Saturday, April 12, 2008

On Location With an 'Obama in 30 Seconds' Crew

I confess, I'm no fan of the Senator from Illinois. And Moveon.org is not high on my list either. They have sponsored a contest for a group of amateur film-makers to create their own commercial. The best commercial will air on TV in Pennsylvania and the winning team will get $20,000 in equipment.

In spite of this being about Obama and sponsored by moveon.org, I am a commercial junky. I really like watching commercials and some of them are very good. Reagan's "Morning in America" commercials and Clinton's "3am Phone Call" are good examples. They make you think. Regardless what you think about the candidate, those commercials are good. And I haven't seen a lot of good ones lately.

But the one commercial shown in this wired article, really wasn't up to par. You can click on the link provided and read the story, then click "next image" to see the still shots around the commercial. When you get to the last shot, you can view the commercial itself.

Somehow, I felt like something was missing. The script was missing a lot. If I hadn't read the article, I wouldn't have gotten the point at all. Even with reading the article, it still seemed pretty dry. Maybe they will add more to the ending or something. Maybe this one won't win. But it just doesn't cut it for me.

2 comments:

Eric V. Kirk said...

Here's my favorite.

Randy Barnett said...

Eric,
Thanks for coming by and commenting.Yep, that's the one I saw.

I don't get any kind of stirring feeling from the commercial. I was truly hoping for better. I'm sure Obama can do better and Moveon can certainly afford better.

I just want to be moved and when I saw this one, I just sat there.