So a while back I shared with you my vision for the perfect household cleaning product commercial. It was brilliant and I felt perhaps I'd missed my calling.
I decided to experiment with making a commercial starring Bear. I was sent samples of Fruit 2 O Essentials water and he was wandering around drinking one, so I grabbed my Flip video camera. I hadn't known what to say about the fruity water besides um, good water which is totally lame and no one would believe me even if it were true. Which it is. True, I mean.
So I felt this was perfect - I'll film an awesome adorable kid commercial. The thing is, a toddler will not say what you ask them to say. They will belch though. Also, a two and a half year old who is reasonably intelligible will still slip suddenly into a language only spoken in like, Middle Earth. And, I am jumpy with the camera and I zoom in and out too much so my directoral style is very Blair Witch, apparently.* Sorry if you vomit.
(These people with the water samples may regret sending me their fruity water.)
Here is Bear's first commercial.
The Fine Print: Filming was very spur of the moment as evidenced by the lunch crusted all over his shirt. And in his defense he had no script and you know actors and their ad libbing. The fruit water people did not pay for this post, they just sent me some water. Each bottle equals two servings of fruit and I like that. Also, Bear frequently moans, "I hate that," about random things, so the fruit water people really came out ahead here.
*I never saw Blair Witch. I'm a giant chicken about scary movies.
Speaking of movies, I'm SO excited about two August movies - Julie & Julia and The Time Traveler's Wife. I didn't read the Julie/Julia book but I did read Time Traveler's Wife and I loved it. These movies look well cast and well done (like my first commercial!).
So who else is planning to see these? And I'm thinking of reinstating my Netflix, which I cancelled because I never watched the movies, and if I do - what should I put in my que? (I'm thinking the movie producers will be calling about Bear now. We'll use the money to pay for college of course.)
And don't forget about the $50 Amazon give-away this week to celebrate my 500th post.