Social Experiments

VIDEO: LeBroning

January 18, 201410 Comments


This is by far the stupidest video I’ve ever shot in my entire existence. My arms still hurt from repeatedly falling over and over and OVER again. I even had a pillow in my backpack to try and lessen the impact from all the falls…it didn’t work. But alas, I still enjoy making these social experiments and this definitely was a social experiment.

It was interesting to see people’s reactions. The initial reaction of most people was to help me, but some people just kept walking without saying a word! DAHECK? Granted, a couple of them did know what I was doing, two people even saw the camera, but still. The fall still hurt!

This video was shot at the University of Central Florida and I definitely plan on doing more social experiments there, especially because there are so many diverse people I believe I can beat in a fight if it ever came down to it.

Would you have helped me up? Have you heard of LeBroning?

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VIDEO: Black Man Staring at People

November 24, 201335 Comments


I told you guys I wanted to start doing social experiments and here is my first one! This video was shot at the University of Central Florida right before the Rutgers tailgate.

If you’re wondering how we filmed it, my friend Jonathan would go and sit down before me with a backpack and some shirts covering the camera, which you can see obscures the lens at times. After he gave me a signal, I would come in and commence the Black Man Staring At People. Definitely need a better setup though, cause I don’t have any lens that allows me to shoot people from SUPER far away. For the most part, the camera was right in front of everyone…they just never noticed it.

Not gonnna lie, it was highly awkward staring at these strangers. I didn’t really know what to say. Should I respond to their questions? Or would it be funnier if I just kept staring at them? In the end, I did end up laughing every time, I just cut each scene before you see it. And yes, I did let everyone know it was a prank. What do you guys think of my first social experiment? Should I keep going? Would you be interested in seeing some of the raw footage?

What social experiment should I do next?

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