I've got the sound covered.
I still don't understand how paying as little as $25 will get your ad on tv?
Pupovich - I guess it's when a 500 pups will chip in $25 each, then the ad gets played - possibly each time with a new "sponsor" name: "Paid for by Rex" or "Paid for by Ginger". That's how it gets selected. The more money, the more often it's played.
My question is, if the ad collects some money but not enough to be played on TV, where does it go? Towards other ads? Like, I paid to support the Empress but the ad didn't play and the money went to a popular Obama ad?
One idea for a short ad would be a sequence of Obamunist posters from our existing collection, starting with Hope and ending with Damn. The soundtrack could be the beginning of Brahms' Symphony No. 1 to make it dramatic, or some silly light modern tune with percussions and maybe whistling to make it comical.
Seems to me you could combine the Empress and Obama in the same ad, they are two peas in the same socialist pod.
I have some ideas for some ads, however, I have no software to make videos. I just need something that would allow me to make words appear on the screen. Anyone know of some free, easy to use software along those lines?
If not free, then cheap is ok too.
Chairman M. S. Punchenko
Chairman M. S. Punchenko
Jak - Windows Movie Maker lets you do quite a lot of basic video editing including animated captions, transitions, and other effects. That's what I'm using for now.
It comes free with every Windows system.
Chairman! Marvelous videos! But I think they screwed up one line, I believe they meant to say "Democrats will put the government's hand back in you, the people."
But the second video.... Chairman, you are far too modest! Why, that was YOU redistributing the rethuglican wealth among the needy.
since we're in the biz of satire.
Lets just get the latest moveon.org advert and butcher it.
make an obama ad with the following slogans
"Experience you can count on" ...........
"Strong, trusted, experienced "
"Barak Obama a man who's a person that's for change and stuff that we like"
A Hillary ad as follows "America needs a New face and a fresh start"........
."Honesty and sincerity when it's needed"
It comes bundled with the operating system. Just as central planning comes bundled with confiscatory taxes and suppression of dissent.
I can't come up with any ideas for this but I had a general suggestion/question. Is the Party going to launch a Communists for Clinton/Obama (depending on whoever wins the nomination) for the November revolution, similar to Communists for Kerry in '04?
Ah, I think I am beginning to see how this is done. I am surprised air time for even 25 seconds is as cheap as it says. Unfortunately there are only 3 cities available so far.
What about Change for Bums?
On the satire bit ... Using the contestants words against them is very powerful.
Every time Hillary starts talking about what she would do with record oil company profits I duck tape my assicus reticus shut practicing for the day knowing it's only a matter of time before Mom and Pop Small McBusiness will experience a profit reduction program under Hillary Care. ... I'd love to know what she we do when the oil companies have a bad year? (Like the last 45 ?)
I see all the politicians are leaving The Big Three automakers alone.
I'd like to see 25 seconds on how liberalism ruined an entire auto industry.
Chairman M. S. Punchenko, damn that was a funny video.
They used to have a show where a robot looking creature and some guy, shown in silhouette, ad-libbed sarcasm and satire to old movies.
Watching any politician's ad with these two taking pot shots would be pretty funny...only if the critique was spot on.
Ok, so I'm working on my second video now. It's almost done, I just haven't figured out what I want to do with the music yet.
Chairman M. S. Punchenko
Oh my! You guys kick ass! Maybe I'll join you a little later when I have time.
Jak - Excellent job, especially for your first video! I presume it's your own music. Sounds very appropriate. And I love the handle - TheDailyCube. LOL.
Chairman - also a great idea. I don't know if this can be squeezed into 25 seconds, especially that it doesn't give enough time to realize what these pictures REALLY stand for. Perhaps making a disclaimer in the end that these are iPod lines?
Ask Jak for mournful and tragic music, but I'm sure he's already picking something for you out of his own pieces that sound similar to that Jeremy Soule piece in the link.
Even if it exceeds the 25 sec limit, it can still make a great video for the Cube - we'll post it in the Current Truth section. You can open an account on YouTube for it like Jak did for his video, or send it to me and I'll upload it to the Cube account - it doesn't matter.
Once we settle on the candidates, we'll have to prepare a hi-rez version of each for the actual submission. The specs are on the site. So try to save all the hi-rez images you worked with, and in the future, if you have to decide between various images, consider size and sharpness as important criteria.
