Friday, March 4, 2011

In need of your creative genius

Tender, caring ape-man
Okay, as I mentioned in a previous blog, the ministry got some new costumes I’m very excited about, but I need some help. I’m looking to make a video for the kids ministry that is short (1-2 minutes) and funny. This video will be to introduce our new character, the gorilla. Any ideas?
Here are some things to keep in mind:
  1. The gorilla needs to be as non-threatening as possible. Some of the smaller kids are scared of a dog costume that we have which isn’t scary at all. The gorilla looks a touch scary, so we need to make him look friendly and silly so kids won’t run when he comes on stage during a service. A video of him mauling people is completely out of the question.
  2. I do have the ability to do some limited green screen effects.
  3. I need a cohesive video, not just a couple of silly things that fill the time unless there’s some unifying theme that ties them together. This doesn’t necessarily mean a story—just an excuse to do funny things.
  4. Slapstick = awesome! Our kids love nothing more than seeing someone get hit. But again, no gorilla mauling.
  5. The video can also involve other characters if you’d like. We have costumes for a dog, pirate, angel, superhero, detective, alien, jailbird, ninja, baseball player, and a robot; we also have several wigs, beards, and hats, a vampire cape, a clown suit, and a few other things if you want to make a new character.
  6. The more ideas, the better! I am always trying to think of funny videos and would love it if I could make ten of them with the gorilla suit.
That’s it! If you have any thoughts, either post them as a comment below or send them to  me in an email by clicking here. I’ll post whatever I end up making so you can see how it went.

3/23 Edit: the video is finally done! Check it out below:

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