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Bill Davis
Training video - 1989 style!
on Aug 17, 2013 at 5:38:03 pm

Some wag posted this on Reddit this morning...

The frightening thing is that if I'd had bigger budgets to work with back then, I probably would have done something just like it - yikes.

Wait for it about half way through - it gets wonderfully surreal ...







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Rich Rubasch
Re: Training video - 1989 style!
on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:35:22 am

If you could have sold it to the client! This one would be tough to get thru corporate without a really convincing presentation!

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Mark Suszko
Re: Training video - 1989 style!
on Aug 19, 2013 at 1:54:00 pm

The key to this one breezing thru the process was that it had Dave in it, and in corporate, you learn fast that you like whatever the boss likes, or is in, even when he's wrong, or bad. Wendy's was a much smaller company then, too.

It's easy to critique the bad lighting, bad transitions for Dave, and the slow pace of getting to the real point, with decades of hindsight. The extended fantasy sequence was too long and over0indulgent on the F/X, which were cutting-edge in video at that time.

But they faced then, the same issues we face today, in that a video aimed at very young, under-educated part-time workers needs to keep a simple message and make it memorable and fun to watch.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Training video - 1989 style!
on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:48:20 pm

I loved it! Great find.

Stephen Smith

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Mark Suszko
Re: Training video - 1989 style!
on Aug 19, 2013 at 3:21:26 pm

And now we know which COW members also like http://www.fark.com ;-)


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Stephen Smith
Re: Training video - 1989 style!
on Aug 19, 2013 at 3:32:59 pm

[Mark]
And now we know which COW members also like http://www.fark.com ;-)

? Does that mean that that training video was on that web site...or that I used the word that to many times in one sentence?

Stephen Smith

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Bill Davis
Re: Training video - 1989 style!
on Aug 19, 2013 at 6:32:02 pm

Actually, this floated towards the front page of Reddit last week. That's where I saw it.

This is precisely what makes the "consensus aggregators" worth keeping an eye on. A lot of the stuff is cat videos and dreck, but on the same sea, often float lightweight gems of rare value.

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Stephen Smith
Re: Training video - 1989 style!
on Aug 19, 2013 at 6:46:12 pm

Regardless of where you found it, it was great. I forwarded it to everyone in the office. And now I have Grill Skills!

Stephen Smith

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Mike Cohen
Re: Training video - 1989 style!
on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:58:23 pm

Mmmm, nothing says tasty like "gray and moist"

It is videos like this that made the Ampex ADO the most valuable piece of gear in 1985!

I think that rap sequence was an outtake from Breakin' 2.


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