Now to be clear from the start, this is not (God help us) newly discovered, classic porn
Dave Attell, but the comedian (along with some A-list pals), delivering commentary over those straight-from-the-room-with-the-swinging-door-in-the-corner-of-the-video-store flicks from the 70s and early 80s.
But the story here is not about this eight-part, not-to-be-missed Showtime series that debuted Oct. 20. Rather, we’re here to talk about the editorial and post masterminds with enough swagger to splice Attell and friends’ hilarious content with commentary from living porn legends as they share the raunchy behind-the-scenes scoop on these erotic gems: Click 3X.
Over the course of a year, the shop worked closely with Dave, doing everything but filming this grainy, cheesy smut of yesteryear, editing, designing, animating and handling audio for each 30-minute episode. Much of the work came in rendering, as the entire series is shot against a green screen, with the film later added to the footage of Dave and his posse on the couch.
“Making a series for a premium network on a very, very small budget is a daunting task, and I needed a production house that could take me from editing through sound and design and help me deliver a finished project in spite of this,” stated Attell. “Click 3X, with their relaxed and confident team, did all of this and then some, taking a lot of pressure off of me to deliver my series on time. I was not treated as just some client, and had amazing access to all of the studio’s services. They never ceased to amaze me in their ability to turn any idea into something great. Also, they serve beer and have a foosball table, so what more can you want? I can’t wait to work with them again.”
“The big challenge here was to find a balance of raunchiness and absurdity without being too explicit for broadcast,” noted Click 3X Editor Jeremy Baumann. “After a while, you forget you’re dealing with porn – especially as the films of this era were much funnier, more story-based, and less hardcore than what you see today (not that I’m accusing you of watching the stuff or anything). After some trial and error, we found that the best strategy was just to be upfront with the people we hired to work on the project and make sure they were comfortable. At the end of the day, it was about Dave and his guest – the porn was secondary.”
Attell brought Baumann in to work on the entire series after the pair worked on the pilot and a few other items together. “I came to Click 3X to work with my most favorite editor, Jeremy B.,” said Attell. “He really has a great eye for comedy, so it was only natural that I would want him to help me make the show. I can’t say enough about Mr. J; he is the most patient guy in the world – we spent many a night working on this show and I owe him big time. Jeremy rocks! Rob Meyers, Brian Scibinico and Sarah Cortese helped round out the core creative postproduction team and I also cannot thank them enough for their patience and hard work.”
Learn more about the show on
Post/Effects: Click 3X
Editor: Jeremy Baumann
Designer / Animator: Sarah Cortese
Managing Director: David Edelstein
Executive Producer: Rob Meyers
Associate Producer: Maddy Yasner
Creative Director: Ders Hallgren
Assistant Editor: Jason Lowther
Flame Artist: Chris Memoli
Flame Artist: Dan Bowhers
Flame Artist: Liz Berndt
Audio Engineer: Brian Scibinico
About Click 3X
Click 3X and its interactive division ClickFire Media create engaging film, TV and web content. Positioned at the intersection of entertainment, advertising, and technology, the studios work in tandem or autonomously. Click 3X shoots, edits, designs, animates and creates VFX, while ClickFire Media brings those disciplines into the interactive space. Click 3X operates a full service, 11,000 square foot state of the art studio in Manhattan outfitted with 50 fulltime staffers. In 2010 audio post-production division, Sounds Like Click was launched to provide sound design, mixing and original music services.
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