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From Concept to Completion: ‘SNL’ Video ‘A Kanye Place’

Building a cornfield, CG monsters and perfect pop culture comedic moment in under 36 hours

NBC and Saturday Night Live offer a compressed look how its parody video, “A Kanye Place,” came together.

Explains Matthew Oshinsky, “In A Quiet Place, a family must live in near-total silence while hiding from alien creatures that hunt exclusively by sound. In SNL’s spoof, four friends (Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson and Glover) are picked off one by one as Glover’s character insists that they read [Kanye] West’s tweets about Donald Trump. 

“The three-and-a-half-minute production was originally written as a live sketch, but writers Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie break down their initial idea for the sketch, why they opted to film it rather than shoot it live, and how they built a cornfield and put CGI monsters in it in just 36 hours.” To read the full article, click here.

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