Corridor Digital

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Corridor Digital
IndustryEntertainment
FoundedMay 17, 2010; 9 years ago (2010-05-17)
Founders
  • Sam Gorski
  • Niko Pueringer
Headquarters,
Number of employees
9 (January 2019)
Websitecorridordigital.com

Corridor Digital is an American production studio based in Los Angeles, known for creating pop-culture-related viral online short-form videos since 2010, as well as producing and directing the Battlefield-inspired web series Rush and the YouTube Red series Lifeline.[1][2] They have also created television commercials for various companies including Machine Zone[3] and Google.[4]

Corridor Digital consists of nine full-time employees, including founders Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer. Their channel has 6.4 million subscribers and has won awards at several Streamys, including the "Visual and Special Effects Award" at the 2017 event.[5][6][7] Their second channel Corridor Crew[8], consists of behind the scenes content over 2.2 million subscribers. Other creative endeavors include a podcast called Corridor Cast[9] and a guillotine slicing channel called Guillotine Channel[10].

History and Prominent Projects[edit]

Pueringer and Gorski began working together in junior high, making student films with an emphasis on special effects.[11] They moved to Los Angeles in 2008 where they focused on special effects for other projects. In 2010, they released a Modern Warfare fan film called "Modern Warfare: Frozen Crossing".[12]

In the subsequent years, Pueringer and Gorski began creating more short-form content. In 2012, they created the viral hits "The Glitch" and "Minecraft: The Last Minecart".[13][7]

They were featured in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 YouTube Rewind.

In 2016, they co-wrote, co-directed, and produced the Battlefield-inspired web series Rush.[1]

Lifeline[edit]

In 2017, they produced and directed the YouTube Red series Lifeline, which was executive produced by Dwayne Johnson and a collaboration with his Seven Bucks Productions.[2] The show was an American science fiction drama web television series broadcast on the YouTube Red network[14] which began October 11, 2017.[15]

Book[edit]

In 2019, the company edited a book called Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head, By Yourself, which they released via Amazon and publicized with a commercial on their YouTube channel. The book is a collaboration between Gorski and author D. F. Lovett.[16][17]

Boston Dynamics Parody Video[edit]

In June, 2019, Corridor Digital released a video in which a robot in the style of Boston Dynamics is abused in a variety of manners, before finally fighting back against the humans attacking it. The video, watermarked "Bosstown Dynamics", instead of "Boston Dynamics", went viral across platforms, although most versions of the video dropped attribution to the original source, with many claiming it to be an authentic Boston Dynamics video.[18]

Despite the online confusion, Corridor clarified that the video was never meant to be interpreted as "real", and that they would "like for people to be able to see the original", in response to one of the many unattributed viral versions online.[19][20][21][22] Gizmodo described the video, saying the "real lesson from Corridor’s fake robot video might be just how far [robot technology has] come in real life over the past decade".[23]

Collaborations[edit]

Corridor Digital frequently collaborates with various other prominent YouTubers, including Mike Diva, Freddie Wong (AKA RocketJump), Jimmy Wong, Adrian Picardi and Brandon Laatsch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barr, Merrill. "Corridor Digital's Sam & Niko Discuss Their New 'Battlefield' Inspired Web Series, 'Rush'". Forbes.
  2. ^ a b Spangler, Todd. "YouTube Orders Shows From Dwayne Johnson, Dan Harmon, Doug Liman". Variety.
  3. ^ DevStar, Mobile Strike Ad by Corridor Digital, retrieved 2019-01-20
  4. ^ Glen, Harvey (2018-04-08), COMMERCIAL: Google Chromebook: Corridor Digital, retrieved 2019-01-20
  5. ^ "Corridor Wins Visual and Special Effects - Streamy Awards 2017". YouTube.
  6. ^ Belanger, Lydia. "This Filmmaking Crew Found Success on YouTube Making Shorts With Crazy Visual Effects". Entrepreneur.
  7. ^ a b Lanning, Carly. "Corridor Digital brings face-melting movie magic to YouTube". The Daily Dot.
  8. ^ "Corridor Crew". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  9. ^ "Corridor Cast". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  10. ^ "Guillotine Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  11. ^ Backus, Nicholas. "Filmmakers honed skills in Stillwater classroom". The St Croix Valley Area Lowdown.
  12. ^ Senior, Tom. "Modern Warfare: Frozen Crossing, an amazing Call of Duty fan film". PC Gamer.
  13. ^ Lance, Liebl. "Corridor Digital's 'The Glitch' video must be every video game character's nightmare". GameZone.
  14. ^ Todd Spangler (October 17, 2016). "YouTube Orders Shows From Dwayne Johnson, Dan Harmon, Doug Liman – Variety". Variety.com. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "In 33 Days You'll Die – Lifeline (Ep 1)". YouTube. October 11, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  16. ^ Clark, Christopher. "Top Ten Games You Can Play in Your Head by Yourself Is a Welcome Surprise for All Gamers". Twin Cities Geek.
  17. ^ Matos, Clinton. "Corridor Digital is now selling a book about imaginary games". hypertext.
  18. ^ Evans, Greg. "'Boston Dynamics' robot fighting back against humans is completely fake". The Independent.
  19. ^ Times Fact Check. "Viral Video of 'Boston Dynamics' robot attacking people is a parody". Times of India.
  20. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/CorridorDigital/status/1139989747814686720. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ Vincent, James. "That video of a robot getting beaten is fake, but feeling sorry for machines is no joke". Verge.
  22. ^ Villas-Boas, Antonio. "This funny but terrifying parody video about Boston Dynamics shows a robot learning to fight back against humans". Business Insider.
  23. ^ Novak, Matt. "That Viral Video of a Robot Uprising Is Fake Because the Real Thing Will Be So Much Deadlier". Gizmodo.