Constipated (Parody)

Dan Garner performs this hilarious parody of Vindicated; written by Dan Garner and Derrick Dean

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Obama Bows to Bieber at Polio Charity Event

Obama Bowing to Justin Bieber at Polio Charity Event

Obama Bowing to Justin Bieber at Polio Charity Event

Obama Bows to Bieber!

June 21, 2012

-The White House is scrambling to find a valid excuse today after an embarassing encounter with Justin Bieber and Barack Obama  at a charity event  for underprivliaged professional athletes with polio, While at the event, Obama unexpectedly ran up on stage to congratulate Justin Bieber after hearing him sing “One Less Lonely Girl”.  Once on stage, Obama vigorously thanked Bieber for singing his ‘favorite song’ and then bowed to the 18-year-old pop star.  Secret Service agents quickly wisked the President off stage and back into his front row seat.

This Charity event raised an unusually low amount of money; charity spokeswoman, Diana Fletcher stated, “Obama was very disruptive during tonight’s event.  He kept whistling and shouting at Justin Bieber; things like, ‘let me borrow your hair’ and ‘come live with me and Michelle, it’s not like we don’t have enough room’.”

Obama is known for bowing to notable figures, foreign leaders and now young pop stars and is rumored to have a tattoo of Justin Bieber’s hair on the center of his chest.

Mentos Commercial (Parody)

This Mentos Commercial is part 1 of a 2 part video for a video assignment final. Its cheesy look and feel are meant to invoke the true meaning of a real Mentos commercial, typically leaving the viewer feeling like they’ve just lost a valuable 30 seconds of their life… This was quite intentional.

The Revenge of the Dummy

 

This project contains a two-part video; the first video is a short -30 second commercial parody on a well-known product.  These commercials are typically pretty cheesy with no deviation of this version.  Two of the actors used in this commercial also participated in the subsequent film, The Revenge of the Dummy, a knock-off title and parody of the old film, Revenge of the Mummy, is a short film rather than a type of interview or how-to video.  Although the story line doesn’t go very deep and leaves the viewer with a sense of “what was that? feel”, the story is primarily meant to meet the requirements of the assignment with an additional goal of to entertain.

While filming, it was found necessary to adjust to environment and circumstances.  It became necessary to hold the camera instead of mounting it on a tri-pod due to equipment problems.  Once conceptualized, this story was drawn up in story-board format, framed for shots and ready to shoot.  I put an ad on utahactors.ning, a website for utah actors.  I was able to get some great actors for the project, including two little girls who were key elements of both films.  The second video, The Revenge of the Dummy, is a story of how a man is given a dummy by two little girls in a park who feel sorry for the man.  He doesn’t know what to do with the dummy and sets it down. After reading a book, he falls asleep and soon finds himself in a graveyard.  Confused with his present surroundings, he starts to investigate the graveyard, only to find the dummy taunting him with memories of his dead wife and horrific present.

The film doesn’t have a solid ending, but creates a type of cliffhanger to entice the audience to view part 2 of the program, to be released sometime in the future.