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Earlier this month I wrote about being asked whether I was interested in creating a video to showcase a product from Belkin called the WeMo Motion + Switch. It was exciting to be asked, but a little daunting at the same time. I’ve never made anything other than silly little single shot videos. This was something that would require multiple shots and editing. I know the iMac is capable of it, but I’m sure not!
The concept changed a few times until I sat down yesterday in my newly creepified living room, and started shooting. It was fun! I wrote a script. Recorded it. Moved my props around repeatedly while going back and checking the camera viewing range. I even rigged a giant spider from the ceiling that I could lower during the filming! I shot my little film in different filters, with different results. Finally I settled on some rough footage that I was satisfied would just have to do.
Then Jess came home.
Neither one of us are graphic artists, but she has a knack for these things that I definitely do not possess. She took the raw footage, added overlaying audio files, a trailer and credits. She took my chunk of rock and turned it into a polished jewel worthy of an Academy Award!
Kate Upton will now present the award for Best Director to… Stephen Belyea! I’d just like to thank all the people who poured their heart and soul into this project, my fans, my mother and father who stood with me all these years, my sister, my beautiful children, my agent… wait! Stop the music, I’m not done! There are still people I need to thank! My agent, oh I said that already. Umm.. my publicist… all the people at wardrobe.. my hair stylist.. Oh God! Don’t forget about Him! Wait! Wait! Thank you, Academy! I love you. Good night!”
@ Hey Stephen, would you mind following back? Got a question for you… (You’ve done this DM thing before!)
Thanks! That was fast! We’d like to send you a free WEMO Switch + Motion, if you’d be so kind as to make a brief home video showing how…
2/2 …you could use them for Halloween! (Maybe a way to surprise trick or treaters?) If you’re interested, send us your shipping info!
Absolutely! And Thank you!
Fantastic! (Don’t forget phone + email, too, just in case.) And you’re most welcome 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
This will be fun! (I already torment the kids with the regular switch. I had them convinced the TV was on the fritz. They still don’t know)
Haha! Shades of “Poltergeist”! Oh, you’re devious! Can’t wait!! 😀