This project has quite a backstory involving a favor, emails from Belarus, deciphering feedback from another language, and a desperate attempt to sell through a Steven Seagull joke. Ask me about it sometime.
Youtube Comment Reviews:
"This one was less terrible."
"You should really make a World of Warships commercial with Lundgren, my idea for a punchline would be "It has Dolph-in". As for the terrible sense of humor, didn't it occur to you that if you really had to hire Segal, you could write his surname in a more see-way? You know, like, Steven Seagull?" (editors note: this guy gets it)
Dolph's New Hobby
World of Warships - Yogi
My friends Andrew May, Kate Torgovnick May, and I have finally finished our dark comedy(?) short. so far it's been accepted into The Palm Springs Film Festival, The Indie Gathering Film Festival, and The Nitehawk Short Film Festival. The logline:
"A frustrated copywriter heads upstate to kill himself. But he can't for the life of him nail the suicide note."
(unrelated – I'm fine. Really. Thanks for asking.)
Unfortunately, we can't make it public just yet (waiting to hear back from a few more festivals). If you're dying (zing!) to see it, go here and ask me for the password.
In the meantime, here are some BTS photos taken by Joe Baker.
"Yup. This campaign is still a "Frucking weird one."
Youtube Commenter Reviews:
"Uh,yeah,dad? Why are you a hamster in a plastic ball? What,d'ja piss of a wizard or somethin?"
"The red head chick has nice legs. I'd hit it!"
(In reply) "Gor-Don?"
"Gor-Don needs a swift pu-unch to his Ad-Dams apple."
Count On It
The Frobinsons - 2 Hot 4 TV
Editing these Spring commercials was a long process. And one day, while we were waiting on the client, we ended up cobbling together some of my favorite work from shots we didn't use in the real deal. Sprint thought so too, and was ready to sign off on running these spots (yes, they were even going to pay for the song)
And then the next day the CEO was fired.
And then the new CEO came in.
And then we lost the account.
But what we didn't lose was these gems. They're not all the way CG'ed or colored, but they ARE some of my favorite stuff I've gotten to work on.
Email me for the password.
So my writing partner and good friend incredibly talented ad producer Andrew May is looking to add "and Director" to this description of him, and he hit me up to help him with this spot. He had no money to explain an incredibly complicated thing that no one had ever heard of or really needed to know existed. What fun.
But I'm pretty pumped about how this turned out.
Seabourn - Extraordinary Worlds
A high end, luxury cruise line wanted to put more cheeks in deck chair seats. So they came to us. We got to make several videos and print ads and go on a cruise. Kind of.
AgencySpy Commenter Review:
"Sorry Baker, it's not your fault."
-Why a 60?
"i'm gonna go out on a limb and say it actually probably was Baker's fault."
Rerouted: A Skype Travel Challenge
We sent a travel blogger to Istanbul, and Skype's online community solved a series of clues that got him back home. Think social Amazing Race.
Also, the case study doubles as my VO reel. I know what you're thinking, but no. I don't have an agent yet.
Youtube Commenter Reviews:
"From Turkey - to Turkey Day! HAHA LOL VERY CREATIVE YEAH
Rerouted Case Study
Recap 1: Istanbul
Recap 2: Istanbul
Recap 3: Greece
Recap 4: Milan
Recap 5: Montpellier
Recap 6: Barcelona
Go Art Director Go
On a late night food run two copywriters pondered, "How fun would it be if Art Directors had a motivational website?"
The next day we were featured on the Denver Egotist, and after that things got real. Since posting, 30,000 unique visitors from 71 countries have been encouraged.
We've been on Agency Spy, Brandflakes for Breakfast, and Quipsologies, as well as the Atlanta, D.C., and Salt Lake City egotists. We've accumulated over 2,500 Facebook likes, over 650 Twitter followers, and have been tweeted by Veer, Hipstamatic, Hello You Creatives, 72&Sunny, BBH New York, The CLIO awards, and countless other agencies and ad folk. Not bad for two writers just trying to spread the love.