Oh, and the second part of the People's Cube PAC (last shot in Punchenko's video) is correctly spelled as "People's Cube PAC for Change, Hope, and Free Haircuts"
Chairman M. S. Punchenko
Thanks for the advice, Comrade Jak.
Chairman M. S. Punchenko
That's OK, Comrade Jak. I highly doubt I can get any of my ads under 25 seconds. However, I really like the ones you are cooking up. The McCain hates dogs ad was great.
Comrade Otis: Didn't the Cube pioneer Vegetable Liberation?
how about one of those Head-On commercials, except it will say "Hillary, Apply Directly to Your Ballot; Hillary, Apply Directly to Your Ballot; Hillary, Apply Directly to Your Ballot....etc." over and over and over.
saysmeWe will need original or royalty free music - we can provide some, or it sounds like Komrad Jak has some of that covered.
Yea...my studio would be a poor investment if I never used it.
Anyhoo, I'm going to take a wild guess that my second ad isn't going to be used for the small fact that it accuses McCain of being Hitler and molesting pets. Most of my ideas are pretty "out there" and might be rejected by networks for that reason. I never actually watch tv, so I don't really know what's acceptable these days. So how's this, I'll give a list of some of my ideas so far, and you, Kristi, can tell me which ones will fly, which ones might fly, and which ones would sink like Mary Jo Kopechne.
For my fake anti-McCain ads: (are those even allowed?)
Can I accuse McCain of being a fact-monger?
Can I accuse McCain of being too extreme for America due to his strange idea that people should keep more of their own money?
Can I accuse McCain of putting unicorns on the endangered species list?
Can I accuse McCain of stalwartly defending an imperialist country which is full of bitter, angry white people who cling to guns and religion to ward off having to accept the supreme maternal embrace of socialism?
Are there any circumstances under which I can accuse McCain of being Hitler? The progressives waited all the way 'til September 12th, 2001 last time. I don't think they'll wait this long this time and I'd like to beat them to it.
Can I make an ad in which the only message is, "McCain.......BAD! NO VOTE FOR MCCAIN!"
Now, for some of my (real) anti-Obama ads:
Can I accuse Obama of just wanting to preside over Jeremiah Wright's third term?
Obama has a courage-perception problem - can I accuse him of courageously looking responsibility in the eye and saying, "You're not the boss of me!" or bravely choosing to not to vote yes or no on 129 bills in the Illinois state senate, etc?
Can I make an ad called "Jihadists for Obama", in which Jihadists make a case for an Obama presidency? (this is of course based on the Hamas endorsement of Obama)
Can I bring up Obama's decision to vote against the induced infant liability act? That decision is tantamount to legalizing infanticide.
Can I accuse him of having lied about possessing weapons of mass change to get us into war with the republicans?
Can I accuse him of secretly being an evil republican and then plug hillary in the same ad? (just to tweak dems, obviously)
Can I list his proposed tax increases? (probably wouldn't fit in 25 seconds.)
Can I list his major accomplishments? (5 seconds for the initial statement, "The following are Obama's major accomplishments", then 20 seconds of blank screen.)
That's just off the top of my head. Let me know, I'll have more ideas to sort out later.
Ha! These are very valid questions and great ideas.
It's really exciting that you are with us on our journey through the barricades of broadcasting. I am pushing satire 100%. Otherwise, where is the voice for anything other than the mainstream?
If it were up to me, I would open the floodgates and put it all up there, but it's not up to me(YET)
YES you can make satirical anti-Mccain videos. I especially like unicorns on the endangered species list - as well as people keeping their own money
The Obama blank screen is hilarious (reminds me of the erased Robert Rauschenberg drawing). I will suggest that you keep it on the softer side of harsh - maybe hold off on the Hitler and Jihad ones. Hoping that doesn't defeat the purpose and that you're still inspired to play along. We want the folks in Indiana, Raleigh, and Portland to get it, and we want to get along with broadcast while we're still dating, so we can exercise more and more freedom into the future.
SOME IMPORTANT TIPS FOR VIDEOS:
Stills that are used should be 1st or 2nd generation so the resolution is high quality- try to have access to the photos or permission from photogapher
Current News Clips are OK
Music - should be original
I recommend - no more Hillary unless she's involved with some other issue or candidate- (she'll probably be out of the race by the time we get it up )
I hope this helps!!
thanks for everything so far... and for the good laughs
Not Socialist Enough for America!
