Friday, January 6, 2012

Flashback Friday by Bruce Carlin

We recently began uploading both new and old tv ads and productions to YouTube. No surprise that a pretty face and the words "plastic surgery" are popular as indicated by the visitors to an ad we produced for Adirondack Plastic Surgery Center.

Back in the 1980's when I worked for WPTZ-TV, and lived in Burlington, VT, there was a store called "Gayne's Shoppers World." It was a Vermont version of Wal-Mart. This ad combined some primitive blue-screen work with some even more primitive drawing by yours truly.

The actor featured is Jim Gratton, another WPTZ-TV almunus and now you can hear him pulling some shifts for Hall Communications, mostly on WKOL.

Today's last look backwards is to 2001 and a take-off on the movie 2001, A Space Odyssey, featuring the  further primitive antics of early man.