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Quality ad video downloads
November 26, 2007 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Where can I download good-quality clips of (your current favorite) TV ads? Bonus points for visually-interesting spots without voiceover or dialogue.

I've realized that my job stinks and, in addition to a number of other brands I've got in the fire, I'd like to try my hand at scoring TV, film, and ads. I understand that it's helpful to have a demo reel, but the only credit I've got so far is a short, unimpressive snippet in a (BAFTA-winning!) short animation.

I'd like to re-score neat ads (or other videos) both to develop such a portfolio and to work on my scoring chops. Any suggestions of specific ads or, generally, places to download better-than-YouTube-quality video are appreciated (it's got to be save-able; I'd appreciate not having to jump through hoops to save .FLV, too).

Feel free to tell me that this isn't a good way to build a demo reel (I've read a few articles that claim it's acceptable) or that freelancing in this industry is not a good idea, too; the back story wouldn't be there otherwise.

Thanks!
posted by uncleozzy to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
There is only one quality source for ads on the Internet, and iit is maintained by one of our own.

Seriously, no one does this like dabitch.
posted by fake at 12:09 PM on November 26, 2007


I read your post, saw this ad and got to thinking about you.

http://www.luerzersarchive.net/weekly/2007-47/spotoftheweek.asp

I thought it was an up lifting score and fun to watch. I don't know where you could download it but it is a good commercial.
posted by bkeene12 at 12:23 PM on November 26, 2007


The files aren't that good, but you can find a lot of cool stuff to watch on TV Ark
posted by Doctor Suarez at 6:01 PM on November 26, 2007


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