Scott McCabe Two Trick Pony Productions

Scott McCabe

Interview: How to make funny videos and art with Scott McCabe

Scott McCabe is one half of Two Trick Pony Productions. He is a fellow Bowdoin College polar bear who took the risky route and followed his dream to make funny films. We talk about the struggles to make money making good art and our old free music download friend Napster.

Below is a summary of our interview:


A person being happy and doing their own thing is a subversive act (paraphrased) – Bill Watterston, Writer, Calvin & Hobbes

His Journey

Scott details how he fell in love with film, the struggles of 9-5 office jobs, and starting to make money with funny videos.

Low Point

Scott chats about when funds were low and he was considering quitting a career in film

Aha Moment

Scott goes through the time when discovered that making a living with films was actually possible

Scott’s work now  

Scott talks about some of his most challenging and fun shoots.

What’s exciting Scott now

The ability to make a living by making short films. He details some of his upcoming projects.

Lightning Round

Book Scott Recommends: A Confederacy of Dunces, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do AgainGeek Love: A Novel

Helpful Habit: Writing every day – waiting for inspiration can make creating art difficult

Helpful Person: Tricia Welsh, Film Studies Professor at Bowdoin College

Internet Resource: Drew’s Scriptorama

What’s Your Purpose: To make people laugh

Where to follow Scott

Two Trick Pony Productions

Two Trick Pony Facebook Page


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Parting Words

If you want to do some art. Do it. Nobody is going to invite you. If you like it, the challenges will be worth it.

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One More Thing

Here are some of Scott’s videos for Two Trick pony.

Wild Things music video

Fedex Commercial

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Derrick Duplessy

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Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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