Monday, February 6, 2012

A Commercial For Our Production

Part of being an actor in community theater is getting people to attend the show. When you're putting on a play by someone with name recognition like Shakespeare or when the play is something the public is already familiar with, all you really have to do is put up flyers around the area. With a relatively unknown playwright like Christopher Durang on the bill, however, getting butts in the seats can be a daunting task.

I resolved to generate interest by speaking to a lot of people personally to promote the play. I tried to emphasize the outrageous humor, the nonsensical plot and the talented cast to everyone I spoke to. Problem is, with me being so busy lately, I didn't have a lot of time to press the flesh. I decided that I should let the cast speak for themselves and made a little commercial for the production which I promptly posted on Facebook and asked my other cast-mates to do so as well. I like how this turned out. You get a feel for the cast and a little taste of the show.

I'm also proud of this video in a technical sense. I shot it entirely on my Droid Bionic and it looks pretty spectacular. I did do some editing in iMovie in order to fix the formatting differences between the front facing camera (4:3) and back camera (16:9). Still, I am incredibly pleased with the results. Have a look for yourself.

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