Sam Gorski and Niko Peuringer are two special effects artists from the film industry that have transitioned to becoming personas on YouTube. The two of them co-direct and act in their channel named Corridor Digital, or simply Corridor.
They live and work with Freddie Wong and his own filming crew and are known for making really unique content of different varieties, correctly following film procedures in a relaxed, fun sort of manner. They've also appeared in many collaborations with other YouTube stars.
In addition to making their bi-weekly content on their own channel, Sam and Niko also have a monthly action series on Bammo called Sync, with a thorough behind-the-scenes making of to accompany it. They also produced the Agent Origins: Ashes live-action trailer for The Division.
You can find their main channel here. They also maintain a side channel called Corridor Crew with content ranging from slice-of-life vlogs to behind the scenes to "React" videos about good and bad CGI, as well as a gaming (including video gaming, tabletop gaming, and airsoft and Nerf games) channel called Node with buddies D and Brandon Laatsch note .
Also, they have a few projects done with Steven Ogg.
- Author Appeal:
- They express pride that muzzle flashes are their speciality
- Their reaction videos often has Niko mention pores and skin stretches when talking about model textures, leading to jokes about it whenever he begins to point out how to achieve realistic skin in visual effects.
- Body Horror: When Mario glitches out in "The Glitch".
- Crooks Are Better Armed: "Superman with a GoPro" uses this. Two crooks with rifles hold off a lone policeman with a pistol. Naturally, though, those rifles are then outmatched by Superman.
- Crossover: SlowMo Fallout Kills was a collaboration with The Slow Mo Guys.
- Diabolus ex Machina: World's BIGGEST Domino Run uses this twice to kick off and wrap up the main story.
- Face-Revealing Turn: "Googly Eyes" features one as a character named Clint is revealed to have, well...
- Gainax Ending: Awfully frequently.
- Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball: "Ballin' Out Of Control"
- Jump Scare: A really effective one in "The Glitch", when Mario is trapped inside of a glitch and then suddenly has his face start glitching.
- Lightning Gun: Well, they're more like Dubstep guns.
- Magical Camera: "Photoreal".
- MST: While their reaction videos are primarily to explain tricks and techniques shown in the clips, the crew's general sense of humor fails to stop them from cracking wise about some of the more silly stuff they notice.
- Nightmare Face: Mario once he glitches out in "The Glitch".
- No Ending: The Glitch ends with a fake YouTube "plugin failed" screen before the Windows "Blue Screen of Death" pops up.
- Practical Effects: The video MiniDrones Blew Up My Toys! is largely made with practical effects, meaning that they actually did blow up a few toy cars in the toy car chase.
- Real-Place Background: Being based in Los Angeles, their video for Real GTA naturally uses real environments paralleling those used in the in-game Los Santos as backgrounds.
- Rule of Cool: Much of their videos have no real purpose beyond showing off visual effects, stuntwork, and cool ideas the crew came up with that week.
- Running Gag: Clint hasn't seen most of the movies they react to.
- Shout-Out: To recent video games, by the boat load, considering they provide the basis for videos. Halo, Team Fortress 2, Mass Effect 3, and Skyrim only scratch the surface.
- Stating the Simple Solution: Many times in reactions they'll point out how productions create unnecessary problems for themselves when more practical means could reduce the workload, a big example being Zero where great pains was taken to turn the main actor into a dwarf when just hiring a short actor would suffice.
- Taken for Granite: "Head Hunters".
- Voodoo Shark: Mostly in response to their reaction, the VFX studio behind Zero released a VFX breakdown. It only ends up frustrating the crew more because one of the clips does nothing to explain how they achieved the effect.Niko: It's like showing me a magic trick and the solution is...actual magic.