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Improv Everywhere – Spinning Beach Ball of Death

A collaboration between Improv Everywhere and TED. Read the full story: http://improveverywhere.com/2012/03/09/spinning-beach-ball-of-death/

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For our latest mission, a presenter at the TED conference has his talk interrupted by the Mac spinning wait cursor, commonly known as the “Spinning Beach Ball of Death.” As he stands awkwardly and waits, things get weird. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our report below.

Filmed at TED

Created by Charlie Todd

Starring Eugene Cordero as the fake presenter

Animation by Bob Bonniol

Music by Tyler Walker

This is one of over 100 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed over the past nine years in New York City. Others include Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few. Visit the website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.