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Below are the initial rough cuts of four episodes of 'Paid Research Study', a partially-improvised digital series written, created, and assistant directed by Dan White. The series follows Edgar Ramirez and Marty Hopkins, two mid-level consumer researchers at The Whiffler Research Group. 'Paid Research Study' explores the quasi-academic world of contracted research studies and the eclectic pool of volunteers excited to make some quick cash.


The series was shot in February of 2018 on a sound stage at Chicago's premiere film studio 'Cinespace'. It  features a cast of 15 of Chicago's funniest improvisers. Still in the very early stages of post-production, this project is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2018.


The below videos are the initial rough cuts of the raw footage and have not yet undergone any color correction or sound mixing.

Episode 1 - "Flip Chips"

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"Flip Chips"

"Flip Chips"

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Episode 2 - "Wichita"

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