The Expert: Progress Meeting (Short Comedy Sketch)
The Expert Progress Meeting Short Comedy Sketch

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Square Project Ep3. Funny business meeting illustrating how hard it is for an engineer to fit into the corporate world! Another day of Anderson navigating the nuances of office life and his cubicle. Subscribe for more short comedy sketches & films: Check out the previous episodes of The Expert: Square Project! Have you seen the original video? Watch The Expert: Please, help us and translate the video into other languages! You can add subtitles here: If you'd like to dub the video, please, get in touch. The Expert shirt campaign is over, but let me know if you'd be interested, you can check it here: Have you been in such business meetings? Is your business English up to the same standard? Any other interesting nuances of your business life? Let us know in the comments! Starring: Orion Leem, Alex Wadham, Abdiel LeRoy, Amir El Masry, Ben Kernow, Eleanor Byrne, Seán Burke & Ayanna Coleman-Potempa Directed by Lauris Beinerts Screenplay by Lauris Beinerts Story by Orion Lee & Lauris Beinerts Based on characters created by Alexey Berezin Producers: Michael Bel Gil & Damien Beaton Executive Producers: Orion Lee & Lauris Beinerts Director of Photography: Matt Riley Production Designer: Catiana Becker Costume Designer: Sabina Piccini Editor: Connor Snedecor 1st Assistant Director: Archie Hollway 1st Assistant Camera: Matt Tregoning 2nd Assistant Camera: Joanne Smith Sound Recordist: Xan Márquez Caneda Gaffer: Pete Carrier Make-up Artist: Sabrina Garside Sound Designer: James Bryant Colourist: James Willett Equipment provided by Picture Canning & CARRIER-media. Shot on location at Runway East. Special Thanks to Natasha Larkin, Spike O'Connell & Edgars Jēkabsons. A Constellation Creatives, FILM 0.1 & Meshes production. (c) 2018. The original short story "The Meeting" (in Russian): The original short comedy sketch "The Expert": We made this video using: - Arri Alexa Mini camera: - Cooke S4/i Prime lenses: - Chapman Cobra dolly (a life saver!): - A pint glass (for the wide shot) - Printed handouts (all 375 pages if you ask) - Sound Devices 633 recorder and 2 boom mics: - A very illustrative graph - Adobe Premiere Pro (for offline edit): - DaVinci Resolve (for colouring): - Final Cut Pro X (for online - I know, I know...): - A bit of Buzz - Pixelmator: - Dropbox: - TextEdit (for all sort of things...): - Fountain & 'afterwriting: and (for the script, all 13 versions of it) - A meeting room at Runway East: Have you been asked to do an impossible task at a meeting? A funny task? What is your working life balance? Who here has a bad boss? Share with us your latest office humor! Funny short comedy films / sketches / skits & any other videos / movies made by Lauris Beinerts. If you like to laugh, subscribe for new (albeit irregular) videos! Семь красных линий Гуманитарий и инженер Дизайнер и заказчик 工程师心里的痛只有工程师能懂 史上最悲催工程师 如何用透明笔画出红色线条 #ShortComedySketch #expert


Nicholas Lau : I wonder what would happen to this company if this guy quits

CptObvious : A project manager is the sort of person that thinks, 3 women can produce one baby in 3 months

Nambeye J Katebe : This is painful to watch. Especially if you're a real life Anderson.

eric yu : 75% is also 75 / 100 which means they can produce 75 prototypes and when he's done we can ship the other 25. Its much more efficient than shipping only 3!

eltimbalino : I feel like I missed the "Design me a pie chart to show 114%" episode. I can just see how it would have gone down. "Anderson, you seem fixated on circles with this pie-chart problem. You're the expert, I shouldn't have to be creative for you, but maybe you should try a square. Think outside the box a bit." Then, someone else, "Clearly if he can't show 114% with his circle, then he needs a bigger circle. I'm not saying I understand everything Anderson does, but this is obvious. If you need more, make it bigger."

Kapitan Blue : This scenario happened exactly 3 hours ago in our project meeting

JCarlos Quebrado : What I don't understand is why 90 degrees was the bottom value tested for right angles. I believe an 81 degree right angle would be better. It is 10% more efficient than a 90 degree right angle, and so we could expect it to work perfectly 9 out of 10 times. Alternatively, the right angle problem would have been resolved using a straight angle. R&D should look into developing straight angles. As we all know, in theory, straight angles are ambidextrous, so using them would allow them to be used for both right angle and left angle applications.