Wow, I can't believe how much hatemail I'm getting on that last video. Finally, success.
Mikhail T. Kalashnikov
The "Not socialist enough for America" theme is derived from the wealth of brilliant material already available on this site. I think we could use it as our main theme; in doing so we can make many of the best ideas to grace this site into powerful ads along those lines.
Comrade OtisHate mail from McCainiacs writing that McCain is Socialist enough for America?
Nope, only from O'zombies. Apparently, bringing up Obama's socialist leanings is deeply offensive to them, just like any other attempt to scrutinize his record. My favorite hate message so far came from this emissary of Yeswecan:"u rasist idoit fashist dont even no obama n ur video is pathetci keep tyring wingnuts"http://www.youtube.com/user/allencrider
Being surrounded by people like this all the time, it's not surprising Obama would be so cheerful about wishing to speak terrorists. Terrorists probably seem very reasonable after being subjected to this level of conversation for so long.
Also, regarding McCain, I think it goes without saying that he's not going down in the books as a great president. But, compared to the alternative, McCain might as well be as messianic as O'zombies imagine Obama to be. The question is whether we want someone who is a lukewarm conservative at best, downright liberal at worst in the whitehouse, or, a dictatorial radical marxist with the capacity to bring cataclysmic economic self-destruction, hidden behind a mask of platitude.
Before I finish/upload video 4, I'd like to take a moment to try and apply some organization to this process with a list. Please help me update this list with more ideas. Suggestions/comments welcome. In addition, my time is limited and I'd like to make as many of these as possible. Because of this, I'm going to indicate certain areas I could use some help for the production. Let's make as many of these babies as we can.
1. Obama's "list" of accomplishments.
Notes: I think this'll be my 4th ad. At the beginning, I'll give a public service announcement, informing the audience they are about to experience all that is obama's accomplishments, which will of course be represented by 20 seconds of a blank screen.
2. Obama: Man of courage.
Notes: This may be my fifth ad, depending how the production fares. Imagine Obama being sung about in a Monty Python episode/movie and you'll have the gist of this ad. If anyone knows of pictures/news footage of obama running away that we can use, it would be perfect for this ad. It may not fit in the 25 second margin.
3. Appeasers never prosper. Obama: Yes we can!
Notes: I think the title says it all. I need to find some news footage with obama specifically stating that he wishes to meet with terrorists without preconditions.
4. America needs a leader that already is.
Notes: Comparing McCain's record with Obama's speeches. The idea is to show obama giving speeches saying we need to do certain things juxtaposed with examples of McCain already having done those things.
5. John McCain leaves no one behind.
Notes: Tells briefly about McCain's decision not to leave captivity when he was offered because he didn't want to leave anyone behind - then transfers that idea to McCain's platform. Production is almost done on this ad, I'm just dragging my feet on completing the music.
6. John McCain: Too extreme for America.
Notes: Lists McCain's "extreme" positions: People should keep more of their own money, fact mongering, desire to not run away constantly, etc.
7. John McCain: Death to Unicorns.
Notes: A discussion about how McCain used Rove's weather machine to create global warming to make LSD more difficult to make, thus decreasing the supply, thus decreasing the number of Unicorn sightings in San Fransisco, thus evidence that McCain has diminished unicorn population putting them on the endangered species list. This might require more than 25 seconds.
8. Obama: Tax you into prosperity.
Notes: I need a list of Obama's proposed tax increases. I simply don't have the time to compile an encyclopedia of data together, so I'd appreciate some help putting together this list.
9. BBCC: Bush economic policies cause iPhone famine of '07, the mass graves were never found.
Notes: Me with a british accent + Chairman M. S. Punchenko's proposed ad giving a "BBCC" report describing the disastrous human toll that Bush's economic policies have caused. This will require footage/pictures of general economic devastation or people waiting in lines for iPhones made to look like economic devastation (like chairmen's original idea). We will need the rights/permission for this stuff. 25 seconds might be too short for this concept.
10. Who are they?
ad involving illegals and the troops. Red
is doing the production on this one; I'll provide the music. Let me know how else I/we can help. May be difficult for 25 seconds.Red, I know you were planning some Hillary ads. Are those still in the mix, or should we expect them to be shelved along with Hillary?
If not, I know you have other Obama-related ad ideas, and, as I stated before, a wealth of material to draw from exists already, archived by this site.
I love doing upand adding videos to YouTubes daily! Thanks!