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Interactive video lesson plan for: Spoof breakfast cereal advert

Activity overview:

I did this many years ago on a VHS camera. I was putting together a portfolio in an attempt to get into film school. I got an interview, and one of the interviewers said "It spoke to me", and I'm sure that he wasn't a man to admit to being spoken to like this lightly.

The basic idea was a reaction to the wild hyper-hyper breakfast cereal adverts on television in which one would be forgiven for inferring that the cereal in question contained copious quantities of mind-altering drugs - one mouthful and the consumer's face lights up, he cannot but smile broadly, and the whole room bursts into primary colours.

Get a grip. It's wheat.


Tagged under: advert,spoof,breakfast,cereal,wheat,wholewheat,flakes,Sainsbury',ad,advertisement,commercial

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