As we sat for a long while at the end of the edit day recently waiting for either an approval or changes to come down from on-high we killed some time listening to / watching the usual smattering of You Tube videos and Internet clips that are parodies of many of the things editors face everyday. A lot of these clips make perfect sense after an edit runs the gauntlet of an advertising agency approval process or a cut is sent to a client who has no idea what the process is that a television commercial has to go through to get to air. The above clip is the classic Rough Cut Lady Song. In the same vein below is the Impossible Promo Approval Guy:
Both of those have made their way around the Intranet for years.
If you haven’t heard the story behind these clips then check out their origins here.
Another favorite of art directors, graphic designers and motion graphic artists out there is the silly but fun Make the Logo Bigger song . How very true that song is.
And then there’s the Truth in Advertising clip below. It’s 12 minutes long but if you’ve worked with agencies and never seen this clips it’s time well spent.
Finally, for all of those who have ever edited a corporate video with less than professional talent who just can’t seem to get it right and curses and screams their way through the shoot then this last clip is for you. We’ve all said that we would edit together the goofy moments, curse words and outtake into one clip but we never do. Well once upon a time someone did. A long time ago. With a guy selling Winnebagos. This clip is definitely NSFW but it is vulgar and funny all rolled into one!