before the end of the semester."

Two students, acting as beauty vloggers, sit on wooden chairs in front of a green screen

A student extends a microphone boom towards the performers (out of frame), while four other students watch

Students arrange a pentagram on the ground with candles at the vertices and in the center.

The candles on the pentagram are lit up in the darkness, and two student performers are in dark hooded robes holding candles in their hands.

Congrats to Ruby and all the students involved in the production! We can't wait to see the episode!