7/29/09

Bear's First Commercial

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.

16 comments:

purejoy said...

ohmygracious! i wish i could have had a flip video with my kids!! so fun! that is the best commercial and i'm all ready to buy some of that water!! so funny!

Amy said...

purejoy - Thanks. He is pretty hilarious. The Flips are amazing. I also wish I'd had one with my first two babies.

mo.stoneskin said...

Very cute. Though I couldn't understand much of what he said, though fluent in Elvish I do not speak many Middle Earth languages.

Jean said...

Great commercial! Funny indeed! Thanks for sharing. By the way, there's a new social networking site dedicated to parents and kids, it's called Bluepixo.com - it's a place for Moms, Dads, and Kids! Now, there’s even a chance to win a free iPod Nano! I'm inviting you to meet other parents. And enjoy parenthood to the fullest. Thanks.

de said...

I think he really wanted to share the great water with everyone over at Jean's house.

Yep, looking forward to those movies, too. Yesterday I looked at the julie/julia blog & enjoyed the entries I read, although I guess she devolves into a real potty-mouth.

evenshine said...

He's so serious-looking! Nicely directed. Not sure the Fruit 2 0 people will pick it up, though...

Jessica Miller Kelley said...

That's hilarious! I love the middle earth talk. I had actually been wondering if you really call him Bear or if it was just for the blog. Baby Bear is one of Kate's many nicknames too!

Amy said...

mo. - I usually speak his particular Middle earthian language, but there's that one sentence in there - no idea.

de - She get all foul mouthed? That's seems out of sync with her topic. I hope the movie doesn't do that.

evenshine - What? How can this not go viral on You Tube? heh.

Jessica - When he was an infant I would call him my Honey Bear, and my mom always said he was much like Winnie the Pooh - built the same as Pooh and so gentle and quiet. (um, that gentle, quiet part is gone now) But we actually call him Chubber, or Chubs, a lot.

Meadowlark said...

Thanks for the smile. My baby is almost 22, but he looked a lot like yours.

Very cute.

Rebecca said...

I'd like to see The Time Traveler's Wife. I caught the preview at Velveteen Mind. She loves the book and can't wait for the movie. I haven't read the book, but the movie looks lovely. But because getting OUT to movies isn't so much a part of my life as a mom so far, we're loving Netflix over here. Lars and the Real Girl was a good one we saw recently.

Kate said...

What a great commercial for that water!

Amy said...

Rebecca - I've heard Lars and the Real Girl is good. I'll check that one out.

Kate - Thanks! (It doesn't really matter what he's saying does it?)

Lori said...

I love it! So did The Princess. She kept calling his name and then she said, "It taste like fruit!"

As for Netflix you need to check out Stardust, super cute! We watched Get Smart this past weekend. It was funny with some good laugh out load moments.

Amy said...

Lori - It sounds like Princess should be making commerials!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

What a doll! I'd have bought the water! Gaby Rose is sitting here next to me, and if this is any proof positive, she wants some of the water too. There ya go mama! You've got a star on your hands...and I have a three year old with a crush on your son.

Nap Warden said...

Totally cute Bear!

I so want to see Julie/Julia Project...I just told Husband that this evening:)

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