July 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm (advertising, Art, Branding, commercials, Design, marketing, News) (Al Samuels, Chicago, creative, Designing a Stop Sign, improv, Katie Nahnsen, Scofiel Editorial, Sports Action Team, Vendor Client Relationship, video, viral video, you tube, YouTube)
The Vendor Client Relationship Video is a fantastic representation of what designers go through every day. Most transactions that people face day to day are non-negotiable, or partially negotiable. As designers we deal with perceived value in a much different way. People say “why would I pay you that much when my [insert friend or family’s name and relation here] can build a website” or “knows Photoshop.” Many people do not understand that an attitude like that is like saying: “my friend can give you stitches just as good as a medical professional and at a deep discount” just because she know how to cross stitch.
The video presents this disproportioned view of the design business in a comical and uncomfortably true way. On top of the comedic genius of the final product itself, the video is an example of viral video done well. The creative force behind this video is Scofield Editorial – creator of videos, web spots, documentaries, and the like. They did a great job of creating a successful, humorous, and non-sophomoric viral video. Now if they can only figure out how to use proper kerning on their logo!
The video reminds me of the Designing a Stop Sign video that featured Al Samuels and Katie Nahnsen from Chicago area improv theaters and the NBC show Sports Action Team.
Both these videos are a must see for anyone in the creative arts!