“How to Make a Video Ad (the easy way)”

Years ago I went to a writing seminar. I don’t recall anything about that seminar except the joke the speaker used to open his presentation. He quipped that attendees often want to know the … Read the rest

How I Film Epic Pizza B Roll

Daniel Schiffer presents a behind-the-scenes (BTS) video of the shooting production for a Toronto pizza commercial.

A key takeaway is the variety of creative angles that are filmed on location, which are then punctuated and emphasized later in the video editing.

Speaking of video editing, as compelling as many of the shots are, this BTS … Read the rest

Video Editing: Sometimes it’s not Inconspicuous

Nike can be counted upon to present compelling messages, particularly via video and TV. In one of their commercials, narrated by professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe, “You Can’t Stop Us” juxtaposes athletes from a … Read the rest

David Ogilvy’s Secret Weapon of Advertising

In 1962, Time magazine called David Ogilvy “the most sought-after wizard in today’s advertising industry.” In this 7-minute “We Sell or Else” video, Ogilvy discusses his “Secret Weapon” of Advertising.

DAVID OGILVY VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

I wish I could be with you today in the flesh, as they say, unfortunately I’m in India. Ever been in … Read the rest