Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lights, Camera...

So tomorrow we film a commercial. Actually it will probably be more like an infomercial or educational video, something like that. I wrote the script today and it's pretty dry. We'll do our best to spice it up but the point is to educate rather than entertain, so the bar is low.

It's a far cry from our first commercial attempt just a little over a year ago. I remember it was just a few days before Paco's TPLO follow up appointment where he got the green light to return to normal activity, and that was Cinco de Mayo last year. Eric, JR, and I stumbled into Van Kleefs without a script or direction, just a vague idea about about what we thought would be funny. I don't know why we thought it was a good idea to shoot a dark dog in a dark bar, but the background was necessary for the loose plot we'd envisioned.

The result is here. We're supposed to be having a relationship talk but the salvageable material may not make that clear, and somehow the end disappeared into the nether-regions of unusable footage. JR sent me this clip last week, and I just finally got the point where I can watch it without bawling my head off and successfully uploaded it to youtube tonight.

Yeah, it makes me sad, but I'm really happy it exists.

5 comments:

Shanda said...

And now I'm smiling-while-teary-eyed myself. Lordy, what a wonderful beastie he was.

themacinator said...

this is heartbreaking, ana, seriously.

ADR said...

oh how i miss that beautiful fella :/

good luck on the infomercial

sharon said...

Ana I'm glad that the store front has opened. Paco Collar's has come so far. I'm sorry for your loss. Paco was a smart beautiful dog. You helped me so much before. A lot has changed in my life, and it looks like a lot has changed in yours. Have a good day.

Melinda said...

I keep coming back to watch this Ana. It really is heartbreaking... and very special. Thanks for putting it up.