Thursday, May 19, 2011

Male photo nerds? This video will get you hard.

Female photo nerds? Sorry, you weren't invited to the "Battle at F-Stop Ridge." The video was done in-house by The Camera Store, and it looks like it— they had an idea and mostly ruined it with amateurish casting and cheap production. Next time, spend the money on people who know what they're doing. Re: the lack of women in the video—not surprising, since camera ads are often sleazily sexist.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the video comments:

"They were all invited, none showed up. I really didn't feel like green screening them in.

Jordan @ The Camera Store"

9:50 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Yeah I saw that bullshit comment.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the youtube page:

"Really well done guys, very creative. I have a feeling more videos of this nature are going to be created."


10:06 AM  
Anonymous Brooks said...

I'm a commercial photographer and if I see one more photo related Twitter account post how funny this is, I'm going to punch them in the throat.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Jay said...

Oh no. I'm from Calgary... used to shop here. It's just the staff and owners in the video. Judging by the production, I guess it speaks to why they're selling cameras and not shooting for a living...

Great idea... bummer execution.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the overwhelming lack of anyone who isn't white? I guess that goes without saying.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous -1-T-M- said...

And all the while i thought they were all gunning for the elusive whoopers.

Ranter, what's with your obsession with tumescence?

If it's not photo nerds getting hard it's art directors constantly touching themselves... what gives?

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i kind of like the amateurishosity. it makes you wonder just how well will they re-enact the cliched war picture scenes.


12:19 PM  
Blogger Austen said...

I wouldn't even be so kind as to say "they had an idea." There's no way anyone could make this shit work.

8:18 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I was being overly kind to the hacks.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Lincoln said...

All I can say is that if it's as boring to buy a camera from them as it was to watch that "ad", then I'll shop at their competition, thanks.

This just makes me think that when I walk through their doors, they'll be too self-absorbed in playing with their cameras to give a customer a second look.

12:12 PM  

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