Creating a commercial is not as easy as you would think. For 3 stars I did the assignment entitled DS106 Radio Commercial. The task: Create a commercial featuring an item that you have invented that would be extremely useful to your favorite movie or TV Show character. Try to be as creative and abstract as possible. Must include sound effects or background music and be at least 20 seconds in length.
I was able to put these 3 stars towards Blair, and I also am going to use this in my radio show. So I really killed three birds with one stone.
The product is a dating website entitled “Killing For Love” at killingforlove.com It is basically a website for people who have killed their significant others and are trying to find love again. Blair killed her husband because he continuously cheated on her, and she really wants to find someone to help her raise her 5 children. So why not try online dating?
I started off with some background music that I found on youtube. I trimmed it to be about 30 seconds, at a spot that I thought captured the mood I was trying to give. I really liked the music and it seemed somewhat seductive.
Then came the hardest part. Coming up with what to say. I had originally come up with the site Steal Your Heart, but I couldn’t make anything catchy about it. Since I was at conference this weekend, my ARH friends helped me come up with Killing for love, and everything to say in the commercial. My friend Mike is also featured at the end of the commercial. He played the part of a love killer VERY well if you ask me, which was kind of creepy. You can also see him featured as the cover model for the commercial. After all of the speaking parts were finished, I added a gunshot from freesound.org.
Once layered together, I was quite impressed with how it came out. There are still a few editing issues, but I will work on that on future assignments.
Here is the final result!
6 stars down, 3 for Blair!