Photo by Arin Sang-urai
Thanks to the awesome group of people who participated in the 5th Annual Black Tie Beach mission today at Coney Island. If you were there, please leave an Agent Report in the comments. I know there are hundreds of funny stories waiting to be told.
Black Tie Beach 2014
– Arin Sang-urai’s photos
– Ari Scott’s Photos
– David Bledsoe’s Photos
– Meredith Hutchison’s photos
– Vitaly Levin’s Photos
– Yi-Ching Lin’s photos
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Last year’s video:
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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by: Deverge / Music by Tyler Walker
For our latest mission, we turned a very hot New York City subway platform into an unauthorized luxury spa. NYC’s un-air-conditioned platforms can feel like a sauna in the summer, so we figured we might as well embrace the heat. Our spa’s complimentary services included infused water, towels, sauna benches (already provided by the MTA), hot stone massage, and a human-powered steam room misting station. Random New Yorkers were encouraged to join our performers and use the services and quite a few took us up on it.
Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.
Update – this event has already happened. Video:
Black Tie Beach 2014
Black Tie Beach 2013
“We Cause Scenes,” the feature-length documentary about Improv Everywhere, is now streaming on Netflix. Watch it tonight! And please, even if you’re already seen it, help us out by adding it to your queue and rating it 5 stars. Help spread the word! We want as many people as possible to watch our story.
Watch the film on Netflix
The film is only on Netflix in the US, Canada, and UK at the moment; if you live outside of those countries or aren’t a Netflix member, you can still download the film for $5 on wecausescenes.com.
If you’ve arrived here because you’ve just seen the film, welcome! All of the projects featured in the film are on our missions page. The best way to stay in touch with us is to join our email list. We only send out emails when we have a new video out or need participants for an upcoming event.
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Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd / Editor Ilya Smelansky / Music: Tyler Walker
225 people shop in slow motion in a Manhattan Home Depot for five minutes and then freeze in place for five minutes, surprising and delighting the employees and customers in the store.
This is a newly remastered video of our classic 2006 project containing new footage and drastically improved video quality. Slow Mo Home Depot was the first time Improv Everywhere staged a “freeze in place” mission, and it served as the inspiration for Frozen Grand Central the following year.
Shot by: Matt Adams, George Gross, Chris Kula, Tommy Lanoie, Lauren Reeves, Jamey Shafer, Ptolemy Slocum, Charlie Todd
Photography: Chad Nicholson, Nicky Pallas
This 2006 mission is the fifth in a series of remastered videos we are producing from our archives. We are going through our original tapes and updating old classics with higher quality video and audio, as well as adding additional never-before-seen footage. Due to file size restrictions in the early days of YouTube, many of these videos have only been seen in extremely low 240p quality. The remastered Slow Mo Home Depot video dramatically improves the video quality and removes the previously used copyrighted music, allowing the video to be seen in some countries for the first time. The original mission report is still online for your reading pleasure.
Look for more remastered videos in the future, and stay tuned for our regular schedule of brand new missions throughout the year.