Well, I've almost got all of the voices recorded for the Bloops Cereal commercial. I have only One-Eyed Clyde left to go. In the meantime I thought I might give you a sample. Click the title of this post to download a really rough mix of the Bloops Cereal jingle (Thanks to Jeff Shiffman). Here are the lyrics:
Bloops is the cereal that's worth its ilk,
'Cuz its super secret formula's powered by milk!
Again, this is a rough mix that needs some "sweetening"... Enjoy!
This will probably be the most obligatory (and funniest) post I will make. I figured while waiting to finish up recording the voices for the commercial (hopefully this week!) I should mention the matter of funding. As I posted earlier, I estimate this short costing around $40,000 from start to finish. Finding backing for a short film is a hard thing to do. Especially this amount. So, if there happens to be anybody out there reading this blog who (and here is the funny part) is interested in Executive Producing a short, you know where to find me. There. I've said it. This will be the first and last time I mention the need for funding on this blog. I now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.
If you've read the script (or even if you haven't) there is an animated cereal commercial at the beginning introducing BLOOP'S Cereal. (That's the brand that the main character eats). Im thinking that this entire short will cost around $40,000 to make and that's including pulling favors. My thought is to produce the animated cereal commercial now in hopes that its completion will help convince potential investors that I am serious about making this film. This is where the favor pulling comes in. It will probably be done in flash. So, hopefully the next few posts will be dedicated to the process of making this commercial including designs, color, storyboards and (if I can figure it out) audio clips. When it is done I will have a link to the final commercial for your viewing pleasure. I am a big fan of the early Jay Ward Studios Cap'n Crunch commercials so that is the style I am trying to ape. Here are the initial designs, done by me and my talented friend, Clayton Morrow. Some of you may recognize his name.
This is Captain Bloop. The mascot of Bloop's Cereal
Here is Bloop's "crew". Billy, Suzie and Wienerdog.
This is the Villain of the commercial: One-Eyed Clyde