Before I get to the subject here, I should probably explain what a Metro is. Metro in this context is short for metrosexual, a term that describes a straight guy who is more keen fashion, makeup, y’know… very girly, “unmanly” stuff. Er, think Kanji Tatsumi from Persona 4 (minus the “might be gay” part, more “might not be manly” part). Now that that’s out of the way, what is in these games that yells at my inner metro to come out in fabulous style? It’s the armor, and the fact that the characters actually wear the armor you equip to them. You probably encountered this yourself.
[UPDATE: 3o second version of ~Action~ now up. View after the break]
After seeing that Operation Rainfall made their own trailer for Xenoblade, I decided to jump in and create my own videos for it. But instead of a trailer, I decided to make TV commercials! Three 15 second ones to be exact (with a 30 sec one coming soon). You can read up on the process of how these videos were made in the video descriptions on YT. Now I could’ve made another trailer, but I feel that commercials, particularly the ones for videogames, don’t get as much love. Plus fan-made trailers tend to lean dangerously close to AMV territory. Sure they pop up every freaking time on TV and before a video. But when you sit down and look at a commercial (especially the older ones), you sort of begin to appreciate how the video was made and who it was made for. That and how far we’ve gone in the art of advertising.
But enough about that. We’re here about using them. After the break, the other two commercials and what to do.