For my second assignment of the week, I opted to Create a Commercial! This is a 5 star assignment. I also had a lot of fun creating this!
This was time consuming, only because I chose to dub my commercial voice over to clips for famous ’80’s movies. Each clip was only about a second long. The biggest challenge was finding clips that fit the story of the commercial. The clips needed to be purposeful in contest to what I was saying.
To do this I started doing a LOT of YouTube searching. I watched a lot of movie clips and trailers! Again, I totally made this more work on myself. However, I truly have a whole new appreciation for film editors after these last two weeks. I really wanted to incorporate some films that I haven’t used much (if at all) this semester. So featured in this short commercial is: Sixteen Candles (1984), Field of Dreams (1989), Beetlejuice (1989), National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Trading Places (1983), E.T. (1982), Karate Kid (1984), Footloose (1984), The Outsiders (1983), The Jetsons (an outside in this group – the show originally aired in the ’60s, but made a brief return in the ’80s) , A Christmas Story (1983), and Top Gun (1986).
The voice over is actually from the commercial I did for our Radio Show. I messed with the audio a litter. In retrospect I wish I hadn’t. Because of the way I had made the commercial initially I was not able to separate my talking from the music. Something else if I were to go back I would do. I would probably exchange it from something more up-beat.
Nonetheless, I have fun making this. I used iMovie for the video and GarageBand to manipulate the audio.