Julian Smith is one of those online video creators who doesn’t release new material very often, but his videos are always on point. Smith’s latest offering is no exception. The filmmaker has written, directed, and starred in a sketch called “WiFi”, which dives into a world without high-speed Internet.
“WiFi” stars Smith as a man who begins to lose his mind after his Internet connection cuts out. The other cast members in the video are a trio of online video creators: Chester See, Joe Hanson, and Shane Hartline. The result combines Community-style genre parody with the fast pace viewers have come to expect from their web videos.
“WiFi” is Smith’s first new video in three months and only his eighth in the past year. While that is an infrequent schedule, Smith has also released another new video on Blip, as he did with “WiFi” a week before its arrival on YouTube (Smith has a distribution deal with Blip.) Of his daily double, Smith noted on Twitter that “this might be the first time I’ve ever released two videos in the same day.” If that’s the sign of a more active Julian Smith, I’m all for it.