Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Weekend Safari - Animal Crackers

A commercial for Stauffers Animal Crackers.

A man and his dog enjoy a little weekend safari at home.

I have always thought that my dog Aslan looks like a lion, hence the name, Aslan. So when I got the chance to make a little Animal Crackers commercial in my backyard, I couldn't resist.

Featuring the great Thomas Meaney as the lion tamer, and Aslan as himself. Aslan was a shelter dog who was red listed and was scheduled to be put down. Now he thinks he's a lion.

Starring: Thomas Meaney, Aslan
Concept by: Michael Eggert
Directed and Edited by: Michael Eggert
Music by: Michael Eggert - "Afrika"
Groomer: Laurie Shishino
Dog Wrangler: Marty Vites

Shot on a hacked Panasonic GH1 at ISO 100, 23.976 fps, with a Canon FL 55 f1.2, Kiron 28mm f2.0, Canon FL 85mm f1.8, Vivitar 2X Tele Converter, Rainbow Imaging FL/FD Adapter and Fader ND.

Benro C-298M8 Carbon HVC Flexpod.

Carry Speed V Finder

Sansdisk Extreme Class 10 SDHC Card.

Edited in Final Cut Pro.

Composited in After Effects.

Theme music composed in Garage Band.

Find out more about shelter animals and services at Shelter Animal Advocacy Fund Los Angeles.