Revenge of the Nerd or Mark Rober’s Revengineers

I am the Media Manager – DIT for Revenge of the Nerd, a new TV prank show starring YouTube star Mark Rober. It was later renamed Mark Rober’s Revengineers. I am responsible for 26 cameras (!). We have 3 main cameras, several handhelds, and 8 GoPros. We are shooting for 3.5 months in the Bay Area (Sunnyvale, CA), just South of San Francisco. It will air on Discovery+ later this summer. A lot of work, but very rewarding. Great group of people to work with.

This show has exploding bikes, exploding poop, and pool noodle jousting. What else do you need? Nerds UNITE!


Revenge of the Nerd or Mark Rober’s Revengineers


Media Manager-DIT

Project’s IMDB


Production Company

ITV-America and Kimmelot


Peter Fowkes

Equipment (Client’s)

Camera codes for 26 cameras
Camera codes for 26 cameras!

Hardware (My Gear/Kit)




  • “Easy” Day
    • 12 cameras
    • 20 cards
    • 1 TB of data
  • Heavy Day
    • 20 cameras
    • 30 cards
    • 1.75 TB of data
  • 40 days of shooting over 3.5 months
  • 2 different weeks of breaks due to someone testing positive for Covid
  • 50 TB of data

Type of Production

Reality show/Television


Jimmy Kimmel’s production company Kimmelot is the Producer. Here is a great article in Deadline talking about the upcoming show. Below is a clip of Mark on Jimmy Kimmel Live!


You probably know Mark Rober through his infamous Glitter Bomb revenge pranks on Porch Pirates.


I haven’t found an official Revenge of the Nerd trailer. However, these 2 short clips give you a taste of what the show will be like.

Say Hello to my little friend
Robot Dog prank

Media Manager/DIT Work Station

Below is a short walk thru of my desk. The main software I use is ShotPut Pro and Google Sheets (their version of Microsoft Excel and formerly known as G Suite for Business).

Revenge of the Nerd Behind the Scenes

Here are a few photos of us working on the set.

  • Prepping shopping cart for gag
  • Dog Poop prop
  • Poop on bike seat gag
  • Camera setup
  • Cellphone prop

Timelapse of Camera Room breakdown


For our 3.5 month shoot, Production put us up in the comfy Residence Inn in Sunnyvale, CA. The hotel is about 10 min from the warehouse in Milipitas.

COVID Prevention

Every day before we work, we do an at home COVID test. We also do a 1/weekly COVID (PCR) test.

Thank Yous

Thank you to ITV America for choosing me to safeguard all your media, to Robert Fowkes for being so easy to work with, and finally to Mark Rober for being so dang funny.

Mark Rober

Former NASA and Apple engineer. Current YouTuber and friend of science.

Answers to some common questions:

  • Studied Mechanical Engineering in School. I did my undergrad at BYU and Masters at USC.
  • Worked for NASA JPL for 9 years, 7 of which were working on the Curiosity Rover (I made a video about it you should def totes watch cause it’s probably my favorite of all my videos). Then I created Digital Dudz (made some videos about this too) and eventually sold it after 2 years. Then I worked for Apple in their Special Projects Group doing Product Design as a Mechanical Engineer for 5 years. As of 2019, I just make my monthly YouTube videos.
  • Link to free and therefore substandard build plans for my custom workbench can be found below.
  • I made a 30 Day Creative Engineering Class that teaches my end to end engineering process so you can make stuff too!
  • Check it out here

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