Quantum Documentary

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An experiment in film making: A documentary about itself.

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Quantum Documentary

Date: January 30, 2004

Category: Shorts

Appearing: Paul Saunders, Graham Stark

Writing: Graham Stark, Paul Saunders

Camera: Kate Stark

Edited by: Graham Stark

Location: The attic of Graham's Parents' House


Paul and Graham attempt the unthinkable: a documentary about itself. As the two narrate various incidents that took place during shooting, such as the microphone cutting out, crew hi-jinks, and clever talking head editing, those things actually happen.


Graham: So in terms of actually shooting this, um... Now see that was a tense moment in shooting right there, where I wasn't really sure what I was going to say, but you know, I, I took a step back and I thought about it for a second, and I decided to work my way through it, and, you know, like, started talking about tense moments, and you know, I'm really... I think I'm really pleased with how it just turned out.

Paul: So in the process of this, you know there are a lot of technical difficulties, 'cause, at one point the mic actually cut ou-


  • One of the top videos until the start of season four.
  • This is one of the times LRR flirts with self-referentiality; The LRR Year One Retrospective represents another such time.
  • This is the oldest video currently available on the LoadingReadyRun website. (This is incorrect, because the 2003 Holiday special is there, and misdated.)
  • An exclusive Season 11 Kickstarter tier was given the title "Quantum Fan." A single $2,000 donation garnered an original copy of the Season One DVD.
  • This video won Bracket 3 of the 20th Anniversary Sketch Bracket. It was remade as The Quantum Documentary (2023 Remake).
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