"Sneaky Quote Tricks" An Educational Comedy in the style of Laurel & Hardy
A corporation that rebuilds electric motors to 10,000 horsepower with 3 plants covering the Western US was having trouble with clients comparing their high-quality job quotes to much lesser-quality quotes from competitors. They wanted to supply their customers a quick education of differences to look for to ensure an 'apples-to-apples' comparison.
The project's distribution was to be delivered primarily through their sales force on CD to industrial customers using Windows Op Systems. The video would also play on their website (ReedElectric.TV) which LPP had redesigned from a static site. Finally, they wanted a limited number of DVD's with Menus to supply to clients having ready access to DVD players at their office or plant.
The LPP team supplied the following responsibilities for this project:
Designed the concept (a comedy to entertain as well as educate)
Wrote the script (using Final Draft AV)
Shot all of the sequences at 2 locations ( 2 day budget limit )
Directed the piece (cast from their employees due to budget)
Provided all lighting
Previewed Dailies to management
Edited the piece on Canopus Workstations with Eduis NLE
Scored the piece
Encoded: Mpeg1, Mpeg2, Windows Media Player (at various bandwidth rates and players)
Authored the DVD
Produced the physical CD's and DVD's with graphics printed direct on the discs