Adam Nicholls : I feel for Anderson, as a developer I've been in similar non-sensical meetings.

lestersys : Brilliant writing, brilliant acting. He has the perfect WTF face, someone should make a meme out of it. LoL

hashbangmonkey : With 25 years in IT, this is so very depressingly familiar. Some brown nose gives infeasible suggestions that the actual competent people are expected to deliver. The brown nose uses buzzwords that the managers have heard, to make himself sound competent. This forces those doing the actual implementation to work stupid hours to get something that might just pass the smell test. Corners are unavoidably cut because of this and then afterthought bandaids are required when customers are angry that the product or service is broken in design and implementation. In the end, if this actually succeeded, the brown nose gets the credit and the bonus, but if it fails the competent implementers get the blame. Rinse repeat, until someone goes postal.

tipetu : This is painfully accurate.

keeflookeem : I do technical stuff that are hard to explain to laypeople in any kind of comprehensive way without explaining like 10 different technologies. Sometimes I have similarly frustrating meetings and interactions at work. I often show these skits to friends and family to explain what those are like for me. I'd gladly support a patreon or whatever to keep these coming!

Patris Ex Machina : As much as I love these videos, they make me really angry :D keep it up!

Joseph Douglas : Before it was funny. Now I'm just conflicted on whether I should give Anderson a hug or just punch everyone else.

undercrackers56 : It would be funny if it wasn't so true. I invariably find myself working for ass-holes who not only don't understand the technological issues - they just don't WANT to. So they believe whatever is convenient and then blame the "experts" for the consequences of their uninformed decisions.

fuzzylumpkin49 : He's decided to use the right angle for the square project, and he's getting Anderson to remove any pesky left angles, but he forget to tell Anderson to make sure the lines in the right angle run parallel to each other. ^_^

GraphX : This is an accurate representation of how most game companies publish games?

VannTile Ianito : I hope he quits, goes to an interview and gets the exact same treatment. That would be a bummer

TheSLK66 : I feel like Anderson is going to shoot them all one day XD

Vlad Slavin : Unfortunately this is very accurate.

Hung Vo : 1:47 - His utterly confused/stunned face kills me every time.

Peter Liljebladh : Just like in real life then. 10 office crawlers in suits bragging away with the results left for one single worker to sort out months in advance of the regular predetermined schedule.

butts : Wasn't he suppose to print out the product video ?

infirmux : Managers after management school of managerial management of managing. In it for the money, but no actual skills or even willingness to understand. Actual good managers - so few of them.

Thiesi : Thank you so much for providing us with more insight into the life of a true expert.

jinxatron : I feel so sorry for Anderson. Cant he get a break just once? maybe meeting someone that isn't a complete tool at the office? (Like a soulmate or another expert from another company?) It just seems like hes ready to jump the building soon xD

akloster : What Anderson is missing is a good team lead. As a developer, Anderson should never have been in that meeting. He should have been working on the 'Linear Solutions' project. A good team lead knows how to placate an aggressive project manager while still looking out for the best interest of his/her team.

BZ Ent : As a computer programmer, I have been in situations exactly like this one ..

Moving Forward Adventures : Squares on wall paper, squares on shirts, on ties, on drinking glasses, out in the hall there are squares everywhere in this video! are you trying to brainwash us? lol Seriously love this series!!

Gereon Huppertz : The last piece of the puzzle that is missing - is the Project manager asking for an additional customer requirement: the square will need to be capable to roll with 0 friction. "Just a minor addition".

o2boutdoors : As part of a project that had a promised ship date for a product that wasn't even designed yet, this is all too familiar. One of the funnier/sadder lines came from a "marketing" person in the meeting, when "engineering" said that one of the prototype components was failing in testing, and they couldn't figure out why. "Is this going to affect the ship date?"

Septian Ahmad Fujianto : Just like most startup.. let the users be the tester 😂

Nikola Bornová : This is TOO REALISTIC! 50% of my eyes are hurting from it (this means my 50 eyes hurts but my other 50 eyes are ok so we can ship them...wait what?!) Oh, I was on similar meeting recently so my perception of reality is still little bit shaken :-))

combatjumpmaster89 : Poor Anderson - not a team player I guess.....

Андрей Мишин : Wow, that's exactly how my company operates...

Tiziano Fiorenzani : This is so true

Bush Lee : After watching all The Expert sketches i just want to hug Anderson and tell him it's all going to be fine.

jazko : We are 75% done, this means 3 out of every 4 ... I died :D :D

David Johnson : I hate all that wasted paper on a psychological level. Edit: I know that most of it is probably blank and reused, I'm just saying.

Hugh G : I love this series so much but it's absolutely infuriating. I can't take it they are so stupid!!

Petr Svoboda : I am getting depression just from watching this video.. :D

Ashis Mandal : This video makes me aware of the astronomical salary difference between engineers and managers. P.S engineers are way underpaid.

Charles Chen : This is how EA works!

Lauris Beinerts : How much is 23%?

axl the slacker : why on earth do I keep clicking these? they are very upsetting. I feel for poor anderson.

umesh singh : We have just completed 75% of the project.... Yeah that's exactly 3 out of 4 .. We can start shipping tommorow 😂😂😂

Frank Looman : These sketches give me panic attacks

Chris Chen : Basically every company progress meeting # )

Anh Quan Nguyen : I have a love-hate relationship with all the expert videos. It's funny because it's true but also kinda painful to watch. Maybe because it triggers bad memories.