Monday, February 5, 2007

Old Wives Tales

How about doing a series of short information films (a la goververnment information films - we could even make it just black and white) and in it have sort of old wives tales being enforced.

eg. Somebody spills some milk on the floor and starts crying. Big text swoops in and says "STOP"!

Then a government inspector comes in and explains that "No, you aren't supposed to do that. Yes Milk is a valuable resource, which Britian shouldn't waste, but that your tears could very well dilute the milk on the floor which could always be reused in a cake or drop-scone".

I immagine we could do quite a number of these pretty simply as they are quite formulaic, and probably don't require as much dialogue. We could even do some of the governement stuff in voice-over.

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Blogger Nick Ollivère said...

I think something along this line would be pretty good. We could film cliches and idioms, literally, such as 'let's get down to brass tacks', and other such sayings which are quite abstract.

Or we could make advertisements for ridiculous creations. For example, the ShovelEater 500. Want to eat at the computer but can't afford to stop typing? Well, the ShovelEater 500 literally* shovels food into your mouth at the press of a button.

(*Does not actually shovel food into your mouth, should never be used with food, or turned on anywhere near a computer)

February 5, 2007 at 12:41 PM  

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