Genre: spoof, silly, weird, whatever you want to call it!
Film Festivals: 2006 Crockett Film Festival, 2007 Crockett Film Festival
You're probably wondering what the Obnoxious Bagpipe Collection is. It's a spoof commercial that we filmed promoting the Obnoxious Bagpipe Collection CD (which is not a real product so don't ask for it). This imaginary CD includes "classic" songs like "Bagpipes at Breakfast" and "Bagpipes at Lunch". It also has remixes such as "Sci-fi Bagpipes", "Backwards Bagpipes", "Evil Bagpipes", and "Chocolate Covered Bagpipes."
How did we come up with Bagpipes of all things? That's a strange story! While we were editing Danger we would occasionally run into a roadblock and we just couldn't edit anymore. We would take a break and mess around with the sound editing software. We found some sound clips of bagpipes and started making bagpipe music. There was a lot of laughing in our group! Thus came the Obnoxious Bagpipe Collection!
This was a lot of fun to shoot. It was a much more relaxed set than Danger because the topic is so silly. I would tell my actors things like "Do some river dance" and "Now, go dance like idiots in front of the camera" and they'd go do it! (Thanks cast!!!) Because everyone was willing we all had fun. (I even got to have a cameo!) There was a part where two people had to talk about how great the Obnoxious Bagpipe Collection was. I told them to be excited and over the top. They were so good! I didn't have to correct them on their acting or do multiple takes.
Editing this was pretty easy as it's not long and it's made up of pretty basic shots. The music was pretty easy to make using SoundtrackPro. Coming up with the names of the bagpipe songs was a lot of fun! We could only play so many songs in a 60 second time frame so we had text scrolling up with the names of possible bagpipe songs. (I've listed some of those names at the top of this page).
Thanks to the whole cast and crew of Bagpipes! Markus, Hannah, Patrick, Alyssa, Dad, Mom, and Dylan. I loved this shoot! Lots of fun! Vive les bagpipes!