Sunday, December 4, 2016

Even more examples

Here are some more examples for you to consider:
One Direction Perfume Ad
Old Spice Commercial
Office Linebacker Commercial

And my personal favorite:
Thai Weight-loss Commercial

Here are some more examples of different commercials:

Remember, your storyboards are DUE next week!! (12/14~12/17)

More Examples

Here are some more interesting examples:

This week

  • Check storyboards
  • Start script-writing
  • Think of product name
Next week
  • Check scripts
  • Practice commercials in class
  • Make props

Remember, your commercials will be performed live in front of the whole class. Each commercial should be 1~3 minutes long and have a prop prepared. You will be graded on how well you sell your product. Good luck!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Commercial Activity

A commercial is a advertisement on television (or the internet) that is trying to get you to buy something. That is always the main purpose of a commercial - to get you to buy something. The trick is figuring out exactly what they want you to buy. 

There are many, many types of commercials - too many, in fact, to highlight them all in our class. Here are a few examples. See if you can figure out what they are selling and what techniques they are using (how are they trying to make you believe you need this product)

- What is the problem and how is your product the solution?
- What are you selling?
- Why should we buy it?
- Who would want to buy this?
- Why is it better or more unique than others?
- What are the benefits of this product?
- What special deals are you offering?

So, you should first decide on a product you want to sell. It could be a new version of an existing product (iPhone 10 or ASUS Power Notebook) or a completely original product (RoboTeacher or AngryCandyCrushBirds)

Then you should decide how you want to sell this product. Who will want to buy it? How can you convince people to buy it?

- Have a product idea (make one yourself or change an existing product)
- Make a prop
- Make a script for your commercial
- Perform your commercial for the whole class (this will be your oral test score)

Sunday, October 23, 2016


HW for this week (Week 9)

1) Find a group (2~3 people)

2) Pick a subject (who will you interview)

3) Pick a topic (what you will interview this person about)

4) Write 10 interview questions

Remember, the interview videos are DUE:
S1A: 11/14
S1B: 11/10
S1C: 11/10
S1D: 11/14
S1E: 11/15
S1F: 11/10
S1G: 11/15

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Voice-over Scripts

1. UP
Old man: We have your dog!
Boy: Whoa!
Old man: I wonder who he belongs to?
Boy: Sit, boy! (dog sits) Hey, look, he’s trained! Shake! Uh-huh. Speak!
Dog: Hi there!
Old man: Did that dog just say, “Hi there!”?
Dog: Oh yes!
Old man: Ahhh!
Dog: My name is Doug and I have just met you and I love you! My master made me this collar. He is a good and smart master. And he made me this collar so that I may talk. SQUIRREL!!

2. Monsters University
Mike: (snoring)
Sully: (snoring)
Mike: (alarm rings) Eeee-yah! (Sully falls)
Sully: Mom!?! What are you doing?
Mike: Your grubby paw was in my bed!
Sully: Were you kissing my hand?
Mike: Hahaha, NO! And what about you with all your shedding?
Sully: I don’t shed.
Mike: Really? (hits bed) Excuse me!
Sully: I just want to get my stuff
Mike: Would you just ..let me get my stuff!
BOTH:  Waaaa – ohhhhh! (fall out door)

3. A Bug’s Life
Flea: We’re losing the audience, you clowns gotta get out there NOW!
Heimlich: I hate performing on an empty stomach!
Stick: Tra-la-la-la-la, spring is in the air, and I’m a flower with nothing interesting to say. Ah! A bee!
Heimlich: I am a cute little bumblebee!! Here I come! Slow down you flowers! Oh! Candy corn! Here! Let me help you to finish it!

4. The Incredibles
Edna: (talking about new costume) It will be bold! Dramatic!
Mr: Yeah!
Edna: Heroic!
Mr: Yeah, something classic, like, uh, Dyna Guy! Oh, he had a great look! The cape and the boots!
Edna: No cape!
Mr: Isn’t that my decision?
Edna: Do you remember Thunder Head? Strong, storm powers, nice man, good with kids.
Mr: Listen …
Edna: November 15th of 58, all was well, another day saved, when he cape snagged on a missile.
Mr: Thunder Head was not the brightest …
Edna: Strato-Girl, April 23rd , ‘57… cape caught in a jet turbine
Mr: You can’t generalize about …
Edna: Melto-Man, express elevator … Dyna-Guy, cape snagged on take-off … Splash Down, sucked into a vortex …NO CAPES!

5. Despicable Me
Gru: As you can see, I have provided everything a child might need. (puts stuff down) Alright, clearly we need to set some rules. Rule #1, you will not touch anything.
Girl: Uhhh, what about the floor?
Gru: Yes, you may touch the floor.
Girl: What about the air?
Gru: Yes, you may touch the air.
Little girl: What about this?
Gru: Ahh! Where did you get that?
Little girl: I found it.
Gru: Okay, rule #2, you will not bother me while I’m working. Rule #3, you will not cry or whine or laugh or giggle or sneeze or burp or fart. So no, no, no annoying sounds. Alright?
Little girl: Does this count as annoying? (hits chubby cheeks)

6. Toy Story – Woody and Buzz argue
Woody: What? What are you talking about?
Buzz:     Right now, poised at the edge of the galaxy, Emperor Zurg has been secretly
              Building a weapon, with the destructive capacity to annihilate an entire planet! I
              alone have information that reveals this weapon’s only weakness.
              And you, my friend, are responsible for delaying my rendezvous with Star                           Command!
Woody: You are a toy! You aren’t  the real Buzz Lightyear, you’re an
              action figure. You are a child’s plaything!
Buzz:    You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity. Farewell!

7. Toy Story – Woody and Buzz fight scene
Woody: Buzz! Buzz! Ha! You’re alive! This is great!
 Oh! I’m saved! I’m saved!
 Andy will find you here, he’ll take us back to the room and
 then you can tell everyone that this was all just a big mistake.
 Huh? Right? Buddy?
Buzz:   I just want you to know that even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is not  an idea we promote  on my planet.
Woody: Oh. Well, that’s good.
Buzz:    But we’re not on my planet, are we?
Woody: No.
Buzz:    Hya!
Woody: Ahhhhh… Ok, come on, you want a piece of me?

8. Shrek Forever – Onions Analogy
Shrek: For your information there’s a lot more to ogres than people think.
Donkey: Example?
Shrek:  Example? Ok, um… Ogres are like onions.
Donkey: (sniff) They stink?
Shrek: Yes!…. No!
Donkey: Oh, they make you cry.
Shrek: No!
Donkey: Oh, you leave them out in the sun and they get all brown,
   and start sproutin’ those little white hairs.
Shrek: No! Layers! Onions have layers!
Ogres have layers, onions have layers.
You get it! We both have layers! Ahhh…
Donkey: Oh, you both have laaayeeers…oh… (sniff, sniff).
   You know, not everybody likes onions.

Voice-over Activity

Voice-over Activity

Voice-Over Videos

This week's lesson will be about voice-overs. Voice-overs are when actors add their voices to characters in cartoons like Toy Story or Cars. You will work with a partner and do a voice-over next week from the playlist prepared for you. Enjoy and have fun!!

Things to pay attention to:
Just like the Monologue Activity, you need to focus on -->
A) Enunciation
B) Tone
C) Feeling
D) Expression

But, for the voice-over, there are two added elements -->
Sound effects

We'll begin the activities next week. Enjoy la!